We’ve spotted the first Starbucks red cup which means one thing… Christmas is coming! If you haven’t already booked a space for your annual Christmas gathering, there is no time like the present.
Whether you are looking for a relaxed setting where you can enjoy some amazing food and wine or you want a space you can transform into your Christmas vision, we have some great venue ideas to help you get the ball rolling.
Bernardi’s have a selection of event spaces, whether you are looking to host a cosy dinner for 10 or a large group function for 100 people. Their Italian inspired menu offers an array of options that enable you to create the perfect Christmas feast.
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In the heart of the city, The Kitty Hawk offers a wide variety of spaces to host events including, the bar and restaurant which both hold up to 250 guests, the back room wine bar which can accommodate 20 people seated or 80 standing and if you are looking for something a little more exclusive, the private dining room seats 12.
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Set above Berners Tavern, the private dining room offers an intimate setting for up to 14 people. With dark walnut furniture and rose upholstered touches, this space makes for the perfect sophisticated Christmas soirée.
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Hire the whole restaurant, a private dining space for 20 people or make use of their beautiful mezzanine level which has been specially designed for events.
The Coal Shed menu reflects their celebration of meat, fish and fire and they offer either sharing platters or a choice of set menus.
The dining room, boardroom and loft bar at the Alfred Tennyson all provide great spaces for events. Serving modern European cuisine, you’ll find lots of traditional Christmas menu items on offer.
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We know that business can really pick up this time of year, particularly with the influx of private events. If you require some additional staff to help manage the increased workload, The Change group have a selection of temporary candidates available, from chefs and kitchen porters to waiting staff, hosts, bartenders and receptionists. Give us a call on 02079236021 if you’d like us to book in some temporary cover for you.
The Change Group work with many of London’s finest events companies and venues and have a wide variety of jobs on offer throughout the festive season. Whether you are looking for chef jobs, waiting jobs or reception work, we have some fantastic opportunities to share with you. Submit your CV today or call us on 02079236021 to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Wondering what to do with your leftover pumpkins post Halloween? We’ve gathered some delicious recipes that’ll help you turn your pumpkin pulp into seasonal sensations!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites
No bake Paleo, vegan, gluten free recipe, that surely covers all the dietary requirements out there. If you can’t eat this one, we can’t help you.
Lebanese Pumpkin Hummus
Widen your hummusphere with this yummy dip.
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Pesto
This recipe by Social Pantry is sure to gnocchi your socks off!
Certainly not your conventional take on a cheesecake but when it comes to dessert, every dish deserves a chance.
If you don’t have the time to whip up one of these delights, here’s where you can find some of the best pumpkin dishes in town without having to lift a finger.
We recruit for some of the best-known restaurants, pubs, hotels and catering companies in London and are always looking to speak to talented chefs who are searching for their next career opportunity. Contact us today on 02079236021 to discuss hospitality jobs in London.
If you’re looking for the newest places in town to grab a bite to eat, look no further. As always there are some amazing new restaurant and bar openings in the Capital but we are particularly impressed by the wide variety of cuisines on offer this month. From a Bahrain inspired restaurant in Chelsea to a specialist ramen eatery in Southwark, you’ll find it hard not to try something new.
Bahrain restaurant in Chelsea
Japanese restaurant in Mayfair
Vietnamese restaurant in Notting Hill
Gul and Sepoy
Food inspired by the Royal Courts of North India
Catalan restaurant in Soho
Casual dining French restaurant in Fitzrovia
Fodder at Platform 1
Restaurant in residence, serving wild, seasonal British food
Italian restaurant on the roof of Selfridges
Mexican restaurant in Soho
Specialist ramen restaurant in Southwark
Buffalo wing street food trader in residency in Hoxton
Oded Oren in residence at Borough Wines & Beers in Islington
Modern British restaurant and bar in Battersea that’s had a recent spruce
Collection of restaurants serving street food in Old Spitalfields Market
Hand roll sushi kiosk in Soho
A third site for burger restaurant
Taco and burrito restaurant in Portobello Road
Modern British restaurant in residence at The Gardening Society on the rooftop of John Lewis
A burger maker in residence in Marylebone
Thai restaurant Smoking Goat in Shoreditch
If you are interested in working for some of London’s finest new restaurant and bar openings, get in touch with us as we have some amazing job opportunities available.
Whether you are looking for a permanent job or some temporary work to earn extra cash before Christmas, we can help you find the right role. Submit your CV or call us on 02079236021 to discuss our available hospitality jobs in London.
As Autumn descends on us, what better way to celebrate the season than with a warming Sunday lunch. Wrap yourself up in woolly a scarf and venture out to one of our top 10 Sunday lunch destinations. Trust us, you won’t regret it!
A popular city spot specialising in seasonal British game are serving scrumptious Sunday lunches with a gorgeous wine list to accompany. If you are looking to treat yourself to a quiet Sunday lunch for two – The Jugged Hare is the place to go.
