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Welcome to our careers page where you’ll find lots of information about this exciting, dynamic and fast-growing business. If you have a passion for food and hospitality, then a career with MPW Restaurants could be just what you are looking for.

Please click on the links below to learn more about our restaurants and career opportunities.

 

About Us

Dubbed the godfather of modern cooking, the first rock-star chef and original ‘enfant terrible’ Marco Pierre White is a renowned chef, restaurateur and TV personality and is one of the world’s most recognisable chefs.

He has led the UK restaurant scene for over 30 years and is regarded by many to have single-handedly dragged it to being at the forefront of modern gastronomy.

He helped kick-start the careers of many famous chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal and Jason Atherton, all of whom trained under him and his acclaimed book, White Heat, is regarded as having influenced the careers of several Michelin starred and celebrity chefs, being described by one critic as "possibly the most influential recipe book of the last 20 years".

He was also the first British chef and the youngest at the time to be awarded three Michelin stars.

Alongside the MPW Restaurants team, he is now dedicated to rolling-out his restaurant concepts to share his love and passion for food

With the 50th venue just around the corner, the focus is to deliver good quality food at affordable prices. 

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The concepts include Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Marco’s New York Italian, Mr White’s English Chophouse, Wheeler’s of St James’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Koffmann & Mr White’s, Bardolino Pizzeria Bellini & Espresso Bar, Wheeler’s Fish & Chips and Marconi Coffee and Juice Bar.

As Marco says he ‘puts interest where there is no interest.’

Marco has also taken his philosophy on dining out overseas resulting in the opening of two international restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

More recently Marco was one of the main draws on a new subscription-based service that has been set up to inspire all chefs and cooks onto greater things. Called BBC Maestro, it’s a platform that lets people learn and be inspired through courses taught by experts in their craft. A host of top talents, from a range of different fields, deliver video courses to teach everything people need to know to follow in their aspirational footsteps so its great to see him get involved with this great new service.

If you want to be part of this journey, then get in touch today.

Careers and Job Opportunities

As a young and dynamic business employing people that are passionate about hospitality and want to provide guests with memorable experiences is at the heart of everything we do.

With venues located right across the UK there are a wide variety of opportunities within the eight restaurant concepts and we’re always on the look out for new members of the team who want to develop a career in the hospitality sector.

Below is a list of all the various roles that we provide at MPW Restaurants – take your time to scroll through each one and see if you fancy giving it a go! You won’t be disappointed.

Back of House

"Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine"

Front of House

"People who give themselves every day. They're the people that I admire, they're real people"

Central Support Team

As our business goes from strength-to-strength it creates opportunities for new people to join the team. To deliver excellence, we need top class talent to ensure our guests want to return again and again. We are always eager to hear from enthusiastic and dedicated people who have a passion for hospitality.

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Kitchen Porter

Nottingham | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

Located at Alea on Wollaton Street the restaurant has become a must-visit for a local food lovers and hotel guests. To carry out general manual duties within the kitchen as directed by the Head Chef and to ensure that all working areas are kept clean and tidy at all times.

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Waiting Staff

Nottingham | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

Located at Alea on Wollaton Street the restaurant has become a must-visit for a local food lovers and hotel guests. As an integral part of the restaurant and bar team, you will be responsible for delivering a service that delights our guests, ensuring that our brand standards are consistently maintained. 

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Chef De Partie

Nottingham | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

A key player within the kitchen brigade, you will play a vital role in assisting in the effective running of the kitchen. Leading by example, your key responsibilities will include overseeing a section of the kitchen, preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the brand food specifications. 

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Restaurant & Bar Assistant

Birmingham | Bardolino

This skyline Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Birmingham is located at the top of The Cube building in the Mailbox district. First impressions are spectacular as you enter the restaurant and experience 360 degree panoramic views overlooking the city.

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Bar Supervisor

Folkestone | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Folkestone treats guests to signature steaks, timeless English and French classics, and a comprehensive selection of premium cocktails. The menu is exclusively curated by Marco himself and is the perfect setting for any occasion from an intimate dinner for two to a family celebration.Located in the Victorian-style Clifton Hotel which dates back to 1864, it offers spectacular views of the English Channel, while the restaurant has become a must-visit for a local food lovers and hotel guests.

