Kitchen assistant


  • To perform a variety of fetching, carrying and other manual tasks in the kitchen and dining rooms.
  • To perform a variety of tasks associated with food production in the catering department.
  • To prepare and clear the tables for residents within the dining rooms.
  • To act in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Home.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To carry meat, vegetables and other foodstuffs from the delivery vehicle to the storerooms.
  • To carry out the cleaning of floors and walls.
  • To empty waste bins.
  • To scrape food waste from dirty crockery and pots and pans.
  • To clean, wash and dry cutlery and glassware by hand or by machine.
  • To load the dishwasher with crockery and kitchen equipment as appropriate.
  • To ensure that all cutlery, crockery and glassware is clean and suitable for use.
  • To wash floors and walls as determined by the cleaning schedule.
  • To ensure adequate food stocks, crockery and cutlery are available for residents breakfasts.
  • To lay the dining tables used by the residents with all the necessary equipment.
  • To clear tables in liaison with nursing and care staff, wipe tables and replace table cloths and floral arrangements.
  • To assist with the routine provision of beverages for residents.
  • To act in accordance with COSHH, Health and Safety and Food Hygiene regulations.
  • To prepare light refreshments and beverages for residents and visitors.
  • To carry out other duties as well, and from time to time, be directed.
  • To carry out all duties in a safe manner having regard to the Health and Safety of self, colleagues, residents and visitors to the Home.
  • To support the Home’s no smoking policy in the interests of Health & Safety and ensure smoking is not allowed on site.

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