Signature Living Launch an Amazing Chef Summer School

Have you got a passion for food and all things culinary? If the answer is yes then read on, as Signature Living have just launched an amazing Chef Summer School for budding junior master-chefs.

Have you visited the Bastion Restaurant in the Shankly Hotel and been inspired by some of the delicious delights that our amazing chefs cook up?

We are looking for school leavers who have always dreamed of a career in the kitchen and want to kick start their profession with a leading company.

Share our appetite for greatness by applying for our Signature Chef Summer School.

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Do you Have the Right Ingredients?

If you are looking to join a fast-growing company, get ahead and learn from the very best, this could be the perfect opportunity to achieve your dreams.

But first you must possess the perfect ingredients for our Signature recipe. You must:

  • Be a school leaver aged between 15-18 years
  • Have a real passion for cooking
  • Be determined, hardworking and creative
  • Excited by the opportunity to join us full time
  • Be willing to undertake further development (1 year if successful)
  • Have no previous culinary training or qualifications

If you tick all of these boxes, Signature Living and The Shankly could be your ideal career path to an exciting future in the kitchen.

Who We Are

Signature Living are a multi-award winning company who own some of the most highly-rated restaurants in Liverpool.

From Carpathia to The Bastion, Alma de Cuba to Arthouse, our team of skilled chefs are responsible for creating imaginative menus, cooking up delicious dishes and upholding our high standards.

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Signature Living are constantly on the look out to open new restaurants, offer fresh opportunities and push the boundaries of cooking and culinary talent.

With a host of awards and an ever-growing portfolio, we are excited at the talent we could uncover during our Chef Summer School.

How to Apply

If you suit the criteria above, the next thing to do is apply!

Click here to submit your application.

After that you’ll be invited to attend one of our Chef Summer School open days at the Shankly Hotel, where you will learn more about the course and meet some of our friendly kitchen staff.

We will then select the lucky chefs who have been successful and they will be invited to attend the school.

Every chef that successfully completes the course receives £300, plus outstanding chefs who have proved they have what it takes to join the Signature team will be offered an apprenticeship or even a job!

Cook up a Storm with Signature

If you’re looking to work in some of Liverpool’s most notable restaurants and be taught essential skills by top chefs in a fast-paced environment, we want you!

At Signature Living, we are dedicated to investing in the youth of Liverpool by providing young school leavers with the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in specific areas.

Since our conception in 2008, the Signature Group have gone from strength to strength and we are now one of the most successful developers and hospitality businesses in the country.

Throughout our journey, our core values of creating real value for our guests and building long-term relationships have not changed, helping us to fuel our vision and bringing together the very best teams to do so.

We are passionate at providing the youth of Liverpool with realistic springboards to a career they dream of.

You’ll be Rewarded

If you think you have what it takes to rub shoulders with the best chefs in the city,  don’t hesitate to apply to our amazing Chef Summer School.

You will have the chance to work behind the scenes at some of Liverpool’s most notable restaurants and gain invaluable experience.

Every chef who completes the course will receive £300 and the chance to interview for an NVQ apprenticeship position with us.

By the end of the summer you will have new skills, increased confidence in the kitchen and the opportunity to join a fast-growing company.

What are you Waiting for?

Places for the amazing Chef Summer School are very limited so make sure you don’t miss this brilliant opportunity.

Successful candidates must be available for 7 weeks for the course, from 28th July until 12th September 2017 in Liverpool.

So, whether you’ve just completed your GCSE’s and are unsure of which direction to go in next, or you want to jump straight from school into a strong job prospect, Signature have a solution for all of you young budding chefs out there.

Please share with all your friends and family who maybe interested.

For more information or to apply follow this link: http://bit.ly/2tErp0y

Garden of Eden Hosts Recruitment Day for Future Signature Stars

The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden is one of the most stunning venues in all of Liverpool. With a 360-degree glass exterior offering unparalleled views across the city of Liverpool, there really is no better place to host an event.

