General Catering Assistant

General Catering Assistant

Full Time: 39 hours per week on a flexible shift pattern
Salary: £21,636 per annum, plus salary enhancements for weekend work
Location: Hinkley Point C

Somerset Larder is an award-winning company, using locally sourced food to supply catering services and food-to-go options across the southwest. This is an exciting time to join our business, as we are constantly growing and expanding our reach. As such, we have an excellent opportunity for a General Assistant to join our nightshift team, based at Hinkley Point C.

Due to high growth and demand, we have an exciting opportunity for several General Catering Assistants to join our Catering team on our Hinkley Point C contract, based primarily at the HPC site.  To learn more about our partnership with Hinkley Point C, please click here.

Hinkley Point C is a large-scale construction project, with thousands of employees clocking in and out every day and night.  It’s also high security, meaning you’ll get an extra hour of pay each day when you take the private HPC bus to and from the site.  Our Catering team work hard and take pride in what they do, creating thousands of meals a day using fresh produce prepared and delivered daily from our Central Production Kitchen in North Petherton.  From our Kitchen Assistants to our Chef Managers – everyone receives professional training and support to ensure our standards of hygiene, quality and presentation are always high, especially when working in such a fast-paced environment.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

You will assist the Catering Supervisors and Chef Managers in all aspects of food service, including taking payment for food and drinks and cleaning equipment as required.

With an excellent eye for detail and high health and safety standards, you will ensure all food is handled in accordance with the standards set by our Food Safety & Quality management system. Alongside this, you will be responsible for delivering and maintaining excellent stock control skills and carry out and record any checks required on behalf of the Chef Manager or Catering Supervisor.

You will be a polite and enthusiastic individual, with high standards for customer service and a ‘can do’ attitude. There are a variety of shift patterns available, however you will need a degree of flexibility as these range from 5.30am to midnight.

We also love to invest in our staff, so you will receive training from the first week you start, including courses on Food Hygiene level 2, allergens training and fire safety. We’ll also look to develop you and encourage your growth through the business.

Our hourly rate is £10.64, which equates to £21,636 per year.  On top of this, we pay time and a half for hours worked on a Saturday, and time and three quarters for time worked on a Sunday.

Our ideal candidate will have the following essential skills and experience:

Previous retail or hospitality experience
Enthusiastic team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
Customer focused
Punctual, confident and reliable
Excellent communication skills with customers and colleagues
Able to commit to a variety of shift patterns
Self-motivated and practical
Embraces and complies with the Zero Harm culture

Rewards and Benefits 

We have a whole host of excellent benefits including a generous pension contribution, 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), a free lunch and cycle to work scheme. We also make your mental health and wellbeing a priority by providing free access to an Employee Assistance Helpline. Alongside this, we offer flexible shift options extensive training, and the opportunity to learn new skills, all whilst working in a modern, safe and positive environment.


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