Kitchen Assistant

Job Ref: JO-2107-18706
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 16 July 2021
  • Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE11 9XS Gateshead Tyne and Wear North East NE11 9XS
  • £8.91 per Annum
  • Blue Arrow
  • 0191 2305507
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Skills focus
If you're self-motivated and enjoy working quickly and cleanly in a methodical manner then you're going to get great job satisfaction working in our kitchen. The ability to prioritise and manage your own time is going to make you stand out in the role of Kitchen Porter at Blue Arrow
If you enjoy working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, and being an integral part of the team then we'd love to hear from you. Although it can be a high-pressured environment at times, working well as a team and helping each other out fosters great working relationships. You'll enjoy coming to work and feeling valued at Blue Arrow.
General skills

You will have:

  • Good working knowledge of kitchen practices
  • Experience of washing dishes and cleaning in a commercial kitchen
  • Ability to work well with your hands and physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity
  • Physically fit enough to work on your feet for most of the shift
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work methodically, and prioritise items that are needed in the kitchen for service
  • Understanding of basic food hygiene practices
  • Understanding of the importance of stock rotation when storing deliveries, especially perishable items

Personal traits

As the Kitchen Porter you will be/have:

  • Excellent attention to detail, ensuring everything that comes to you is clean, dry and put away in the correct place, and your work station is kept clean and sanitary
  • A good team player with excellent communication skills
  • Reliably on-time for every shift, and trustworthy enough to work independently at the end of the night
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work well under pressure within a fast-paced environment, especially in busy periods
  • Ability to work from your own initiative, and seek out additional tasks when your workload is quiet
  • A willingness to take instruction, and ask questions when you don't understand or need more information
  • A positive attitude and good problem solving skills

Main Duties/Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Wash up dishes, and cleaning kitchen appliances, work surfaces and walls
  • Prepare work surfaces to ensure hygiene standards are adhered to
  • Ensure pots, pans plates and cutlery back into use quickly during service
  • Receive and unloading deliveries; when unloading items provide organisation in the kitchen and storeroom
  • Remove waste and recycling throughout the day and at the end of a shift
  • Sweep and mop the floor
  • Keep track of chemicals and cleaning items needed for your section, and notifying the Head Chef when stock is running low
  • Basic food preparation and assisting the chefs where appropriate, such as washing and peeling vegetables, moving deliveries to storage areas, cleaning of kitchen equipment and areas


  • Competent level of English spoken and written
  • Knowledge of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

If you're ready to take the first step in your hospitality and catering career, get in touch today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the role or the career progression opportunities we can provide.

Blue Arrow
16/08/2021 14:49:16
GBP 8.91 8.91

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