Opening on 14th February 2022, our new Kypseli Taverna at No 15 Stone Street

New Greek dishes for our new Greek Taverna, Kypseli – which means Hive in Greek.

Our new taverna will be a community space where friends and family gather to eat and enjoy one another’s company, as well as being a local food shop.

Kypseli at No15 Stone Street will offer vibrant indoor and outdoor dining areas, serving delicious freshly-prepared food and will also be a speciality food shop retailing some of the very best produce from across Kent, Sussex and the Greek islands.

Feast your eyes on the 24hr marinated chicken/pork souvlaki plate with home made tzatziki, warm aromatic pita bread and crispy Greek salad, served with an award-winning Lazaridi ‘Queen of Hearts’ white wine spritzer. Or our luscious Pastitsio which is one of our Greek specialities, sort of like a Greek lasagna meets moussaka!

We look forward to welcoming you to our new Cranbrook Greek eatery from Valentine’s day 2022.

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The Kypseli Background

Kypseli in the heart of Cranbrook is being established by an Anglo-Greek family to meet demand for a relaxed space where friends and family can meet for a coffee, a chat and a bite to eat; as well as provide a food shop and educational space. Originally from Cranbrook, marriage to a Corfiot has resulted in dual heritage children and grandchildren who live and work locally and attend schools in the town and the surrounding area.

We are passionate about the Mediterranean model of family supporting other another, working alongside one another and making a contribution to community.

Tavernas are relaxed community spaces usually found in a village square or town centre in Greece, but the concept has now been re-created around the world. The word ‘taverna’ derives from Latin meaning shop and they usually combine food retail, food service and a space to privately talk or for public meet-ups and conversation. Having established a taverna in Corfu in the 1980s, which still trades to this day, the family has first-hand experience of the vibrant atmosphere and human connection that offering a welcoming space for all ages can create. Good hearty healthy food, multi-generational dining and bringing people together is what can be expected in a taverna.

What makes Kypseli Unique?

  1. Open 7 days a week (during the summer – dates to be advised). Mon-Sat during the winter months.
  2. Employing 10 local residents
  3. A food retail shop selling Kent, Sussex and Greek products from oils, vinegars and teas to honeys, chocolates, beers and wines, including an eco-friendly herb and flora-fauna tea refill centre.
  4. A delicatessen counter offering pots and platters of olives, dips, cheeses, peppers and an array other locally sourced and Greek produce.
  5. A patisserie counter offering exquisite savoury and sweet pastries, cakes and warm pita breads.
  6. Taverna tables for families to enjoy freshly produced, mostly oven-baked and one-pot specialities from our Greek kitchen with meat being supplied by butchers in the town and fresh produce from farms in the parish and the Weald.
  7. A rear terrace for guests to be able to sit outside
  8. Small foodie talks, demonstrations and workshops.
    1. Nutrition and diet
    2. The science behind healthy Mediterranean food
    3. Recipes to try at home
    4. Talks and tastings by local producers

The Hive Group

The family also owns a multi-purpose co-work and community space three doors down the street at Number 19 Stone Street which also has a small Greek meze kitchen and licensed bar, but due to overwhelming public demand we cannot fit all of our functions into one space, hence the decision to open the taverna..

The two venues combined will employ more than 15 local residents and in Spring 2022 both will become NVQ workplace training sites where staff will be learning and qualifying through their work in catering, hospitality and management.

We are also recruiting for Front of House & Kitchen Staff at Kypseli & The Hive at No19.

Kypseli will offer:

  • Greek eatery with hospitality terrace
  • Speciality food shop
  • English & Mediterranean deli
  • Patisserie
  • Barista coffee
  • Wine bar

Hive Employment Ethics

The Hive directors believe in personal and professional development in the workplace and enabling each member of staff to reach their full potential. The company invests in training, does not operate zero-hours contracts and pays above the minimum wage.

Applications

Please review the positions listed to establish which position may be suitable for you and send us an email at manager@hivehubs.buzz

  • Attaching your CV
  • Stating which position you are interested in
  • Outlining what you believe you can bring to the team

Please ensure that when you submit your email you have checked and supplied your current contact telephone number.


The Jobs at Kypseli Taverna, 15 Stone Street, Cranbrook

Front of House

Are you courteous and confident with customers? Have you worked in hospitality delivering excellent customer service with a smile? We are looking for ‘front of house’ that are well presented and understand the importance of providing prompt and professional service to our customers. You will be assisting managers with day-to-day organisational tasks, taking food orders, serving behind the deli, patisserie and barista counters and undertaking any other tasks deemed necessary to support your colleagues and provide an efficient service to our guests.

  • The Hive is a family business. We work as a team and we expect all those joining us to be reliable, punctual, flexible and committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • All job roles require staff to work across day time and evening shifts, as well as week days and weekends.
  • The Hive believes in personal and professional development in the workplace and enabling each member of staff to reach their full potential.
  • The company invests in training, does not operate zero-hours contracts and pays above minimum wage.

Kitchen Assistant

Are you passionate about preparing and presenting fabulous tasty food? Do you have experience of supporting chefs in a busy kitchen with an appetite to learn more about different flavours and dishes?  We are looking for confident and capable kitchen assistants that have great energy and are keen to make a valuable contribution to the smooth running of our chef’s team. You will be preparing and cooking food, as well as playing an important part in ensuring that every meal that is heading to a table is of good quality and tastes and looks its best.

  • The Hive is a family business. We work as a team and we expect all those joining us to be reliable, punctual, flexible and be committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • All job roles require staff to work across day time and evening shifts, as well as week days and weekends.
  • The Hive believes in personal and professional development in the workplace and enabling each member of staff to reach their full potential.
  • The company invests in training, does not operate zero-hours contracts and pays above minimum wage.

Kitchen Service

Are you a stickler for cleanliness and hygiene? Do you have an eye for detail and keeping all things fresh, neat and tidy? We are looking for ‘kitchen service’ staff to maintain high standards of hygiene throughout the premises, process all washing up, step in to help clear tables when we are busy and keep all items of catering and serving equipment in pristine condition. You will also be expected to assist with stock control and take on the responsibility of other tasks as and when required.

  • The Hive is a family business. We work as a team and we expect all those joining us to be reliable, punctual, flexible and be committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • All job roles require staff to work across day time and evening shifts, as well as week days and weekends.
  • The Hive believes in personal and professional development in the workplace and enabling each member of staff to reach their full potential.

The company invests in training, does not operate zero-hours contracts and pays above minimum wage.


Applications

Please review the positions listed to establish which position may be suitable for you and send us an email at manager@hivehubs.buzz

  • Attaching your CV
  • Stating which position you are interested in
  • Outlining what you believe you can bring to the team

Please ensure that when you submit your email you have checked and supplied your current contact telephone number.