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We really love to ‘Grow our Own’

Training our team members to embrace the ‘Hickory’s Smokehouse’ way and encouraging them to embrace the true values of Southern Hospitality is at the very core of everything we do.

Featured Courses

The Road Trip Course

The Road Trip Course

This unique course takes you on an inspirational journey through all of our road trips across the Deep South over the past 7 years or so…

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Train The Trainer

Train The Trainer

One of our most challenging courses, this intense 2 day educational examines the psychology behind our entire training process.

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More courses at Hickory’s

In-Store Training

In-Store Training

  • Certified Floor Training
  • Certified Bar Training
  • Certified Host Training Level 1
  • Certified Host Training Level 2
  • Certified Host Training Level 3
  • Certified Expo
Product Knowledge

Product Knowledge

  • Bourbon Basics
  • Gin, everything but the tonic.
  • Rum, Rum, Rum.
  • South of the Border, Tequila and more.
  • Beer Training
  • Hot Sauces and Condiments
  • WSET Level 1
  • WSET Level 2
  • WSET Level 3
Training Department

Training Department

  • Train The Trainer
  • Coach to Coach (Launch Autumn 2016)


  • Hickory’s Orientation
  • Our Road Trip.
  • Chef’s Bar!
Personal Development

Personal Development

  • Social Skills
  • Suggestive Selling
  • Complaint Handling
  • Creative Thinking (Launch Winter 2016)
  • Advanced Bartending
Management and Leadership Program (Launch Autumn 2016)

Floor Managers to Assistant

  • Leadership Alpha
  • Leadership Beta
  • Leadership Gamma
  • Leadership Delta

Assistant Manager to DGM

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Leading Yourself
  • Knowing your Strengths
  • Planning your team’s growth


  • Creating a Performance Culture
  • Managing Performance
  • Development Through Coaching
  • Finance and Personal Presence

Featured Role



If barbecue is your thing or you would love to learn the secrets of smoking….you could be the Chef for us!

Our Hickory’s Chester venue is now looking for CHEFS at ALL LEVELS to join the team.

Apply via the link below

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If you fancy yourself as a Southern-Style Superstar and would like to become part of our team ready for the anticipated re-launch – we want to meet you!

We are now recruiting for full time Chefs, Kitchen Porters and Managers  …

Do you have the spark?

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