St. JOHN has six operations: two restaurants, a commercial bakery, a retail bakery, a winery and a wine import company. Each of these enterprises is unique, but they all adhere to the distinct style and philosophy which gathers all branches of the business under the St. JOHN umbrella and makes them so instantly recognisable. Each is at the beating heart of the vibrant community in which it is established.
St. JOHN Smithfield
The first St. JOHN Restaurant in London's Smithfield was opened in 1994. Housed in an old bacon smokehouse, co-founders Trevor Gulliver and Fergus Henderson did little to the space other than whitewash the walls. In the twenty years and more that followed, St. JOHN has become an institution, much lauded for its pared back aesthetic and a simplicity which was shocking at the time, with Fergus Henderson hailed as the godfather of modern British cookery.
St. JOHN Restaurant's General Manager, Rebecca McGauley-Dyke,, is looking for an experienced full time member of staff to join her fantastic team. Working an accommodating 35-40 hour week, the candidate will be welcomed in to the extremely busy and very rewarding world of the St. JOHN family!
Fergus calls the front-of-house team 'sentinels of joy' and one of the most rewarding aspects of working for St. JOHN is the passion and enjoyment of our guests. Staff don their white jackets with pride knowing that they are an iconic and vital part of that enjoyment - to the many beloved regulars, to the visitors who come from overseas to make a St. JOHN pilgrimage, and to the happy locals which are so much a part of the St. JOHN community.
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PERKS, INCENTIVES OR BENEFITS OFFERED
St. JOHN offers an amazing, inclusive and social working environment with a strong emphasis on the 'culture of kindness'. We offer two staff meals a day (winner of 'Best Staff Meals' in an industry-sourced survey by The Code), as well as a glass of wine or beer when your shift finishes!
The discount is great across the restaurants, with 50% off food Monday to Wednesday for tables of up to 4, and 25% off food Thursday to Sunday. Wine is charged at takeaway price when you drink in (so you can drink a £90 bottle of wine over dinner for around £25!) and at cost price to take away.
There are regular, in-depth wine tasting/training sessions to further your knowledge as well as off-site supplier visits to cider makers, breweries, distilleries and more.
We are committed to the health of our team and will be holding regular mental health awareness workshops to provide you with the tools to maintain a really healthy and positive mind, body and team.