Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen Assistant
£11.46 per hour plus benefits
Bank Contract

A Top 20 Care Home Group 2024!

Wellington Vale is an 80 bedded stunning luxury nursing, residential and dementia care home situated in Waterlooville, Hampshire

We are looking for flexible Kitchen Assistants to work within our Catering team on an ‘as and when’ basis to cover annual leave and adhoc sickness.  Rotas are worked out in advance so you will be given notice of days/weeks to be covered. If you have a passion for catering we will support with further training and qualifications. 

The Kitchen Assistant supports all catering functions within the Cinnamon home and, alongside the Head Chef and other catering staff ensures that all kitchen services are efficient and that the required Health & Safety measures are adhered to within the department. The Kitchen Assistant assists with all the working areas within the homes kitchen. Responsibilities include food preparation, washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen area. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the Head Chef, Chef and other catering team members to deliver all catering services throughout the home, ensuring resident choice at all times.
  • Prepare nutritional food and beverages to a high standard, as directed by the Head Chef promptly and in accordance with agreed mealtimes.
  • Maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen and food storage areas at all times, in accordance with the appropriate food hygiene regulations.
  • Prepare special diet meals as needed and as directed by the Head Chef.
  • Provide feedback to the Head Chef and Chef on complaints from residents or others on the functioning of the catering department. Address complaints promptly where possible and report them to the Head Chef or in the Head Chef’s absence to the Chef.
  • Support cost-effective stock control systems to minimise waste and ensure these are in place.

Person Specification 

  • Physically and medically able to carry out duties and responsibilities with or without assistive aids
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and work under pressure
  • Energetic, passionate and proactive attitude
  • Awareness of COSHH and CQC regulations
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