General Catering Assistant

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South West
£7.90 to £7.90 per month
Salary Description:
£7.90 - £7.90
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We currently have an opportunity for a General Catering Assistant to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.
Package description
We operate Demand Led Scheduling that will be discussed in detail at interview
Working Monday to Thursday from 08.00 - 13.30 and    Friday from 08.00 - 12.30 with Saturday morning working as required
This position requires the successful individual to check in / put away large catering deliveries including chilled, frozen and ambient foods and chemicals, so involves:

extensive manual handling
checking dates / quality of products / labelling are to the specified standard
checking temperatures on chilled and frozen foods and recording accurately

The successful individual must be literate and numerate to ensure the above can be completed accurately
Working in pot wash and plate wash areas, supporting the catering team during meal service by working on busy counters and tills.
Cleaning and hygiene duties
Together with previous catering experience applicants must be flexible and possess strong customer service skills to enable us to continue to provide our Clients and customers with an excellent level of customer service and care.

Main responsibilities
To comply with all the legal and hygiene requirements.
To assist as directed, with all aspects of preparation and presentation of food to the company’s standards, utilising recipes from the central system and to have full knowledge of all allergen information prior to service.
To assist at service time by serving the customers, as directed, to the company standard, including correct portion control and promote a friendly atmosphere.
To operate the cash register (if required) and make necessary sales records.
To receive any training as is necessary to maintain the standards in the establishment.
To undertake all aspects in the cleaning of equipment – walls (up to 6ft), floors, fixtures and fittings, to the companies’ standard according to the cleaning rota as required and directed.
To ensure work areas and equipment are left clean.
To assist in loading service counters, as and when directed, and to ensure sufficient supplies throughout the service period, paying particular attention to the minimum style guide standards and implementation of all current marketing offers and promotions.
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To accept deliveries, recording necessary temperatures and putting away as set out by safegard and your line manager.
To ensure a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory and company regulations.
To assist, from time to time, at special functions, some of which may occasionally occur outside working hours.
To report immediately any incidents of fire, theft, loss, damage, unfit food or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate or possible.
To relieve in other local units from time to time during sickness
To report any customer complaints and take action, if at all possible.
To attend any reasonable requests made by the Manager.
To relieve and assist in other establishments in certain circumstances.
To attend to and take all necessary action, statutory and otherwise in the event of accident, fire, loss, theft, lost property, damage, unfit food or other irregularities and complete the necessary return and/or reports.
To attend meetings and training courses as requested. These may include travel and/or overnight accommodation which Sodexo will cover the costs for.

Ideal candidateEssential

Enhanced DBS Clearance
High Team Ethic and working principles


 Previous Catering Experience
 Food Hygiene Qualifications
Customer Service Skills

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.


Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Alison Scott

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