Area Support Chef Manager - Reading

Dine Contract Catering
Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
14 Apr 2023
Area Support Chef Manager - Reading

Who you are:
  • Experience as a Catering / Chef Manager leading and inspiring operational teams to deliver results
  • Previous management background
  • Strong Catering / Culinary background
  • This is an area role and therefore a driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.
  • Proven ability to effectively build relationships and influence internally at a senior level
  • Led the implementation of change programmes to deliver operational benefits
  • Ability to drive and retain business
  • Experience of working within brand guidelines to deliver results
  • Experience in highly commercial and price sensitive markets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable success as a credible and confident influencer
  • The ability to quickly build a trusted relationship with cross-functional customers
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Teams
  • Works well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • A creative and innovative thinker
  • Able to quickly build credibility with key stakeholders

As part of Compass you'll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK's biggest businesses.

Job Reference: com/0303/40770001/52524676/EP

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

What you'll be doing:

Area Support Chef Manager

South East Region covering predominately Walthamstow, North London area but will cover the South East of England.

Up to 32,000 per Annum (DOE) + Car Allowance

As an Area Support Manager, you will be supporting the Area Manager, Unit Managers and teams onsite by getting the best out of people and maximising commercial opportunities, you will be drawn to satisfaction from managing and training your team. The Area Support Manager will support their team in providing a professional service, ensuring that company standards are maintained and that Client expectations are met.

  • To provide management support for catering operations including running of site cater services when required inc. cooking of meals
  • To support the operations team in ensuring that catering outlets consistently adhere to the company policies and procedures relating to the use of nominated suppliers, and carry out discussions and negotiations with suppliers, as requested
  • Carry out checks and audits in the areas of food standards and controls identified sites and report findings to the Head of Operations and appropriate Area Manager.
  • Support Catering Managers in all areas of their management of the catering establishment to ensure that the operational standards are maintained and developed
  • To ensure all aspects of the Catering Managers functions are carried out whilst covering absences
  • Assist the Area Manager in preparing and presenting annual client budgets to the agreed company standard
  • Ensure all Team Members under your control, either on a permanent or temporary basis have received full induction and job training that has also been recorded.

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