Director of Restaurants

Quality Independent Restaurant Group

Up to £90,000


Director of Restaurants

Reference: JAO14095

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The Company

My client is a prestigious hospitality company specialising in providing top quality F&B services within landmark London cultural venues and visitor attractions. With a significant portfolio of establishments, they deliver fabulous, innovative hospitality services across beautiful venues, restaurants, bars and cafes.

The business is looking to appoint a new role, focusing specifically on their restaurants portfolio. They require a dynamic, highly experienced Director of Restaurants to lead the successful reopening of the business on every level. You will be an inspiring leader, have significant experience in driving quality, service and commerciality in high-end, respected multi-site dining operations.

The Role

With an established current portfolio of very successful restaurants, this business is multifaceted and requires a seasoned operator who can match that complexity with professional maturity, strategic energy and a true passion for great hospitality. The Director of Restaurants will be responsible for overseeing the commercial and operational success of the entire portfolio, leading with clarity and supporting location management and their teams across the business.

Building high-functioning happy teams, innovating in food and beverage, driving quality, identifying and cultivating new growth opportunities and ensuring compliance across the functions of HR, payroll, safety as well as all legislative requirements, are all key responsibilities in this role.

Reporting directly to the MD, this is a high-profile role and together with the wider business and executive team, the Director of Restaurants will be responsible for developing and delivering short, medium and long term projects and strategies to mitigate challenges and ensure the full commercial potential of the business is realised. The business is a 7 day a week operation and you must be flexible to work around all the associated business pressures to deliver superlative outcomes. You will need to manage your own time and ensure you are in the business when required.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a significant depth and breadth of multi-site managerial experience to Director-level, ideally across a compelling range of high-quality restaurants and bars and complex hospitality settings. You will possess well-honed commercial instincts and financial management skills. However, this commerciality must be balanced with genuine, well-developed people skills and empathy.

Your natural leadership style will be engaging, confident and proactive. The environment will be dynamic – my client requires an individual who will not only be in step with that pace but will be setting the pace. This new appointment will also introduce fresh ideas and provide wider industry perspective to the business, whilst working proactively, collaboratively and with integrity at all times. Importantly, the appointed individual’s ethos and professional approach will perfectly reflect my client’s unique culture, values and brand.


Account Director

Originally from NZ, I moved to London in 1997 with no real plans other than to travel & gobble up as many cultural & culinary experiences as possible! My UK career soon led me into a number of exciting positions spanning operations, events, business development. These experiences have provided me with a huge appreciation of the wonderful, creative people that fuel this vibrant industry. Having known Troika for most of my career in the UK, I was excited to join the team in 2017 and have loved every minute I have spent recruiting for the industry I absolutely love – it is my most rewarding role yet! Feel free to reach out to me on 07872 505969

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