This is a great opportunity to develop your experience of running your own catering business.
Atherstone Golf Club is a well and long established (1894) private 400-member club set in beautiful North Warwickshire. We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable team/pair to provide the catering operation and run the in-house bar.
The deal is: The club provides the kitchen facility, covers all the costs of running it and the catering equipment so that you can make a profit from the entire food sales margin and share of the drink margin after paying your staff. There is a free two-bedroom cottage overlooking the course that is part of the package with the club covering all the costs with the exception of Council Tax.
You will be responsible for developing and providing menus for the beverage, snack and preorganised meals, setting your own prices and organising staffing. You will be working in a well-ordered Club operation with professional administration and will be responsible to the House and Bar Committee which has members who have considerable successful catering and pub experience. An important commercial advantage is that we have a very go-ahead Golf Secretary who is building the level of visitor and society bookings. This is a forward-thinking club which understands the need for work life balance and there is common purpose to build the success of visitor numbers in terms of volume, their golfing experience and value. The golf course is a popular local challenge with a great reputation for quality Greens and an ability to withstand other than extreme weather so providing many more opportunities to attract visitors all year round.
We forecast food sales £35k + with bar margin of £25k + per annum based on current business and there is free living accommodation. The club and its members have the reputation as friendly and will have a proactive and enthusiastic desire for this operation to be successful. They are keen supporters of social events and there is a comprehensive competitive match program which always include meals etc.
We anticipate this being a three/ five-year renewable contract though we anticipate you should be able accumulate considerable capital for such as your first venture into business purchase/ investment in this time.
We will be considering all commercially focused applications with a view to the contract starting latest July 2019. This is a competitive process and interviews and discussions/negotiations will be ongoing so early application is advisable.