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Waiting staff

Folkestone | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Folkestone treats guests to signature steaks, timeless English and French classics, and a comprehensive selection of premium cocktails. The menu is exclusively curated by Marco himself and is the perfect setting for any occasion from an intimate dinner for two to a family celebration.Located in the Victorian-style Clifton Hotel which dates back to 1864, it offers spectacular views of the English Channel, while the restaurant has become a must-visit for a local food lovers and hotel guests.

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Chef De Partie

Folkestone | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Folkestone treats guests to signature steaks, timeless English and French classics, and a comprehensive selection of premium cocktails. The menu is exclusively curated by Marco himself and is the perfect setting for any occasion from an intimate dinner for two to a family celebration.

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Chef De Partie

Milton Keynes | New York Italian

Marco Pierre White's New York Italian can be found at the Holiday Inn city at 500 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes. An all-day dining concept, it's ideal for lunch, dinner, light bites or cocktails. A key player within the kitchen brigade, you will play a vital role in assisting in the effective running of the kitchen. Leading by example, your key responsibilities will include overseeing a section of the kitchen, preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the brand food specifications.

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F&B Team Member

Cardiff | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

You will find The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill on the 6th floor, Dominions Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff. The main objective of the role is to support the Food and Beverage Manager in the running of the Marco Pierre White restaurant, ensuring the guest experience is always to a high standard ensuring Black & White brand standards are met at all times.

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Restaurant Supervisor

Cardiff | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

You will find The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill on the 6th floor, Dominions Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff. As an integral part of the restaurant and bar management team, your duties will involve managing the floor whilst delivering a service that delights our guests. You will deputise in the Restaurant & Bar Manager’s absence and be instrumental in running shifts, supervising the restaurant and bar team and ensuring our brand standards are consistently maintained.

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Bar Team Member

Cardiff | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

You will find The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill on the 6th floor, Dominions Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff. As an integral part of the bar team, you will be responsible for delivering a service that delights our guests, ensuring that our brand standards are consistently maintained.

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Restaurant & Bar Manager

Hull | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

As the Restaurant and Bar Manager, you will be required to oversee all aspects of the Restaurant, Lounge Bar and in addition the hotel’s breakfast service. You will be overseeing a team of multiskilled supervisors and team members.

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Waiting staff

Swansea | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

As an integral part of the restaurant and bar team, you will be responsible for delivering a service that delights our guests, ensuring that our brand standards are consistently maintained. You will find the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill by the Waterfront, SA1 in the stunning J Shed building.

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Assistant Manager

Swansea | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

As an integral part of the restaurant and bar management team, your duties will involve managing the floor whilst delivering a service that delights our guests. You will deputise in the Restaurant & Bar Manager’s absence and be instrumental in running shifts, supervising the restaurant and bar team and ensuring our brand standards are consistently maintained. You will find the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill by the Waterfront, SA1 in the stunning J Shed building.

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Chef De Partie

Milton Keynes | New York Italian

Marco Pierre White's New York Italian can be found at the Holiday Inn city at 500 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes. An all-day dining concept, it's ideal for lunch, dinner, light bites or cocktails. A key player within the kitchen brigade, you will play a vital role in assisting in the effective running of the kitchen. Leading by example, your key responsibilities will include overseeing a section of the kitchen, preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the brand food specifications.

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Restaurant Supervisor

Bristol | Bardolino

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill can be found at Cadbury House in Congresbury. An enchanting venue set within the rolling North Somerset countryside is affords some breathtaking views out towards the Bristol Channel. As an integral part of the restaurant and bar management team, your duties will involve managing the floor whilst delivering a service that delights our guests. You will deputise in the Restaurant & Bar Manager’s absence and be instrumental in running shifts, supervising the restaurant and bar team and ensuring our brand standards are consistently maintained.Your role involves a range of duties, including assisting in the responsibility for the day to day operation of the restaurant/bar and supervising the team. A typical day will include running the floor complying with all legal and health and safety requirements, preparing rotas and workforce planning. You will be instrumental in training, coaching and supporting the team in delivering excellent guest service whilst maximising sales opportunities.

