Catering Assistant

Job Summary

To assist the Cook in the provision and serving of an exceptional standard of all food on a daily basis to a Residential Care Home To provide cover when required on an adhoc basis..

To cover a range of different 6 hours shifts across 7 days a week, when needed:

Earlys – 7am – 1pm

Lates – 1pm – 7pm

Salary – £9.75 per hour

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Preparing and serving breakfast to residents in the dining room approx 7.30am – 9.30am.
  • Ensure that all food preparation and catering areas are cleaned and maintained to a regulatory standard.
  • Think and plan ahead to support the Cook productively.
  • Prepare and serve residents’ drinks at 10.30am.
  • Load and unload dishwasher and wash up all pots and pans throughout the day.
  • Set the dining tables for lunch starting at 12.15pm to a hotel standard.
  • Prepare water/juice jugs and ensure sauces, condiments etc. are provided as appropriate plus cloth napkins for lunch
  • Safe disposal of unwanted food.
  • Clear crockery from dining room after lunch
  • Take waste outside to be disposed of in external waste bins.
  • Clean kitchen floor thoroughly to a required standard before leaving shift.
  • Label of food in fridges and freezers if needed
  • Check deliveries away in appropriate stores, rotating stock accordingly.
  • Undertake such staff training & development as required to maintain high standards.
  • Ensure health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  • Be aware of allergies and procedures to report concerns
  • Prepare vegetables as and when required
  • Proactive communication to ensure stocks do not run out
  • Any other reasonable duty as directed by the Catering Manager or the Weekend Cook.
  • Attend supervisions, appraisals and any required training.
  • Wear uniform provided and flat, sensible shoes at all time.

Qualifications and Skills

• Promote working as a team towards a common goal

• Have the ability to carry out tasks quickly and competently
• Have the ability to pick up instructions quickly and follow them closely
• Commitment to delivering the best food experience for the clients at Penpergwm House.
• Empathy with older persons.
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Flexible and willingness to work weekends on a rota basis, if required
• Basic Food Handling certificate (Training can be provided)
• Good planning organisational skills
• Understanding of food safety issues
• Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Home at all times both on the premises and outside events, as well as outside of work.

Job Type: Part-time