Catering Manager

Our client, an International Boarding School outside Nairobi, is looking for an experienced Catering Manager. The candidate will be directly responsible for the production, preparation and quality of all food services for the Boarding School. He/She will produce and present food in conjunction with the kitchen team, keeping abreast of the current trends and wherever possible exceeding the School’s expectations. The successful candidate MUST have relevant experience in the catering sector in a similar capacity. This is a live in position.

Key Responsibilities:

• Ensure the efficient and smooth running of the kitchen and manage the day-to-day activities of the kitchen team
• Prepare and distribute duty rosters for staff teams, taking into account planned activities and staff absence
• Work with the Bursar and HR Manager to advise on training, development of staff and staff requirements
• Monitor performance within the department and participate in annual appraisal process in liaison with the HR Manager
• Manage and control daily food costs to ensure that food production is achieved within budgetary limits on the production of all dishes
• Work with the Finance and Procurement Manager on the appointment of food suppliers, source and purchase of all food and kitchen supplies
• Work in conjunction with Finance & Procurement Manager to negotiate best prices on all supplier contracts
• Check deliveries ensuring that faulty items are returned, relevant paperwork is received and processed
• Ensure that an effective stock rotation procedure is adhered to at all times and assist in the monthly stock take with the Finance & Procurement department
• Produce a monthly kitchen report regarding equipment, staff as well as costing for the month
• Ensure compliance with all food hygiene regulations are adhered to within the kitchen environment in accordance with Health & Safety regulations

Job Requirements:

• Minimum education of Bachelor degree in Hotel Management or relevant discipline
• Minimum of 5 years Catering experience in a similar capacity
• Good knowledge in the principles and practices within the F&B Hospitality profession
• Excellent English communication skills both in written and spoken
• Very good leadership skills
• Computer literate
• Possess professional disposition with excellent interpersonal skills


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  • Education:Bachelors
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya
  • Career Level:Middle-Level (5+ years experience)
  • Salary:Monthly gross salary: Negotiable depending on experience
  • Deadline:23rd April 2017