Sunrose Consulting Limited - Our client is a foremost and reputable catering organisation located in Lagos and with extensive operations across Nigeria.
They are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Head of Catering Operations
Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for all food production including that used for restaurants, banquet functions and other outlets.
You will develop menus, food purchase specifications and recipes.
You will supervise staff, develop and monitor food and labor budget for the department.
You will maintain the highest professional food quality and sanitation standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the food and beverage provision for functions and events
Plan menus in consultation with chefs
Train permanent and casual staff
Organise, lead and motivate the catering team
Plan staff shifts and rotas
Ensure health and safety regulations are strictly observed
Monitor the quality of the product and service provided
Maintain stock levels and order new supplies as required
Interact with clients
Liaise with suppliers and clients
Assist in negotiations with clients, assess their requirements and ensure they're satisfied with the service delivered (in contract catering)
Ensure compliance with all fire, licensing and employment regulations
Maximise sales and meet profit and financial expectations
Directly supervise the cooking of items that require skillful preparation.
Evaluate food products to assure that quality standards are consistently attained.
Interact with all supervisors to assure that food production consistently exceeds the expectations of customers and clients.
Assists in maintaining a high level of service principles in accordance with established standards.
Evaluate purchases are of quality and price are consistently met.
Establishe and maintains a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for all kitchen areas and equipment.
Ensure all staff are trained and professional development opportunities arise for all kitchen staff.
Ensure that representatives from the kitchen attend service lineups and meetings.
Support safe work habits and a safe working environment at all times.
Perform other duties as directed