Assistant Cook Job Vacancy

Job Overview

To assist the Senior Cook in delivering and managing all aspects of catering for groups (typically between 50 and 90) of children and accompanying adults on residential arts courses.  To clean and prepare the Kitchen as required.

Your current duties and responsibilities are:-
1. To prepare, cook and serve high quality food according to Centre needs.
2. To take a leading role when working with other kitchen staff in the absence of the Senior Cook.
3. To assist the Senior Cook in

a)    The organisation of kitchen staff, including quality control, allocation of duties, and staff rotas.


b)    Planning appropriate menus taking account of client group, dietary requirements, and nutritional value.


c)  Managing and monitoring all areas of work relating to food hygiene, ensuring Environmental Health standards and regulations are met, including

–        cleaning of surfaces, equipment, utensils;

–        food storage, temperature control, stock rotation;

–        staff hygiene and personal protective equipment/clothing;

–        food preparation and presentation

–        cleaning of kitchen, food storage and dining areas

–        waste disposal

d)       Quality control of all aspects of catering

e)       Stock control

f)        Induction and appropriate in-house training of kitchen-related staff.

g)       Ensuring Healthy Schools/Eco Centre standards are met.

4. Maintenance of appropriate records.
5. To receive goods.
6. To assist with risk assessments, play a full part in Health & Safety issues relating to the kitchen/dining room, and comply with Health & Safety standards.
7. Cleaning of kitchen, equipment and dining room.
8. To assist in other domestic support duties as required by management if and when kitchens are quiet

Please send your completed application to
If you have any questions, please call 01889 270225 and ask to speak to John Percival or Felix Pepler.

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