Kitchen Manager at The Venus Cafe, Blackpool Sands

Friday, 31 March, 2017 - 23:00

Job title: Kitchen Manager

Site: Blackpool Sands, South Devon

Key Objective: To manage the effective and profitable running of the kitchen to ensure every customer is wowed

Responsible to: Venus Café Manager

The Venus Company is an award-winning beach café, takeaway and shop with four sites across Devon. This popular, family run business takes pride in sourcing excellent quality, local and healthy produce. The company’s quality commitment means successful applicants must have a passion for providing accurate and friendly service whilst ensuring customers are treated as valued guests throughout their stay.


  • To manage the smooth running of the kitchens and dining areas
  • To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of food orders following Venus procedures and recipes
  • Ensuring the quality of finished products meet The Venus Company’s recipe and brand standards
  • To adhere to Company portion control and plate presentation procedures
  • To follow the Company standards regarding the receiving, storage, temperature and shelf life control of all food & drink
  • Oversee the cleaning of the Café kitchen, work surfaces, floors and walls as required and ensuring the food preparation areas are clean and hygienic following the Company cleaning procedures
  • To follow the Company HACCAP policies and procedures and keeping production temperature records as required
  • Manage stock levels and conduct ordering of stock following Company ordering procedures
  • To develop an in-depth knowledge of the products on offer and The Venus Company’s sustainability practices
  • To fully comply with all Health and Safety and Food Hygiene regulations at all times
  • To ensure the kitchen and service teams work together serving customers and cleaning the Café and surrounding areas as required
  • To train & develop new and seasonal staff members to Company procedures and standards
  • To work in a way that is consistent with The Venus Company’s vision

Skills Required:

  • Busy café kitchen experience essential
  • A keen passion for the food industry
  • Enthusiastic
  • Professional manner
  • Shows initiative and is self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive, can do attitude
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Attention to detail
  • Enjoys working with others as a team & likes training others
  • Receptive and listens to others
  • Own transport essential

Salaries and benefits: Normal hours of work will average a minimum of 45 hours per week. Negotiable £10 per hour depending on experience. Uniform and free staff meals are provided. This is a full time position in The Venus Company with an immediate start.

All applicants must complete and return an application form and pre-employment medical questionnaire which can be downloades at or call in and pick them up from one of the cafés.



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