Cafe Assistant/Kitchen Supervisor

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Job Description

Cafe Assistant

We are looking for a couple of additional staff to join the team in the Orangery Cafe at Hampton Court Castle.

The job will entail working in a busy cafe/restaurant environment with opportunities to work both in food preparation and front of house roles (this will vary dependent on strengths and skills). The role will also require a willingness to work in other areas of the business when required.

This is a seasonal role, with vacancies for both part-time or full-time employment throughout May - November 2019. You will need to be very flexible in your approach to working outside of standard business hours, including weekends and bank holidays, as this is when we are busiest.

Kitchen Supervisor

We are also looking for a Kitchen Supervisor who will assist with food ordering, preparation and service. The ideal candidate would be confident with basic food preparation and cooking and able to work efficiently and well under pressure. They'll be proficient in all areas of the cafe, including front of house, and will also take responsibility for various supervisory tasks. If you’d also like to be considered for this position, please indicate this when applying.

Responsibilities & Duties


- Preparation of food and basic cooking.

- Serving of meals ensuring correct portion control and presentation.

- Cleaning of the kitchen, surrounding areas and equipment.

- Ensure food hygiene and health & safety are adhered to at all times.

- Stock ordering and rotation.

Front of House

- Prepare and serve hot drinks.

- Serving and assisting customers.

- Cash handling and use of EPOS till.

- Food table service.

- Clearing tables and keeping the cafe clean.

- Operate wash up equipment.

- Ensure food hygiene and health & safety are adhered to at all times.

- Carry out any reasonable duties asked of you by the supervisor or manager.

Skills & Qualifications

- Excellent customer service skills.

- Ability to work well in a team.

- Good communication skills.

- Ability to work efficiently and keep calm under pressure.

- High standards of personal hygiene and presentation.

- Approachable, friendly and customer-focused.

No specific qualifications required

- Food hygiene level 2 and some experience in the catering industry are desirable.


- All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

- Driving license desirable.


- Staff discounts in Orangery and Gift Shop.

- Free onsite parking.

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