Team Tales

See yourself as part of the Hickory’s Smokehouse family but unsure of which direction to take?

Take a peek at some of our team tales from across the business – they are quite an eclectic bunch, but we love them!

Rick Warrier

Head of Bar Training and Development

From developing new cocktails to organising exciting field trips and keeping their ever expanding band of passionate bar professionals motivated – Rick Warrier has to have one of the most exciting roles in hospitality!

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Last month a group of the Hickory’s team were lucky enough to explore the beautiful wine region of Rioja.

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We recently sent two of our most passionate team members to experience the southern state of Kentucky. They kindly kept a diary to share with us what they got up to on their adventure …

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Joe Jeffrey

Operations Head Chef

Chef Joe just about epitomises all the qualities of a great Head Chef – that is why we now entrust him with some of the toughest challenges in the business.

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Two of our Hickory’s Bartender’s have recently returned from an exciting research trip in Milan. Click below to see what they got up to!

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Sophie Reeves

Assistant Manager at Chester

Sophie has worked her way through most roles in the company since joining us back in 2012 and has spent time working as a Server, Bartender and Floor Manager before taking up her current position.

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Take a trip down Tennessee way with Kate and Ant from our intrepid training team as they discover the delights of Bourbon and Barbecue in ‘Music Town’….

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Are you an experienced Sous Chef looking to work in a company that loves what they do as much as you? Are you a Junior Sous looking for your next challenge?

We are currently looking for a Sous Chef to join our West Kirby team. To apply send your cv to the link below …



We are delighted to announce that the next addition to our Hickory’s family will be opening in the village of Gresty Green just outside of Shavington, between Nantwich and Crewe.

Join us on our journey and book your place at our next recruitment event TODAY CLICK HERE

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