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Cook Manager

Organisation: Live Borders

Salary: £24,872 – £26,867

Location: Great Tapestry of Scotland


Post: Cook Manager (Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels)

Directorate: Commercial Services

Reporting to: Centre Manager

Job Purpose:
The Cook Manager is responsible for delivering a high-quality standard of food
preparation and production for the café and other catering service offers. The café
at Great Tapestry of Scotland will showcase freshly produced light meals and
baked goods for visitors. The role is integral to the commercial and operational
success of the café and the postholder requires to follow all operational and safety
procedures to support this delivery. The Cook Manager is responsible for the
overall management of the operation and for supervision and correct briefing of

Duties include:

Food Preparation and Planning Responsibilities:
1. Lead on menu development and innovation in all food offers
2. Ensure seasonality in menus and a variety of choice for the range of
customers at GTOS
3. Develop and monitor supply chain to ensure excellent quality and
consistency of product; following best practice and systems in purchasing
4. Monitor food cost, control food waste and manage discrepancies in gross
profit achievement
5. Preparation of all fresh baked goods and other foods on a daily basis,
delivering all food production requirements at the required level and to a
consistent standard
6. Ensure all food is presented for service in a timely manner and in correct
7. Ensure staff are briefed about menus, allergens and other relevant
8. Develop menus as required for private hires and events
9. Responsible for ordering all food and non-consumable items for the café.
Systems and Processes – Responsibilities:
10. Manage the day to day kitchen administration ensuring systems
11. Lead on food safety in the kitchen in line with current legislation; ensure
completion of daily and other due diligence requirements
12. Oversee kitchen Health and Safety requirements, in accordance with risk
assessments and in line with current legislation
13. Oversee kitchen maintenance requirements
14. Ensure daily and weekly cleaning duties are undertaken and due diligence
paperwork completed
15. Responsible for the control of stock rotation and wastage.
16. Provide relevant and adequate training to serving staff to allow them to
prepare food in postholder’s absence.
17. Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues within the
18. Ensure that services are delivered with a customer focused ethos.
19. Follow and develop cost controls and standard recipes
20. Maintain effective stock control, placing orders, logging deliveries and
carrying out stock checks
21. Review sales, prices and suppliers regularly.
22. Represent GTOS and Live Borders internally and externally e.g. at
networking events, meetings, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and
strengthen the company’s profile
23. Comply with, and ensure compliance with, all Live Borders policies and
24. Ensure services meet Health and Safety standards established by Live
25. As an employee you must take reasonable care for the health and safety of
yourself, other employees and anyone else who may be affected by your work
activities. Employees shall work in accordance with policies, procedures,
information, instructions and / or training received.
26. This job description is indicative of the nature and level of responsibility
associated with the job. It is not exhaustive and there may be a requirement to
undertake such other duties as may be required to meet the needs of GTOS or
Live Borders

Application Deadline: Sunday 13/08/2023