Catering Manager/Chef

Kings Heath, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Up to £26,000 a year depending on experience plus profit share benefits
Closing date
23 May 2022

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We are looking for a meticulously organised Catering manager/chef for our busy sandwich bar and catering company. Typical duties are

Cooking and preperation of buffets - hot and cold

Menu development

Prep for our sandwich bar - including baking

All ordering/price checking

relationship building with suppliers and customers

Managing staff

Typical hours of work are 6.00 - 3.00 - Monday to Friday - but there will be evening and weekends to work as and when necessary.

Responsibilities will include :

  • Controlling and directing the food preparation process
  • Approving all dishes before they are delivered to the customer
  • Managing and working closely with the whole team
  • Creating menus and recipes and developing buffets ensuring variety and quality
  • Determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering. Dealing with all suppliers and keeping abreast of all prices.
  • Ultimately responsible for ensuring the kitchen meets all regulations including sanitary and food safety guidelines
  • Being responsible for health and safety
  • Being responsible for all food hygiene practices.
  • Being responsible for dealing with customer enquiries via email and online.
  • You will also be expected to generally muck in - we are a small company with a small team and everyone has to pull their weight. This will include washing up, mopping floors and delivering buffets
  • Full clean driving licence

You will need

  • Level 1 2 and 3 Food Safety Awards
  • Level 2 Health and Safety in the workplace - can be worked towards
  • At least 2 years relevant experience
  • Awareness of COSHH
  • A competent level of English - spoken and written.
  • Basic IT skills and ability to update a simple excel spreadsheet ( this can be taught)
  • A full clean driving licence

You should have

  • Excellent food knowledge
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Positive, unflappable and approachable manner


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