Catering Manager – 6 months FTC

Catering Manager – 6 months FTC

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary : £40000 – £50000/annum

Due to a secondment into a different role an excellent opportunity has become available for an experienced, innovative and business-minded Catering Manager to join our team in Cork on a 6 months Fixed Term Contract with a potential extension.

The site contains manufacturing and office buildings, and pre-pandemic used to cater to (Apply online only) people, however currently it is in a phased return stage. We provide catering, hospitality and vending services on site. Among other attributes, the ideal candidate would be innovative, able to raise food offer on site to the next level and able to successfully lead the change.

We offer a well-established and friendly team, a salary up to €50,000, a bonus and excellent development and progression opportunities within the company.

Main Responsibilities
Work in the kitchen assisting in the daily preparation of food, making inroads & innovations into creating food concepts, promotions, health eating and sustainable fish options.
Dealing effectively with all catering requests and special functions in addition to daily services
Ensure the standards across the site are in accordance with the Service Level Agreements and KPI’s specified in the service contract.
Ensure all training is carried out weekly ensuring we are compliant with Health & Safety and Food Safety.
Plan and cost menus to meet the food service offer. Ensure compliance with menu planning, ordering and stock control procedures
Carry out craft training to improve production skills within the unit to ensure emphasis on healthy eating, presentation and promotions.
Ensure that control of raw materials and portions are to the company's standards and that food is served at the correct temperatures.
Ensure all costs and expenditure is within the budgeted levels agreed between the client and Sodexo.
Ensure that the areas under your control are left clean and tidy at all times and ensure cleaning rotas are in place. Ensure high standards of personal performance, hygiene, appearance and cleanliness at all times.
Ensure that all catering equipment within the kitchen is in safe working order, checked regularly and serviced.
Ensure that the temperature of fridges, freezers and hot cupboards / serveries are monitored and recorded in line with company regulations and the Food Safety Act, ensure all areas comply with HACCP.
Ensure there is adequate cover in the kitchen at all times; plan work schedules according to skills
Initiate a process of continuous improvement by undertaking company promotions and extraordinary merchandising initiatives to ensure the profitable growth of the contract.The Ideal CandidateEssential

Substantial experience in a similar role
Excellent stakeholder management skills
Team management experience
Business acumen
Good knowledge of a service industry and the importance of customer service
Excellent people skills
Innovative and strategic approach to service deliveryDesirable

Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management
Change Management
IOSH qualification
HACCP training for supervisors /Supervising food safety certificate
UDC payroll, Eprophit, UDC billing, SAP proficiencyAbout The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business. 

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation.  

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

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