Catering Manager - Wolverhampton

Job Description

Our Client is a specialist school catering business born in 2009 out of a passion for great tasting food. They’re all about providing fresh, delicious and exciting meals that bring a healthy dose of fun to the school day. This small, independent, Midlands-based company has a family feel, and focuses on building strong relationships with their teams and clients. This means that their employees, their well being and the opportunities for development and growth within the business are extremely important to them. They reward their teams and recognise their hard work to make sure they feel happy and valued in their roles.

As a Catering Manager, you will have full financial and operational responsibility for your school's catering facility. You will be focusing on delivering exceptional service, whilst preparing and cooking food with a creative twist to make school mealtimes fun and exciting.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Managing the team to ensure a consistently fantastic dining experience for students and staff in line with company standards
  • Leading, hands-on, in the preparation and cooking of delicious and nutritious meals of the highest quality, using our, and overseeing menu development
  • Providing outstanding support and guidance to the team
  • Leading, developing, coaching and training all staff in a positive and motivating manner
  • Having full control of the catering operation including stock, food, and labour costs
  • Managing and improving all controllable costs
  • Driving sales through monthly promotions and added value events
  • Building positive relationships with clients and customers
  • Ensuring full compliance with company systems & procedures, and legislation
  • Carrying out regular audits to ensure standards are being met


The ideal candidate:

We are looking for somebody who shares our client's passion for serving great tasting food and providing excellent service, maintaining the highest standards at all times, along with the following:

  • A natural positive leader who can demonstrate great teamwork
  • Previous experience in managing a team
  • Strong craft-based experience using fresh ingredients
  • OND or HND Qualification (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of Health and Safety practices within a kitchen
  • Financial understanding of gross profit management and achieving sales targets
Why apply?

Firstly, the happiness of employees is of utmost importance to our client, their friendly kitchen environments will make you feel supported and part of a family.

This role is:

  • Monday to Friday working - no more weekends!
  • 40 hours working with no late nights
  • 43 weeks per year based around term time (more time to spend with friends and family)
  • £21,500 per annum

You will also benefit from:

  • Working for a fast-growing company who would like you to grow with them
  • A dedicated L&D team to support you in developing your skills including apprenticeships and training courses that are available for everyone.

All staff is expected to share our client's commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought by the company.

Pineapple Recruitment are recruiting for this role on behalf of our client and are acting as Recruitment Agency. 

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  • Location Icon Location Midlands, United Kingdom
  • Salary Icon Salary £21500 - £21500
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1271
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 30 May 2024
  • Category Icon Category Contract Catering
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