A venue as magnificent as Eden needs the calibre of staff to match and our unique assessment days help us to find the best people for the job. The fun-filled days help us to see past a one-page CV and pressure-filled interview, allowing us to get the best out of potential candidates.

This week, we hosted The Garden of Eden’s first recruitment day as we search for future Conference and Banqueting stars. Our amazing employees are what make The Shankly Hotel and The Garden of Eden the benchmark for the hospitality sector in Liverpool, our staff really help to set the bar for what service should be.

The Assessment Day

The hopeful applicants were invited to the beautiful venue to take part in fun and challenging tasks that helped to demonstrate their suitability for a career in The Garden of Eden. Recruitment Manager Louise Riley organised and executed the day, with help from C&B manager Lucy Woodford, Bar Manager Adam Taylor and Eden Supervisor Michelle Hopper.

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The first task of the day asked the potential recruits to create a mood board to represent Signature Group and our values. The team at Table One were the stand out stars for this task, emphasising the importance of food and drink at The Garden of Eden. Our Afternoon Teas are magical and exciting and are an important part of life on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel, plus the events that are catered for in The Garden of Eden are often centred around our tailored and personalised menus and signature cocktails.

The next part of the lively session saw each hopeful receive a questionnaire that asked them to identify key members of the team and find one interesting, unusual or unknown fact about that person. Duncan Stewart, the hotel’s General Manager, was the first target on the list and his fun fact revealed his favourite character to emulate for fancy dress: The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank-N-Furter. Wedding Co-ordinator Ciara Martin was harder to crack and only one team managed to find out she has a love for playing the drums.

Employee Investment

We take great pride in the standard of staff that join the Signature Group, the standard of service that each and every member of staff strives for is a big part of what makes our hotels, accommodation, restaurant and spas must-visit destinations in Liverpool, and further afield as we expand our developments.

Signature Group recruitment day

That’s why we’re dedicated to providing employees with ongoing training and a solid support network of colleagues and management. What’s more, we’ve even been awarded a place on The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, signifying our commitment to employee satisfaction.

Join The Family

Signature Group has grown inconceivably over the past 10 years, and with developments across the city, and further afield as we expand to Belfast, Preston and Cardiff, we’re always on the lookout for talented and hardworking staff in all areas.

If you think you’re mad enough to be brilliant, visit our dedicated careers site for the latest vacancies and keep an eye on our Facebook for the next assessment day. You could be the next Signature star and we’d love to have you join us!

Plans Announced For an Amazing Wedding Venue in Alma de Cuba

Alma de Cuba has recently unveiled exciting new plans to install a beautiful new floor level inside the restaurant and bar to give lucky brides and grooms a unique backdrop on their special day. This amazing wedding setting in Alma de Cuba is sure to be one of the best venues to walk down the aisle in Liverpool.

A former church, Alma de Cuba is one of the city’s most popular and famous social hubs, having already won multiple awards for its unique carnival atmosphere and Cuban inspired events.

Wedding Venue in Alma de Cuba

A Unique Space

The new wedding events space is set to be built above the existing mezzanine floor currently used by diners and will make use of one of Alma de Cuba’s main features, the alter. This unique facet was expertly restored when the building was renovated and will now be the main feature of the new magical wedding venue.

The first CGI images show how the new wedding floor could look with the stunning Alma de Cuba altar at the centre and glass walls enclosed around the aisle to create a private event space that is still part of the party below.

At Signature Living, its fair to say we’ve mastered the art of hosting weddings that are cherished forever.

The Shankly Hotel are proud to house the Garden of Eden that has become one of the most popular places to get married in the city and of course the stunning White Star Grand Hall over in 30 James Street.

We can’t wait to welcome Alma into the Signature family.

Returning to its Roots

Located on Seel Street, this vibrant bar was once Liverpool’s oldest Catholic Church and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

Built in 1788 it served as a Catholic building over a period of 188 years, after it was taken over by the Polish community and renamed Our Lady of Czestochowa.

It was then converted by architects and sympathetically restored to retain many of the original features from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including the upstairs galleries, the king post roof, the beautiful altar and the stained glass windows.

