Catering Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£32,000 to £37,000 per annum
Salary Description:
c. £32,00 - £35,000
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This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your catering career in a prestigious environment. As Catering Manager, you will lead the delivery of catering services and build long term client relationships at a high profile independent school. This is a prestigious contract and will therefore provide the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills and develop within a growing business.

This position will suit a real foodie, who is passionate about quality, high standards of service and developing new ideas and services.

Main responsibilities
Efficient management of the daily catering services for pupils, including a restaurant and café/tuck shop.
Oversee a busy hospitality operation, with portfolio of internal and external events and functions
Effectively lead and develop the catering team to deliver an outstanding service to client, customers and students.
Control and monitor the financial performance of the unit and to maintain costs within pre-budgeted targets.
Ensure all food is prepared fresh and to a high standard as per service level agreement, Company policy and current legislation.
Establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with individuals at all levels within the Company and the Client organisation.
Implement and maintain the Statutory and Company standards of hygiene, health and safety and take any action as is necessary.

Ideal candidate
Previous catering management experience, with high expectation of service standards.
Experience of managing a team within a catering environment
Excellent attention to detail and passionate about service
Excellent client and customer relationship skills
Confidence to lead and engage teams
Good financial awareness
Excellent communication skills
Passion for delivering great food and service
Strong adherence to Food Hygiene and Health & Safety

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the 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.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.


catering manager, catering, Reading

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Nicholls

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