Our client is an experienced independent contract caterer specialising in bringing a bespoke and tailored solution to their clients who pride themselves on delivering fresh food solutions created by happy teams.
A position is open for an inspirational and enthusiastic Catering Manager based in Hemel Hempstead to lead one of their prestigious corporate contracts, which has a high level of hospitality. The ideal candidate should be a strong leader, with excellent organisational and motivational skills. Relationship building and anticipating client needs will be essential in this role. The team in place is strong so the ideal candidate will be able to continue their success so far.
Key responsibilities are to:
Lead the catering team by creating an environment in which they can perform at their best
Ensure the delivery of the best catering service within budget
Monitor the service and the food offering so that it constantly exceeds customers’ expectations
Keep an eye on the budget so that profitability is sustained
Ensure compliance at all time with all Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and other regulations, policies and procedures
Build and maintain excellent client and customer relationships so that you work in partnership and deliver a service that meets their needs
Manage stock levels and oversee the purchasing process
Ensure all cash is safely counted, stored and recorded
Recruit, develop and carry out performance reviews for your team
Ensure the kitchen and dining areas are immaculately clean at all times
To be successful you will need to demonstrate an affinity with company values, a track record of leading teams to success, and strong client and customer relationship building skills. Previous cost sector catering experience is essential, knowledge of day-to-day bookwork, budget management and managing compliance will also be essential. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for developing and training teams to enable everyone to perform at their best.
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