School Catering Assistant

Posted 17 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationHammersmith and Fulham
Job type Contract
Discipline Primary Education
Contact NameZeki Mehmet

Job description

Role: School Catering Assistant

Location: Hammersmith

Hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 - 14:30

Summary of the role: To participate in the catering provision as agreed with the Catering Manager, this may include the handling of all foods within the catering section and the preparation of dishes/food items for service.

Line manager: Catering Manager

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To participate in the production of food items in line with the day's menu or with batch baking where appropriate.
  • To participate in the care and the cleaning of the kitchen areas, dining room and equipment as required.
  • To serve meals, and to give attention to tables if necessary.
  • To talk to the pupils, staff & visitors as appropriate - in order to guide their choice of menu items and increase awareness of foods.
  • To assist with the maintenance of quality standards within the catering department.
  • To adhere to the cook-safe management system to all the house rules & critical control points.
  • To wash all equipment, both kitchen and service items.
  • To prepare the dining facilities - this includes, where appropriate the placing and removal of the tables and chairs to and from the storage area and also with the cleaning of the area after service.

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Previous experience of working in a school
  • Previous experience in a catering environment.
  • The ability to work to specified procedures consistently.
  • The ability to understand written instructions/information.
  • Must be able to drive


  • Previous experience in a restaurant or catering environment is preferred but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of culinary techniques and food preparation
  • Familiarity with kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Understanding of food safety regulations and procedures
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

If you are passionate about food, enjoy working as part of a team, and have a desire to learn and grow in the culinary industry, we encourage you to apply for the position of Catering Assistant