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Catering Assistant - Avonmouth

Job Category:  Hospitality and Catering
Contract Partner Company:  Somerset Larder
Employing Company:  South West Larder Limited

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Job Title: Catering Assistant

Employing Company: Somerset Larder

Key Tasks & Responsibilities


  • To assist Chef’s and Front of House Manager in the preparation and cooking of food
  • To serve meals, snacks & drinks including taking payments.
  • To clean all equipment, crockery & cutlery as required.
  • Support, operate and provide service in areas including but not limited to: Serveries, Retail, Hospitality, Functions, Coffee Shops.
  • To ensure all food is handled in accordance with the standards specified in the Food Safety & Quality Management System
  • To carry out and record any checks specified by the Site Manager, Catering Manager, Front of House Manager.
  • To ensure all waste is removed promptly and placed in the correct waste containers in accordance with site waste management plan.
  • To carry out tasks in the most efficient manner, taking into account any production or allergen constraints, to meet customer orders.
  • To participate as a HACCP Team member if required
  • To ensure all work is carried out in accordance to the relevant H&S legislation and Codes of Practice.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training that may include off-site and occasionally overnight travel.
  • To ensure all raw materials and packaging materials are stored in the correct areas of the site.
  • To ensure all production and quality records are completed accurately and on time.
  • To ensure all traceability requirements are fully complied with.
  • Where relevant, carry out activities required by the accredited FSQMS.
  • To receive deliveries and check supplier invoices in accordance with the company systems/procedures.
  • To assist where necessary in collating traceability information. 
  • Carry out projects or other tasks as requested by the Site Manager.
  • Embrace and actively participate in the Zero Harm culture.

Personal Specification – Catering Assistant




  • Smart/professional appearance.
  • Fastidious personal grooming, cleanliness and freshness.



  • Complete On-boarding and Vetting successfully.
  • Flexible, conscientious and co-operative.
  • Honest and trustworthy. 
  • Available to work 5 out of 7 days.
  • Able to commit to flexible start and finish times each day. 
  • Good with detail and able to follow Company rules.
  • Self-motivated and practical.
  • Ability and willingness to work on own but as part of a team. 
  • Considers the wider of impact of the decisions on the company and the customer.
  • Systematic – ability to carry out repetitious, routine assignments effectively.
  • Ability to communicate with others effectively. 
  • Embraces and complies with the Zero Harm culture.

Qualifications/Skills And Experience


  • Good general education and numeracy skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good inter personal skills including clear concise communication.
  • Customer Care and Customer Service experience, preferably in a Catering environment - candidate must have the ability to communicate positively and confidently about Somerset Larder and HPC Contract to our consumers and clients.
  • Able to work under pressure, against timeline and sometimes changing information.
  • Problem solving skills, ability to see the ‘end game’ and work around particular hurdles placed at short notice.
  • Gain insight in to the NNB particular way of working, with understanding for the need of enhanced security and vetting procedures.
  • Ordered, organised and able to work well within the different environments of each of the service and supply elements of the HPC Contract.
  • A sense of humour and a positive attitude, as at times work streams rapidly change and can be testing in terms of challenging understanding. 
  • Ability to use and understand Cash, Cash Handling, EPOS and Cashless systems. 
  • Previous Large Catering experience.
  • Previous responsibility for stock and cash management control
  • Level 2 Food Safety Qualification
  • Level 2 H & S Qualification

Full, UK driving licence and have at least 12 months driving experience and no more than 6 points.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.