Assistant Cook

Avanti Schools Trust
Ilford, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
£12 per hour
Start Date
2nd September 2024
15th July 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1434223

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Term Time only)

About us and the role

Join the vibrant team at Avanti Court Primary as an Assistant Cook, where you'll play a crucial role in creating a delightful dining experience for our students and staff. Your day will be filled with preparing and packing delicious meals, collaborating with our talented kitchen team, and ensuring our kitchen is spotless and efficient. Enjoy a exciting work environment where your contributions will be valued and your skills in food preparation and safety will shine. Be part of a supportive team dedicated to delivering excellence every day!

Govinda’s Catering is all about precise, beautifully designed and nourishing menus. We cater for a healthy vegetarian diet, and provide food that is good for the body, mind and soul. Feel good food that genuinely uplifts you Govinda’s currently provide over 4000 meals daily nationwide and support over 9 schools. Our menus are designed by nutritional experts who understand the blend between satisfying children’s tastes and providing them with essential food types for their growth and development.

Govinda’s has been growing at a fast rate year on year and this will only continue as we expand our market and develop our services. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in an ever-evolving team of food enthusiasts to help spread this delicious and nourishing food far and wide!

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

School visits are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time.

What will you do?

  • Support the kitchen and food & beverage teams by keeping all kitchen areas clean and ensuring crockery and cutlery are prepared for service.
  • Prepare various types of food or pack meals as required, ensuring adherence to kitchen standards and requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Chef Manager and kitchen team to ensure smooth daily operations and prompt, professional service.
  • Perform thorough cleaning, stock management, and waste removal while complying with health, safety, and food hygiene regulations.
  • Assist in all daily kitchen duties and report any defects, risks, or near-miss incidents immediately

Why should you apply

You will be working in a fantastic environment.

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

What are we looking for?

  • Previous kitchen experience and a solid understanding of food hygiene and kitchen health and safety.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to work efficiently in a busy environment.
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow strict instructions systematically and consistently.

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the responsibilities and essential criteria required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.


Safeguarding Statement:

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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