In a sign that the hospitality industry is recovering from the 2020 COVID-19 shutdowns, Berrima Vault House is looking for staff.
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With Berrima Vault House set to open in May, one of the directors at Berrima Vault House Oliver Peagam said hospitality staff were needed across the board.
"We're beginning the process of recruiting staff," he said.
"We're after a barista position, general bar and waitstaff, a sous chef, and a junior chef. Those are the roles that we are after.
"The Berrima Vault House is a special project so we are after some pretty special people with a team player attitude."
Mr Peagam said that if the applicant had the right attitude, the applicant could learn new skills.
"We are also willing to train up people for certain roles as well," he said.
Mr Peagam added that those who wished to apply for the sous chef and junior chef positions would be under the tutelage of executive chef Tommy Prosser.
"He has an impressive pedigree," he said.
"If you are an upcoming chef, it would be pretty good to learn under that environment."
Mr Prosser is professionally and classically trained in the French culinary tradition and has worked at The Waterside Inn, a three Michelin starred French fine dining restaurant.
Originally hand-built by convicts in 1844, Berrima Vault House is a contemporary five-star hospitality venue in a historic building in the heart of the Highlands.
The new venue has positioned itself as a place to enjoy the things that matter in life; a place to relax, have fun, explore what the Highlands has to offer and an opportunity to work remotely from a heritage-listed building.
Mr Peagam said he believed Berrima Vault House was an Australian first hospitality concept.
"It's such a fantastic building. To be able to bring all the different parts of it together is great," he said.
"There will be a cafe at the front, a restaurant near the rear of the building and there will be certain areas of the building that will be for private members only. The cafe and restaurant will be open to the public.
"It's a brilliant building and there's a couple of jail cells that we have re-imagined into private dining spaces.
"If walls could talk, there would definitely be stories to tell."
Mr Peagam said he would love to get the whole community involved.
"We're very much open to local producers and the same goes for the staff as well. We want to make sure that we provide an environment that is pretty compelling to work here," he said.
"Our approach is that we want to maintain the history and centrality of that building to the community and we hope and feel that what we are putting together will do exactly that.
"We've had some pretty strong support from the local community, including the Berrima Resident's Association.
Mr Peagam said it was fantastic to have the associations support.
"They can see that we aren't knocking it down and putting an apartment block there.
"So we are pretty excited about the project."
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