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Café Barista Team Member

Covent Garden

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Job Title
Café Barista Team Member
Covent Garden
Salary/hourly rate
£11.50 per hour
Job Description

Here at Company of Cooks we operate all restaurants, bars, events and staff catering at the Royal Opera House, the restaurant and café at the National Portrait Gallery, and are being invited to return to the Royal Academy of Arts in Burlington Gardens after their 250th-anniversary redevelopment. We are excited to be recruiting for a Café Barista Team Member to join us at the Royal Opera House!

You will be:

  • Have barista experience (basic as a minimum)
  • Be friendly, engaging and have high customer awareness
  • Be reliable, great team players with excellent performance in customer service and organization skills
  • Be able to communicate with confidence, with a good standard of English
  • Have a great eye for detail and exemplary personal presentation
  • Be able to adapt to quickly changing situations
  • Show genuine commitment to the job and team
  • Want to gain knowledge and experience in hospitality

Successful applicants WILL enjoy:

  • Starting at £11.05 going up to £11.50 after passing the training quiz or probation. This could be within 2 weeks if you excel!
  • Above London Living Wage and progression opportunity
  • Working in one of the most iconic and prestigious venues in Central London
  • Weekly pay
  • Free meals and an allowance during your shift
  • Unlimited barista coffee during your shift
  • Fun & friendly working environment
  • 50% discount on food at all company venues
  • Full on-the-job training
  • Sales incentives
  • Regular social events

Working with Company of Cooks means you also get the perks of the larger company CH&Co! People are at the heart of everything we do, so we've developed a range of benefits to keep you happy:

  • Personal Development and Training opportunities
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Eye care
  • A great wellbeing strategy – including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, salary finance
  • Family-friendly support
  • A holiday purchase scheme
  • Regular social events and communication with our leaders
  • Volunteering days
  • Recognition schemes and people awards
  • Long service awards
  • Access to some great high street discount vouchers
  • Cycle-to-work scheme


  • Further Barista training
  • Wine and Spirit training courses
  • Cross-training in other areas and departments, as well as opportunity of events, work and other central London locations
  • Offsite training as your role progresses
  • Development of position


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