Casual Catering Assistant, Tottenham, London

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London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET)Tottenham, London

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10.55 per hour
Contract term: Temporary

Key responsibilities:

To support the Catering Team in delivering a high quality food and beverage offer to the students, staff and visitors to LAE Tottenham 

The duties for the Team may vary each day and you will be expected to work professionally and efficiently in the area delegated to you 

Specific tasks:

Serving customers 

Ensure that all customers are treated in a friendly and courteous manner and any queries are dealt with in a helpful way

Operate the biometric till system correctly, dealing quickly with any problems 

Serve all food and drinks  promptly  to avoid long queues

To keep the till and servery areas clean and tidy at all times

Help students make choices and encourage students to use the facility

Working flexibly to support the team and responding enthusiastically to any requests

Ensure menu signage is correctly and professionally displayed each day 

Preparing and presenting food

To act as a runner by making sure that counters are topped up with fresh food and that the food is presented in an attractive way 

Assist with basic preparation of raw ingredients as directed by the Head Chef

Cleaning duties

Complete all cleaning tasks thoroughly as designated on the cleaning rota, for example mopping floors, washing down tables

Recording the completion of tasks as required

Participate in half-termly deep cleans of the kitchen area

Pot wash

Wash up all pots and pans and place back in their clean storage area ready for use

Clearing used cutlery and crockery promptly, loading the dishwasher and replenishing the storage area with clean items 

Remove waste from the kitchen and servery areas and keep the waste area clean

Kitchen Porter responsibilities 

Receive goods from suppliers, check condition and temperature and store goods correctly

Assist with the movement of food and equipment around the building 

Team working

Support all team members in carrying out daily tasks and work at all times with consideration for the safety and wellbeing of colleagues

Report any breaches of compliance e.g. food hygiene to the Chef Manager

Health and Safety 

Maintain food safety and hygiene systems and general risk controls, ensuring compliance with current and future legislation in accordance with training 

Ensure that customer food allergy and intolerance contamination risks are minimised or eliminated through compliance with policies and training received

Comply with LAE Tottenham’s health and safety policy at all times

Operate all equipment in accordance with training and report any damage, or irregularity with work practices, equipment, fixtures and fittings to the Chef Manager

Essential Professional Criteria


Level 2 food hygiene certificate or willing to train

Personal attributes and qualities

Able to remain calm when working under pressure 

Tidy, organised and methodical

Good communication and interpersonal skills

A well-presented appearance

A hard-working and “can-do” attitude

An interest in food 

LAE Tottenham is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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More about London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET)
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: Lilywhite House, 780 High Road, Haringey, London, N17 0BX, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 2083526020
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