People think bowling alley food is just hot dogs and chips. They’re surprised by the menu that we offer. We’ve got not just a burger,… More >
People think bowling alley food is just hot dogs and chips. They're surprised by the menu that we offer. We've got not just a burger, we've got home-made beef burgers.
Home-made Macaroni cheese. You can select what type of burger you want. You can add different things – jalopino, extra cheese – it's nice to have that option. I think most people come into bowl and then they see the menu and realise we've got quite a nice choice and that they should eat here. The most popular dish in Milton Keynes is the Empire State burger, that's a choice of beef, chicken or veggie pattie with bacon, onion rings and salad. But my favourite? I'm not a vegetarian but the Mozzarella and Pesto burger is just so nice especially if you have it with the spicy relish.
I just love the atmosphere in there – with all the people that I work with and the customers that come in. It helps if… More >
I just love the atmosphere in there - with all the people that I work with and the customers that come in. It helps if you're an enthusiastic person and enjoy your job.
I cover the bar and reception sometimes as well, but the lanes are my favourite place to work. It's great to work somewhere where you can be yourself and be passionate about going to work every day. You should have a look if there are any jobs in your local Hollywood Bowl or AMF Centre, you won't regret it.
We have some fantastic opportunities for you to join our teams and represent the Hollywood Bowl and AMF Bowling centres across the UK. You’ll have… More >
We have some fantastic opportunities for you to join our teams and represent the Hollywood Bowl and AMF Bowling centres across the UK.
You'll have the chance to gain some brilliant experience, while you offer our customers a great experience too. That's why I feel we attract the best people. Why? Because of the way Hollywood Bowl Group recognise and reward performance. That we're able to offer you the chance to show everyone what you're about. Your care for people is an important aspect of being a Team Member or Manager here and it will help you build a really tight bond as a team. Whether it's you first job on the Lanes or a Manager with plenty of experience, you'll get so much from working in our centres.
I like people to be reliable and passionate about what they’re doing. We look for people who will compliment each other. That can be combination… More >
I like people to be reliable and passionate about what they're doing. We look for people who will compliment each other. That can be combination of experience, enthusiasm and personality.
So someone with more experience can help support the less experienced members of the team, so everyone is able to develop themselves. It's all about working well together and sharing skills. There are such diverse areas to work in from the Lanes where you're creating an experience for customers to the Kitchen and Bar which need a particular skillset. That's where personality comes into play and we do try to encourage everyone to be themselves when they're working here.
This is one of the best kitchens I’ve ever worked in. I’ve done fine dining, pub dining and fast food restaurants but working here you’ve… More >
This is one of the best kitchens I've ever worked in. I've done fine dining, pub dining and fast food restaurants but working here you've got more support than where I've been before.
If you need some equipment, they'll get it sorted straight away. So you're under less pressure and you can do the things that you're good at. It's nice to have a company that supports you. There are busy times which are mainly after school during term time and the weekends obviously. But we get regular customers as well. The other day I had one customer in who had a starter, main and dessert and afterwards they said 'I'm going to be your regular now' and hey come in every week just for the food. want to stay here for as long as I can. And I've been asked, that in the future when Hollywood Bowl Group open any new bowling centres or refurbish older ones, if I would go along and train the new chefs. I'd never have expected that when I started here.
What makes a good Team Member? They need to have a great personality, happy in their role and enjoy dealing with all types of customers…. More >
What makes a good Team Member? They need to have a great personality, happy in their role and enjoy dealing with all types of customers.
Ensuring that every customer has a good experience with us. No matter if it's when they first come in to the centre and arrive at Reception, their time on the lanes, if they enjoy a drink in the bar or a meal in Harry's Kitchen – a good Team Member makes all the difference. If you like the sound of that variety, you should see what opportunities we have in our teams around your area.
As a Manager what I look for in our Team Members is mainly about personality and communication skills because having interaction with customers is very… More >
As a Manager what I look for in our Team Members is mainly about personality and communication skills because having interaction with customers is very important.
Seeing if you're bubbly, smiley and are able to offer great customer service. You need to be prepared and ready for when you start work in a centre. But don't be scared of being new, our teams are all very welcoming. They've all been in your position before and know what it can feel like. It can be very busy in a centre but we make sure you have the right training to help you and you'll be shadowed by a Team Leader over your first few days.
I’m happy doing what I’m doing but if there is a better opportunity then I would take it. But this job role really interests me… More >
I'm happy doing what I'm doing but if there is a better opportunity than I would take it. But this job role really interests me and I couldn't ask to work with a better Tech Team.
We make sure everything runs smoothly so the customer gets the full experience – without too many lane faults. So if something does go wrong, we get in there and sort it out as quick as possible. I've always been mechanically and electronically minded, so doing this is a big ego boost to me when I find the right solution. It's just nice to do something right. We do work shifts and my favourites are Friday and Saturday nights. They're our busiest times of the week and I try to walk the floor as much as I can as it's when you get the most interactions with customers as well. It's just nice to see all those people coming in and out of the doors and making sure everyone is happy.
The interviews are really different. There was a big group of people and we had to do a variety of exercises. In one of them… More >
The interviews are really different. There was a big group of people and we had to do a variety of exercises. In one of them you had a minute to talk about something specific, mine was “If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?”
So I chose a roast dinner and being a veggie, I talked about a vegetarian gravy and just vegetables really. It was good fun even though it was unusual, I know why Hollywood Bowl Group do it and it's a great way to see what kind of person you are. And you should be yourself, that's what everyone here wants you to be. I'd definitely recommend you see if there's anything available at your local Hollywood Bowl or AMF Centre.