5 reasons to love working in hospitality

5 reasons to love working in hospitality

Steven Miles our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 13/06/2021

It’s no secret that it’s been a tough year for hospitality, we’ve closed and reopened more times than we can count, we haven’t been able to welcome our guests who we were so used to seeing day in, day out and even more sadly, we’ve seen some amazing bars and restaurants close their doors for the last time for reasons beyond their control.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel! Cast your mind back; back to a time before all the disruption, when hospitality was thriving and when people would flock to pubs, bars and restaurants just to have a good time! There are SO many reasons why we love working in pubs, bars and restaurants – maybe now that a sense of normality is finally creeping back in, you’ll see them too…

Fun (most of the time)

It’s just a fact of working life that in any job some days are less fun than others. That said we’d bet that we have a lot of more fun days than everyone else. How can you not when you’re working with your mates every day, just helping others have a good old time? The people who work in our businesses know the importance of having a laugh and making someone else’s day which is why they’re so good at it. Yes, there’ll be the odd occasion when it feels like the day will never end but on so many more days, you’ll find yourself going home with a big smile on your face.

Fast-paced

Time flies by when you’re busy (and having fun!). You might be doing similar tasks, but no two days are the same. Every guest is different, and you’ll be cooking up a variety of dishes, serving guests celebrating various occasions, and always learning something new and learning the most efficient way to do it. Before you’ve even realised it, your shift is done and it’s time to go home.

Vibrancy

The buzz, the music and the laughter from across the bar from a range of guests that are having the time of their lives, just happy to be with friends and family. We Brits love the pub because of the atmosphere you find inside, and that’s the same no matter what side of the bar you’re on.

Joining in on the celebration

It’s just a fact - happiness is infectious. So it follows, that spending so much time around people who are celebrating something special with their nearest and dearest is a sure fire way to turn a bad day around. The beauty of our industry is that our days are filled with people sharing their good news. So no matter whether you're working in a country pub nestled in London's suburbs, or bartending in the city, you never have to wait too long if your day needs a little boost of positivity.

All about having a good time

And even if people aren’t celebrating anything in particular, everyone is just there to take in the atmosphere and have a cracking evening – it’s impossible not to absorb some of that happiness for yourself.

Meeting new people

People from all walks of life will walk through that door on any given day – they could be guests, or they could be your new colleagues, but every person comes with their own story. It’s cliché to say that your teammates are like family, but when you spend so much time together and go through the ups and downs of the busy shifts, you realise they’re a support network that you wouldn’t find in any other job. Whether you join us for a chef apprenticeship like Mohammed did, join the management team, or find a job where you can transfer between your university and hometown, you'll be welcomed in with open arms.

Every day is different

Another cliché (sorry…) but they exist for a reason! Every day will present you with new challenges, new faces and a new reason to laugh. It could be the locals sharing absurd stories over the bar, or perhaps a famous face walking in and ordering something that you just totally wouldn’t imagine them to have ordered. Ask any of our teams, and we’re sure they will tell you that a TV show could be filmed about the goings on of their business simply because anything can (and does!) happen on any given day! 

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