Food & Beverage Team Leader

Job Description

Food & Beverage Team Leader
My client, based in Dublin 8 is currently looking for a Food & Beverage Team Leader.  A role which is pivotal in the catering industry, particularly within a social enterprise setting. This position not only requires a deep love for food and a commitment to excellent customer service but also a dedication to making a positive impact on the community. The ideal candidate will bring a blend of leadership, passion for development, and a keen eye for detail to the table. This opportunity offers a dynamic work environment where one can contribute to the growth of the business while fostering an inclusive atmosphere that supports individuals with learning difficulties and autism. It's a chance to be part of a meaningful venture that values each employee and encourages professional growth and development.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Bring your love of food and great service to our café and use that passion to not only make sure our café & corporate catering is presented to our high standards, and that we give the highest quality of service that we are recognised for, but also share that passion for excellence with our participants.
  2. Business development is what will make this job different to the others, supporting us to make Loaf the café and outside caterer of choice.
  3. Using your knowledge of food safety and allergens, you will make sure that the site meets our high standards and that all paperwork is complete to ensure our customers, participants and team stay safe.  
  4. With your keen eye for detail, you will make sure that all food leaving the kitchen meets our brand and quality standards. 
  5. Because you understand business too, you will help us make this business profitable, you will support the management team in achieving our financial targets, sales, gross profit and control of labour. 
  6. You are a people person, you lead by example, you manage a tight ship with a drive for results. You will support your team to ensure they share this vision too.
  7. We want to be the best, and we want to have the best team. Your development is as important to us as it is you. We have some training that you will need to complete, but we are also keen to support in any other training that may support you in your development. 

Personnel Specification


  1. Experience working at a supervisory level in a catering/hospitality environment.
  2. Full Driving License.
  3. An understanding of Health and Safety procedures including COSHH and HACCP.
  4. Experience of providing excellent customer service.
  5. Experience of cash handling, stock and portion control and meeting GP targets.
  6. Ability to work weekends and evenings.


  1. A supervisory qualification.
  2. NVQ Level 2 in Catering and Hospitality.
  3. Customer Care qualification.
  4. Essential Food Hygiene Certificate.
  5. Barista experience.
  6. Experience of working with adults with learning difficulties.

Staff Award

  • A competitive salary up to €30,000 (depending on experience)
  • 25 days annual leave plus 12 statutory days (pro-rata)
  • Health Cash Plan (on successful completion of probationary period)
  • Access to confidential Staff Counselling & Financial Advisory Services
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme (5% employer contribution)
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible working initiatives
  • Wellbeing initiatives

If you are interested in this role, please apply online or contact me on for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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