We’re planning on taking the sentimental church back to its roots by adding on a unique wedding venue to complement the current layout.

It’s a really exciting new step for the restaurant and will give it a whole new dimension, the future is looking very bright for Alma de Cuba.

In the meantime, we’d love to see you at Alma de Cuba for our array of vivid and vibrant events, ranging from our Samba Afternoon Tea to Thursday Rumba Night.

To enquire about booking a table at Alma de Cuba or for more information, you can contact our friendly team on  0151 709 1567.

Grand National Weekend Highlights at Eden

At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, we offered a variety of amazing Grand National packages this year.  And it’s no surprise that one of our most popular deals was the fabulous VIP Rooftop Races package!

Grand National weekend 2017 saw a dazzling few days at our stunning Eden venue.

Guests were able to catch all the action over Friday and Saturday, enjoying live coverage on our big screens and making the most of our wonderful outdoor terrace.

Soaking Up the Sun

Overlooking the most famous landmarks in Liverpool, our Garden of Eden terrace proved the perfect spot for a sunny Grand National weekend.

Guests enjoyed catching the rays while sipping away on glasses of bubbly and beers.

We captured some of the best moments from the day and thought you’d like to see!

Our lovely guests made the most of the sun!

The perfect backdrop on a sunny day…

Watching the Races in Action

We brought the atmosphere of the Grand National to the Shankly this year. Guests showcased the best of their wardrobe to see the races brought to life on our large screens.

Attendees were also able to use our interactive tablets to place bets throughout the day, making it all the more fun and building excitement.

The lovely ladies attending the weekend certainly dressed to impress from head to toe. We saw an array of stunning dresses and gorgeous make up showcasing true Liverpool style.

Ladies who lunched at Eden dressed to impress!

Hire the Garden of Eden

Our Garden of Eden space is available to hire, making your special occasions all the more magical.

The most scenic outdoor Liverpool wedding venue, our enchanting Eden room and garden terrace are situated on the top floor of the Shankly Hotel itself.

Offering the most breathtaking views of Liverpool, you’ll have the ultimate photo backdrop, helping you to capture the most memorable moments in style.

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is a luxury hotel in Liverpool city centre. Located within the heart of Liverpool’s shopping and nightlife scene, guests will find everything they could wish for right on their doorstep.

From Liverpool’s leading high street brands to the best night clubs in Liverpool, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice! Our Bill Shankly-themed hotel offers guests a unique experience of staying in the city. Guests can make the most of our Bill Shankly memorabilia featured within individual rooms and throughout the rest of the hotel.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a diverse menu of heavenly dishes and handcrafted cocktails poured to perfection.

A favourite for birthday and anniversary meals in Liverpool, the Bastion serves a wide range of hearty dishes, thoughtfully created by our talented team of chefs. The Bastion is the ultimate Liverpool restaurant to indulge in fantastic meals with family and friends.

Make sure you look out for our unmissable offers throughout the rest of the year! We hope to see you soon at the Shankly Hotel. 

 

 

Signature Living Release Plans for George Best Themed Hotel in Belfast

The hotel developers behind The Shankly Hotel have released plans for another football legend themed hotel in Belfast.

Signature Living has revealed that they plan to develop five hotels in the northern Irish capital of Belfast with one hotel having a distinct theme of one’s of the city’s finest football players, George Best.

Founder, Lawrence Kenwright, said the hotel will take on the same template as The Shankly Hotel on Victoria St, which since opening August 2015 has become a landmark destination for football lovers all over the world.

With further dedicated tours will you take you around the beloved football ground and city which Bill cherished, the plan is to create this same complete experience at the George Best Hotel.

Talking about the George Best Hotel, Lawrence said; “we are using the knowledge that we have gleaned from The Shankly Hotel. Every room has a story of an individual that knew him.

“It’s about unearthing those stories… not so much the main life stories that everyone knows, this is about the stories you don’t know about.”

The Shankly Hotel is filled with unique, never-before-seen memorabilia which was kindly donated by the Shankly family, from Bill’s old typewriter to LFC contracts, his tracksuit and letters from fans, the George Best hotel will take on the same ilk.