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Restaurant & Bar Team Member

Bristol | Bardolino

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill can be found at Cadbury House in Congresbury. An enchanting venue set within the rolling North Somerset countryside is affords some breathtaking views out towards the Bristol Channel. As an integral part of the restaurant and bar team, you will be responsible for delivering a service that delights our guests, ensuring that our brand standards are consistently maintained. Your role involves a range of duties, including the service of food and drinks from the Marco Pierre White menus. You will be actively involved in preparing the restaurant for service, ensuring high standards of presentation, providing attentive service and ensuring that our guests have a memorable dining experience.

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Restaurant & Bar Waiter

Bristol | Bardolino

Bardolino is a ‘ultra-casual’ restaurant that is located at theclubandspa within Cadbury House in Congresbury. Pizza and pasta are the star dishes while the restaurant takes its name from the town of Marco’s mother’s birthplace and features an all-day express menu of authentic Italian food, coffees an Bellinis.

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Restaurant & Bar Manager

Bristol | Bardolino

Bardolino is a ‘ultra-casual’ restaurant that is located at theclubandspa within Cadbury House in Congresbury. Pizza and pasta are the star dishes while the restaurant takes its name from the town of Marco’s mother’s birthplace and features an all-day express menu of authentic Italian food, coffees an Bellinis.

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Host

Swansea | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

You will find us by the Waterfront, SA1 in the stunning J Shed building. As Restaurant Host you will be the first point of contact for our guests, both face to face and by telephone. Your role will involve you meeting, greeting and seating all guests in a professional, courteous and friendly manner and therefore natural, genuine interaction is a must!

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Sous Chef

Brentwood | New York Italian

Assisting the Head Chef in the day to day running of the MPW kitchen, you will play an active part in the production and service of high-quality dishes using the freshest carefully sourced ingredients, always ensuring adherence to the Marco Pierre White Food Specifications. You will have the confidence and ability to deputise and take ownership of running the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef. 

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Restaurant & Bar Team Member

Salisbury | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

You will find The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in The Stones Hotel on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of Salisbury in the rolling Wiltshire countryside. As an integral part of the restaurant and bar team, you will be responsible for delivering a service that delights our guests, ensuring that our brand standards are consistently maintained.

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Chef de Partie

Salisbury | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

You will find The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in The Stones Hotel on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of Salisbury in the rolling Wiltshire countryside. A key player within the kitchen brigade, you will play a vital role in assisting in the effective running of the kitchen. Leading by example, your key responsibilities will include overseeing a section of the kitchen, preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the brand food specifications. 

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Restaurant & Bar Team Member

Kegworth | New York Italian

As an integral part of the restaurant and bar team, you will be responsible for delivering a service that delights our guests, ensuring that our brand standards are consistently maintained.

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Restaurant & Bar Manager

Kegworth | New York Italian

As Restaurant & Bar Manager you will take responsibility for the day to day management of a busy restaurant and bar operation. Passionate about service and standards you will work hard to make every guest and team member experience memorable, effectively running your restaurant, ensuring that the MPW brand standards and procedures as well as legal requirements are consistently followed.

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Restaurant Manager

Plymouth | Steakhouse, Bar & Grill

As Marco Pierre White Restaurant Manager you’ll be on the front line, delivering on our mission! You’ll be passionate about Food & Beverage and inspirational, going out of your way to make sure that the guest experience is the best they could have. The emphasis is on delivering exceptional standards of service on every occasion to create that memorable dining experience. You’ll have the ability to motivate, and support your team in order to exceed your commercial goals. You’ll understand brand standards and you’ll take ownership and pride in your work.

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Our Culture and Ethos 

All our restaurants are about the experience, the buzz, the atmosphere and enjoying a meal in the company of friends and family.

