Govindas Catering

Location: Krishna Avanti Primary School, Croydon 
Salary: £8.91 per hour
Contract term: Permanent and Casual roles available
Closing date: This is a rolling advert and applications will be reviewed weekly.
Positions: 2

Job Description

Govinda’s Catering is all about precise, beautifully designed and nourishing menus. We cater for a healthy vegetarian diet, and provide food that is good for the body, mind and soul. Feel good food that genuinely uplifts you. Govinda’s currently provide over 5000 meals daily nationwide and support over 10 schools. Our menus are designed by nutritional experts who understand the blend between satisfying children’s tastes and providing them with essential food types for their growth and development.

Govinda’s has been growing at a fast rate year on year and this will only continue as we expand our market and develop our services. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in an ever-evolving team of food enthusiasts to help spread this delicious and nourishing food far and wide!

Your Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare all types of food in line with CPU requirements
  • To operate within a team of permanent, part time and flexible staff in the unit, ensuring that the manufacturing service is successfully delivered consistently to the required standard on a daily basis.
  • To participate in ensuring the smooth running of all operations.
  • To liaise and co-operate with the Manager or other unit chefs, to produce all meals in line with specification.
  • To help the Manager prepare all food and refreshments required for staff, students and hospitality requests on a daily basis and provide these in a prompt and professional manner at all times.
  • To assist in all aspects of the day to day duties in the kitchen and ensure that the required catering service is successfully delivered on a daily basis. This includes working as an effective team member.
  • All CSA’s must be physically able enough and prepared to complete all tasks set by the Manager which would include all of the following below:
  • Thorough and effective cleaning of the manufacturing and packing areas, including the movement and replacing of any furniture and equipment as required.
  • Preparation of meals and or packing, observing all Quality, Hygiene and Food Safety requirements.
  • The receipt, handling, storage, stock rotation, decanting and counting of all deliveries.
  • Removal of waste from the manufacturing areas and recycling in line with the policy.
  • To ensure full compliance with all areas of Health and Safety during the preparation and storage of food, including observing and maintaining COSHH, Safe Systems of Work, Risk Assessments, HACCP records & temperature controls, as requested.
  • Report any defects, risks or near miss incidents immediately in accordance procedure.
  • To engage and commit to positive teamwork and communications between the catering staff at all times.
  • To attend and undertake any reasonable request for training and instruction as required by the company.
  • To wear any provided uniform or PPE correctly, and to take good care and maintain it in a clean and smart condition [eg: washing and ironing]
  • To undertake any further duties as may be reasonably requested by Manager on site.
Skill’s Required:

  • A fast learner with an interest in kitchen work
  • The ability to stand for long hours
  • Willingness to adhere to health and safety rules
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to work unsupervised in a busy environment
  • Patience and cool-headedness
  • Kitchen experience
Why should you apply?

You will be working in a fantastic environment. Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

  • You’ll be entitled to 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • NEST pension scheme
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and friendly team
  • An attractive working environment
  • Supportive staff
Further information

Pre-employment checks
Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.
Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion
We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.
Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

How to apply

To apply please send a up to date CV, completed GDPR form and personal statement to [email protected]
Please ensure your personal statement details why you are interested in applying for the role, giving clear examples of experience to demonstrate your capabilities. Remember to include relevant experience (skills you have gained outside paid work, e.g. voluntary and community work).
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