Catering Assistant

Title: Catering Assistant

Location: All Schemes/Villages

Responsible to: Head Chef, Chef

This is a summary of the job role

Overall Aim of the Job:

To contribute to the support offered to residents by helping to provide a meal service to cover main meal or all meals according to the current arrangements in the Scheme/Village.

Key Responsibilities:

• To keep kitchen and food stores in a clean and tidy condition

• To receive and check deliveries of stores, chilled and frozen meals etc

• To record the temperature of chilled and frozen meals on arrival and transfer immediately to cold store

• To help plan menus in advance in conjunction with the Chef/Head Chef and the residents

• To ensure a balanced diet is achieved for all residents

• To ensure that instructions concerning special diets are rigorously followed

• To  help  to  provide  a  main  meal  daily  for  all  residents,  according  to  the process used in the Scheme/Village

• To check the temperature of chilled/frozen meals before and after cooking

Service of Main Meal:

•  To ensure that tables are set and the main meal is presented in an appealing way, and to ensure that meals are served to the residents at the correct temperature

• To clear away fully after the main meal/other meals

• To ensure that all environment health regulations concerning food handling, hygiene and preparation are strictly complied with

• To report sightings of pests immediately to the Manager, Head Chef/Chef

• To  be  alert  to  hazards  for  self,  other  staff  and  residents,  and  to  report immediately

• To take part in training on all parts of the job description, statutory, mandatory and any other training which may be requested from time to time

• To build and maintain good relationships with residents and their relatives, while adhering strictly to the requirement for confidentiality

• To ensure that all overalls, tea towels and kitchen cloths are kept laundered and clean

•  To pay careful attention to customer requirements and to deal promptly with customer complaints

This post is subject to a satisfactory medical clearance, DBS Disclosure, two satisfactory written references, and Home Office right to work clearance.