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General Assistant

  • Job Location


  • Start date

    Immediate start

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £8.72 per hour


An exciting opportunity to join Gather & Gather, now part of CH&CO Catering Ltd

This role is for 16 hours per week, on a rota with some evening and weekends required.

Job Purpose
To provide a friendly, warm and knowledgeable service to all customers. To prepare and maintain the food service areas in an attractive and hygienic manner and to be responsible for accurate use of tills. 

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

Food Service
·       Serve all food to the highest standard and in line with the CH&CO style using the correct tools and presentation techniques.
·       Prepare and serve all beverages in a timely manner and to the CH&CO standard.
·       To assist with food preparation in kitchen to the CH&CO standard as required
·       To set up service counters for service and keep the service areas clean, tidy and presentable in line with the CH&CO standards.
·       Clean and wash up all equipment, kitchen and service areas to comply with cleaning schedules.
·       Under the guidance of the GM / AGM ensure that merchandising at service counters and dining areas have products correctly priced, labelled and in date.
·       Work with colleagues to maintain food availability during service periods.
·       Assist in the cleaning and clearing of tables and polishing of cutlery.
·       Clean and replenish vending machines, if necessary, with change and products and deal with minor vending issues (blocked cans/incorrect loading). Report any vending issues that cannot be resolved to the AGM /GM.
·       Handle the till and cash sales accurately and to take responsibility for the security of all monies in the till and assist with cashing up procedures in line with CH&CO standards.

Customer Service
·       Maintain a professional and friendly image with the client and customers at the relevant site.
·       Attend to customer needs in a polite, helpful and friendly manner providing assistance where necessary.
·       Provide information to customers about the food and make recommendations.
·       Work with all colleagues in a polite and helpful way to ensure excellent customer service.

Health & Safety
·       To understand and comply with CH&CO and statutory health, hygiene and safety, quality standards including COSHH and HACCP ensuring all tasks are carried out in accordance with these standards.
·       Wear the correct uniform and safety shoes as directed and maintain uniform items appropriately.
·       Report any equipment and/or hygiene, health and safety hazard to the GM/ AGM.

Occasional Responsibilities
·       To attend training courses and attend CH&CO meetings when necessary
·       Assist in monthly stock take as directed.

Fantastic benefits and hundreds of discounts from high street shops and supermarkets to holidays and home insurance!



Applicants will ideally have experience of working as a General Assistant or Catering Assistant but all applications will be considered!


Preferred experience:

  • Contract catering experience
  • Allergen awareness
  • Basic coffee skills
  • Deli bar prep
  • Cleaning and organisation
  • Following food safety policies
  • Dating and stock rotation

About us

Gather & Gather is the UK’s fastest growing catering company, with over 270 sites in the UK, Ireland, Norway and Germany. We provide a range of services including staff restaurants, café
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