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Job Description for Kitchen Porter
Job Title: Kitchen Porter Reporting to: Head Chef and other members of kitchen brigade for day to day operation Based at:
Job Purpose To assist in providing clean and hygienic food service and food preparation areas throughout the site. Responsible for all washing up and disposal of waste. On occasions responsible for some aspects of food service to customers in line with the H&J brand. To work on a shift basis as required by the business.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities
Food Production • To complete duties in the kitchen and service areas as directed that are necessary to ensure an efficient, hygienic service is provided. • To assist with food preparation as required. • To transport all food items, cleaning materials and laundry from the delivery area to kitchen store-rooms and to kitchen preparation areas as required. • Responsible for the cleaning of kitchen floors, walls, waste bins, hot plates, kitchen equipment, canopies, delivery areas, storerooms, walk in fridges, and all other areas as necessary to ensure an hygienic kitchen and service areas. • To clean, wash, dry and polish all kitchen equipment and service items by hand or machine in an efficient manner. • Operate all necessary sterilising equipment. • To operate all heavy equipment according to manufacturers instructions. • Responsible for the correct disposal and any recycling of all rubbish.
Kitchen Finance • Check all stock against delivery orders and ensure correct items and correct quantity are delivered. • Account for all stock brought into site and store appropriately to minimise waste and loss. • Use equipment carefully to avoid breakage. • Assist in weekly and monthly stock-takes as directed.
Kitchen Porter JD May 2010 2/2 Harbour & Jones
Health & Safety • To understand and comply with H&J and statutory health, hygiene and safety, quality standards including COSHH and HACCP ensuring all tasks are carried out in accordance with these standards in all areas of the site as outlined in the H&J handbook. • To de-cant all food items in delivery area and store in the appropriate containers to reduce the chance of cross contamination. All food items to be stored in line with company and health and safety regulations. • To decant all chemical materials delivered to the site to appropriate containers in line with standards. • Use and store all chemicals appropriately in line with standards. • Wear the correct uniform and safety shoes as directed and maintain uniform items appropriately. • Report any equipment and/or building fabric faults and any hygiene, health and safety hazard to the Head Chef, senior members of the kitchen brigade or General Manager.
Customer Service • To maintain a professional and friendly image with the client and customers at the relevant site. • Work effectively and cooperatively with all colleagues at the relevant site to ensure excellent customer service. • Attend to customer needs in a polite and helpful manner providing assistance where necessary in line with the H&J style. • To assist with the service of food as required and accurately handle cash sales.
Occasional Responsibilities • To attend training courses and attend H&J meetings when necessary. • To act as a resource to the General Manager, Head Chef and other brigade members.
This job description and person specification is a guideline only and not exhaustive. You may be asked to perform other duties which are not detailed but are in line with the general purpose of your job role and we reserve the right to make changes to this job description as appropriate.