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Catering Assistant

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East London

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Hourly rate

£8.91 - £11.00 per Hour

Job Description

Catering Assistant

Ongoing temp vacancy with potential to go perm

Catering Assistance/ Ward Hostess

Must be available to work Monday- Sunday and be flexible with hours

Hospital Catering experience beneficial

Weekly pay

£8.91 per hour due to rise after 13 weeks

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure food is placed into safe storage on arrival (where appropriate) and in an order in accordance with HACCP/assured safe catering guidelines.
  • Stock and distribute ward trolleys with food in accordance as stated in the Ward Order Sheets.
  • Clean chilled holding areas as required by the schedule using chemicals as required by COSHH and Company policy.
  • Advise store person of food stock requirements with adequate lead to enable delivery.
  • Ensure that high personal hygiene and infection control standards are maintained in relation to personal tasks
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in line with Health and Safety, Quality and Trust policies and procedures.
  • Store goods correctly and use stock on a rotational basis to optimise efficiency and minimise food wastage.
  • Mixing, decanting and packing food from incoming stores to Patient Services Trolleys
  • Participate as a full member of the team, e.g. supporting and training other staff where appropriate, working flexibly as required to cover other members of the team and assisting them in their duties where appropriate.
  • Undertake other ad hoc duties as prescribed by manager, within scope of skill and capability.
  • Ensure patient diets/ requests are dealt with professionally at all times, making sure that the patient gets an appropriate meal for their needs, while taking into account allergen concerns.

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