Front of House Apprentice - Castle Dairy Restaurant

The award winning Castle Dairy Restaurant is looking to recruit a Front of House Apprentice.  You will receive on-the-job training and coaching with plenty of variety at this award-winning restaurant and art gallery ( and would gain your Level 2 and 3 qualifications.  This is an apprenticeship for 12 to 15 months.

An apprenticeship is ideal for those aged 16 – 18, 19 – 23 or 24 + looking to gain a professional qualification whilst gathering quality experience.

Please note all applicants must complete a Kendal College application form.


Job Title: Front of House Aprentice – Castle Dairy Restaurant

Line Manager: Head Chef – Castle Dairy

Pay Band: Age Appropriate National Minimum Wage


  • To ensure excellent food service delivery to all guests at Castle Dairy and College
  • To demonstrate and maintain excellent standards of presentation
  • To ensure the fabric of the building is maintained to highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene and comfort
  • To ensure the restaurant is set and presentable ready for all services
  • To ensure the weekly cleaning and job list is completed every week
  • To assist the kitchen with any additional duties on a daily basis
  • To work as part of the front of house team on all evening services and provide a high quality of service


  • To help establish the Castle Dairy as the premiere hospitality venue in Kendal
  • Keep crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, etc. clean and stored correctly
  • Keep “back of house” areas clean and well organised
  • To ensure a high standard of presentation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation, health & safety and food hygiene
  • Contribute to marketing and promotional activities
  • Maintain high standards of hygiene in all areas where food and drink is served and prepared
  • Adhere to cleaning schedules
  • Ensure a high level of customer care at all times
  • To work as part of a team to contribute and implement creative ideas to evolve the business
  • Be actively involved in the organisation’s continuous improvement culture
  • Participate in cross College events and other marketing activities
  • Work within Health & Safety guidelines and be aware of your responsibilities for health and safety
  • Work and assist the kitchen department (where required)
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post


  • Work flexibly to meet College requirements including on occasion working in other departments as directed by your line manager.  This requirement is likely to be particularly relevant during holiday periods
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures.  Within these boundaries, staff are expected to use initiative to resolve problems and address issues
  • Ensure the quality standards and performance measures applying to your area of work are met and facilitate continuous improvements in all aspects of the post
  • Maintain a safe environment by working within Health & Safety guidelines and being aware of your responsibilities for health and safety
  • Value diversity and promote equal opportunities
  • Comply with an agreed dress code appropriate to the job role and the tasks to be completed
  • Participate in Performance Management and Professional Development activities as required. Undertake further training as needed to ensure up to date knowledge and implementation of best practice
  • All Kendal College employees are expected to act as ambassadors for the College and promote the organisation and its services positively
  • Undertake any other duties and tasks appropriate to the grade and character of work as may reasonably be required

The details contained in this job description reflect the content of the job at the date the job description was prepared.  However, over time, the nature of individual jobs inevitably change; existing duties may be lost and other duties gained without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Consequently, the College will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult with the job holder. 


As a College employee you will be expected to embrace College values and implement College policies and procedures by:-

  • Embracing equal opportunities and respecting diversity
  • Working co-operatively with colleagues
  • Respecting and valuing the work of all our stakeholders
  • Striving for continuous improvement
  • Adhering to College policies and procedures
  • Promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults


Age Appropriate National Minimum Wage



Closing date:

How to apply:

Please contact the Kendal College Apprenticeship Team on or 01539 814725 to find out how to apply.