Catering Manager


Catering Manager

July 2023

St John’s College is a world-class Christian, African school situated on a magnificent heritage campus in Houghton, Johannesburg, offering quality education from nursery school to post-matric. The school has an outstanding academic record, entering candidates for IEB and the Cambridge A Level examinations.

We seek to appoint an experienced person to the position of Catering Manager. This full-time position, reporting to the Head of Finance and Operations, plays a key role in the overall catering management of the entire school.

Duties will include:

  • Providing a comprehensive service supporting and coordinating internal and external meetings, functions and events within the College and ensuring their success.
  • The overall management of the kitchen operation, prior to, during and after meal service.
  • the production of meals within budget and according to meal numbers.
  • The overall management of the kitchen team and the full kitchen operation, including all aspects of related health and safety.
  • Overall purchase planning, supplier negotiations, ordering of food and related products according to menu needs, receiving thereof and the safe and hygienic storage of all food and related products
  • Management of an accurate record-keeping system for all catering-related administration, including menus, procurement documentation, staff records and clocking, incident reporting, operating manuals and all registers and logs.

The successful candidate must have a hospitality related qualification or equivalent, as well as 8+ years’ catering management experience. Computer literacy, particularly with regard to inventory management and a POS system, is non-negotiable. A customer-focused approach with a sound work ethic, attention to detail, good people skills, strong organisational skills, flexibility around working hours and a positive attitude are important requirements for the job.

The successful candidate also needs to support the Christian ethos of the school.

To apply for this position please complete the link

by no later than 5 June 2023.

St John’s College, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and
accepting this disclaimer.

The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as St John’s College Employment Equity Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens only or persons with a valid work permit. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application

Closing Date
Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa
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