Catering Manager Jobs

Catering managers are traditionally found in the domain of contract catering, working for outside catering firms, restaurants,  canteens, hospitals and schools.  The candidate needs to be both a capable chef and a talented manager, as the position of catering manager can involve input both at the stove and behind a desk.

Duties of a catering manager:

  • Hiring and training staff for front of house and back of house.
  • Ensuring food hygiene standards are understood and maintained.
  • Overseeing the budget and order supplies.

These often work autonomously and report in to an area or regional manager. The catering manager jobs will be  responsible for ensuring the creation and delivery of the product on time and on budget, and will likely need experience of high volume sites. 

Catering managers are crucial appointments to call centres, oil rigs and warehouses and have full responsibility for providing all staff with meals whilst on site.  A catering manager will staff their own team with as flexible a team of catering assistants as possible in order to prepare and serve a wide variety of foods.  Catering managers are typically chefs who have risen to the top of their profession and are now seeking fresh challenges in a more regulated work environment - the role of a catering manager allows them to utilise their cooking skills and manage a contract for an external client.

Catering Manager's need to be:

  • An excellent organiser.
  • Good at thinking quickly and sorting out problems on the spot.
  • A good motivator and leader.
  • Interested in food and customer service.

Catering Managers normally work regular daytime hours, although part-time work may be possible.  The UK average salary for a catering manager is £25,375.

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