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Bus Park Community Hub and Café

Kitchen Assistant

The kitchen assistant will assist the Head Chef and Cooks with ingredient preparation as well as perform all washing and cleaning duties required in the kitchen. They assist Chefs, Cooks, and other Kitchen Assistants with all tasks necessary to ensure that kitchen operations run smoothly.
Kitchen assistants perform all cleaning, washing, and preparation duties required in kitchen.
The kitchen assistant's responsibilities include assisting with inventory control, removing the garbage, washing garbage cans, and clearing refrigerators, freezers, and storage rooms.
You should also be able to record notable food wastages as seen from customer's leftovers.
You should exercise exceptional time management and ensure that all duties are completed in a timely manner.
Ultimately, an outstanding Kitchen Assistant should be able to comply with all food health and safety regulations.


Market Street Car Park, Swadlincote, DE11 9DA

Is the location accessible for those with physical disabilities or limited mobility?


Is the location accessible by public transport?



Could this role be carried out virtually or through a hybrid volunteering model?


Is a criminal record check (DBS) required for this role?


Is a driving license required?


Are expenses covered?


What will you be doing?

• Properly cleaning and sanitizing all food preparation areas according to established standards of hygiene.
• Washing and appropriately storing all cooking appliances, instruments, utensils, cutting boards, and dishes.
• Assisting the Cooks with the preparation of meal ingredients, which includes washing, cleaning, peeling, cutting, and chopping fruit, vegetables, poultry, and meat.

• Sweeping and mopping the kitchen floors as well as wiping down kitchen walls, cupboards, and doors.
• Assisting with the unloading of delivered food supplies.
• Organizing and correctly storing food supplies.
• Promptly transferring meal ingredients from storage areas to the kitchen as per the Head Chef or Cook's instructions.
• Stirring and heating soups and sauces as well as preparing hot beverages.
• You would report directly to the Cooks, indirectly to the Head Chef.
• You may be expected to step up to the Cooks role if required.
• Any other reasonable requests from the trustees as may be required.

What skills are required?

• Relevant school certificate.
• Proven experience assisting in kitchens.
• A food hygiene Certificate
• Sound knowledge of food health and safety regulations.
• The ability to stand for extended periods.
• The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
• The ability to work in a team.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Effective communication skills.

Will training be given or available?


Additional important information

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Alternatively email quoting the opportunity number stated below.



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