Shankly Hotel Memorabilia

The perfect site has not been chosen yet but it’s expected to be as magnificent at other Signature Living developments.

The plans have the full backing of George Best’s family who after visiting The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, signed a contract.

Signature Living has furthermore said they plan to develop five hotels in the city of Belfast, with one other taking on the theme of Titanic due to the city being the birthplace of the ill-fated vessel.

This Belfast-based Titanic Hotel will, just like 30 James Street- Home of the Titanic in Liverpool, celebrate the ship’s history as well as the people aboard and involved in the ship as well as the building it resides.

Two sites are close to completion but founder Lawrence has other iconic landmark building in his sights.

The completion of these five unique hotels will create 500 jobs in the city across all sectors, from builders to hospitality staff, maintenance and chef’s, the creation of these hotels is hoped to further the cities tourism industry and make it a must-visit, just like Liverpool has become.

This is a hugely exciting time for Signature Living and we’re looking forward to not only seeing the building which is planned for development but to see how George Best is honoured.

You can keep up to date with the George Best hotel development and the other four hotels by following Lawrence Kenwright’s blog.

Shankly Hotel to Host MD Production’s Official Media Launch for #blankcanvas Project

Liverpool-based creative company MD productions provide communal support for people of any background or age in the city. We are pleased to be hosting their official media launch event at the Shankly Hotel to promote a new project, #blankcanvas, to the businesses of Liverpool.

An amazing launch event

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#blankcanvas is an amazing project that aims to help prepare those involved for their future in work and in life. The project will help put more focus on developing people outside classroom environments.

The launch event at the Shankly Hotel will give local businesses and partners a chance to come together and understand the impact that #blankcanvas will have on the future of Liverpool.

MD productions already run several successful non-profit organisations across the city that support passionate creative people of all ages and backgrounds.

These include dance lessons, entrepreneurial advice for new businesses and open stage nights where talented individuals can perform to a paying audience.

MD Productions nurtures the dreams of young and old performers and during the official media launch event at the Shankly Hotel, we can learn much more about how the project will unfold.

The importance of supporting the young people of Liverpool

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At the Shankly Hotel, we are involved in a network of college apprenticeship schemes, with apprentices working day to day in some of the roles and departments within Signature Living.

We are lucky to be able to provide such a wide selection of experiences that help to develop a range of necessary life and workplace skills. Today we have apprentices in accounting, social media, marketing, culinary and construction roles.  The list is endless as are the possibilities.

Supporting the ambition and passion of those willing to learn in our cities helps to guarantee a brighter future. Another reason we are so pleased to help bring #blankcanvas to the attentions of successful Liverpool businesses.

Corporate events

When hosting an event at the Shankly Hotel delegates and organisers have easy access from public and road transport links in and out of Liverpool.

Our stylish events spaces can hold up to 350 guests and come complete with access to refreshments and the Shankly Hotel’s superb events staff service. High-speed secure Wifi throughout the hotel can be accessed 24 hours a day and we even have our very own Liverpool restaurant and bar.

The Shankly Hotel is a far cry from a stuffy corporate boardroom. Instead, the Shankly Hotel provides a venue with character, style and a professional and friendly staff service.

Perfect for hosting any corporate event in Liverpool.

 

We are pleased to be able to provide a Liverpool events venue to help promote such a worthwhile MD Productions project to the businesses of Liverpool.

The official media launch of #blankcnavas will take place at 08:30 am Thursday 16th of February. To register your attendance please email info@mdproductionsltd.com

Excitement Builds for the Garden Eden Launch

Here at Signature Living, we’re renowned for throwing the ultimate parties with world-class entertainment, VIP guests and an unrivalled atmosphere. Our latest launch party is expected to be our biggest and best yet . A whole host of performers and entertainers will be taking to the stage to celebrate the opening of the newest and most spectacular rooftop venue in Liverpool.

Where?

