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Assistant Cook - Waltham Holy Cross Primary School

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Assistant Cook to join the catering service at Waltham Holy Cross Primary School, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1LG.

You will be joining an award-winning contract caterer with a reputation for innovation and a background built on strong ethics and an ongoing commitment to improving school meals.

We include calendar events and celebrations throughout the year with a food themed twist so you will need to be organised, plan ahead and proactive with your ideas and creations.

In brief, you will have the experience and knowledge to:

  • Assist with cooking, adhering to our quality & standards at all times


  • Work as part of a team preparing fresh food following our seasonal 3 week menu cycle, ensuring full adherence to recipes, food presentation standards and portion control


  • Meet the needs of pupils with special dietary requirements and ensure they are catered for


  • Work to deadlines to ensure meals are served promptly and are presented and served in an attractive way


  • Ensure that work is carried out hygienically, safely and tidily


  • Support the School’s emphasis on pupils’ health and well being


  • Assist in administrative tasks including; ordering food and sundries, checking delivery notes and correct storage, temperature control checks for both food received, stored, cooked and held, and document allergens correctly


  • Deputise for the Catering Manager as and when necessary.

Salary £12.50 per hour

Hours of work 30 per week, Term Time Only (37.2 weeks pa + 5.6 weeks paid leave to be taken during the school holidays)

Candidates must be prepared to obtain an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) disclosure which is satisfactory to both Ashlyns and the school and be rechecked throughout their employment. All other safeguarding conditions including clearances for satisfactory references, medicals and right of work in the UK must be obtained

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