Kitchen Porter

Kitchen Porter

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  • Sector:

    Operations, Admin & Support, General

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  • Salary:

    £22,380 per year

  • Contact :

    Sekai Lindsay

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7307

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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I am excited to be working with a fantastic award-winning non-profit organisation in search of an experienced Kitchen Porter on a 6-month FTC. This role is to ensure that the two kitchen areas, the storage areas and the restaurant servery area are clean and hygienic to the laid-out standards. To assist the chefs with basic food preparation and to ensure that deliveries are put away into the correct storage area.

Key Accountabilities & Main Tasks:
Ensure the standards of cleanliness are achieved and maintained in all kitchen, food preparation, food storage areas and the restaurant servery area including walls (up to 6ft), fridges & freezers, pot wash, fixtures, fittings, This involves daily and periodic cleaning tasks.
Ensure that all plates, glasses and cutlery is polished and stored clean ready for next usage,
Ensure all kitchen utensils, pots and pans etc. Are washed and stored clean and dry ready for next usage
Assist the chefs and FPA as directed with basic food preparation tasks (e.g. vegetable preparation, cutting sandwiches), complying with hygiene regulations,
Ensure that during restaurant service that all dirty items are collected from the restaurant, clean cutlery, crockery and glasses are topped up and the servery area is kept clean and tidy.
Put away delivered goods into storage areas, ensuring goods are correctly stored on rotation system following the FIFO rule.
When receiving deliveries to ensure the invoice tracker form is completed, the temperature of chilled and frozen goods is recorded on delivery and that any discrepancies or damaged goods are reported to the Catering Manager.
Dispose of rubbish and clean out bins in line with requirements.
Comply with all company and statutory regulations relating to Health and Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, Fire and COSHH.
Immediately cease using and report any faulty equipment to the Duty or Facilities Managers.
Provide high standards of personal hygiene, appearance and cleanliness at all times.
Immediately report any incidents of accident, fire, theft, suspicious persons or belongings, loss, damage or other irregularities.
Assist in helping to maintain a conscious approach to security and sustainability within the building.
Attend training courses and meetings as is necessary to maintain standards in the operation and assist in carrying out the job role efficiently.
Undertake any other relevant duties as reasonably required by the Housekeeper or Duty Manager (during off peak periods this could involve other duties in other departments).

Other Responsibilities:
There are two kitchen areas and multiple service areas; the role is expected to prioritise tasks in these areas.
The post is guided by precedent and defined organisational policies, procedures and codes of conduct. (eg. cleaning schedules, delivery standards).
Ensuring that BYM's Safeguarding Policy is adhered to in all aspects of the role.
Ensuring that Britain Yearly Meeting's Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to in all aspects of the role.
Ensuring that Britain Yearly Meeting's Health & Safety Policy is adhered to at all times.
Ensuring that Britain Yearly Meeting's commitment to sustainability is adhered to in all aspects of the role.
Ensuring that Britain Yearly Meeting's Staff handbook is adhered to at all times.

Communicating with other members of the hospitality department.
Communicating with delivery drivers, external contractors and minimal customer contact.

Working Conditions:
The role involves prolonged periods of standing on feet, moving of equipment / furniture, manual handling and working with chemicals.
Over 95% of the time is spent in the kitchen which has extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), steam, hot liquids and knives.
Due to the nature of the hospitality operation the role sometimes requires lone working.

Working Patterns:
The nature of the hospitality operation means differing shift patterns between the hours of 0700 and 2300 Monday to Sunday.

Essential Experience:
Previous experience of working in a kitchen environment.
Experience of using cleaning chemicals.
Food Hygiene Certificate.

If you have the above skills and experience and are immediately available, please apply online today!