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Kitchen Assistants

Kingswood Learning & Leisure Group Limited


Food provided, subsidised accommodation optional




Job Purpose Summary:
Support the smooth running of Catering services and standards that drives Centre’s delivery and achievement of the highest levels of guest satisfaction and ensures achievement of costs in line with budgets.

Assist in the preparation and provision of meals ensuring compliance with relevant Health & Safety and Food Hygiene requirements. 

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Participate in the preparation, cooking and serving of main meals, snacks, cakes, etc. in accordance with specified menus.
  • Assist in washing and cleaning of floors, crockery, utensils, work surfaces and other kitchen equipment. Maintain hygiene and health and safety standards in the kitchen/dining room as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the appropriate clothing, including head wear, is worn at all times.
  • Co-operate fully with the statutory inspections and implement recommendations as appropriate.
  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking.
  • Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.
  • Carry out regular checks of kitchen equipment e.g. mixers, fryer, utensils, work surfaces in accordance with specified procedures to ensure all equipment is hygienic and in safe working order and complies with relevant regulations.

Undertake simple stock control, reporting goods to be ordered to the relevant senior staff to ensure adequate supplies are maintained.

Take direction from Cooks and Catering Manager regarding tasks to be completed Ensure all tasks as required by the daily cleaning schedule are completed


Person Spec and Skills:

  • Previous experience working in a kitchen providing meals for large numbers.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to providing nutritious meals
  • The ability to form positive relationships with colleagues.
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate would be advantageous
  • Understands and able to apply Health and Safety procedures relevant to the job such as:

Manual handling
safe use of machinery and/or equipment
First Aid and Hygiene Practice;
Lone working procedures and responsibilities

About Us:
For 30 years as one of the UK's leading providers of residential educational school trips, we have been supporting teachers to 'bring textbooks to life'. As holders of the 'Learning Outside the Classroom' Quality Badge, we assist teachers to get children out into the outdoors to centres of excellence, instilling self-confidence and a sense of achievement, through a positive experience which is educational, enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. Kingswood is now part of Education Travel Group, and our mission of 'learning in action' remains as we continue to delight 130,000 guests every year at our 8 UK and 1 French activity centres.

Working for us:
We are looking for hard-working, energetic people with a passion for the outdoors. Join our team of energetic outdoor enthusiasts to help young people have the time of their lives.

We can be your home from home. The kingswood community is just one great big family environment, It's a great place to make new friends as you build your independence
Our Centres:
We have 8 UK and 1 French centre which are set in some fantastic locations so that we can use the surrounding areas to provide our activities.
  • Dukeshouse Wood - Northumberland
  • Peak Venture - South Yorkshire
  • Colomendy - Wales
  • West Runton - Norfolk
  • Overstrand Hall - Norfolk
  • Staffordshire - Wolverhampton
  • Grosvenor Hall - Kent
  • Bembridge - Isle of Wight
  • Chateua de Chantereine - Normandy
  • Dearne Valley

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