Marco calls it ‘affordable glamour’ and at MPW Restaurants we aim to deliver memorable experiences to all our guests.

The service is professional, relaxed, knowledgeable and friendly. The food is authentic, fresh and generous and is based on Marco’s ethos of serving classic dishes that are simply cooked.

If these are values you hold, then we want to hear from you.

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Working for MPW Restaurants

Our restaurants are lively places to work and provide excellent career opportunities.

We work with some of the world’s best known hotel brands such as Hilton, Best Western, IHG, Hotel Indigo, Jury’s Inn and Accor.

Our venues can also be found in casinos, health clubs or as stand-alone destination restaurants. This diversity provides a fantastic opening to developing a highly rewarding career in the hospitality sector.

There are also currently eight different concepts spread right across the UK, so there’s a great variety to choose from.

But don’t take our word for it! Take a look at some of the profiles below from some of the team who work in some of our restaurants.

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What do you love most about your job?
I love working as part of a team and the satisfaction that we give to our guests.

How would you describe a typical day in your role?
In my role as Head Chef, I am responsible for the efficient and effective running of the Kitchen which includes managing the health and safety of the kitchen, profit and loss, and the development of the brigade.

What training and development have you had during your time with the brand?
Training and development is an area that I am particularly interested in and working with MPW Restaurants has provided me with the opportunity to assist with new restaurant and chef training. I have also been instrumental in designing and developing a new Kitchen Training Manual, attending and supporting with menu development and chef cook-offs, and assisting with a Marco Pierre White book signing event.

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What do you love most about your job?
I have worked in the kitchen at Marco's New York Italian in Kegworth for 7 months now and the best thing about the job is the people I work with, the camaraderie and the opportunity to constantly learn new things.

How would you describe a typical day in your role?
As Chef De Partie, my job is to support the Head Chef in ensuring the smooth running of the kitchen. I am responsible for setting up and looking after whichever section I am on in the kitchen and cooking the menu dishes to Marco's food specifications. My role also encompasses the training of new members of the kitchen brigade.

What training and development have you had during your time with the brand?
Brand and menu training, Level 2 Certificates in Health & Safety and Food Safety.
MPW Restaurants also run a Culinary Academy which offers chefs of all levels the opportunity to enhance their culinary skills.

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What do you love most about your job?

Anyone who works in hospitality gets into it because they are social people. We like to meet new people, learn from others, converse and get to know new connections. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse in Liverpool is a vibrant, social environment where I take great satisfaction from seeing a smile on our guest’s faces, or celebrating a special occasion. I am also very lucky to work with a great group of people who are energetic, passionate and driven, and this makes being in our restaurant a great place to be.

How would you describe a typical day in your role?

One of the great things about our industry is no day is the same! But certainly, an average day involves a mixture of forecasting our revenues and cost to ensure profitability, team engagement, auditing our standards and trying to identify market trends and strategy moving forward. A lot of my role is based in the future, trying to project, identify and prepare, but also ensuring I am engaging with the team in the here and now. I also make time to ensure that the quality of what we do is in line with the Marco Pierre White brand standards, and of course talking to our guests.

What training and development have you had during your time with the brand?

The Black and White brand training is based on two levels. Firstly, we ensure we are legally compliant and following all the correct legislation in relation to health and safety, fire safety and food safety. The second part is technical skills, be that food, beverage or service – there are numerous online training sessions, presentations, or events to attend – all of which help to grow and develop you. One of the most important factors is the community of other great people, who are always at the end of the phone to speak to for advice, direction or to talk through some ideas.

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What do you most love about your job?

To work with fresh ingredients and professional staff.

How would describe a typical day in your role?

When I come in, I check the daily business, bookings, functions or any other events. Then I am in the kitchen checking the fridges for the quality of the products, while also checking the date labels and the stock.

Then it’s time to start preparation according to the daily business.

Around 4.00pm I will have a meeting with the kitchen and stewarding team to discuss what is going on in the hotel / restaurant, then at 5.30pm it’s time to get ready for dinner service.

What training and development have you had during your time with the brand?

