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Cafe Assistant / Catering Assistant

Posted 5 February by Easy Web Recruitment Ended
Cafe Assistant / Catering Assistant 

Our client's aim is to provide artisan, fresh, beautiful drinks and food with a healthy twist wherever possible. They genuinely want to find and serve the best produce out there. Their emphasis is on ingredients that are local, fresh, ethically produced, made with minimal waste and creatively presented. Over the past 15 months they have gone from strength to strength serving local wood roasted coffee, loose leaf tea, craft ale, fine wines and simple delicious lunches. 

They work in partnership with their suppliers, their veg comes from the local farm shop, the bread is baked fresh in Oxford and delivered while it’s still warm, their coffee and tea are from UE coffee roasters and Jeeves of Jericho and their cakes come from a new start up H&H Bakery. 

Position: Cafe Assistant 
Location: Didcot 
Job Type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 18 hours per week including daytime, and evening shifts and every other weekend (Saturday and Sunday) 
Salary: £7020.20 (£7.50 per hour) 
Benefits: pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, Cyclescheme, gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more. 

About the role: 

They are now entering the next phase of their development which is looking to push the boundaries of nourishment through food and drink and creating a space where their customers can nourish not only their bodies but their creativity. They are an arts centre after all! They are looking for enthusiastic café assistants who can contribute their ideas, great customer service and hard-working attitude. You will work in the café for day time service and on their busy bar before performances as well as helping with food preparation in the kitchen. 

Responsibilities: 

- Provide fast, efficient, friendly service for the café bar and event catering 
- Be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the café bar, its mission, its produce and programme 
- Work on the café, additional service points (including in the town square for large events) serving and preparing food and drinks and taking cash and card payments for those items 
- Prepare food in the kitchen according to hygiene regulations and their policies and procedures and the style guide 
- Play in important role in the safe evacuation of the building in case of an emergency 
- Upsell all café produce and campaigns including retail sales and events 
- Ensure that the café bar and all of its products are beautifully presented and that high levels of cleanliness are achieved at all times 
- Clean the cafe continually throughout their shift and follow and complete daily, weekly and shift checklists prepared by the café manager to ensure this 
- Adhere to and enforce the licensing regulations under the direction of the manager and supervisor 
- Re-stock the bar efficiently and tidily 
- Follow all security, cash handling and health and safety policies and procedures at all times 
- Report any defects or breakages immediately 
- Assist with room set ups, including moving tables, ushering and events as required 

About you: 

- Good standard of education or equivalent experience 
- Strong customer service skills 
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
- Enthusiasm and passion for the arts would be great 
- Enthusiasm for working in a café / bar environment with artisan coffee and teas 
- Enthusiasm for wellness and plant-based eating would be advantageous 

If you have the following experience or qualifications – it’s a bonus: 

- Level 2 in Food hygiene certificate or Food safety in catering 
- Catering or bar experience or training 
- Customer service experience 

You may have experience of the following: Hospitality, Front of House, Concierge, Host, Catering Assistant, Bar Staff, Restaurant, Café, Bar, Customer Service, Catering, Coffee Shop, Café Bar, Café Assistant, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

Reference: 34401470

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