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An exciting opportunity now exists within our commercial services for a catering manager. This is a brand new role in LUU, you will have the opportunity to shape and develop this role as we establish it within our bars department.
We operate a number of bars, shops, nightclubs and a cafe inside the students union. This role will work within our bars team and will have responsibility for developing the food and hot beverage services within the Terrace Bar, Old Bar and Hidden Cafe.
Our catering operations have all been set up from scratch within the last three years. With the support of the catering manager we want to grow these young businesses and develop them further to ensure their long term sustainability.
You will be responsible for supporting the bars management teams in delivering the financial targets from catering and organising the food and beverage services in each business. As such, you will have extensive knowledge of menu planning and costing. You will have experience of designing and launching new menus, promotional menus and conferencing offers. You will have a background of working within busy, fast-paced kitchens, which, combined with your hands-on approach and excellent people management skills will help you to support our kitchen teams.
During the course of the year you will support the managers and chefs in achieving margins and meeting food safety and health & safety standards. You will be key to ensuring that our catering outlets are producing high quality products, meeting and exceeding the expectations of our members.
You will be able to demonstrate a full understanding of bar and cafe operations with a combined annual turnover in excess of £2 million, you will be proficient with current food hygiene legislation and have a proven track record of delivering results in a team environment. You’ll have excellent communication and time management skills, and a passion and determination for delivering results in a customer focused environment.
The position requires the applicants to be flexible with shifts, working when the business needs it most.
If you have not heard from us within four weeks then unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.