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Employer of the year

Cheshire Business Awards 2017 / 18

Current Vacancies

at The Chester Grosvenor

As one of the country's leading five-star hotels, extending quality and service to our guests is the ethos of The Chester Grosvenor. Our focus is on giving our guests a total experience of luxury that they will want to return to again and again. Professional yet personable, attentive yet unobtrusive.

Exciting opportunities exist for the right people, and we are as keen to develop your career as you are, with all the support and encouragement you will need. We believe that commitment works two ways, and your dedication, experience and motivation to achieve will be rewarded with our training, benefits package and salary.

Our ethos is 'Invest in People who invest in You' and we strive every day to make The Chester Grosvenor an enjoyable place to work.
Key Responsibilities

Supporting the La Brasserie team, the Host / Hostess will charismatically meet and greet all who enter our 2AA Rosette restaurant.  You will be responsible for administration tasks associated with bookings, menu planning and payments along with ensuring that a seamless service is delivered.  We are seeking a team player who can anticipate service requirements and assist the team with a variety of ad hoc duties when necessary.

Desirable Candidate

This is the perfect role for someone with a bright personality and who is highly organised yet thrives on variety within a busy and social environment.  You will be the eyes and ears of our team, always striving to connect with our guests, anticipate and correct gaps in service and act as a resourceful thinker.  

Full Time. 5 days over 7
Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a professional Commis Waiter to assist in delivering a high quality 5 star customer service and experience in our flagship restaurant. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop their skills and career within the hospitalty industry.

Desirable Candidate

You will be have excellent communication skills with previous customer service experience as a commis waiter. We anticipate that you will have worked in a similar role within the hospitality industry or fine dining restaurant for a minimum of 18 months . You will have a passion to deliver a 5 star customer service and be an enthusiastic team player with a professional manner

Key Responsibilities

Michelin starred chef Simon Radley is looking for the rising stars of tomorrow!

We are now recruiting for 2 stars of tomorrow to join our chef brigade within our well established Simon Radley Kitchen Academy (SR Academy). The SR Academy nurtures young talent by offering ten apprenticeship places each year. Each place within the academy is highly sought after, so we ask that you are committed and passionate about becoming a chef, the rest we can will help you with!

Growing with Grosvenor

It remains our long term goal to offer the next step from Apprentice Chef to Demi Chef de Partie to all successful apprentices graduating from the SR academy and where possible we make this happen. Our commitment to ‘Grow with Grosvenor’ has seen many apprentices become our head chefs and stars of the future, by marking out the path for many to follow. They earn their place by working their way up the career ladder and being rewarded and awarded for their successes along the way.

Desirable Candidate

Chef Apprenticeship

To ensure that we have dedicated apprentices that are the stars of the future, each apprentice that is short listed will be interviewed and selected by Simon personally to join his team.

You will have the chance to earn while you learn alongside talented and innovative chefs.

The Commis Chef Apprenticeship is open to anyone from school leavers to those simply looking for a change in career. No previous experience is necessary, all we ask is for lots of enthusiasm, team spirit and the drive to succeed!

The length of the programme is 12 to 18 months.  Learners have achieved level one or two in maths and English or must attend extra support to enable successful completion of the course, working towards a pass or distinction grading.

A range of skills and behaviours will be developed throughout the programme, using a variety of approaches both in and out of the kitchen environment.

Culinary skills– craft preparation, cooking skills and techniques to prepare, produce and present dishes and menu items in line with the business requirements, your journey will enable you to build the foundations of knowledge and flourish.

Food Safety –this is of paramount importance! You will understand all food safety requirements and the law regarding this within the kitchen. You will expand your knowledge with the importance of allergens, safe systems of work and safe work practices.

Menus– working with some of the finest ingredients and local produce available, you will quickly learn how seasonality fits into availability, quality and price of ingredients.

Your bespoke training

-Offering a diverse and comprehensive apprenticeship, you will work 5 days across 7 within either the La Brasserie, Meetings & Events, Simon Radley or Pastry Kitchen.

-20% of your qualification will take place being mentored, shadowing and learning.

-Online profiles are set up to enable you to add photographs of your work, update your workbooks and build your portfolio as a commis chef at the same time as working towards completing your apprenticeship.

