– Putting People First –
[ inspired by franca knowles ]
In life great people influence others, none more so than Franca Knowles.
Franca was an inspired leader who followed her heart & changed peoples lives through her business & through training. Sadly Franca passed away just a few years ago, but her legacy carries on & her husband has made an enormous impact on our lives becoming our Chairman. We've always had a belief that great training is the foundations of an amazing business & having insight into Beds & Bars which Keith & Franca owned / own, has made that a real reality for us & an inspiration to find our own path in Yummy.
We've always had the tools available to our teams to access, we've spent years creating the work books & processes. But, that's not enough. If we're truly going to leave a legacy in Yummy we need to step change our approach. We've done just that.
In September 2017 we decided to give away our workbooks to anyone that could benefit from them in hospitality & beyond. A brave & frankly terrifying decision to simply give away over 10 years of work in a move to inspire others in our sector to not only share best practice, but dive for exceptional standards.
To date over 6000 individuals in companies from one site operators to the biggest players in the market have taken advantage to maybe borrow a couple of ideas, see how we do things & the overwhelming response of thanks & collaboration has been amazing - its was the right thing to do!
At the same time it inspired us to drive a new culture in Yummy. We're still very much on that journey, but we now have Yummy Live monthly sessions where anyone in our business, no matter their current role can join a number of master classes from cocktail training to social media engagement to time management to recruitment techniques. It's been transformational for our people & for us, an exciting year awaits us...
"Training people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want too"
A very wise chap said the above & we use its everyday we're working in our business.
If you'd like to see the content of our training or download the Academy Workbooks to see if they can bring any value to your business you can below.
[ Current open positions ]
We have a number of key supervisor roles available across the business as we promote some of our great talent into new roles.
A supervisor role in our business is a great opportunity or somebody looking to progress in hospitality & looking for a fresh challenge with responsibility. The role obviously changes by site as no two Yummy pubs are the same, but the core skills needed don't.
You will be passionate about People. You will have an interest in food, you don't have to be able to cook it, but you will love cook books, finding new foodie places, an instagram account following the latest trends & the chefs making the changes in London & the wider World.
You will have a background that can be adapted into the supervisor role. Cash handling, previous people management, great time keeping, out going & colourful personality & the ability to recognise your strengths & weaknesses.
Coktail Club & bar staff super team
@TheSomersTown is an exceptional pub located between London Euston & London St Pancras train stations on a leafy street, Charlton Street to be exact.
We're looking for key cocktail driven bar tenders to join our team to both rock out the downstairs speak easy, but deliver fast paced, exceptional service on the main pub floor on key trading sessions (mostly evenings).
You will be quick, efficient, driven & willing to learn. We have one of the Worlds best in the business who is sculpting a cocktail menu of best selling classics & looking to drive our offer to become one of the secret bolt holds in London.
We're looking for skilled staff & pay for talent, if you think you've got the skills, get in touch.