Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

The Assistant Food & Beverage Manager reporting to F&B Operations Manager.

Line Manager: F&B Operations Manager

Responsible For: Event Crew (casual team)


P&J Live is operated and managed by ASM Global, the largest venue operator in the world, which leverages the experience of managing and operating venues to provide consulting advice to owners, to deliver world-class venues.

ASM Global is the world’s largest and most trusted venue management and services company operating the most prestigious entertainment, sports, and exhibition venues spanning five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 stadiums, arenas, convention centres, entertainment districts, theatres, amphitheatres, and equestrian and recreational centres. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, our venues connect people through the power of live experiences.

P&J Live is committed to creating a diverse program of outstanding live entertainment events, conferences, exhibitions and banquets. We are in the business of creating a complete and positive experience for our customers from the moment they become aware of us to the time they recount the visit to others. Each P&J Live employee carries the responsibility for maintaining these high standards and in return the company invests in its personnel through training, equipment and appraisal.

The Assistant Event Catering Manager will work closely with the Catering Operations Manager in the development and success of the catering operation at P&J Live, ensuring high levels of service and quality as demanded by our clients and the business as a whole. Assisting with the forecasting, planning and managing of all aspects of the food and beverage operation, including staffing and delivery, whilst maximising revenue through commercial creativity, customer satisfaction and engagement.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Catering Operations Manager to achieve the strategic objectives and overall vision for the business
  • Manage the day to day running of the catering operation, looking at ways to consistently improve on product offering and quality standards, ensuring customer satisfaction and budgetary efficiency
  • Supporting the Event Catering Manager on monitoring the team’s performance, identify training needs and potential
  • Work closely with the catering management team to ensure the venue catering operation achieves, as a minimum, financial revenue and costs targets in line with the annual budget agreed
  • Provide information as required to assist with the annual budget process, to achieve and maintain the food and beverage cost in accordance with the budget
  • Ensure catering staffing levels are adequate and relevant in line with shift patterns and recognised busy periods
  • Drive standards by adhering to SOP manuals and ensure they are relevant and updated regularly
  • Attend regular catering team meetings to align with the teams strategic initiatives, targets, standards required and wider company information
  • To assist in the development of all client services of the catering operation, ensuring regular adjustments and improvements are both recommended and implemented
  • To ensure that the venue meets statutory and company requirements of Health and Safety, Food Safety and environmental legislations and procedures
  • Alongside the catering management team, ensure that all the food and beverage is managed across the entire business
  • The above is an outline of key duties and accountabilities, rather than an exclusive or exhaustive list of responsibilities. The post holder is expected to undertake any task which may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position.

Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • Successful and progressive hospitality background in catering
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or above
  • Excellent Food & Wine knowledge


  • Confident and social individual
  • Establishes, maintains and builds positive working relationships
  • Listens and communicates clearly and in a constructive manner
  • Plans workload to meet targets and deadlines, allowing for changing circumstances


Minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role


Covering letter, detailing your experience in this field, and CV should be sent to Graham Mutch, Head of Food & Beverage: [email protected]

Posted on:


Full Time


Covering letter, detailing your experience in this field, and CV should be sent to:

By email

Graham Mutch, Head of Food & Beverage

Email: [email protected]

By post

FAO: Graham Mutch

P&J Live
East Burn Road,
AB21 9FX

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy Premium tickets?

You can see our hospitality packages here. To discuss premium experiences or package options, contact our team or purchase online via Seat Unique.

How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?

You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agents Ticketmaster on and Seat Unique on https://pandjlive.seatunique.c...

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly and are unable to take ticket bookings directly over the phone. Tickets must be purchased online.

How do I register for access to venue presale?

For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.

To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale! Please note you'll need to be signed up at least an hour before the sale starts!

Tip: Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated.

How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?

Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.

You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

What bus can take me to P&J Live?

Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.

Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.

How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?

All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster. Please email [email protected] if you are having any issues purchasing directly from Ticketmaster.

Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.

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