Catering Supervisor/Head Cook

Refreshment Rooms – Buckfastleigh Station

The South Devon Railway is seeking a Catering Supervisor to oversee the catering operations of the railway. The position will require the implementation of a business plan and the required levels of catering services in our Refreshment Rooms, kiosks, dining trains and buffet cars. 

Duties to include stock control, planning, short order cooking and staff rotas. The successful candidate must hold a Health & Hygiene certificate, understand EHO paperwork and, vitally, must be able naturally to work as part of a team.

This is a “hands on” role and it is envisaged that, when necessary, the incumbent will play a full part in the preparation and presentation of food, in addition to the managerial aspects of the role. 

The role is based on a 40 hour week during the running season (March to October), five days per week to include weekends, with the opportunity to reduce to a 35 hour week when no trains are running. This is currently under review.

The railway also runs a number of evening dining trains throughout the year, whereupon the presence of the Catering Supervisor may be required. 

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified (either by qualification or experience) and have a proven track record in running a successful catering operation.  Salary will be negotiable, depending on qualification and experience.

To apply, please submit an application form, obtainable from Andy Stevens at the South Devon Railway on 01364 644376 or by email.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23rd September 2017. 



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