-Along your journey you will be undertaking professional discussions, multiple choice tests and culinary and practical observations to help you stay on track, with the final assessment called ‘ EPA’ which we will ensure you are competent and confident to complete.

Key Responsibilities

You’ll join a busy team, responsible for delivering an exceptional guest service when carrying out cleaning tasks within guest bedrooms, guest areas and back of hotel facilities. During evening shifts you will offer a turndown service to in house guests.  Effective time management is required to turn around guest rooms and areas in line with check out/check in deadlines, whilst maintaining the highest standards of hygiene.

Desirable Candidate

Being friendly and courteous is part of your nature, along with having the drive to manage your time well. Our desired candidate is meticulous with a fine eye for detail and takes pride in their high standard of work. You will be trustworthy, well presented and professional at all times when interacting with guests and colleagues. Previous experience would be helpful, however full training will be given.

Approximately 25 hours per week (must be flexible)
Key Responsibilities

We’re looking for a hands-on Assistant Restaurant Manager with an infectious personality.  A firm favourite on Chester’s dining scene for more than 20 years, La Brasserie sits at the heart of the city-centre and acts as an unrivalled hot spot for people-watching, a perfect retreat in the hustle and bustle of the city.  Open seven days a week from breakfast through to after dinner liqueurs, La Brasserie faces onto busy Eastgate Street with an atmosphere to match. Serving a variety of eating experiences including the eclectic a la carte menu, early dining and casual dining menus.

We are looking for an inspiring leader who relishes in establishing strong relationships with our guests, conversing with the regulars and becoming synonymous with our hotel and valued employees.

In 2018 the restaurant had a £350,000 art deco inspired redevelopment; inclusive of exquisite furnishings, with subtle injections of colour that seamlessly compliment the painted skylight in this unique space. A bespoke brass and quartz champagne and cocktail bar, which is undoubtedly the talk of the town as one of the most opulent places to wine and dine in the city. This is mirrored with the culinary excellence of a stunning AA rosette food menu; created by former Head Chef Gareth Jones, recently appointed Head Chef Matthew Ramsdale and fellow chef brigade.

Desirable Candidate

Desirable skillset:

  • You will assist the Restaurant Manager with day to day operations.  You will have the ability to organise, motivate and inspire the team ensuring standards are always met.
  • An exceptional eye for detail in terms of presentation and delivery, ensuring retention of La Brasseries Two AA Rosettes.
  • Proven background in delivering exceptional service and a minimum of one to two years’ experience within a managerial position within an AA Rosette restaurant or 4 - 5 star hotel level.
  • You will have sound experience in managing staff within the hospitality sector and the natural ability to maintain a professional demeanor throughout the dining experience.
  • A leader from the floor, inspiring your team, engaging with guests, with the ability to multi task and seek creative solutions.
  • The desired candidate will have fantastic food and beverage knowledge and/or WSET qualifications.

In return, some of the fantastic rewards include; supportive workplace in a luxurious environment, competitive salary and gratuities package, 28 days holiday, complimentary meals, laundry whilst on duty, Christmas Day off, generous company discounts, excellent training and development opportunities and the autonomy to make a difference.

Full Time, 5 days over 7
Key Responsibilities

Our Front of House team are the nucleus of the hotel, responsible for the guests' all-important first impressions and their asting memories.  Striving to make each individual guest’s stay as joyful as possible through friendly, conscientious and thoughtful service.

Two opportunities have arisen at The Chester Grosvenor to join the Front of House team as a Senior Receptionist working 5 shifts across 7 days per week.  

You’ll join an extremely talented team, who are the faces of The Chester Grosvenor Hotel. You will be responsible for ensuring that a warm and friendly welcome is given to guests during check in and departure.


Desirable Candidate

You must be friendly and outgoing with the ability to strike up a conversation with those whom enter the hotel. You will be professional and courteous with the ability to recognise those who need additional assistance. Our ideal candidate will be alert, conscientious and professional with experience with Opera systems and recent experience in customer service.

The desirable candidate will have experience in hotel Reception or Reservations with proven success in team supervision.  Alternatively we are looking for an experienced Hotel Receptionist who is ready to take the next step in their career.

