40 jobs up for grabs at new Central Station bar and coffee shop

A new bar and coffee shop in Glasgow city centre is looking to recruit 40 members of staff.

Loading Comments

The steak and gin restaurant Alston Bar and Beef, which is due to open at Central Station in May, is hosting two open day recruitment sessions today (27) and Monday from 2pm to 7pm in Waxy O'Connors.

The company behind the venture Glendola are also opening up Gordon Street Coffee at Central Station.

They have also launched a cocktail challenge in partnership with the City of Glasgow College to encourage students to develop a special gin cocktail for the launch night.

More than 80 Hospitality HND students are taking part in the competition which aims to get students to demonstrate their understanding of the botanicals involved in the gin.

Alston Bar and Beef will boast more than 50 types of the spirit from around the world.

The winner of the competition will see their drink served within the new venue and will be one of the first to enjoy it when the doors open.

Matthew Mustard, manager of Alston's, said: "For the students at the college this will be a perfect opportunity to raise their profile with some key people in the trade, but will also give them a first-hand glance at what it takes to develop a restaurant and a menu that will attract diners."

Gordon McIntyre, head of the Hospitality Department at City of Glasgow College, said it was a "fantastic opportunity" for students.

He said: "The cocktail competition will be exciting for the students to work on.

"Cocktails are now back in vogue and available in most quality bars, so this will encourage students to learn more about gin and its versatility as a cocktail ingredient."

Food and drink

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Sussed in the city

Michelle McManus

Special cause helped me to keep off wine

Times Out



TV Advert
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

Hallowe’en, scaremongering reports and loom bands.

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.