Our catering operation in 2014 grew to such an extent that its income came close to that generated through fares. However, three key players; Linda, Issy and Natalie, have moved on to pastures new leaving opportunities for new blood to enter this business.
The basic requirement is for the Pullman Buffet Car to be open each day we operate public trains starting on February Saturdays through to five days a week in the peak months and reducing back to a Saturday operation in November ending up with supporting the Santa trains in December. Opening on non public days is required from time to time to provide a service for mytesttrack customers and other groups using our premises.
During 2015 we are also putting a toe in the water with on train catering for afternoon teas in the peak months and the occasional evening dinner train.
The Pullman Buffet Car maintains relatively civilised hours opening at 0930 and closing after the last departure to Duffield which is normally at 1615. There will also be opportunities to work through the peak periods of the day from around 1100 to 1500. We pay the National Minimum Wage hourly rate at the end of each month by bacs for the hours worked.
A clean and tidy appearance is required and holding a Food Hygiene Certificate would be useful but not essential as training would be given. Living locally would also be an advantage.
If you are interested or know of anyone looking for an opportunity of this nature please contact Anton, initially by email, at email@example.com
Undoubtedly our catering operation will grow and grow so entry at the ground floor could lead to a very satisfactory career.