Kitchen Assistant

Job Details

Overall purpose of job:
To undertake, under the general direction of the Cook, the preparation, simple cooking and serving of food.

Main Responsibilities:
Basic preparation of food and beverages (for example, vegetables and snacks).
Simple cooking (for example, the reconstitution of prepared food).
Transporting and serving of meals.
Setting up and clearing away tables, chairs and equipment.
Cleaning kitchen surfaces, cupboards, tables and equipment.
Washing dishes, cutlery, containers, etc.
To inform the Cook of any defects in materials, equipment etc.
Collection and reconciliation of cash received and cheques using a till
Clerical duties associated with the above, including the completion of periodic returns to
Schools Catering HQ

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
Communication – dealing with customers, colleagues and line manager. Extra communication
skills required with statemented children. Ability to handle associated school kitchen equipment in a safe manner
Willing to undertake Basic Food Hygiene
Health & Safety awareness
Manual Handling
Technical knowledge of equipment
Able to handle cash

Creativity and innovation: 

Present food and drinks in an attractive manner
Presentation of menu boards if used.
Create a given number of portions out of a given amount of food.
A caring attitude has to be adopted at all times in particular when dealing with young
Ensure the till is sited and works correctly.
Ensure that only pupils entitled to a free school meal receive one.
Collection and return of the float daily.
Collection of cash for school meals including cash left in advance with secretary by

DBS Required as role is based in a school


PAY PER HOUR £11.85 Umbrella