Outside Scotland/Chefs In NZ, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

Posted on February 15, 2018 | Start date March 1, 2018

Salary:Negotiable depending on experience
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Food type:Very good quality restaurant plus functions
Full-time chefs:200 catering division employees
Job description:

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Catering Operations Manager to join us on the beautiful Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire as Head of Catering for our diverse, high end catering division. Chatsworth - one of Britain’s leading heritage attractions and home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is part of the Devonshire Group employing over 1,400 individuals and operating in a highly commercial manner.

We employ around 200 people in our catering division at Chatsworth; delivering consistently top quality, fresh food, at all our restaurants and events. The current catering portfolio includes: the table service Cavendish Rooms, Childers Luxury Afternoon Tea Room, Carriage House self-service restaurant and three further functions rooms, four Food To Go (takeaway kiosks) around the gardens and Farmyard and up to three third party operated Food To Go kiosks. We also manage an extensive diary of events throughout the year including weddings, dinners, VIP events, and other major outdoor events including the Country Fair and the Horse Trials

To be effective in this post you will be a very experienced General Catering Manager with a track record of success in delivering both day-to-day, high end catering and events, ideally with experience in a relevant sector. Commercial and numerate, you will have responsibility for a growing turnover of over £3 million.

Your engaging personality, combined with your diplomacy and respectful approach make you a highly effective communicator and through your inspirational leadership style you always get the very best out of your team.

The essential elements required for the ideal candidate are outlined below:
• A self-starter who is driven and dynamic
• possessing the drive and experience necessary to build on our current success
• An inspirational leader and excellent team builder and coach
• Has a calm and effective management style
• Has ability to maintain consistently high standards within a large and diverse team
• Highly organised and an excellent time manager
• Highly commercial and able to manage the P&L Accounts
• Proactively identifies ways to maximise long-term profit by effective cost control and exploiting opportunities for revenue growth
• Is courteous and well-presented
• A team player who is able to see the big picture and will work collaboratively in the best interests of the whole Devonshire Group.
• Has at least 5 years’ experience gained within a similar environment

How to apply:

Please apply to HR with an up to date CV and cover letter.

Closing date: Sunday 25th February 2018
Interviews: first stage Friday 9th March, second stage Friday 16th March

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Contact details:hr@chatsworth.org | www.chatsworth.org/

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