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General Kitchen Assistant - Part Time

  • Norwich, NR1 1DJ
  • Norwich
  • General Kitchen Assistant - Part Time
  • Permanent
  • Part-time

If you are interested in this position, please apply now.


General Kitchen Assistant

Charles Darwin Primary School, 81 Rose Lane, Norwich NR1 1DJ


We are looking for a fantastic, energetic person who wants to work with an outstanding company in a great school. Although catering experience is would be preferred, your attitude, personality, friendly approach and enthusiasm is what we are looking for - we want someone who cares about great service, great food and above all someone who really wants to be part of a great team and company.

Overview of the role

You will be required to assist the Cook with service of hot and cold meals prepared ‘from scratch' on site, to primary school children. General cleaning tasks and ensuring food safety is paramount.

Summary of Role, Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Our General Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Cook in preparing and serving primary aged school children with homemade, fresh foods in line with client requirements and Edwards & Blake standards. An agreed menu will be followed. Also responsible for clearing down the kitchen at end of service, alongside the Cook.

As General Assistant for Edwards & Blake you will be expected to:
•Ensure kitchen and food service area is clean, tidy and presented well.
•Ensure thorough and up to date knowledge and understanding of menu and allergens. Training and guidance for this will come from your Cook / Supervisor as well as online training courses.
•Ensure that COSHH, Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and any incidents are reported in line with procedures, to your Line Manager.
•Maintain client and Edwards & Blake confidentiality and security at all times
•Attend training sessions as and when requested, in line with company policy and procedure.


Previous experience working in a school kitchen environment is preferred, but not essential, as training will be given to a willing candidate who shows potential and enthusiasm to learn.

Core Values and Behaviours

Because we believe that the whole experience matters at Edwards & Blake, we are looking for someone who shares the same values:
•Employee Recognition: recognise and value the contribution of others.
•Loyalty to our client/customer satisfaction: warm, friendly and genuine with ability to build trust and loyalty.
•Innovation: actively seek to improve ways of working and offer suggestions.
•Operational Excellence: committed to achieving results through demonstrating a “can-do” attitude.
•Responsibility: takes personal responsibility to ensure all Edwards and Blake ways of working are adhered to.


Salary & Benefits £8.21 per hour
•Workplace pension scheme
•Recognition reward and awards
•Long Service awards
•Fantastic Career Development opportunities
As well as an enjoyable place to work, Edwards & Blake offer a comprehensive benefits package including access to offers, promotions and discounts to retail and leisure providers.

Closing date


Here at Elior UK we have lots of opportunity for progression and personal development within our business and work with a diverse range of clients.

Elior is a multi-award winning global player in the contract catering sector,
with operations in over 16 countries, over 120,000 employees and 25,000 points of sale. We are one of the largest contract caterers in the industry with our Group headquarters in Paris. Here in the UK we have approximately 15,000 colleagues helping us deliver our promise in achieving excellence in everything that makes up the customer experience across 1,600 sites.

We're driven by the knowledge that young people deserve - and need - the best food for their wellbeing

We're dedicated at Taylor Shaw to bringing all our resources together to provide high quality nutritious food that our young customers will enjoy while at school and in further education. And to ensuring it is served by caring, well trained and skilled people.

Join the team and contribute towards helping the next generation live a healthy life.

If you are interested in this position, please apply now.