Reference : JSPT

Head of Food & Beverage

Events, Food & Beverage • London, Finsbury Park Basic plus package
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Overview

Troika are partnering with the Park Theatre to recruit a Head of Food & Beverage to lead their catering operation, in particular running Park Cafe Bar, which operates over two bars serving up to 400 people per evening.

The Key function of the role is to support the Park Theatre in delivering an excellent experience of service and hospitality within the Theatre to audiences, locals and colleagues alike.

Key responsibilities for the Food & Beverage Manager will include;

• Managing all operational procedures across all the Food & Beverage outlets.
• Ensure the Cafe Bar has a strong range of high quality food and bar products that chime with Park Theatre’s brand and generate excellent gross profit.
• Controlling stock and labour as well as all areas of spend across the P&L
• Managing supply chain and always looking to enhance the offer
• Develop and implement a business strategy to maximise opportunities for raising revenue from the Cafe Bar
• Manage all direct requests for events, including providing costings, discussing requirements, and delivering the event.

Candidate profile

Essential:
• Previous management experience in a bar, café or catering environment
• Experience of implementing changes and improvements within a catering environment to increase profit
• Excellent financial skills and proven ability in managing budgets
• Excellent management skills and the ability to motivate and develop a team
• Experience of recruiting, inducting and training new team members in a catering environment
• Commitment to delivering excellent customer service
• Experience of working with suppliers of goods and services, including contract negotiation
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word
• Superb time management skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability and confidence to interact effectively with a wide range of people from different backgrounds

Desirable:
• Previous experience of working in catering within an arts environment
• HR experience, including contracting and management of casual workers
• Previous experience of reporting to a Board of Directors of Trustees
• Personal license holder
• Level Three food hygiene certificate
The closing date for applications is Monday, 26th March 5pm.

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