General Manager – Education Contract Catering

Job Title: General Manager – Education Contract Catering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ware, Hertfordshire
Salary: £48000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Reference: HJ5777_1655189024
Contact Name: Hannah Horler
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Job Description

We are currently looking to recruit a strong, experienced and tenacious General Catering Manager to oversee the running of this independent boarding school, catering for up to 800 students daily, in addition to match-day and school event hospitality and 2 cafes.

Working 5 out of 7 days, this role requires the General Manager to be able to support the team throughout the services over 52 weeks per year. A high level of interaction and communication with the clients are essential. The quality of food produced is exceptional, as are the customers’ and client expectations, so a strong food knowledge and background is required.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Experience as a General Manager catering and hospitality – Independent School experience is not essential, but an understanding of contract catering is, ideally within a B&I or hotel background.
  • Proven track record of working within multi-site operations or outlets
  • An extremely strong manager with the proven ability to lead, motivate and develop a large team
  • Be confident in liaising with clients as well as leading presentations and meeting
  • Have excellent financial acumen and be able to prove this at interview level
  • Up to date knowledge of the latest food trends and concepts and be able to demonstrate this
  • Be genuinely passionate about fresh, locally sourced ingredients
  • Be able to think logistically and work under pressure whilst remain calm and professional 

The rewards for this role are paid not only in a competitive salary but also with a developed and dynamic team who are keen to welcome a strong General Manager who is going to lead by example and impart their experiences of hospitality at this level.

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Hannah Horler
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