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Catering Manager (Mon - Fri)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you a natural leader with a passion for culinary excellence? Are you energized by the prospect of driving growth and innovation in a dynamic environment? If so, we're looking for someone just like you to lead our catering team at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys to new heights!

As the Catering Manager, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring that every dining experience exceeds expectations. From managing daily operations to fostering a culture of teamwork and continuous improvement, you'll be at the forefront of delivering exceptional service to our school community.

Your creativity and leadership will be key as you work to exceed sales targets, nurture long-term relationships with our clients, and inspire your team to deliver their best every day. Whether it's crafting innovative menus or ensuring top-notch food safety standards, you'll have the opportunity to make a real impact on our school's dining experience.

This position holds significant importance in managing cost accounts, requiring strong finance acumen.

Please note that working weeks are based on 48weeks not 52weeks. 

Join us in creating memorable dining experiences and shaping the future of catering at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. This role will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.  

What you’ll do:
  • Coordinate and direct all activities within the school that require catering.
  • Continually monitor all food standards in all service locations, to ensure that they are to the required client and Sodexo expectation.
  • Monitor all hygiene standards, to ensure they are maintained to the required client and Sodexo expectation as outlined by the Document Management System policies.
  • To ensure that all food is prepared with due care and attention, particularly regarding customers’ special dietary requirements: for example, nut, dairy or wheat allergies and the Allergen and PPDS Policies are followed.
  • To ensure that regular and effective promotions and special days occur and are planned and documented to promote additional sales.
  • Conduct termly surveys to gain insight for future menu planning, prepare feedback document.
  • To work with the Account Director in the preparation of the annual Catering Budget
 For a full list of responsibilities please view the attached job description  

What you bring:
  • Food Safety and Health and Safety certification, minimum level 3
  • Strong level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Experienced business manager who has operated in a commercial retail environment.
  • Experience of managing an overall budget with diverse functional components 
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Clear and effective leadership style
  • Ability to analyse problems analytically, develop opportunities and implement innovative solutions/approaches.
  • Strong ability to increase individual effectiveness through leadership, motivation, communication, coaching and training.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Computer literate
  • Able to demonstrate positive attitude to self-development, willingness to learn in role and identify own training needs as appropriate.
  • High level of self-motivation
  • Strong ability to build professional partnerships and communicate at all levels, particularly at senior client levels.
  • Ability to set high standards, achievable through striving for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to act on own initiative.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Flexible approach to role
  • Use of social media for advertisements
Desirable Criteria
  • Relevant higher-level qualification in functional specialties (i.e., catering, facilities management)
  • Experience of managing a large team 

What we offer: 

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company
For more information on all the great benefits Sodexo offer to support you and your loved ones, check out the attached Benefits Guide at the bottom of this advert! 

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