Catering Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£25,000 to £26,500 per annum
Salary Description:
£25,000 - £26,500
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If you are a passionate Catering and Hospitality professional with exceptional team management skills read on.. We are looking to recruit a Catering Manager to oversee the catering and hospitality function at Aliwal Barracks in Tidworth.

As Catering Manager, you'll plan, organise and coordinate all catering activity, ensuring to lead the team to deliver service excellence. You'll provide leadership and clear direction to your team, ensuring they are motivated and engaged, and that they understand how their contribution impacts on the business. You will provide support across the site when required, including the management of functions, menu planning and team development within messes on site.

To be truly successful in the role, you’ll have strong leadership skills, be self-motivated and enthusiastic. You’ll have a passion for innovation and be skilled in food delivery and people management.

Frustrated working split shifts, long 12 hour days every day and then working every weekend and bank holidays?  We believe in quality of life not only for our clients! This role is primarily Monday to Friday, however some weekends and evenings may be required as per business needs.

Job DescriptionAs part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs but includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave. We also have a Sodexo Discount scheme, which offers employees and their friends and family the opportunity to benefit from over 1,200 discounts from top retailers both online and in-store.
Main Responsibilities
Plan, organise and coordinate the daily catering activities within the dining facility
Ensure all food is prepared fresh and to a high standard and prepared with due care and attention in regard to special dietary requirements
Implement and maintain the Statutory and Company standards of hygiene, health and safety and take any action as is necessary
Supervise teams to ensure an outstanding service is delivered, providing training or coaching as required
Plan menus utilising a central menu bank, ensuring ordering and control of food stocks are maintained within budget
Manage the catering and front of house teams to ensure service excellent is delivered at all times
Plan, lead and support the delivery of functions and events, some of which may occur outside of normal working hours
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

The Ideal CandidateWhat’s essential:

Previous experience in catering or hospitality and events management, ideally obtained from an similar enviorment
Experience of leading and developing a team to deliver a great service
Demonstrable knowledge of volume catering and delivering high end services and food
Passion for leading a team to deliver great food and service
Excellent communication skills and customer focus
Proactive and highly organised with a great attention to detail
Strong knowledge of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety with a recognised food hygiene qualification

Where we can be flexible:

IOSH and CIEH qualifications or equivalent is desirable
Proven experience of managing client relationships is desirable
Proven track record of leading, managing and developing a team is desirable
Experience of working in a military environment is desirable

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 race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

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: Chloe Bromley

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