Culinary Operations Manager

Port City Air

Great Circle Catering is a subsidiary of Port City Air and the Seacoast area’s premier full-service caterer for personal or corporate events including weddings, summer BBQs, holiday parties, in-flight meals, and more.

GCC has many off-site locations as well including a few mobile food trucks, the Southend Yacht Club, and the Airside Café and What-A-Crock.

GCC is adding an Operations Manager who will be responsible for assisting the Manager/Executive Chef in the effective management of staff and delivery of catering services.


  • Direct the food preparation process and delegate tasks
  • Prepare high quality dishes
  • Assist the Executive Chef in creating menu items, recipes and develop dishes
  • Supervise, motivate and work closely with staff at all levels
  • Responsible for food hygiene practices
  • Ensure food quality and standards are maintained for all dishes created
  • Assist with determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering
  • Ensure the kitchen meets all regulations including sanitary and food safety guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience managing in a high-volume catering, fine-dining catering and/or equivalent banquet events.
  • Proven customer service experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of food safety standards, quality and presentation.
  • ServSafe or Food Handling Certification a plus.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Must pass the FAA and Homeland Security background checks as well as complete a pre-employment drug screening.


  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

BENEFITS For FT Employees

  • 8 paid holidays
  • Anthem medical (includes vision)
  • HSA
  • 401k after 90 days of employment
  • $15,000 company paid life insurance
  • Company paid short-term disability coverage
  • 80 hours paid vacation, accrued weekly at 1.53 hours per week
  • Up to 56 hours of sick time. One (1) hour of sick time to be accrued every thirty (30) hours worked.


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