Position closes on 22nd October 2019

We are looking for a Food and Beverage Assistant to work as part of the team which runs the Coffee Shop, Great Hall and Chelsea Pensioners Club.

Principal Duties:

  • To work as part of the food services team in any of the outlets in the Hospital including events
  • To assist with the events team as given on the rota by the Head of Catering & Hospitality or Departmental Managers.
  • To set tables with crockery, cutlery, place mats, condiments, menus and any other items required
  • To serve hot and cold food and drinks to the In-Pensioners and Guests in the Great Hall
  • Service of food & beverage during the events at the Wren House and State Apartments
  • Service of Food & Beverage at the CPC and Coffee Shop as required by the Managers
  • Sale and Stock accountability of all alcoholic drinks and soft drinks at the CPC.
  • Clearing and cleaning of glasses at the CPC.
  • Clearing and wash up of crockery and cutlery at the café.
  • Preparation of salads, soups and sandwiches at the café.
  • Cash accountability for all sales at the CPC and Café in the absence of Manager.
  • Ordering and checking stock levels for all food and beverage items in the absence of Managers.
  • Responsible for security of the facility including opening and closing procedures and to perform duties honestly and have a keen awareness of security matters.
  • Cash and stock accountability for the outlets you are working on the day.
  • To do set up and take down of the events room at the RHC while working for events.
  • Clear tables after meals and stack the dirty items on trolleys for transportation to the plate wash
  • To maintain inventory of Wine and other beverages during event and do the final count for billing
  • To switch on hotplates, hot trolleys, plate warmers and squash machines
  • To clean hot plates, hot cupboards and fridges
  • To clean tables and chairs
  • To sweep and mop the floors.
  • To polish crockery, glasses and cutlery ensuring they are fit for use.
  • To clean and fill condiment containers
  • To clean the hot food trolleys after use
  • To clean the dining hall trolleys after use
  • To clean and fill squash machines
  • To assist with the service at special functions
  • To collect and deliver laundry to the laundry room
  • To fold and put out serviettes
  • Serve and clear up after Bowls Teas and other internal events
  • To undertake other duties as required by the Great Hall Supervisor, the Head of Catering & Hospitality or their representatives
  • To take responsibility for own Health & Safety and for those affected by the post holder

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