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Area Catering Manager
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/21/161340
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: PO2 (Points 29 - 32) £34,884 - £37,722
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Area Catering Manager

London Borough of Waltham Forest

WF Traded Services

Waltham Forest Catering

School Meals Service

Area Catering Manager Temporary contract minimum of 12 months.

PO2: £34,884 - £37,722 (inclusive) plus car mileage

36 hrs per week

Are you an experienced multi-site front-line catering manager with school meals experience? Are you able to lead and motivate a team to deliver excellent quality, freshly cooked school meals and help develop and grow our business?

Looking to work in and contribute to a vibrant multi cultural community within a friendly supportive team?

We are looking to welcome 2 new Team members who can support us with the delivery of our High Quality school meals.

Waltham Forest Catering has a diverse progressive  workforce reflective of the vibrant  community we serve,  we welcome and encourage applications from all .

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced, enthusiastic Area Catering Managers to join our progressive school meals team. You must be a catering professional, able to work on your own initiative and:

  • Lead, motivate and develop the catering team to consistently deliver an excellent school meals service
  • Have recent experience of managing a multi-site school meals service
  • Be creative in planning menus and developing recipes to meet strict School Food Standards, nutritional guidelines and Food for Life Catering Mark Standards
  • Have excellent communication skills, interacting well with a variety of people, including children & young people, headteachers, parents, school governors and catering staff
  • Have experience of managing client relations and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Effectively manage income, profitability, food, labour and other costs within agreed budgets
  • Be innovative in developing new income opportunities to increase sales
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Health & Safety, Food Standards, Food Safety, HACCP and Food Information Regulations, and their practical application in school meals
  • Have excellent craft skills and hold a relevant craft catering qualification
  • Have experience of kitchen planning and good knowledge of current and new equipment
  • Be fully committed to working and contributing as part of a team to achieve excellent outcomes and continuous improvement
  • Be IT proficient

For an application form and further details please visit our website at

For an informal discussion please contact

Closing date:31.01.2022

This post is subject to vetting and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and medical.