Careers

Excellence is no accident, it is achieved through years of dedication, hard work, perseverance, learning, studying and sacrifice. I believe in doing the ordinary extraordinarily well. Ultimately, excellence is a choice, a choice to be the best you can be, and then strive again to be even better tomorrow.

Clare Smyth

Join the team

Are you passionate about doing the ordinary extraordinarily well? Are you curious to learn more, to always improve on each service and constantly pursue perfection? We offer talented and self-motivated individuals the chance to be part of an ambitious and loyal team entirely dedicated to exceptional food, wine and service. Please email us with your CV and reasons for wanting to join Core by Clare Smyth. We can only consider applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK.

We’re now accepting Stage applications for 2022 onwards.
Email careers@claresmyth.com to apply.

Current vacancies

From October 2022

Commis waiter

Working in our service team headed up by Rob Rose, Master of Culinary Arts, you will be preparing the restaurant for service, organising the kitchen area and assisting in the smooth running of the service on a daily basis. As an integral part of the Core family your duties will be varied and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are a close-knit team and try to promote from within, meaning there are always promotion opportunities for loyal team members. Core is an iconic three Michelin-stared restaurant, famed for its exceptional service with extremely high ratings across the board. We are currently looking for an exceptional candidate to join our established and loyal team.

At Core we offer…

  • Tuesday to Saturday working week – 5 shifts 
  • Weekly team training sessions, future leaders programme, field trips, educational seminars
  • High profile events on and off site
  • Christmas off 
  • Competitive salary and potential for promotion

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Be an active hands-on person with a passion to work hard as part of a team
  • Have high standards and a great work ethic
  • Show willingness to learn new skills, be an active team player with excellent communication skills
  • Have good timekeeping skills and be reliable

From October 2022

Sommelier

Working in our wine team headed up by Gareth Ferreira, Master Sommelier, you will advising guests and serving wines and beverages from our extensive list of approximately 1000 references. Passion and knowledge for wine is a must as you will be an integral part of our established service team delivering a world class wine programme in this iconic three Michelin-starred restaurant. Wine at Core plays a huge part in our guest experience and is a busy and exciting department with a constantly evolving list. We pride ourselves on having an extremely talented wine team and are currently looking for an exceptional candidate to join and grow with us.  

At Core we offer…

  • Tuesday to Saturday working week – 7 shifts 
  • Extensive wine and spirits list, wine pairings, cocktail menu
  • Weekly team training sessions, future leaders programme, field trips, educational seminars
  • Training for competitions and exams, for example CMS Intro Certificate, Certified Sommelier, etc.
  • High profile events on and off site
  • Christmas off 
  • Competitive salary and potential for promotion

The ideal Sommelier will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within a fine dining restaurant in a luxury establishment or within a Michelin starred restaurant
  • Previous customer experience and ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Good knowledge of world wines
  • Comfortable with high profile guest and wine connoisseurs
  • Must hold WSET level 3, Court of master of Sommeliers certified or equivalent
  • Excellent command of the English language, a second language would be an advantage

From October 2022

Head Bartender

We are looking for a talented Head Bartender who has a passion for drinks and for delivering an exceptional guest experience.

Attention to detail will be crucial to ensure consistency and provide the highest levels of service to all guests at all times. Responsibilities will include support the team with all aspects of the service in the restaurant.

The ideal Head Bartender will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within a fine dining restaurant in a luxury establishment or within a Michelin starred restaurant
  • Previous customer experience and ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Good knowledge of spirits
  • Comfortable with high profile guest and wine/drink connoisseurs
  • Excellent command of the English language, a second language would be an advantage

From October 2022

Junior chefs

We are looking for talented junior chefs to join our team who have a passion for delivering an exceptional guest experience and a desire to learn and grow within our team.

As a member of the kitchen team, you will be expected to provide the highest levels of service to all guests at all times as well as to support the chefs within the kitchen to ensure seamless service at all times.

The ideal candidat will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within a fine dining restaurant in a luxury establishment or within a Michelin starred restaurant
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure