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Funken Lodge is looking for.........Waiter Fine Dining Restaurant (M/F)
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Travel & Tourism







Application Deadline: July 19, 2024

Location: Longyearbyen

Workspace type: On-site

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Micaela Garcia

Job Description

Are you ready to join a thriving team, aiming to create and offer something truly unique? Is your focus on high-quality ingredients and exceptional service? Join our team in Funktionærmessen Restaurant on Svalbard. Enjoy a culinary journey of delicious food and drinks, while admiring the stunning view over Longyearbyen. The kitchen presents intriguing flavor combinations inspired by an international cuisine from our à la carte menu and our signature dishes: King crab and dry-aged Côte de Bœuf.

The restaurant was originally the dining hall for the sophisticated officials of the coal mining company. Today it is a favorite among many locals, and an attractive place for visitors.
Our wine cellar also holds a wonderful collection of vintage wines. The wine list rises to all occasions and contains many different wines from a broad selection of producers with one of the best selections of champagne in the Nordic countries.

We take pride in our work and are seeking the right individual. You have a strong passion for your craft, minimum 3 years of experience and master the basics. In addition, you view your role as an integral and important part of the team and appreciate what it takes to create extraordinary culinary experiences.

The right person is curious, has high standards, sees the value of being part of a sustainable operation and appreciates the unique opportunities our location inspires.

If you're interested in developing your skills, we are looking forwards to know more about you!


The Waiter provides hospitality services, primarily serving superior food and drinks but also contributing to the experience of the diners. He/she often meets and welcomes guests, seats them swiftly, takes drinks orders, provides menus and ensure that all their needs are met.

He/she reports to the First Waitress and is responsible for ensuring that our guests receive an exceptional service when visiting our restaurant during dinner hours.

The Waiter conveys the image of the restaurant through their exemplary attitude, warm and friendly welcome, professionalism, and knowledge.

Skills & Requirements


▪ In-depth knowledge of the rules and techniques of fine dining service.

▪ Good interpersonal skills and a perfect mastery of customer relationship codes to meet guests' high expectations.

▪ Extensive knowledge of the menu and the wine list and working with the kitchen and other staff to keep excellent guest satisfaction.

▪ Precision and attention to detail in table setting and order accuracy.

▪ The practice of English or more foreign languages is recommended to advise clients


The company is a part of the Norwegian Union and follows its benefits and salary rules.

- 10 days off a month

- 5 weeks of vacation

- 1 weekend off a month

- Salary based on studies and experience

- Extra wages on evening and weekend hours

- Tax in Svalbard is 15.9%

- Good pension and insurance schemes

- Discounts within our company (restaurants, activities, boat tours, hotels)


Practice of English necessary, one or more foreign languages is a plus | Expert knowledge of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails | Extensive food and wine knowledge and curiosity | Professionalism and poise in a high-end dining environment |

About the company

Hurtigruten Svalbard AS er Svalbards eldste og største reiselivsbedrift og turoperatør, med forretningskontor i Longyearbyen. Selskapet er heleid av Hurtigruten AS. Hurtigruten Svalbard AS eier og drifter Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Funken Lodge, Coal Miners’ Cabins, Huset og et bakeri. Innenfor selskapsstrukturen inngår også outdoor-butikken Longyear78 og Ing. G. Paulsen (IGP) som er en handelsbedrift med salg og service av snøscootere, båt og tilhørende utstyr.

Hurtigruten Svalbard AS er sertifisert for ISO 9001 og 14001

Selskapet har per i dag ca. 200 ansatte og ca. 150 årsverk, og en årlig omsetning på rundt 300 millioner kroner.

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