Assistant Cook

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Assistant Cook

Published: 05/07/2019
Malham, North Yorkshire
Pay Rate
£8.54 per hour


Our client based in Malham is looking to recruit an Assistant Cook on a full time basis.

This is a permanent seasonal position. The core season normally starts in April and runs until November each year.

Duties will include:

  • Cooking and delivery of breakfast (earliest usually 7.45 am) and evening meals (latest usually 6.30 pm) for up to 120 residential visitors, and occasional meals for non-residential groups, in accordance with health and hygiene regulations
  • Preparation of home-baked items for packed lunches / refreshments
  • Assisting with the monitoring and recording of all catering functions in accordance with safe catering practices e.g. HACCP, Safer Food Better Business
  • Assisting with the compilation of a varied range of menus to satisfy differing user groups, taking account of special diets and the ‘healthy eating’ agenda using, where practicable, local, organic and fair trade ingredients
  • Laying up tables for breakfasts and evening meals for resident groups and, on occasions, for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea for day groups
  • Serving hot meals at breakfasts and dinners and assisting customers during service
  • Setting out refreshments for staff at weekday mid-morning breaks
  • Clearing, washing up and drying crockery, cutlery and other cooking utensils from the dining room and kitchens
  • Safely operating the dishwasher and other mechanical/electrical equipment (after appropriate training)
  • Receiving deliveries and ensuring they are checked and correctly stored on arrival
  • Preparing sandwich fillings and packed lunch materials
  • Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene throughout the dining room, kitchen, pantry and other storage areas, based on daily and weekly cleaning rotas
  • Assisting with sourcing suppliers and placing orders
  • Ensuring that tea/coffee making areas for visitors are kept clean and stocked
  • Providing lunches for staff on duty
  • Participating in the cleaning, upkeep and decorating of the kitchen and dining area in off-peak times.


  • Previous catering experience
  • Relevant catering qualification
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs or appropriate vocational experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Full valid Driving Licence
  • First Aid qualification .

Hours of work - 40 hours per week, shifts generally being over 5 days either 7-3pm or 12-8pm and a couple of splits 7-11am and 4pm-8pm.

Rate of Pay - £8.54 per hour.

Accommodation available with the post


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