Lincoln quickly becoming a hospitality jobs hub

There could be a host of hospitality jobs created in Lincoln soon after it was announced that a new restaurant is to be opened there.

It has been confirmed that chain restaurant Carluccio's is looking to employ 30 new workers to ply their trade in a new site on the high street, ahead of an opening in April.

Chefs, kitchen staff, hosts and managers will all be on the required list for the restaurant, which will also include a food shop and a deli.

It's not the only eating establishment in the city that is 'on the hire' either, with the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel also requiring kitchen porters, a commis chef and a chef de partie.

Similarly, Ribs 'n' Bibs, an authentic American shack wants to recruit ten new workers before it opens its doors to the public on one of the busiest occasions for the industry: Valentine's Day.

Roanna Fox, human resources executive at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, told the Lincolnshire Echo that an increase in demand was behind the recruitment drive, adding that they would look to source employees locally.

"It's a general turnover of staff and a case of if someone is to leave we need to replace them," she said, "but in addition to that we're meeting an increase in demand. We have seen a remarkable pick up the year we have been open."

Ms Fox added: "We would always look to recruit locally. We look to not only use locally produced food but also have people who have a passion for local food."

It all points to a wider message of good news for the city's hospitality industry according to Simon Beardsley, chief executive of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

He told the newspaper that high-end restaurants could bring further talent to the region and maintain the city's strong food reputation.

"I'm delighted to see there are new opportunities for people in that particular area against the backdrop of a pretty depressing week, especially with the losses we've seen across the country," he said.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist hospitality recruitment agency