Catering Assistant / Kitchen Porter

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Job Title: Catering Assistant / Kitchen Porter

Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Salary: Competitive Plus Benefits

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Full Time Permanent and School Term Time Roles Available.

Due to our continued success and growth plans we are now looking to recruit a number of Catering Assistants and Kitchen Porters to join us at multiple school sites based in Dublin

Catering Assistant Role / Kitchen Porter:

To assist generally with the preparation, service of food and cleaning of the establishment to the Company’s standard and the client’s satisfaction. To provide a portering and cleaning service to the catering department, and to generally assist where required, including simple food preparation and other comparable tasks.

Catering Assistant / Kitchen Porter Responsibilities Include:

·To assist as directed with all aspects of preparation and presentation of food to the Company’s standard and ensuring adherence to legislation including HACCP.

·To serve the customers to the Company’s standard, to promote a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and to utilise selling techniques to benefit both the company and the client

·To carry out cashier duties when required

·To receive any training that is necessary to maintain and improve the standards of the establishment

·To ensure tables and condiments are kept clean at all times and that condiments are well stocked

·To assist in setting and replenishing the food service counters and vending machines as and when required

·To undertake all necessary cleaning to the Company’s standard, according to the cleaning rota, or as directed.

·This includes the following: -walls (up to 6 feet), floors, fixtures & fittings, equipment, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glassware etc..

·To ensure a high standard of personal hygiene, cleanliness and neatness ensuring full Sodexo uniform is worn at all times. To comply with Statutory and Company Hygiene Regulations in handling and storage of food and beverages.

·To ensure you act in the interests of your own safety and the safety of others at all times.

·To clean allocated pieces of heavy catering equipment using instructions and cleaning materials.

·To dispose of waste materials from catering areas to designated collection points.

·To operate industrial dishwashers in all catering areas.

·To operate mechanical floor scrubbing and steam cleaning equipment.

·To transport provisions, equipment and other catering related items as required.

·To maintain clean working environment at all times, with special regard to hygiene.

·To ensure that all food is prepared in the environment with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customers’ special dietary requirements: for example, nut, dairy or wheat allergies.

·To undertake occasional duties outside the normal routine but within the scope of the position and the department’s activities.

The ideal Catering Assistant / Kitchen Porter:


·Literate and Numerate

·Food service experience

·Understanding of catering and food safety

·Good team working skills

·Ability to multi task

·Excellent customer service skills

·Ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients, and staff

·Ability to work well under pressure

·Ability to achieve performance criteria, with particular regard to hygiene

·Positive approach to learning in role


·Sense of own initiative

·Ability to work effectively as part of a team

·Flexible approach to role


·Hygiene qualification, or equivalent

·Previous catering experience

About the Company

Sodexo UK & Ireland employs around 43,000 people and delivers On-Site Service Solutions to clients at over 2,300 locations including offices, hospitals, schools, defence sites, prisons, sporting events and visitor attractions.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Catering Assistants and Kitchen Porters to join a highly reputable business that encourages career progression and offers great rates of pay and company benefits along with job satisfaction and stability.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience to carry out this role then apply today for the chance to be considered for an early interview