Catering Manager

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Love live events? Join our catering team at Birmingham’s epicentre of events – working for the NEC Group.

Amadeus Catering are seeking an experienced and talented Casual Catering Manager to manage all catering assigned to a particular event on a temporary basis.

If you have proven management experience in a large-scale catering operation this could be the opportunity that you have been waiting for.

Your casual role would be to manage a designated trade or public consumer show event and oversee and manage all fixed and temporary catering within a designated exhibition space to include managing all exhibitor and organiser catering within the hall tenancy space.

Flexibility, forward planning and logistics will play a major part in the role as you will move from event to event working varying shifts depending on the catering offer for different trade and public exhibitions.

You will be fully operational and be responsible for workforce teams of between 10 and 50 staff. You will be required to proactively manage resources in a busy and often changing environment working from table service restaurants to cafe bars, exhibitor and organiser functions, retail catering partners and casual dining restaurants.

You will be managing a variety of Amadeus branded catering concepts. You will be responsible for liaising with the culinary team on maintaining the front and back of house catering environment, equipment, staff facilities and all relevant health and safety and food hygiene regulations.

Financial forecasting, staffing, stock control and adapting your resources to the potential increase or decrease of catering demand of the assigned event will be a key responsibility.

If you enjoy the daily varying challenge of multiple catering operations that change from show to show and believe that you can motivate and develop a team to deliver consistently high customer service then this is the role for you!


Casual contract. We’re recruiting across all of our venues so whether you have plenty of free time in your schedule or you can only manage the odd shift, we’d love to hear from you.


Amadeus is the NEC Group’s multi-award-winning caterer, operating at some of the UK's greatest sporting and cultural events as well as at venues including Farnborough International, Stratford on Avon Racecourse and its home sites the NEC, the ICC, Utilita Arena Birmingham and Resorts World Arena.

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