Catering Assistant Job Description

Role: Catering Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking to hire a dedicated and efficient catering assistant to assist in all activities pertaining to event catering. Working as part of a team of catering assistants to ensure a smooth service is provided in accordance with all relevant procedures.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all tableware and chafing dishes are properly cleaned and sanitized before each catering event
  • Taking inventory of ingredients and catering supplies and ordering new stock as required
  • Loading and unloading food, tableware, and catering supplies onto and off catering vehicles
  • Appropriately storing clean chafing dishes, tableware, platters, and equipment after each catering event
  • Answering guests’ catering-related questions during events and addressing all complaints
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing strategies to promote catering services

Person specification:

  • Proven experience working in the catering industry
  • A food handler’s license
  • Sound knowledge of food health and safety regulations

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills