Assistant Event Catering Manager

Job Title Vacancy ID
Assistant Event Catering Manager TR2022117
Salary/Rate Job Type
Consultant Department
Jodie McDonald

Job Description

We have a requirement for 3 x Assistant Event Catering Managers for our client in Aberdeen.

The Assistant Event Catering Manager will work closely with the Event Catering Manager in the development and success of the catering operation, ensuring high levels of service and quality as demanded by our clients and the business as a whole. Assisting with the forecasting, planning and managing of all aspects of the food and beverage operation, including staffing and delivery, whilst maximising revenue through commercial creativity, customer satisfaction and engagement.

Main Responsibilities:

• Work alongside the Event Catering Manager to achieve the strategic objectives and overall vision for the business
• Manage the day to day running of the catering operation, looking at ways to consistently improve on product offering and quality standards, ensuring customer satisfaction and budgetary efficiency
• Supporting the Event Catering Manager on monitoring the team’s performance, identify training needs and potential
• Work closely with the catering management team to ensure the venue catering operation achieves, as a minimum, financial revenue and costs targets in line with the annual budget agreed
• Provide information as required to assist with the annual budget process, to achieve and maintain the food and beverage cost in accordance with the budget
• Ensure catering staffing levels are adequate and relevant in line with shift patterns and recognised busy periods
• Drive standards by adhering to SOP manuals and ensure they are relevant and updated regularly
• Attend regular catering team meetings to align with the teams’ strategic initiatives, targets, standards required and wider company information
• To assist in the development of all client services of the catering operation, ensuring regular adjustments and improvements are both recommended and implemented
• To ensure that the venue meets statutory and company requirements of Health and Safety, Food Safety and environmental legislations and procedures
• Alongside the catering management team, ensure that all the food and beverage is managed across the entire business

The above is an outline of key duties and accountabilities, rather than an exclusive or exhaustive list of responsibilities.  The post holder is expected to undertake any task which may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position.

Desired Qualities/Qualifications

• Successful and progressive hospitality background in catering
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or above
• Excellent Food & Wine knowledge
• Confident and social individual
• Establishes, maintains and builds positive working relationships
• Listens and communicates clearly and in a constructive manner
• Plans workload to meet targets and deadlines, allowing for changing circumstances

• Minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role

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