Search is on for staff at new Marco Pierre White restaurant

Pictured: Mark Hands, venue director at Alea 

The management at Nottingham’s premier leisure and entertainment venue is looking to recruit staff to work in its new Marco Pierre White restaurant.

Located at Alea on Upper Parliament Street, the new eatery is set to open in the summer. As the final details are put in place to create the region’s finest restaurant, the search is now on to find the best staff that that will make diners’ experience second-to-none.

With its own designated entrance the new restaurant will operate independently from the venue’s other attractions and is creating 20 jobs including a number of chef positions along with restaurant manager and assorted waiting and bar staff.

Those who put themselves forward will then have the chance to work at the region’s finest restaurant with successful candidates being put through a rigorous three-week training programme that will see them brought up to speed on the exacting standards required by the three-starred Michelin maestro.

Mark Hands, venue director at Alea said: “The arrival of a Marco Pierre White restaurant is great news for the region and we’re expecting a lot of interest from those keen to gain experience of working in an environment created by Britain’s greatest ever chef.

“The standard required will be very high and those who think they’ve got what it takes have to be totally dedicated, professional and will want to strive to be the best in all they do. There is a mix of roles from senior positions such as head chef and restaurant manager to restaurant staff who will create the personality of the restaurant.”

Regarded as the godfather of modern cooking, the fiery chef is famed for his no-nonsense approach and Michelin-star food. He was also the key influence to both Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blementhal who were both trained by and worked for Marco.

Mark added: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have someone of Marco’s calibre open one of his restaurants at Alea and clearly demonstrates our commitment to continually bring the best to the venue.

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