Catering Manager


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time
£26,000 per annum plus benefits
Working Hours:
37.5 hours a week
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Catering Management
Sodexo Segment:
UK Corporate Services

Job Introduction

Sodexo's Corporate Services Segment have a fantastic opportunity for a Catering Manager to join our team based from our clients manufacturing site in Bradford.

Looking after a team of 5, you will run the onsite catering ensuring the food offering is high quality, that ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced and that they come alive in both - new and traditional recipes!

You will have previous experience in a similar role (preferably in contract catering environment), have great team leadership skills and excellent attention to detail in the administrative side of running a kitchen.

Currently we operate Monday to Friday offering breakfast and lunch service, on occasion you might be required to support the evening shift that is compensated with time in-lieu. We serve circa 80 covers a day on site.

We offer a salary of £26,000, working 37.5 hours/week, Sodexo employee benefits and development and progression opportunities within the company.


Main Responsibilities

  • To organise and lead the preparation and presentation of all meals service at the required times and to the required high standard.
  • To ensure that the Company and Statutory Regulations pertaining to the safe and hygienic operation of the kitchen and ancillary areas are adhered to by all members of staff and visitors in the absence of management.
  • To manage menu planning, rotas, orders, and receiving, checking and storing deliveries as requested. To complete the menu purchase planner and recipe cards for all main meals.
  • To take all necessary steps to ensure maximum security of the kitchen, store, office and any other areas under Sodexo control.
  • To assist the Management to monitor the performance of staff and provide training and coaching as necessary.
  • Organise and prepare any special functions which may sometimes be outside of normal working hours.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience of catering management
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene certificate
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent
  • 706/2 or NVQ2 chef qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of managing a team and budgets
  • Experience of delivering training using company guidelines
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and staff at all levels
  • Good time management and organisational skills

About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process