Kitchen Assistant Job Description

Role: Kitchen Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking to hire a dedicated and reliable Kitchen Assistant to assist the Cook with ingredient preparation as well as perform all washing and cleaning duties required in the kitchen.

The position is responsible for the effective delivery of kitchen services to an excellent standard to meet Health & Safety Regulations. Effective communication, ability to work well within a team and have a flexible approach are the key.

Key responsibilities:

  • Basic food preparation including vegetables, salads and sandwiches
  • Maintaining a clean, hygienic and presentable catering environment
  • Getting food counter and dining areas ready for service
  • Serving hot & cold food and beverages
  • Operating till and cashing up when required
  • Demonstrating exceptional customer service through regular contact with the service users ensuring that their needs are met

Person specification:

  • Knowledge of food safety level 2
  • Knowledge of infection control including Covid procedure
  • Knowledge of health & safety
  • Willing to undertake appropriate training (e.g. Supervision, NVQ Training)
  • Willingness to go the ‘extra mile’

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • The ability to be flexible over working hours
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and an active team member
  • Polite & professional, with a positive attitude at all times
  • Excellent communicator, able to liaise with people at all levels