Catering Assistant

Responsible to: Head Chef
Pay: £8.21 per hour
Hours: 20 per week

Job Purpose

To assist the Head Chef with the provision of food service within The Showroom. To assist with the running of the Diner, iCafe and the Conference Centre to increase the profile and profitability of The Showroom through developing the business by providing excellent customer care and exceptional event deliveries.

Duties and Responsibilities
To manage and maintain a high quality food and beverage service to the Cafe and Youth activity centre

Assisting and carrying out the day to day cleaning of the Kitchen area and assisting if necessary within the rest of the building

To ensure safeguarding measures are maintained to a high standard

To help with the preparation and service of food for events

To work in a flexible approach when needed

Ensuring all events run smoothly and to a high standard

To complete the different areas of the learning programme

To assist when necessary with customer complaints, comments and enquiries

To help ensure compliance with health and safety, licensing laws and other legal regulations

To work in line with our Premises Licence and to make sure aspects are adhered to

To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably required within the scope of the post

Scope and Limits of Authority

The post holder is required to report anything of significance relating to their work to their line manager.

Person Specification

Food handling and preparation skills

The ability to work under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of an event

Clear communication, excellent organisational skills and demonstrates attention to detail

Cash handling skills with use of cash register

Good presentation and inter-personal skills

Ability to interact with young people effectively

Able to work flexibly as evening and weekend work will apply

The ability to work effectively as part of a team

Energy, drive and enthusiasm

Computer literate


Previous event catering experience

Good relations with other department heads/staff/volunteers on a day to day basis are necessary

Sympathetic to the Christian Aims and Purposes of the YMCA.


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