CGC Event Caterers

CGC Event Caterers are recruiting for a Senior Bars Manager to join the team at York Racecourse. This role involves working at one of the country’s most prestigious racing venues catering for up to 40,000 racegoers on a race day and hosting wide variety of premier non race day events including exhibitions, conferences, banqueting, parties and weddings.

The Senior Bars Manager will manage and drive the implementation and delivery of retail food and drink operations for both race day and non-race day events. They’ll take charge in delivering a first class hospitality service to all guests and deliver a culture of excellence across the bar team.


  • Manage the day-to-day administration of K Stock – drink stock management system.
  • Manage and communicate with all Beverage suppliers.
  • Complete product orders in a timely manner using KStock & Epos historical data to produce these orders to ensure no stock outs for race days and events.
  • Liaise with the commercial team to ensure customers’ requirements are catered for.
  • Ensure compliance with cellar management including, line cleaning stock control and equipment maintenance.
  • Exceed agreed racing retail ASPH year on year.
  • Work with our F&B development team to continually develop ranging to drive sales and GP working with departments to deliver GP.
  • Oversee and manage retail, conference and banqueting events as allocated by the head of F&B.
  • Work with the Head of F&B and sales office to ensure the scheduling of the management team is sufficient for each event.
  • Work within the parameter of the P&L and achieve the targets set by the Head of F&B.
  • Ensure adherence to company policy on cash handling and all associated procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all food hygiene legislation and that staff always comply with Health & Safety regulations; to pursue any training requirements needed for specialist areas.
  • Understand market trends to develop and enhance our offer and delivery.


  • Experience of high volume multi bar management.
  • 5 years’ Bar & Cellar management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to make key decisions.
  • Ambitious, energetic and a great team player.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel.
  • Organised and be able to work under pressure and to tight timeframes.
  • A good communicator and able to lead a team.
  • Personal license holder
  • Good logistics and organisational skills managing multiple teams across a large site
  • Excellent knowledge of Epos and stock management systems.
  • Possesses a hands on approach and be part of the service delivery.
  • Have a thorough understanding of food hygiene and health & safety regulations.
  • Forklift license preferable but not essential.
  • Excellent knowledge of licensing law.

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