Catering Operations Manager - Whipsnade

£35,000 per annum
20 Apr 2017
18 May 2017
Ms Gaynor Levi
Job Function
Catering Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Whipsnade Zoo - A fantastic venue that Levy Restaurants UK are now proud to be the catering partner for.  Levy Restaurants provide multiple catering outlets for day visitors and will soon be relaunching the Wild bite Café as a River Cottage Restaurant. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Catering Operations manager used to high volumes to really make an impact and relaunch our offer!

Package description

£35,000 per annum. 

To work 5 out of 7 days, mainly daytimes but must be flexible. 

Main responsibilities

As Operations Manager you will oversee the main visitor Restaurant which from September will offer table service for high volumes of customers at peak times as well as other retail outlets around the Zoo. As Operations Manager you will focus on customer service, developing your team and driving sales, whilst being fully accountable for your labour budget.

This is an exciting period for Levy and a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and refurbishment at the Zoo. This is an environment where no day is the same.

Ideal candidate
  • Management experience within high volume public catering and Restaurant operations
  • The ability to build and lead an effective team
  • Standards and quality driven management style
  • Results orientated and motivated to achieve measurable results
  • Sound knowledge of Hygiene, Health and Safety
  • Motivated by a passion for quality, targets and great service delivery
  • Interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills
  • A 'Can-do', enthusiastic attitude
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to deal with both internal and external customers
About the company

Levy Restaurants UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK& I and British partner to Levy Restaurants US. A hospitality market leader, Levy Restaurants provides individual character to each of its clients including Twickenham Experience, Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House and The O2, through focusing on delicious food, great atmosphere and legendary service.


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