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Head of Catering - Iconic London Theatre Company  

Vacancy Reference: HC6110
Location:London
Vacancy Title:Head of Catering - Iconic London Theatre Company
The Company:
Our Client is one of London's leading niche theatre companies employing over 300 personnel over busy periods (with a core full-time team) with an annual turnover of £8 million and one million on the food and beverage
Vacancy Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the head of catering is responsible  for maximising the service, presentation, profitability and ongoing development of the theatres bar and catering operation, recruiting, managing and training all staff for which they are responsible.

The turnover of the bar and catering averages 1 million and includes 4 separate food service areas whilst multiple events for up to 150 covers are catered for

Main duties to cover Commercial operations, Staff Management, Health and Safety 

About you:

It is essential for this role, the successful candidate has a genuine interest in theatre and has worked in a large theatre/entertainment  venue (or live performance large capacity venue) as the head of catering 

The successful candidate will be used to working in a time pressured environment, working to tight deadlines,  excellent with logistics, a passion for hospitality, trend aware and a drive to continually push the service standards of the food and beverage offering.

Experience of managing a large team including a large number of casual staff -Organised, calm and tactful approach with a strong ability to deal appropriately with a wide variety
of people.

Independently problem solving  quickly and efficiently

A calm and positive attitude, sense of humor, enthusiasm and polite manner and a willingness to lead by example 

A demonstrable passion for good food and drink, excelling within the catering industry with great
attention to detail.
Excellent supervising, training, team‐working and communication skills 
Commitment to equal opportunities, staff development and excellent customer service with an
awareness of disability and access issues.

Basic accounting and cash‐handling skills and experience.
Good computer literacy, including Word and Excel.
Personal Licence holder.

Proven ability to manage key cost lines and work within budgets

Hours -Generally Monday to Friday - 10 -6 p.m with the flexibility to work weekends at busy peak seasonal periods and evenings - Hours averaging 40 hours per week

Closing date for applications extended to the 26th of March 2021

Salary & Benefits:
£ 50,000 p/a
  

You will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role, along with all the necessary supporting documents.

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