First Choice are actively recruiting for a Catering Manager to join our reputable client based in Junction 41 Wakefield, to cover until approximately Christmas but with the possibility of a permanent role. The role holder will need to be self-motivated and organised and able to fully comply with all environmental health regulations and to work in a team to achieve this.
Oversee all aspects of the in-house catering operation including food production, service, and delivery.
Coordinate with the Operations Manager to understand the event requirements and ensure their satisfaction.
Create and manage catering budgets, including cost control measures.
Train, and supervise catering staff, including chefs, servers, and support staff.
Develop menus and pricing strategies to meet client needs and maximize profitability.
Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations in the kitchen and during events.
Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment, and coordinate maintenance as needed.
Collaborate with other departments within the hotel to ensure seamless event execution.
Handle customer inquiries, complaints, and special requests in a professional manner.
- Previous experience in food production or catering management is required.
- Strong knowledge of kitchen operations and food safety regulations.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- Proficient in computer software applications related to catering management.