Fancy something a little more informal? The Anchor and Hope is the perfect choice. Just a stone’s throw away from Waterloo station, this pub is a great place for commuters to grab a seat at one of their sharing tables and enjoy a relaxed Sunday lunch.
When you think of a Sunday roast dinner, you can’t not think of the prestigious Hawksmoor franchise. With an incredible reputation for their cuts and quality of meat, Hawksmoor are taking the Sunday lunch market by storm. Be prepared to lick the gravy from your plate – it’s that good!
Nestled underground in the heart of Soho lies one of London’s best Sunday lunch restaurants – Blacklock. With excellent quality meats and wine on tap this is a must visit for tourists and locals alike.
Situated near Berkley Square, The Guinea Grill is a London institutions within the foodie scene. Specialising in dry-aged, grass-fed English and Scottish beef that is cooked over an open grill, what’s not to love about this one! With a selection of Young’s ales at the bar and a gorgeous wine list to pair with the beef, make sure you book to avoid disappointment.
With a beautiful river view, The Gun is one of Fuller’s finest establishments. We love their whole roast chicken sharing dish and think it makes the perfect Sunday roast option for those who are hungrier than normal. With a gorgeous bar and London Pride on tap, we foresee settling in for an entire afternoon at this one.
Having just picked up the award for ‘Pub of the Year’ from the Michelin guide, you’d be silly not to try their hearty Sunday lunch set-menu. Make sure you check out the dripping potatoes and prepare yourself to be too full to move afterwards.
Appealing to those outside of London this gorgeous Michelin starred pub is situated in Somerset in the rolling hills of The Chew Valley. With Josh Eggleton cooking and Sister Holly running front of house, this duo know how to do a Sunday lunch justice. Enormous portions, copious amounts of wine and delicious desserts to follow, be sure to make the trip.
Fancy visiting the gorgeous town of Bray and indulging in a three-course dining experience? As one of the country’s best restaurants, The Hinds Head is an absolute must.
Having recently been awarded ‘Estrella’s Gastro Pub of the Year’ and Head Chef Rob picking up ‘Chef of the Year’, we would highly recommend booking before the word gets out. Located just outside of Canterbury this small country pub serves delicious, locally sourced meats every Sunday.
The Change Group work with many of London’s best known restaurants, hotels, gastropubs and bars and we’re always looking for staff who want to pick up some extra shifts in the lead up to Christmas. Whether you are looking for a temporary chef job or a few waiting shifts, we have some fantastic opportunities available and will work to your schedule. Give us a call on 02079236021 or submit your CV so we can get the ball rolling.
The list that we’ve all been waiting for; The Michelin Guide 2018 has now been announced. Full of some great oldies and some fantastic newbies, we can’t wait to work our way through the list!
Interested in working for some of the finest restaurants in the country?
Get in touch with Change hospitality recruitment agency, we have some fantastic chef jobs and front of house jobs available. Either submit your CV or call us on 02079236021 and have a chat with one of our experienced team.
One Star House Party is possibly the most unique pop-up experience to hit the London foodie scene. We have followed their journey right from the start and have eagerly awaited their arrival in London – and finally they are here!
What started as a restaurant pop-up concept quickly transformed into the ultimate gastronomic adventure. The One Star House Party team set out on a journey which is taking them to 20 countries across the globe as they create 20 unique restaurant concepts in 20 months.
With a team made up of chefs from some of the best restaurants in the world including Tom Aikens, NOMA and The Ledbury, One Star House Party use their culinary expertise to create a menu that highlights local ingredients, cooking techniques and experiences.
Eight months into their journey and eight countries under their belt including China, Vietnam, Thailand, Everest Base Camp, India, Oman, Kenya and South Africa, London is their ninth venture.
For four weeks only, One Star House Party will be serving up an eight-course tasting menu that features their favourite dish from every location they have visited so far.
After their stint in London, One Star House Party will be setting off on their next adventure in Buenos Aires and thereafter Santiago, Mexico City, New York, Vancouver, Hobart, Tokyo and Hong Kong thereafter. If you find yourself in any of these cities in the coming months, don’t forget to look them up!
Get in touch with hospitality recruitment agency, The Change Group for more information about temporary chef jobs and temporary waiting jobs in London. We have some amazing jobs that offer flexible working hours and great pay.
Every year we conduct a survey which asks some important questions about working in the hospitality industry. This is your chance to have your say and influence the industry in the coming years.
We would really appreciate your input for our 2017 survey, it should only take you 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Take part in The Change Group Survey
Although we are a recruitment agency, it has always been our mission to go above and beyond what you would expect from a recruitment company and continuously try to impact the hospitality industry in a positive way.
Through recruitment we are exposed to the hiring cultures of hospitality organisations and often notice trends within the following areas:
By shining a light on these findings, we hope to influence equality in the workplace, whether that be in terms of diversity or ensuring equal pay.
