vacancy details

Catering Supervisors

Company:
Leeds Castle - Leith's

Location:
Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Benefits:
Up to £7.60 per hour

Start:
Immediate Start

Duration:
Ongoing contract

Description

Are you driven? Love good customer service? Looking to work in a beautiful, prestigious location for the largest catering company in the UK? This supervisory role could be for you.

A prestigious organisation requires day visitor catering assistants & supervisors to work in a busy restaurant (breakfast, lunch & evening shifts) and kiosk orientated environment. The day visitor restaurant caters for many people, providing excellent food and great service. During the day time its buffet service & in the evening it changes to an A La Carte restaurant.

The duties for this role will include managing a team of catering assistants, ensuring excellent service is provided to our customers in a polite and friendly manner, order taking, food service, clearing, basic food preparation, ensuring service areas are kept clean, tidy and safe. Other duties will include cashiering, stock management and taking an active part in any unit sales promotions.

Requirements

  • A highly organised individual
  • Ability to promote a welcoming environment where our colleagues, clients and customers receive great service 
  • Polite and friendly 
  • Good Customer Care skills 
  • Neat and tidy in appearance 
  • Awareness of Hygiene standards 
  • A 'can do' attitude, prepared to help out the rest of the team in a willing and positive manner 
  • Able to work in a busy environment 
  • Good command of the English Language



Leeds Castle has hosted important events since a reception took place in 1290 for Edward I and his French bride, Eleanor of Castile. In May 1520, an entire tented village was erected when Henry VIII, his queen Catherine of Aragon and a retinue of 4,000 courtiers stayed on their way to the 'Field of the Cloth of Gold' tournament.

Olive, Lady Baillie, the castle's last private owner, wanted it to remain a place "where people met and things happened". In her day that ranged from legendary weekend house parties filled with Hollywood stars like Charlie Chaplain, Noel Coward and David Niven to secret political talks involving Churchill and General Montgomery during World War II.Now owned and operated by a charity established by Lady Baillie, the tradition of hospitality continues.

The catering and hospitality at Leeds Castle is provided by Leith's, who specialise in providing conference and banqueting, hospitality and food services to cultural, arts and exhibition locations throughout the country.

How to find us:

By car
Leeds Castle is 7 miles east of Maidstone, Junction 8 of the M20 motorway just 1 hour from London, 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports. Dartford River Crossing 30 minutes. Clearly sign posted from all routes - following the brown and white tourist signs.

By train
The nearest station is Bearsted Station, where a regular shuttle service runs to the castle.

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