Catering Assistant

Organisation: Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Salary: National Living Wage

Location: Livingston


All Catering Assistants are responsible for the delivery of high quality food and service at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Customers are expected to receive the same high quality of service whether in the Tearoom, at a Birthday Party, the Shepherd’s Hut or when using Soft Play.
Catering Assistants are expected to communicate well, respond quickly to instructions and work as part of a team.


You will form part of the Catering Team, lead by the Catering Manager. You will be responsible to the Senior Catering Assistant/Kitchen Leader according to work location.

Key Responsibilities, Duties and Objectives

• Supporting the Kitchen leader in food preparation and service
• Carrying out basic food preparation tasks – peeling and chopping vegetables, baking
• Ensuring senior personnel are equipped with ingredients and equipment
• Tidying and rotation of stock, accepting deliveries, correct storage of food supplies and consumables
• Cleaning of kitchen work surfaces, equipment, floors, walls et
• Dish washing duties
• Understanding Health & Safety, HACCP, Environmental Health Legislation and Almond Valley procedures

Front of House
• Service of hot and cold drinks, bakery goods and grab-and-go items
• Taking orders for hot foods and relaying of these
• Operation of the tills
• Assisting with waiting and table service duties
• Maintaining tables, chairs and high chairs in a clean and tidy fashion i.e. clearing between customers
• Maintaining the servery counter and till points to the standard specified by senior staff
• Ensuring cleanliness of all service areas
• Ensuring adequate stocks of cutlery, napkins etc
• Stocking of refrigeration, display units to the specification indicated
• Understanding fire safety and emergency evacuation procedures
• Record feedback from visitors

Application Deadline: Wednesday 14/02/2024