If you can offer our guests the perfect welcoming experience by delivering exceptional and an informed service then we would be delighted to hear from you. We are interested in confident and collaborative candidates with proven skills in guest interaction. We are very interested in candidates that have experience in a hotel environment, reception and telephone switchboard operating however full training will be provided.


1 x Full Time Permanent Role and 1 x Full Time Maternity Cover Fixed Term Contract
Key Responsibilities

You will be confident and efficient in the handling of orders and requests, you will partake in the seamless running of our 2 AA Rosette La Brasserie restaurant.

Liaising with the kitchen and bar teams, you will be an expert in conveying menu information to our guests.

Desirable Candidate

The guest experience is at the forefront of your mind. You will be confident and engaging in conversation, whilst maintaining the upmost professionalism. You will be precise, organised and an effective communicator who thrives in a busy environment. Restaurant experience is preferable but full training will be given. 

Key Responsibilities

If you make excellence a habit, don’t delay get in touch today...

We are looking to recruit an experienced, knowledgeable full time bartender for our La Brasserie Champagne and Cocktail Bar. La Brasserie is the real hub of The Chester Grosvenor and requires someone with experience working in a high volume operation.

You will aid in the seamless running of the bar and restaurant by providing a cheerful, confident and efficient service to our guests, with an observant eye for detail. We anticipate that you will have previously worked in a cocktail bar environment. You should possess a sound working knowledge on cocktails, wines and spirits with the ability to upsell and make suitable recommendations to guests. The position includes a range shift patterns including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Desirable Candidate

To have what it takes, you must be an enthusiastic individual who will complement the existing ethos within the restaurant team, you will have a passion for giving exceptional service and ensure that the guest experience at The Chester Grosvenor is always 5 star. Going above and beyond is seen as the minimum requirement and as such, a proactive attitude is essential.

Our culture suits down to earth, genuinely friendly, ambitious and hardworking people. If you want to be noticed and recognised for your individual contribution then this is the team for you.


Full Time
Key Responsibilities

Part time opportunities are available for existing or aspiring Waiters, Waitresses and Bar Staff within our opulent meetings, events and private dining settings. Reporting to the Meetings and Events management team, you will assist in the set-up of events and delivery of food and beverage services to a high standard. Days and hours of work depend on the scheduling of events with the additional opportunity to work in other restaurants within the hotel.

Desirable Candidate

We're looking for someone with enthusiasm, immaculate personal presentation and a positive, outgoing personality. You'll be a terrific team player with a commitment to giving our guests a memorable experience. Previous experience would be helpful, however full training will be given.

Key Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Restaurant Supervisor to join the 2 AA Rosette, La Brasserie team. Open seven days a week from breakfast through to after dinner liqueurs, La Brasserie faces onto busy Eastgate Street with an atmosphere to match. Serving a variety of eating experiences including the eclectic a la carte menu, early dining and casual dining menus , La Brasserie really is the place to be!

Reporting to the Restaurant Management, you’ll be charming, confident, motivated and exceptionally well groomed, discreet yet with the sparkling personality that’s essential in engaging well with guests and the hotel team. We’re looking for superb customer service skills and the confidence to help guide, direct and nurture a strong and closely bonded restaurant team to deliver a dining experience to surpass expectations.


Desirable Candidate

You’ll be joining a talented team with a strong ethos for team work who deliver an exquisitely professional and personalised service. A minimum of two years’ experience within a quality restaurant is required. Our desirable candidate has excellent knowledge of food and a strong understanding of wine and other beverages - which may even be supported by a WSET qualification. You will need to adhere to excellence and encourage your team to deliver the highest standards of service making excellence a habit.

We encourage a diverse team, however you will be required to have an excellent level of written and spoken English.

We’re keen to recognize and develop creative talent, and you’ll be furthering your career in the only five red star hotel in the North West. The Chester Grosvenor offers a supportive workplace with great training and development opportunities, competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

Our culture suits down to earth, genuinely friendly, ambitious and hardworking people. If you want to be noticed and recognised for your individual contribution then this is the company for you.

Full Time, 5 days over 7.