Situated above The Shankly Hotel, The Garden of Eden is set to be a remarkable wedding, events and conference venue. Promising guests stunning panoramic views of the city from both the interior and from the stunning garden terrace.

When?

The launch night, which takes place tomorrow the 18th November is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year. The city is buzzing with some of the biggest celebrities already expressing their excitement on social media.

How?

In true Signature Living style, our invites were far from ordinary, with a unique astronomer hand delivering the stunning invitations to unsuspecting guests.

VIP invite delivery for Eden Launch

The VIP invites came in a Wonderland Box filled with goodies such as mini bottles of Liverpool Gin, personalised Eden M&M’s and a key which is their VIP entrance to the launch.

Eden Launch Invites

Who?

Celebrities who have received their luxury invite and posted to social media include; Coleen Rooney, Denise Welch, Sheree Murphy and Duncan James as well as Hollyoaks actors such as Jessica Fox, Anna Passey, Jimmy Essex and Nikki Sanderson as well as a whole host of other famous faces who will getting glammed up for the big event.

Coleen Rooney Eden Launch

What?

Guests are in for a treat as multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winning songstress Gabrielle is set to take to the stage as well as club star Rachel McFarlane.

A host of local talent will also be putting on a show stopping performance including Nazene Danielle Dance School, who will be wowing guests with a special Eden routine.

There is so much more promised for the evening and we’re starting to get really excited for what’s in store.

We will be giving you all special sneak peaks from the newest rooftop venue in Liverpool and juicy details of the launch.

Keep upto date

Make sure you keep an eye on our social media accounts inclduing Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as Snapchat.

Make sure you add and follow us  to see the best red carpet appearances and behind the scenes action of the most exciting event of 2016.

Find us on;

Facebook – The Shankly Hotel 

Twitter – SignatureLiving

Instagram – ShanklyHotel

Snapchat – Sigliving 

The Shankly Hotel: Winners of LEP Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy Award

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The top names in Liverpool tourism business were out in style to attend the annual Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards and Gala Dinner at St George’s Hall. The guests of the gala watched on as The Shankly Hotel were awarded Best Hotel Newcomer; a fantastic recognition of contributions towards the tourism industry, just under a year after opening its doors to the public. Accepting the award together, Signature Living’s owners, Lawrence and Katie Kenwright, and Bill Shankly’s Grandson, Chris Shankly, beamed with pride at being recognised by such an important body as Liverpool City Region.

WINNERS

This award comes shortly after The Shankly Hotel received the ‘Simply the Guest’ award from laterooms.com; an award voted upon by guest reviews alone, deeming The Shankly Hotel the Best UK Luxury Hotel on LateRooms. In recognition of efforts made, Katie credited staff at The Shankly Hotel, noting their tremendous hard work as being the key reason the award win was a possibility.

Shankly Hotel award

Next there comes a chance to make Signature Living scoop a hat trick at the ECHO Regional Business awards, where we have been shortlisted for the ECHO Business Investment of the Year. Awarded in recognition of how our investment since January has had an impact on business growth and the local economy. Hoping to add this prestigious award to our 2016 achievements, Signature Living will be attending the awards ceremony held at St George’s Hall on the 23rd May.

ECHO AWARDS

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The awards ceremony is set to celebrate the excellence of Liverpool’s business leaders, and with entries growing in number and the awards themselves gaining further recognition, an ECHO Regional Business Award is a respected accolade for any local business to hold.

Fingers crossed we can become an ECHO RBA recognised company, leading up to the International Festival for Business (IFB2016), this year commencing June 13th. The IFB2016 has generated further global recognition for Signature Living, as business ambassadors from across the world arrive in Liverpool to stay with us, not only boosting the hotel industry but the city itself.

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The Shankly Hotel’s sister hotel, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic, will also welcome a number of the attending business festival delegates this year and has us boasting 100% occupancy across the summer weekends for the next few months. This is largely due to the IFB2016, but also in light of Liverpool becoming a major UK city break destination.

To enjoy a visit to any of the award winning Signature Living locations, contact our friendly team on 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk. We will be happy to hear from you.