Assistant Catering Manager

Salary: £23,000 per annum plus generous benefits which include:

 33 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays), Free car parking, Meals on duty

Hours: 37.5 per week which are predominantly day time but involve regular working on Friday and Saturday evenings, particularly between April and September.  You would be expected to work 5 days from 7.

About the role

The Forest Centre is the hub of the charity and includes public retail, corporate events, private parties and weddings.

Reporting to the Catering Manager, this is a hands on operational role where you will assist with all aspects of the Forest Centre’s catering activities.  You will be leading a team that delivers the standard menu plus innovating with daily specials to meet the needs of our existing clientele and create additional interest in the Centre.  You will also be creating and supplying innovative and interesting menus for our conference guests, Wedding parties and numerous other events we have booked in already. 

The role is ideal for somebody from a chef background who has managed a similar environment. 

With a passion for food and an enthusiastic personality, you will lead the small team by example ensuring the highest standards of food and customer service.

The successful candidate will:

Have previous experience in a managerial role in a catering environment

Have worked in a busy kitchen environment and possess excellent craft skills

Have knowledge of current food trends and the ability to develop a range of creative and innovative ideas to further our catering provision

For more information or an informal chat please call Steve Lomas, Catering Manager, on 01234 762609

To apply please forward your CV along with a covering letter to [email protected]

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Catering Assistants

We’re recruiting for full-time and part-time catering assistants for the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine. You will need to be friendly, enthusiastic and above all customer focussed.

Catering experience is not essential but previous experience in a customer facing role would be an advantage. The Forest Centre has a public café which is open every day and also hosts events, parties and weddings so regular weekend or evening work may be required.

For more information or to apply please email [email protected] or call on 01234 762609