Location
Tebay
Position
Catering Manager
Advertising Salary
£30,000 per annum
Hours Per Week
40
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced Catering Manager to lead our busy and unique motorway service area catering department. There are no franchises on our sites; instead we make all our food ourselves with the best local ingredients and meat from out family farm enabling us to stand out from the usual offering on the motorway. 
 
As the Catering Manager, you will ensure a smooth, efficient  and commercially focused catering department. Passionate about the way we do business, you will know our food, food sources and producers and share this with your team to enable them to offer the highest levels of service for our customers.
 
You will lead by example with a hands on presence on the department, as well as providing training support and offering guidance to deputy catering managers, service leaders and team members to ensure they are always able to deliver brilliant customer service and oversee all day to day operations.
 
You are accountable for financial performance of the department including achievement of sales, margin and waste targets as well as budget setting, cost management and profit control and will look at the business through the eyes of our customers to spot and act on opportunities that will bring commercial benefit, ensuring you work to continuously improve. 
 
You are responsible for the day to day management of the team including rota management, absence management, performance and conduct issues. 
 
You will implement new initiatives, products and recipes and maintain standards throughout the department ensuring exceptional food quality is delivered as well as contributing to the wider catering team. 

About You

We are looking for an experienced and hard working Catering Manager with a down to earth personality and a people first approach to leadership. 
 
You will have experience of a high volume catering or hospitality environment with evidence of successfully managing all financial controls. 
 
Experience of people management including recruitment, training and handling ER issues is important but the ability to create a positive, supportive and collaborative culture is vital. 
 
   

About Us

We recently celebrated fifty years in business and the occasion was marked by a visit from HRH the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III. Over the past two years we’ve featured in our own documentary ‘A Lake District Farmshop’, aired on channel 4 and watched by over a million people per episode. The icing on the cake was Which? Magazine's recognition as the best motorway service area in the country.

A family business, started in 1972 from our farm in Cumbria, which runs unique motorway service areas – Tebay, Gloucester and Cairn Lodge – with no franchises but instead we have our own Farmshops and Kitchens. We also have Junction 38, a services dedicated to HGV drivers, Rheged, a meeting place, Cafe, Gallery and Cinema, and the Westmorland Hotel situated on the edge of the Lake District. We cook real food and sell exceptional produce that celebrate place and craft, and we do this through our amazing family of colleagues.
 
We also offer a fantastic range of benefits including discounts in our shops and catering outlets of up to 75%, free meals whilst on duty, a generous holiday allowance that increases with your length of service and a paid day off on your birthday.

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