Catering Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at Skystone Academy

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Ultimately the Head teacher and directly to the School Business Manager

Core Role:

·To deliver an effective and efficient catering facility for all school stakeholders, encompassing menu planning, budgetary control, stock management, and ensuring kitchen health and hygiene regulations are met

· To develop and progress the catering provision to deliver healthy and high quality meals that meet the Appetite for Life National Nutritional Standards

· To support the aims of the school, ensuring that the philosophy of inclusion continues to be the experience of the pupils

· To lead, manage and deploy a team of catering staff to ensure the efficient organisation of the catering provision


· To achieve best value without compromising on


· To be responsible for the performance of the whole school catering provision, including co-ordinating and overseeing in and out of school events catering e.g. conferences, PTA events, parent evenings and school productions

· To negotiate best value contracts with authorised suppliers to ensure the cost effectiveness of the catering service

· To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the catering facility, undertake regular planning meetings with School Business Managerto move the schools catering facilities forward

· To be accountable for inspections undertaken by LA, Environmental Health Inspector and external verifiers ensuring meeting the necessary Health, Hygiene and Safety requirements

· To be responsible for effective use of allocated funding, ensuring value for money

· To ensure the safety of all involved in the catering facilities, undertaking Risk Assessments as appropriate

· To inform the Business & Health and Safety Managers of any defects in heavy equipment or of premises not meeting Health & Safety and or Food Hygiene Regulation Standards

· In addition to the duties outlined above, all employees are required to take care of their own and other people’s health and safety. Leading and Managing Staff:

· To supervise and deploy all catering staff to ensure the efficient organisation of the

catering service, and deal with any staffing problems/issues that arise in consultation with the School Business Manager

· To ensure an appropriate level of sustainability within the staffing structure to enable the catering provision to be delivered in the absence of key personnel.

· To prepare and manage the duty rota for all catering personnel.

· To oversee the preparation, cooking and service arrangements.

· To supervise and deploy supervisors as necessary.

· To undertake Performance Management Reviews, acting as a reviewer for staff in the catering team.

· To continue personal professional development, researching, requesting and undertaking relevant training for all concerned.

· To promote teamwork and to motivate staff to ensure effective working relations and communication.


  • High school diploma/ND/HND/BSc
  • Previous Experience working with children meal and outdoor food services
  • Must be able to pass a local criminal history check
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