Catering Assistant / Cook

Ark Schools

About this role

Wandsworth, Greater London, SW15 3DG

Catering Assistant / Cook

Location: Ark Putney Academy, Wandsworth

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 36 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Salary:  £21,993 – £25,612 pro rata (depending on experience)

 

The Role

As Catering Assistant / Cook you will be responsible for preparing and cooking a daily changing menu (breakfast, lunch and after school) to cater to the diverse school community. The role will include all aspects of food preparation, food service, kitchen hygiene and other duties associated with the running of the kitchen and food service operations.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and cooking of a varied range of nutritious food for students and staff at mealtimes
  • Serve the food to an exceptional standard and interact with the staff and pupils in an appropriate, knowledgeable and helpful way at all times, in particular with regard to allergens and other dietary requirements
  • Assist in the sale, service and clearing of all food, beverages and utensils
  • Deputise in stock ordering and menu creation
  • Handle cash as required under supervision and/or operate a cashless till and any other items of catering machinery or equipment, as directed
  • Assist with routine and deep cleaning of the kitchen, food storage, service and dining areas, including heavy and light equipment and machinery, crockery and cutlery, in accordance with the cleaning schedule
  • Follow established kitchen systems and procedures to guarantee an efficient and organised meal service
  • Assist with events and functions as required
  • Receive deliveries, ensure correct stock rotation ensuring that all perishable and non-perishable commodities are stored under the correct conditions

 

Qualifications

  • Professional catering qualifications
  • Health & Safety and Food Hygiene qualification L3, desirable
  • First Aid qualification, desirable 

 

Other

  • Right to work in the UK
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Requirement to complete Fire Marshal training

 

Characteristics

  • Experience of working in a busy kitchen
  • Experience of catering in large quantities within a school setting is desirable
  • Professional catering qualifications
  • Professional outlook, detailed orientated and able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • A team player that can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative
  • A genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every pupil

 

 This role is subject to enhanced DBS and 2 references covering the past 24 months. 

 

Contact Kirsty via email kirsty.connor@supplyregister.uk or call the resourcing team on 02080588226.

Professional catering qualifications

Cook, Secondary School, Catering Assistant, Catering, Food Hygiene Level 3, L3, Food Preparation,

First Aid qualification, Food Hygiene qualification L3, Professional catering qualifications

Key Information

£21,933 — £25,612 per Year

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