Kitchen assistant

Ashgrove House
Pension, free parking, excellent training, discount scheme, long service holiday increment

This is a rare opportunity to work part time hours, in a Residential Care Home providing high standards of food preparation to the elderly residents who live here. Based in Purton, you will need your own transport due to the location and limited public transport access. This position is offered with an attractive pay rate, paid overtime, employee benefits and all training and personal development. 

As a Part Time Kitchen Assistant, you will work with the Head Cook and wider team to prepare, serve and manage mealtime preparations. This is a busy role and needs someone who has had previous kitchen/catering experience, someone who has received formal training in food hygiene, food preparation and food safety.

You will be responsible for the preparing of trays (individual meals for the residents), preparing and serving meals and assisting clients who need assistance with eating, in a dignified manner. Involved in the clearing away, washing of cutlery and crockery and the use of the dishwasher, assisting with beverages. You will ensure that the small kitchen is clean and tidy and the floor washed daily, assisting the cook in the main kitchen to prepare food as necessary.

As a Part Time Kitchen Assistant you will prepare and distribute meals to residents and day care clients,  helping to collate resident’s choice of menu for the following day and discuss personal choices in line with requirements.  To conduct activities according to the food and hygiene regulations and to participate in the maintenance of kitchen equipment, cleaning rotas and moping of floors.

To apply for the post of Part Time Kitchen Assistant, you will have satisfactory employment references, the Right to Work in The UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Application Questions

1.  Do you have the right to work in the UK
2.  Do you have access to transport
3.  Do you have any food or catering environment experience
4.  Have you ever worked with elderly or vulnerable people
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