The hospitality industry has experienced significant growth which has led to a severe shortage of talent. It is more important now than ever before to ensure we are encouraging people to consider a job in hospitality and that those working in the industry are being remunerated accordingly, receiving the benefits they deserve and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
As Jerry Maguire would say – help us, help you!
Have your say and take the survey.
Meat vs Fish
Date: 6th September, 6pm
Venue: Flat Iron Square
Time: 6 September 2017
Tickets: £25 per ticket which includes 4 free dishes
Purchase Meat vs Fish Tickets
The Change Group, in partnership with Action Against Hunger, will be hosting an epic competition, Meat vs Fish, a cookery standoff at Flat Iron Square taking place on the 6th September at 6pm.
This bespoke fundraising event will see ten restaurants compete against each other using responsibly-sourced ingredients. Five will showcase fish dishes and five will make meat their star ingredient. One prize will be given to each category and there will also be an award for the overall winning team.
The big questions… will it be a surf or turf that comes out tops?!
The event will raise money for Action Against Hunger, a global charity committed to ending world hunger, by shining a light on the importance of sustainability and British produce, as demonstrated by the talented chefs and restaurants who take part.
With only a few tickets still available, be sure to book yours asap so you don’t miss out. Book Meat vs Fish tickets.
With the final Bank Holiday before Christmas, it’s time to make the most of the three day weekend! With no sign of the sun we’ve come up with the perfect to-do-list that’ll keep you busy throughout the weekend, both in and outside of London.
Notting Hill Carnival – London’s biggest street party is finally here and it’s time to put on your wackiest outfit and get over to West London to enjoy the final send-off for summer. With floats, live music and a moving party it’s the perfect bank holiday treat for everyone.
Field day at Dinerama – A music festival where you can eat good food too – sounds perfect! Field day and Street Feast are creating a dreamy collaboration for one day only in Shoreditch. Get some Tequila Colada Slushy’s whilst dancing to some of London’s most current DJ’s! Don’t forget to pick up your tickets!
Tankerton, Whitstable – Looking to escape London? Tankerton is a delightful beach just one train ride away! Pick up some freshly shucked Oysters in Whitstable, take a wander down the beach to The Neptune and enjoy a drink (or two) whilst soaking up a gorgeous sunset with a live band and a never ending BBQ. A perfect escape from London this weekend.
Mayfield Lavender Fields – Tucked away in Epsom (a short train ride from London Bridge) you’ll feel as though you are in the South of France. Mayfield Lavender Farm is a family-run organic farm open throughout the bank holiday weekend. Take a wander through the lavender fields and enjoy lunch in their quaint cafe. You can also purchase amazing lavender products in their cute little store. Whilst you’re there be sure to take part in their annual photograph competition too!
Windsor Great Park’s Virginia Water – Just on the edge of Windsor Great Park the two mile-long Virginia Water is nothing short of stunning. With waterfalls, lakes, and a 100ft- high totem pole it’s a great escape from the bright lights of London. With plenty of picnic spots and free admission to the park why not make a day of it and jump on a train from Waterloo.
Interested in extra temporary work this weekend?
If you are looking to pick up a few extra shifts over the bank holiday weekend? We have some great temporary chef jobs and front of house jobs available. Give us a call on 02079236021 or submit your CV.
Not sure where to go for dinner with friends in London? We have the perfect app for you… KtchUp!
KtchUp is a new app that solves the hassle born from trying to organise a group meal or choose a restaurant – a single central platform for eating out.
Download the app (obviously) and then create a group chat with your friends to initiate a meal. You can then view restaurant recommendations or suggest your own to the group, swipe to vote on which restaurant to eat at, and book a table.
KtchUp suggests restaurants to the group, based on the area and price range set up by the event host. These restaurants are presented as “swiping cards” with multiple photos and hashtags, think Tinder for restaurants. Swipe left for no, swipe right for yes, in order to vote for restaurants you’d like to eat at… The fastest and simplest way to have your say!
The time, votes, and the final restaurant choice are always visible to the group. You don’t have to sift through hundreds of messages on What’s App to find out where you are eating, what time you are meeting and who is joining.
Tap on the restaurant’s card for all this information.
Just tap on the booking link.
KtchUp collects a large amount of behavioural user data: dining frequency, geography, budget, “likes”, friends and their “likes”, restaurant choices and response to promotions.
If you haven’t already purchased your ticket for our Meat vs Fish event on the 6th September at Flat Iron Square, you can purchase tickets here.
The Change Group in partnership with Action Against Hunger are hosting a bespoke fundraising event which will see ten restaurants compete against each other using responsibly-sourced ingredients. Five will showcase fish dishes and five will make meat their star ingredient.
The question is, will it be a surf or turf team that comes up on top? Get your tickets and come down to find out!