Research & Development Beverage Assistant — New Projects & Openings
JKS Restaurants
London, UK
6d ago

Research & Development Beverage Assistant - New Projects & Openings - JKS Restaurants

JKS Restaurants are seeking a Research & Development Beverage Assistant, to join the team of our beverage consultancy company Airmail.

This is a very unique opportunity suited to a creative and motivated Bar Manager who has held a drinks development role in a top 50 bar.

The Group

  • JKS Restaurants’ portfolio currently includes Michelin Star restaurants - Trishna, Gymkhana, Kitchen Table, Sabor and Lyle’s, as well as Hoppers, Bao, Brigadiers, Berenjak and Flor;
  • delivery brands - Motu and Rice Error; and 8 e-commerce platforms including Ambassador General Store, Hoppers Cash & Kari, Bao Convini Store and Sabor en Casa.

    There are ambitious plans for growth, with the opening of new restaurants, across both new concepts and existing brands, as well as the growth of new channels, making this is a very exciting time to join the team.

    The Position

    Reporting into the Head of Research Development and Centralised Production, the R&D Beverage Assistant will be at the forefront of producing bespoke ingredients and assisting with research and development for the whole group.

    The focus will be on producing distillates, cordials, infusions and batches for all JKS Restaurants and Airmail consultancy partners as well as developing and creating new menu offerings, while working closely with the Airmail team, General Managers and Bar Managers of each restaurant to maintain high standards.

    The successful R&D Beverage Assistant will have :

  • Prior experience in a drinks development role in a top 50 bar or similar;
  • Excellent knowledge of the London drinks industry and the workings of a restaurant;
  • Highly personable nature, able to confidently build relationships with site managers and employees;
  • Experience in research and development;
  • Ability to take a proactive and results-oriented approach to your work with the ability to multitask and maintain excellent attention to detail, organisation and time-management skills;
  • Operations experience in an established bar;
  • An established profile within the London beverage industry.
  • Benefits

  • 50% off dining across JKS Restaurants;
  • A personalised learning and development plan to develop your skills and knowledge;
  • Career progression within a fast-growing, critically-acclaimed restaurant group;
  • A supportive, people-focussed culture;
  • Free meals on duty;
  • Employee referral bonus;
  • Discounted gym membership;
  • Employee of the Month and Long Service awards;
  • 28 days' holiday per year;
  • Great staff parties.
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