French Restaurant group Côte is set to create up to 600 jobs across the UK in 2014 as it continues its expansion.
The comes shortly after the company, which was acquired by CBPE Capital for £100m in September last year, announced a 28% increase in profits.
Côte currently has 47 sites, with more locations set to open in Kingston-upon-Thames and Manchester in March, with a further two in Wokingham and Cobham due to open their doors by the Summer. A Bishop's Stortford site will follow towards the end of the year.
Côte, known for its bistro French cooking, has been one of the fastest growing operators in the casual dining sector over the past few years. It has now launched a major recruitment campaign, in order to add to the company's pool of talent and fill a variety of roles, from sous chef and front of house vacancies to managerial opportunities.
"It's an exciting time for Côte, and we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to join us on our incredible journey. As a result of our rapid expansion there are many exciting career opportunities available, and we can offer excellent opportunities for future promotion and career advancement through our Career Development Programme," said joint managing direct Harald Samuelsson.
"The sky really is the limit in terms of career opportunities with us. We only employ the best and offer very competitive packages, as we value our team and like to reward their enthusiasm and hard work."
Samuelsson further added: "We are also looking at other sites to open in 2014, in line with our target of a minimum of 10 restaurants a year."
Côte was launched by the former management team of Strada, Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians, in August 2007 with a site in Wimbledon Village. It came after the pair sold Strada to restaurant group Tragus in a deal worth £140m in June that year. Last year, Bassadone won Caterer and Hotelkeeper‘s Restaurateur of the Year - Group Catey.