• Pub group on the lookout for a professional roast potato tester – and they’ll pay £500

Pub group on the lookout for a professional roast potato tester – and they’ll pay £500

6 September 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Following on from New World Trading Company’s previous paid-to-eat roles including Kebabs, Yorkshire Puddings and Pigs in Blankets, The Botanist is looking to hire a ‘pro-tato tester.’ If you know what makes a spud special or a how to build a ‘roast worth a boast’, The Botanist need your weekend job skillset. 

The full ‘salary’ includes £500 on completion of your first tasting, a roast dinner for you and five of your closest family and friends, a year’s worth of free roasts for two, plus your own personal business card to prove you’re the expert.

The role has been created to celebrate The Botanist’s new ‘family-style’ sharing roasts. There’s a choice of five perfectly-roasted meats or a vegan wellington all served with a Yorkshire pudding, alongside sharing boards of maple glazed carrots, signature roast potatoes, minted greens, and jugs of gravy.

Guests can select from Roast Sirloin of Beef with horseradish sauce, Roast Chicken, Pot Roast Lamb Shoulder with mint sauce, Slow Roast Honey Glazed Pork Belly with apple sauce or the vegan Celeriac, Mushroom and Pearl Barley Wellington in a creamy cashew porcini sauce, encased in puff pastry. 

The pro-tato testers will also have a ‘side-hustle’ to ensure The Botanist’s Sunday side boards are as good as the main event. Designed to share between two or three people, these contain all four of The Botanist’s favourite sides: Shorrock’s Lancashire Cauliflower Cheese with Parmesan crumb, Creamed Cabbage with smoked bacon, Pork, Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls with sour cherries and Pigs in Blankets in cranberry glaze. 

“One thing we’ve definitely missed over the last year is sitting down and sharing a roast with our nearest and dearest,” says James Scott, The Botanist’s Executive Chef. “Our latest Botanist roast menu is designed with those moments in mind. I’m hoping the Pro-tato Tester can help us ensure our roast is always worth sharing.”

Keen for feedback, The Botanist collect reviews from every plate served through a short end-of-meal survey which is collected via Yumpingo tablets. “This position is a natural extension of how important feedback is for us in making sure every Roast is worth sharing,” adds James.

If you’re still peckish after all that, The Botanist have also introduced sharing desserts including a Nutella croissant bread and butter pudding with Biscoff custard and vanilla ice cream and a strawberry and rhubarb crumble with custard and vanilla ice cream

Famed for its Hanging Kebab, The Botanist, which has 22 locations across the UK including The Oast House and The Botanists in Alderley Edge, Deansgate, Didsbury, Knutsford and MediaCityUK, have a track record of food roles with over 1000 applicants for their previous foodie job in 2018 of Yorkshire Pudding Taste Tester. 

Those interested in the ‘pro-tato tester’ role should visit https://thebotanist.uk.com/roast-tester before applications close on September 12th. 

If you prefer to enjoy your weekends off work, The Botanist sharing roasts can be booked HERE


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