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Catering Assistant

  • Location

    Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Social and Healthcare

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £8.21 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Start date:


  • Expiry date:


Our client is seeking a Catering Assistant on an initial 2 Month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours and Pay Rate:

Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00. At a pay rate of £8.21 Per Hour PAYE

Job Purpose:

To supervise a catering unit that the service provided meets the required contractual standards.


  • Responsible for planning and cooking of meals, portion control, amendment of menus (where appropriate) and provision of special diets (where advised).
  • Supervise and train kitchen staff in the methods of production and service and standard required at the unit including organization of work rotas and transportation of meals.
  • Maintain accurate records as required by CBS e.g, stock control, sickness reporting, food orders, receipts, invoices, etc.
  • Monitor food costs and productivity, taking appropriate action to achieve and maintain targets under the direction of Contract Manager.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of hygiene and be responsible for all health and safety aspects in the kitchen area in accordance with the Code Of Practice and legislation.
  • Promote and maintain good relationships with all customers - headteachers, parents and pupils.
  • Recruit temporary staff and issue contracts of employment.
  • Complete timesheets for kitchen staff accurately and on time.
  • Report requirements for repair/maintenance of heavy kitchen equipment to HQ.
  • Actively market the service e.g, encourage and provide other catering when required outside the current contract.
  • Reconcile the tills and provide accurate cash records.
  • Responsible for initial security or the kitchen area.

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