The training is not only for the kitchen requirements like Health & Safety, Food Safety and so on. As well in my position I’ve got additional training on the service side plus wines and champagne training. But the best training is always when the development chefs are on site to work and implement new menu items. At the same time, it’s a fun day!

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What do you love most about your job?

Being located in a destination city means I get to meet so many people. I am a socialite and I love to get to know the guests that visit us. For me it’s about making a lasting and memorable connection. I work with an incredibly hard working team which is the most rewarding part for me and seeing them grow and succeed alongside the business.

How would you describe a typical day in your role?

I love that every day is different. Our booking system is our bible and this determines the shift. My main focus is preparation, team performance and a seamless service. For me preparation and being organised is everything while team performance and guest’s satisfaction will come naturally from this. The majority of my role is floor based, but I also support with enquires, sales and marketing.

What training and development have you had during your time with the brand?

I began my journey working on Sales and Events for the restaurant. I absolutely love event planning and being able to work with the sales and marketing team in the hotel. This was such a rewarding experience, I felt that I needed a new challenge and I was able to step into the Restaurant & Bar Supervisor role. I can now bring my sales and event knowledge and tie this into the operation side of the business. I have been lucky enough to work with some great people who have been able to guide and teach me and recognise my potential.

Black and White offers different courses throughout the year. Not only is this a great opportunity for senior staff but we are able to send our team members on courses for development. There is a great network of support and there is always someone at the end of the phone to help guide and support you and your restaurant. 

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What do you love most about your job?

Working within an amazing team day in day out, helping to develop team members every day whilst having the opportunity to work closely with some of the best food and beverage suppliers around.

How would you describe a typical day in your role?

Not a single day is the same! Usually there is a mixture of being on the floor, overseeing the food and beverage service as it happens and interacting with guests, alongside the daily reporting and forecasting. I love to get involved, whether that be seating guests or making cocktails here and there, that comes from a passion for the job I do. On the other side, meeting with suppliers and planning for the future is of the most exciting parts of the day.

What training and development have you had during your time with the brand?

I have had the opportunity to travel to other sites across the country and witness first-hand how they operate which is an amazing thing in itself. I have managed to complete a ‘Train the Trainer’ course to better understand how to maximise the full benefit of training for team members. Through the brand I have also managed to arrange on site trainings with industry experts for wine, cocktail, coffee, steak along with many others, whilst also getting to send my own team on off-site trainings as well. The brand have also supported my team and I with fire, health and safety, food hygiene, licensing as well as the all-important Covid training, putting training and development at the heart of what we do.

Training and Development 

"If you have a dream, you have a responsibility to yourself to make it come true ... Because if you don't you're just a dreamer" Marco Pierre White

 

At MPW Restaurants, we believe that training and development are essential to building the confidence and success of our restaurant teams.

When joining our restaurant and kitchen teams, every team member will be provided with a structured training plan.

The MPW training plan has been designed to include a blended learning approach which will consist of on the job training, e-learning, supplier visits and classroom style training.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, from Day 1 you will learn about delicious food, carefully selected wines and how to provide our guests with a memorable experience in a relaxed and friendly environment.

If you are looking for career development, we can help you to achieve your aspirations.

You will be provided with numerous skills development opportunities in key areas of our business such as Coffee, Cocktails, Wine, Steaks and even the chance to become an in-house training champion yourself!

Our Culinary Academy enables newly appointed or experienced chefs to further develop their culinary skills, knowledge and expertise.

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Benefits and Rewards  

  • A great learning culture
  • Exciting learning and development opportunities
  • Be part of a modern, forward thinking brand experience
  • 50% discount in MPW Restaurants
  • Regular incentives
  • Supplier visits
  • Culinary Masterclasses and Development Days
  • Marco Pierre White Train the Trainer Courses
  • Training and development to be become an onsite product specialist; Steaks, Coffee, Wine, Spirits and Cocktails
  • Internal and external Culinary Competitions

At Marco Pierre White Restaurants we will provide you with the opportunity to grow your career with a fast moving restaurant business dedicated to investing in people and skills development.

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