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CATERING MANAGER | Longmeadow / Modderfontein

Application to be submitted to:

Closing date: 13 March 2024

Scope & General Purpose of the Job:

To efficiently manage the Catering Function of the Unit ensuring financial, quality and service parameters are met as per the commercial contract requirements

Responsible to: Area Manager
Responsible for: Kitchen Staff
In communication with: Operations Manager, Area Manager, HR, Payroll and Finance Department

Education / Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Minimum Education / Qualification: Minimum Level / Years of Experience:
Food Services Management Diploma / or Equivalent 3 to 5 years' experience in similar role

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Budget and reporting
  2. Financial Management
  3. Hygiene, Safety, General Safety and Quality Standards
  4. Purchasing and Stock Control
  5. Food Production, service and functions
  6. Client Liaison and Retention


  1. Negotiating Skills, able to effectively negotiate with identified stakeholders
  2. Analytical Skills, able to interpret, compare and analyse data to identify trends and patterns
  3. Planning & Organising Skills, able to plan, prioritise, schedule and organise activities and resources to meet deliverables or deadlines
  4. Communication Skills, able to communicate fluently in English, both verbally and in writing
  5. Interpersonal Skills, able to develop effective interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  6. People Management, able to lead, motivate and encourage team members to achieve deliverables
  7. Financial Skills, able to grasp financial concepts & perform job related calculations to meet the requirements of the position

Additional Skills Requirements:

  1. Own reliable transport and license
  2. Excel Proficient
  3. Well spoken – must be able to speak English fluently
  4. Excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills 
  5. Strong organisational and time management skills
  6. Decision making skills
  7. Excellent food hygiene and Health and Safety skills – ISO 9001:2015 will be advantageous
  8. Excellent unit financial knowledge
  9. Excellent quality management skills
  10. Be able to multitask
  11. Computer literate
  12. Innovative with cost management and food trends
  13. Able to start 1 April 2024
  14. Must be able to manage a large catering team


  1. No sufficient working experience in a similar role
  2. No qualifications
  3. No experience in Business or Industrial Catering
  4. No own reliable transport
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