Catering Manager

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Education and Training
Functional Expertise
Hospitality and Catering
Salary Type
Job ID

Job Description

Catering Manager

Location – Ramsgate

Salary - (£12.46/hr) 39 weeks per year 

Hours of work will be 31 hours Monday to Friday (8:15 – 13:15, half hour lunch break and finishing at 15:00 Monday – Thursday and finishing at 14:45 on Friday) term time only

Are you able to ensure that all heavy duty equipment, light equipment, work areas, other facilities and general surroundings are maintained and operated to the standards required by statutory, local authority and school health and safety, fire and hygiene regulations and policies?

Do you have an Enhanced DBS or willing to undergo one?

The Catering Manager will provide a high-quality catering service which supports the wellbeing of pupils and staff. This includes meeting school catering and health and safety standards.  You will need to plan food production and portion control to manage costs, as well as ordering from suppliers using our online system, and conducting weekly stock takes.  As the Catering Manager you will manage the day to day due diligence and record keeping in your kitchen and ensure that everything is kept clean.


  • Ensure that catering staff are adhering to proper hygiene procedures, including wearing the correct uniform
  • Record all accidents and incidents
  • Supervise and deploy catering staff to ensure efficiency and high-quality food provision
  • Prepare and manage the duty rota, delegate tasks appropriately to staff, and ensure the smooth running of the team
  • Oversee the provision of high-quality school meals in line with government guidelines and legislation on school nutrition standards
  • To establish menu cycles of interesting and varied food, incorporating seasonal and when possible local produce, and using primarily fresh ingredients.
  • Negotiate best-value contracts with authorised suppliers to ensure the cost effectiveness of the catering service


Skills and Experience

  • Level 3 Food Safety (or NVQ equivalent)
  • GCSE or equivalent level in English and maths
  • Wide knowledge of culinary production and strong culinary skills
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements for:
  • Working in industrial cooking
  • School catering
  • An understanding of the routines and challenges of catering in a school environment
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a stressful environment
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • Strong customer service skills


To find out more about the position, please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.

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