Catering offers a diverse range of roles from cooks and servers to kitchen managers and assistants. These jobs involve a lot of planning, preparing, and serving food to meet the needs of guests. At Kingswood, we offer incredible catering opportunities for those who have a passion for food.Apply today
Why Work at Kingswood
At Kingswood, our catering jobs come with an array of exceptional benefits and opportunities. We believe in recognising your hard work by offering industry-leading pay rates that truly value your contributions. Moreover, we understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we provide flexible working contracts tailored to your individual needs so that you can spend more time with your family.
As an esteemed award-winning employer, we are dedicated to your personal and professional growth. Our commitment is reflected in our top-notch training programs designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in your role. We are here to support you every step of the way, helping you achieve your career aspirations and unlock your full potential.
Beyond the workplace, our 11 stunning locations offer more than just picturesque settings. You and your family can indulge in thrilling activities such as high ropes courses and water sports during your downtime. We genuinely care about your well-being, and our unwavering support is always available to ensure you thrive in both your personal and professional life.
About Catering Roles
Catering jobs encompass a wide range of roles within the industry. These jobs require individuals with a passion for food and culinary arts, exceptional organisation skills, and the ability to provide outstanding customer service.
As a cook at Kingswood, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the catering service and helping all guests and staff enjoy delicious, healthy and nutritious meals during their stay. Responsibilities of a cook include assisting in the preparation, cooking, and serving of all meals according to the designated menu while actively supporting the kitchen department. Additionally, you'll collaborate with the kitchen management team in crafting and designing menu choices, making your mark in creating delightful dining experiences for everyone at the centre.
Whether you’re a manager or assistant kitchen manager, you will be responsible for ensuring all kitchen operations and activities align with the business's operating standards, procedures, and relevant legal requirements. Your commitment to upholding these standards will play a key role in maintaining a smooth and compliant kitchen environment.
Kitchen managers will be responsible for recruiting, supporting, managing, and mentoring your team to ensure a seamless and enjoyable catering experience. Assistant managers will assist the manager in these daily tasks.
In a kitchen assistant role, you will participate in the preparation, cooking, and serving of meals according to specified menus while ensuring hygiene and safety standards are met. You will also be responsible for cleaning kitchen equipment and work areas, wearing appropriate clothing, and implementing recommendations from statutory inspections. Additionally, maintaining sanitation and health standards, preparing designated foods, and checking kitchen equipment for hygiene and safety compliance will be part of your duties.
As the Kitchen Supervisor, you will oversee the smooth running of our catering service, ensuring guests and staff enjoy healthy meals. You'll assist in meal preparation, cooking, and serving, while also leading and collaborating with Kitchen Assistants under the guidance of the Kitchen Manager. Maintaining cleanliness and safety standards is a priority in all aspects of your responsibilities.
What We Look For
- Previous experience in a similar role
- A positive attitude and commitment to providing nutritious meals
- The ability to form positive relationships with colleagues
- A basic Food Hygiene Certificate would be advantageous
- Understands and can apply Health and Safety procedures relevant to the job such as; Manual handling; safe use of machinery and/or equipment; COSHH; First Aid, Hygiene Practice and HACCP.
- Customer focussed with a passion for delivering high levels of service.
- A good understanding of Health & Safety procedures
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We are a prominent outdoor education provider in the UK, and our success is a result of our dedicated team. Having conducted over 1.2 million activity sessions each year across ten activity centres, we take immense pride in hosting more than 175,000 young people from over 35 countries annually. If you are interested in joining our exceptional team as a housekeeper at Kingswood, please send your CV and cover letter. We eagerly await your response!