Catering General Manager

Posted 28 May 2024
Salary Up to £55,000 p/a
Job type Full Time
Sector EventsEducation
Expiry 26 June 2024
Contact NameGeorge Murdoch

Job description

Catering General Manager

Education Sector


Up to £55,000 per annum
37.5 hours a week
30 days holidays and 8 days public holidays

An wonderful opportunity has arisen for an experienced, proactive & highly motivated Catering General Manager to oversee an expansive catering operation in a highly regarded academic institution; responsible for the day-to-day operation of the venues catering services.

With a passion for delicious food and engaging service, the Catering General Manager will work closely with the Executive Chef and wider management team to ensure a high quality, fresh, nutritious and seasonal food offer is provided to students, staff and visitors.

Suitable candidates will embrace current food trends, bringing innovative culinary ideas to the table whilst seeking continuous operational improvement in the catering department.

In addition to the day to day catering operation, the Catering General Manager will be responsible for a full calendar of hospitality events, ranging from seasonal one day events and society meetings to banquet style dinners and a host of other functions. The role of the Catering General Manager in this context is to liaise closely with the Hospitality Operations Manager in the timely delivery of all food and beverages to these events.

Flexibility to support a range of requests and requirements is essential. The Catering General Manager will be expected to be friendly, compassionate and professional in all of their dealings with the students, visitors and staff.

The Catering General Manager also plays a significant role in maintaining kitchen standards to comply with legislation, managing the functionality and safety of kitchen equipment and addressing all health & safety issues.

Procurement and supply chain management is another key part of the role, developing relationships with local supply to procure the best quality, seasonal produce with minimal environmental impact.

Full job role will be discussed during the application process.

Candidate experience, skills & qualities

Qualifications and Skills

  • Considerable experience in a managerial role within a high volume catering or similar environment;

  • Sound financial awareness;

  • Strong awareness of and adherence to Food Hygiene and Health & Safety Regulations;

  • Good all round knowledge of all areas within a catering department.

  • Excellent organisational skills;

  • Strong leadership qualities to embrace, engage and influence others in leading on new ideas and change and to deliver a first class catering and service provision;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and staff;

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

Personal Qualities 

  • Passion for delivering great food and a first class catering service;

  • Confidence to lead and engage teams;

  • Positive, hands on, cheerful, can do attitude;

  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others;

  • Sense of own initiative;

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team with a flexible approach to the role;

  • Strong, innovative and supportive leader.

We are seeking candidates with experience in large scale, multi faceted catering operations, ideally in the education, corporate catering management or tourism sector. We look forward to receiving your application and discussing the details of this incredible opportunity further.

Off to Work is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We believe that a diverse team leads to innovation, collaboration, and better outcomes for our employees, customers, and community. We are dedicated to promoting a culture where everyone feels valued, respected, and included by championing the principle that ‘All are welcome’. We are a Disability Confident Committed organisation.

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and join us in our mission to become the number one high-level Hospitality Training centre and Staffing Solutions Company in the world.