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Grosvenor Hall (Kingswood), Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AJ
£30,000 a year - Full-time
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Grosvenor Hall (Kingswood), Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AJ

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Do you have a passion for food and are you experienced in leading a team? We want to hear from you!

About Kingswood:

We are one of the most experienced providers of outdoor education in the UK. We were founded over 35 years ago and run over 1.2 million activity sessions each year across ten activity centres. Each year we welcome over 175,000 young people from more than 35 countries around the world.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Catering Manager to work at our Grosvenor Hall centre in Ashford. We provide nutritious and tasty meals, snacks and desserts to fuel the day's adventure. So, if you have a passion for producing quality dishes and managing a small team this may be the perfect role for you.

As our Catering Manager, you will ensure that all kitchen operations and activities are carried out in line with the business' operating standards and procedures, and will be responsible for recruiting, supporting, managing and mentoring your team and creating a team environment which promotes good employee morale and ensures a high level of commitment and pride in the activity centre.

This is a full-time, permanent position, worked over 5 days a week including some weekends. You will be reporting to our friendly General Manager.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Cooking the set menu using agreed products and set portions
  • Taking part in Duty Manager shifts (usually one per week 8am to 8pm)
  • Following HACCP procedures (safety & compliance) and servicing of equipment
  • Reporting any broken/faulty equipment and arranging for the relevant contractors to attend site
  • Maintain the sites 5-star EHO score
  • Ordering of stock on a daily or weekly basis
  • Rotas for staff which do not exceed the given budget
  • Creating meal rotas for guests
  • Managing the front of house team, ensuring guests are greeted when they arrive at Diner
  • Allergen management and speaking to guests’ pre-arrival to discuss any complex allergens/requirements
  • Managing the faith Diner, ensuring guests who book this space arrive to a clean and functional space
  • Ensure that all kitchen operations and activities are carried out in line with all applicable legal requirements.

About you:

You will have management experience and the drive to be quality focused, efficient, able to work at pace, and motivated to help us provide a safe, caring environment where everyone can thrive. You will need:

  • Experience of working in/managing a catering/ busy kitchen environment and complying with health and safety standards.
  • Experience working as part of a team and using your own initiative, and be able to develop, drive and inspire
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to undertake training and professional development.
  • Intermediate food hygiene Certification essential, advanced is desirable
  • Knowledge on stock control to minimise food wastage

Why join Kingswood?

  • Picturesque location in Kent the ‘Garden of England’!
  • A fulfilling career creating life changing adventures
  • Wagestream salary management – next day wage access
  • Perkbox - Whether it’s supermarket savings or discounted days out, the daily coffee or a summer holiday – there’s something to suit everyone’s lifestyle all year round
  • We are a global company, growing fast in Asia and have partners around the world
  • Professional development opportunities, and a supportive environment for personal growth
  • Comprehensive wellbeing strategy
  • A generous referral scheme – bring a friend!
  • Food and accommodation options at our scenic residential location

We believe in providing the best for our employees. That's why we offer competitive rates of pay, ensuring you are rewarded for your hard work and dedication. As you join our team, you'll experience a comprehensive and top-notch training and induction program, setting you up for success in your role.

We also prioritise your personal and professional growth, providing many opportunities for progression through continuous learning and development with us. Our award-winning training is delivered by the experts in fun, In2action.

For further information please contact a member of the recruitment team at or alternatively visit our website

You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for employment with Kingswood. Successful candidates must undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure and provide two professional references.

Kingswood is an Inspiring Learning brand.

Be part of something great, join Kingswood today.


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