Tate Modern opening new restaurants in £260m extension

By Sophie Witts contact

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The new Tate Modern © Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron
The new Tate Modern © Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron

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The Tate Modern is seeking 120 staff to work in five bars and restaurants as part of its new £260m extension.

The ten-storey Switch House development – located behind the existing Boiler House building - will expand gallery space by 60 per cent and is expected to boost visitor numbers by 1m a year.

Launching on 17 June, the extension will feature a ground floor bar, Member’s Room and the Switch House Restaurant on the ninth floor.

Visitors to the Tate’s main building will be able to enjoy a ‘refreshed’ fifth floor Members Bar, a new kitchen and bar on the sixth floor as well as the existing ground floor Café.

Jeroen Schuijt, CEO of Tate Enterprises, said: “With the new building comes the opportunity to extend our talented team of chefs and staff.  

“With around five million visitors a year to Tate Modern, we will deliver exceptional food and drink for many people. I only want people who are truly passionate about food and service on my team.”

The brick-clad extension will launch on 17 June with four floors of art, just over 16 years since the Tate Modern first opened.

Architects Herzog & de Meuron were invited back to create the new wing following the success of their design for the main building - a conversion of the former Bankside Power Station.

Tate Catering – which provides all food and beverages at the Tate Galleries – is running recruitment days for staff on the following dates.

Saturday 7 May, 10-4pm and
 Monday 9 May 2pm-8pm:
Kitchens: Commis, Demi and Chefs de Partie

Sunday 8 May, 10-4pm and
 Tuesday 10 May 2pm-8pm:
Front-of-House: Supervisors, Baristas, Bartenders, General Assistants, Waiting Staff, Runners and Hosts.

For more information visit www.tate.org.uk/search/opendays​.

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