Kenton College – Catering Manager.

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Kenton College is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. It is compulsory for all members of staff to familiarize themselves with the following, first, among all other relevant policies:

Safeguarding/Child Protection; Staff Code of Conduct; Whistleblowing; Prevent Duty; Equal Opportunities.

Kenton College is looking to fill position of Catering Manager.

The Catering Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the operations of the Catering Department with the highest degree of efficiency and at reasonable cost while ensuring optimum contribution of the Department to the School’s mission and vision. The Catering Manager is accountable to the Headteacher.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • In charge of providing catering services to the School by:
    • Planning nutritious, balanced and varied diet menus for pupils and all
    • Planning nutritious, balanced and varied diet menus for special diet
  • Directing food service for pupils and
  • Maintaining exemplary hygiene standards for all kitchen and service
  • Maintaining exemplary hygiene standards and supervising cleaning of all kitchen and service areas and kitchen
  • Ensuring that food preparation, storage and disposal procedures adhere to health and safety guidelines.
  • Maintaining an awareness of current catering industry trends and being up to date with best practice in the areas of nutritional standards, the demands of young people in a fast moving and ever changing environment, and of current methods of food and menu
  • Receive and respond to parent queries, enquiries and requests for their children regarding special diet
  • Managing School events as per the term’s calendar e.g Bonfire, Carol Service, Speech Day among many
  • Directing the duties of all kitchen and service Holding weekly staff Departmental meetings, providing clear communication concerning the Department’s activities, performance and future plans. Discussing and cascading new policies and procedures and gaining information and input from the team.
  • Managing Departmental Budget by reviewing monthly and annual Departmental performance with respect to food preparation, hygiene, service and quality, and take appropriate action where necessary to assist in management decision making. Costing all prepared menus and keeping all expenditure within the budget.
  • Timely requisition of foods and materials for the Catering
  • Timely requisition for purchase, replacement and/or servicing of all Catering Managing all Catering Department inventory.
  • Timely requisition of Catering Department staff
  • Recommend suitable staff training programs aimed at enhancing value addition to the overall Departmental performance and welfare.
  • Assuming  first   line   management   responsibility for health and hygiene performance within the
  • Member of the Occupational Safety and Health
  • Liaise with other Departments to ensure smooth running of the

This job description is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main duties and responsibilities of the job and the expectations of the School in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties. However, the job or duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the post.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The School will be expecting to appoint a candidate who can demonstrate:

  • Thorough understanding of management practices and ability to communicate well at all
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and able to meet strict
  • Ability to manage a dynamic and hardworking team and to be part of the wider School
  • Co-operative, adaptable, personable and a team
  • Patience, good sense of humor and
  • Ability to display initiative and to solve
  • Capable of displaying tact, diplomacy, discretion and
  • Able to think imaginatively and expansively about food

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Degree or Diploma holder in Catering and Hotel Management or related qualification from a recognized
  • At least 5 years progressive work experience at Managerial level in hospitality
  • Previous Catering experience in a school/educational institution is preferred but not

How to apply

Please email your CV to to the attention of the HR Manager as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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