Catering Assistant

  • Location
    Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Hospitality and Catering
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Hospitality, Tourism & Travel - Catering Assistants

Adecco are proud to be working with a company who are expanding their kitchen team, see details below:

Job Title: Catering Assistant

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Salary: £18,278

Hours: 37 hours per week - working 5 out of 7 (will include weekends) between the hours of 8am-6pm (could be as late as 11.30pm if working in the bar but rotas are given in advance)


  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 27 after 2 years' service + bank holidays

  • Christmas Shutdown (3 days annual leave must be saved)

  • Cycle to work (£3k limit)

  • Season tickets loan

  • "Coffee Club" - 60 hot drinks a month for £15 from salary

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • NUS card for discounts in a range of areas

  • Confidential Counselling, Staff well being and Mental Health Services

  • Training and learning opportunities through Staff development, Staff Networks and Societies.

Purpose of Role

To work as part of a team in the food and beverage outlets across the site providing catering and hospitality services. The post holder will need to have a flexible approach to meet the expectations of providing a consistent and quality service to students, staff and visitors.

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • To assist in providing consistent and professional customer service and quality food and beverages across the catering outlets for staff, students and visitors.

  • To assist in the wash up when necessary and clean and maintain coffee machines.

  • To be aware of menu boards and daily specials and contents to be able to assist customers with advice and guidance when required.

  • Re-stock fridges display units and counters as required.

  • Preparation and cleaning of counters and any areas in the catering outlets and remove waste when required.

  • Operate the point of sale system for payments and be responsible for taking cash during the shift.

  • Attend and give input at team meetings to add continuous improvement to the service.

  • Assist with other duties as instructed by the Team Leader and Head Chef.

  • Face to face communication with students, staff and visitors.

  • Support other departments if and when required.

  • Report any faults of issues with vending machines or catering equipment to management.

  • Share ideas for cost saving, improvements and innovative suggestions.

  • Understand and interpret hospitality event sheets.

  • Organisation of materials and equipment to be on hand during service.

  • Load and unload catering vehicles.

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Weekend, evening or bank holiday working may be required as part of this role.

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate, not essential

  • Good communication skills

  • Commitment to good customer service / customer care

  • A team player

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Ideally you will have a full, clean UK licence but not essential

Next steps:

If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

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