Kitchen Manager

Also known as: Catering Supervisor

As a kitchen manager your role is to manage the food production and the catering staff as they serve school meals in a cafeteria.

Your day-to-day duties may involve:
• food preparation
• managing budgets
• maintaining health and hygiene procedures
• allocating tasks to junior team members
• ordering stock

You will work closely with the head chef to develop the menu and organise the catering staff as they prepare the school meals. Each term you will be given a budget by the school to create the menu, and as the kitchen manager you will ensure that the content is healthy and there is plenty of choice. Every week you will have a stock take to minimise wastage when making the next order.

Every day the kitchen manager will brief the team about the menu and the plan of action to ensure the lunch is served on time. You will supervise your team as they prepare and cook the food, and teach them food preparation techniques. Health and safety is crucial in a kitchen environment and as the kitchen manager it is your responsibility to maintain the health, hygiene and safety procedures.You will look out for unsafe and unhygienic practices, and make sure your team is trained to use the equipment.