Catering Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£20,838 to £21,712 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

If you want to work in a friendly, fun environment where you’re really valued for your contribution then we may have the job for you. 

Kings Food the internal catering department of Kings College London are looking to recruit a catering assistant to work at our Denmark Hill campus at the Western Education Centre.  

As a catering assistant you will be involved with all aspects of the catering service including basic food preparation, food service, till operation, barista coffee making, food hygiene and other duties associated with the running of the Colleges retail units. 

The ideal candidate will be: 

A good team player 

Have a passion and commitment to provide good customer service 

Have a flexible and positive approach 

Have excellent communication skills 

Understand food safety and hygiene regulations. 

The position is offer on a working five out of seven days basis and will involve working evenings and weekends. 


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract   

This is a full-time  post -


Key responsibilities

  • Assist with the service of meals in the restaurants, mobile units, and coffee shops  
  • Maintain high levels of hygiene and copply with all food hygiene regulations 
  • Display all food and beverages in a neat, appealing and safe way 
  • Stock retail display units and replenish as required 
  • Operate a till and maintain accurate receipting of all payments  
  • Actively promote and sell the catering services to customers 
  • Respond to requests for information from customers 
  • Keep servery and retails areas tidy and clean 


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria 

  1. Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent 
  2. Experience of working in a catering environment 
  3. Understanding of all relevant health, hygiene, and safety regulations 
  4. Good written and oral communication 
  5. Experience of providing a service to customers 
  6. To be numerate  
  7. Experience of operating a till and taking payments 
  8. Sales and customer care experience 
  9. Selling skills 
  10. Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekend 

Desirable criteria 

  1. NVQ Level 1 or equivalent catering qualification 
  2. Hold a current food handlers Certificate 

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