Career outlook for catering manager
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would lead a team to make and serve tasty food to people at schools, in hospitals or at events like a conferences or weddings.
You’d work with chefs and catering assistants to plan the menus for meals. You’d motivate the team of kitchen and serving staff so they provide a good service.
You would plan your budget so you can make good food that people want to eat without overspending on ingredients or wages.
If you manage a team in a restaurant or cafe you’d also need to price your food and drinks so people will buy them but you still make a profit.
- Advertise vacancies and recruit staff
- Arrange training for staff
- Organise shifts and rotas
- Control the stock of ingredients so you don’t run out
- Meet suppliers
- Meet customers who want you to provide a catering service for them
- Discuss contract requirements with customers
- Check the quality of the service
When the food is being served, you’d supervise the staff to make sure that the food is good and arrives on time.
You’d be responsible for making sure your service meets health and safety, food hygiene and nutritional regulations.
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- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Managing resources
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- Motivating others
- Taking responsibility
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