A CAFÃ owner has teamed up with the newly refurbished Dorset Museum to serve food to patrons when it reopens – with its delighted owner announcing that jobs are now up for grabs.
Todd Moffat, who runs the Chesil Beach cafe alongside his partner Louise, expands his business to cover the Dorset Museum when it reopens to the public on May 28 after the completion of a Â£ 16.1million construction project sterling which debuted in October 2018.
Mr Moffat, who also runs the Taste Brasserie in Dorchester, said due to the expansion he would hire more staff.
He said: âWe are looking for five new staff members for the Chesil Beach CafÃ©, including a new apprentice chef.
âFor Taste Brasserie, we are looking to hire three new staff members as well as an apprentice chef and chef.
âWe seek to provide excellent catering to the museum to make it a fantastic hub for the community.
“At the museum, we are hiring two full-time staff and an apprentice chef.”
Museum spokesperson David Goulden said: âThe new Dorset Museum CafÃ© in the historic wing of the museum is a bright, modern room with plush seating and art-adorned walls.
“We are delighted to have Todd and the Taste team on board to lead this very unique dining and socializing space. A perfect addition to the new museum experience.”
The museum, formerly known as the Dorset County Museum on High West Street, was originally scheduled to reopen in September last year, but patrons have been forced to postpone the reopening date due to the impact of the pandemic of Covid-19 on refurbishment progress.
Funding for the redevelopment came mainly from the National Lottery Heritage Fund – which donated Â£ 11.43million to the project – and additional funds were raised from trusts, foundations, local authorities and individual donors.
In addition to collections of archeology, art, literature, geology and history of international importance, the galleries of the museum will include interactive exhibits and audiovisual presentations.
Todd and Louise Moffat took over the management of the Chesil Beach CafÃ© in Portland in February 2013.
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