Chef's Assistant

£9.55 an hour - Full-time, Temporary

Fairhaven Gardens is a small, tight knit staffing group and we're looking to add a reliable, hard working, like minded individual to our team.


Main Duties of the role:

  • To support the chef in all aspects of catering provided through the kitchen.

  • All manner of food preparation.

  • Using a variety of kitchen equipment such as mixers, special knives and cutters.

  • Unloading deliveries.

  • Washing kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls.

  • To be compliant with food safety, environmental health standards and CQC standards for food preparation.

  • Minimizing waste when preparing meals.

  • To take pride in completing work to a high standard.

  • Contributing to creating a well-maintained environment.

  • Ability to work in a customer facing environment, and use tills if needed.

Person Specification

  • Food Safety and Hygiene qualification desirable but will be provided if needed.

  • Previous experience of working in a kitchen environment preferred.

  • Genuine interest in working within a caring environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • Team Player.

  • Understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

  • Understanding of Infection Control.


Role will be over a minimum of 4 days (approx. 32 hours per week). Overtime may be needed at times and will be paid.

Previous experience is preferred but not essential if you are determined and willing. Full training will be given and, If needed, we will provide health and hygiene, allergen and barista training.

Ideally the applicant has to their own transport in order to get to the site. (Very limited public transport is available)

While a temporary position, permanent employment will be considered but can't be guaranteed after a successful temporary period. Regular training and discussions to take place.

Successful applicant will be given free access to the gardens for them and their immediate family.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Contract length: 7 months

Salary: £9.55 per hour


Additional pay:

  • Tips




  • Discounted or free food

  • Employee discount

  • On-site parking




  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:

While in line with government guidance, we continue to encourage customers to wear masks.




  • Catering: 1 year (preferred)

  • Kitchen: 1 year (preferred)

Application deadline: 28/02/2022

Reference ID: CA22

Expected start date: 07/03/2022