Catering Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £30,000 plus benefits
Job Ref:

Sodexo have an exciting opportunity for a Catering Manager to join our team in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. 

This role is responsible for managing our catering teams, front of house delivery, cafe and retail offerings and plays a vital role within our team.  

Our ideal candidate will have fantastic people skills, will be able to demonstrate proven experience within a similar role and have excellent attention to detail. 

Our wealth of experience partnering Government Agencies means we are able to transfer best practices from the corporate sector to create better working environments in the public sector. We bring services that increase employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity to the public sector to help support government to deliver on its promised outcomes while reducing costs. Our goal is to improve service outcomes and increase overall value to the taxpayer.

Package DescriptionUp to £30,000 plus benefits

Full time - Monday - Friday 

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more

All offers are subject to security clearance checks 
Main Responsibilities
Manage catering in all kitchens 
Manage front of house delivery throughout all messes 
Manage delivery of the Café retail offer 
Support the running of mess bars in relation to functions 
Manage delivery of all hospitality, functions and events including billing  
Drive on site catering performance  
Conduct performance reviews and development plans for all of your direct reports 
Stand in for GM’s absence with client meetings and site management 
To promote and manage functions including planning, menus and costing  
Plan, organise and coordinate all catering activity 
Ensure standards of service detailed in the service level agreement and within the schedules of the contractual terms and conditions are achieved, maintained and developed 
Grow services in order to meet client and commercial expectations whilst maintaining strict budgetary control in line with client and Sodexo expectations 
Continually monitor all food standards and hygiene standards and ensure they are maintained at the highest level 
Maintain excellent client/customer relationships 
Attend team briefs, huddles and meetings as required 
Attend your performance development review to discuss job standards and agree development activities  
Maintain a clean and tidy work area at all times 

The Ideal Candidate
Demonstrate experience of working in a similar role within the service industry at a comparable level in a company 
Good numerical and communication skills, must be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication  
Management knowledge of health & safety and food safety 
Able to work on own initiative within a team environment 
Able to demonstrate working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) 
Proven experience in hospitality sector, including stock management, cash control and customer service 
Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards  
Analyse problems analytically, develop opportunities and implement innovative solutions  

About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business. We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Marta Jendraszek

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