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Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £26,884 - £28,684 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QH


To manage the smooth and efficient operation of catering performance at Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate by creating, preparing and delivering menus to the highest standard whilst maintaining a safe & hygienic catering environment in accordance with health and safety policies and standards.


· To plan, prepare, cook, and present food to the standards required by the Trust for a facility with estimated income of £430k

· To ensure that the organisation’s reputation for excellent food and service is maximised and enhanced through the delivery of a locally sourced and seasonal menu

· To develop retail and function menus with innovation and flair in line with budgetary requirements, GP control

· To ensure supplies are correctly issued, used and accounted for to carry out stock takes and food rotation procedures

· To maintain records relating to food production activities and supplier information as required by the Visitor Service Manager – Food & Beverage

· To ensure Health and Safety and Food Safety Standards are maintained in line with company policy

· To set objectives and be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen, cleaning schedules, allergens and dietary requirements allocation and menu development

· To assist with employee performance and recognize training needs and potential as appropriate

· To assist with team briefings on a regular basis to communicate food standards, menu updates and changes, as well as H&S Policy requirements

· To ensure that the function achieves, as a minimum, the financial targets agreed with, in line with the budget

Application Deadline: Sunday 02/06/2024