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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


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

Personal Development

  • Social Skills
  • Suggestive Selling
  • Complaint Handling
  • Creative Thinking
  • Advanced Bartending
Management and Leadership Program

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


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 our newest addition to the Hickory’s family is now open in the village of Gresty Green just outside of Shavington, between Nantwich and Crewe.

Join us on our journey TODAY CLICK HERE

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