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Culinary Specification Executive

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Reference 9308 Closing date 13/4/2024 Brand British Airways Career area Head Office Business area Catering & Hospitality Location Waterside, British Airways Head Office, London


As the nation’s flag carrier, we take great pride in connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

It’s something we’ve been doing for over 100 years, ever since we launched the world’s first international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

This originality has been in our blood since day one. It’s the spirit we share with the people that fly with us, our partners, and our colleagues.

So, whether you are a reassuring voice on the end of a phone, a smile at the door, under a wing keeping the turbines spinning or landing us gently in far-flung places, a job at British Airways is yours to make.

We know great things can happen when you’re inspired to think big and bring your ambition to work every day, which is why, at British Airways the sky is never the limit.

The role:

Culinary Specification Executive

Role purpose – provide specialist support to the development of menus, profiles and specifications for the food experience of all classes

What you’ll do:

To provide specialist support to the development of innovative menus and all service components by providing practical and hands-on support to suppliers and culinary team to ensure delivery of a consistent customer experience and the delivery of food which is outstanding as standard network-wide.

To track and report on compliance to British Airways standards and to support delivery of all aspects of the food offer as required.

Works directly with suppliers and teams to deliver the BA food vision, style and standards against clear plans and carries out regular checks of inbound / outbound food, reporting results, to ensure delivery is to specification.

Monitors and reports on product quality performance worldwide in regards to food delivery with detailed reports to build and drive delivery of improved consistency.

What you’ll bring to British Airways:

  • Project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver tasks to agreed timescales
  • Ability to work across teams and influence internally to deliver change
  • Ability to produce detailed reports/analysis as tool for decision making
  • Ability to analyse and interrogate data to support decision making

Your experience:

  • A qualification in catering, hotel management or related field or relevant experience
  • Experience in an airline in a leadership role and in-depth knowledge of the lifecycle of products
  • Proficient in use of computers and related desktop programs (Word, MS Office, Excel)

What we offer:

We believe that all the people who work with us should feel valued for the part they play. It’s one of the reasons our rewards go far beyond a competitive salary.

From the day you join us, you’ll get access to brilliant staff travel benefits including unlimited basic and premium standby tickets on British Airways flights. You’ll also receive up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.

At British Airways you’ll have the chance to take on new challenges and move forward in a way that feels right for you. We encourage all those who work for us to consider opportunities right across our business to help you develop and progress.

We never stand still, and we don’t expect our people to either.

Inclusion & Diversity

At British Airways we all have a part to play in creating an inclusive place to work. Diverse representation among our people is really important to us and we recognise that all our colleagues are uniquely different and bring their own originality, creativity and identity to work.

Inclusion and diversity is a key driver of innovation and we’re committed to creating a culture where everyone feels that they can be themselves. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds and cultures to join us and be a part of our journey to become a Better BA as we continue to connect Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

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