Kitchen Porter

England, London
£20280 per annum
17 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
1 Year Fixed Term Contract initially

About The Organisation
They are one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to call men and women to the Bar. The Inn hosts a number of events for the benefit of members of the Inn and can also be booked for private events ranging from formal dinners, weddings, meetings, receptions, corporate events and garden parties to outdoor functions, TV documentaries and Hollywood movies.

Job Purpose: The task of the Kitchen Porter is to assist the kitchen and events teams in the preparation and delivery of all meal requirements while maintaining the kitchen in a safe, hygienic environment in which to work.

Duties expected
- To assist with carrying out regular inventories of all equipment used by the kitchen porters
- Operate dishwashing and pot washing machines safely and as per instruction
- Safe usage of approved cleaning chemicals
- Ensure that all the kitchen areas are cleaned and maintained to the standards as instructed in the Cleaning Schedules
- Prepare and clean all equipment needed for the successful running of events
- Ensure that all rubbish is disposed of according to the guidelines of the Inn
- To report any item of equipment that requires maintenance or repair to the Head Kitchen Porter
- To ensure that all equipment is not stored in such a way that it compromises the Inns safety or security
- To ensure that all stock is stored in a manner that ensures their safety and security
- To comply with any other reasonable request made by the Chefs, Events Manager, Assistant Events Manager and Food Services Manager
- To assist the Head Kitchen Porter in ensuring that the Hall Buffet is fully stocked before the commencement of service with all necessary food items and condiments and maintained during service
- To be aware of the laws concerning the handling of foodstuffs and allergens and to implement these laws and the departmental policy on food hygiene at all times

COSHH, manual handling, food safety certification

Background /Experience
- A minimum of 1 years' experience in a kitchen environment.
- Experience in a high volume, high quality establishment such as a high-end hotel, members club or similar.
- Thorough knowledge of creating excellent customer experiences with the ability to make this happen for each and every event.
- A good knowledge of current trends in the Events industry.
- Previous experience in a Unique Venue of London/4 or 5 star hotel

- Customer focused with an attention to fine details.
- Ability to spot problems and troubleshoot quickly and efficiently.
- Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
- Ability to work under considerable pressure and work to immovable deadlines.

Personal Qualities
- Highly customer service-orientated and delivery focused.
- Ability to deal with people at all levels of the business as well as VIP customers.
- Methodical and highly organised.
- Calm under pressure, patient and measured.
- Collaborative, co-operative and able to make and sustain positive relationships with colleagues at management and other levels.
- Able to win trust and respect of colleagues.
- Ability to work irregular hours and weekends as the job demands.

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