Kitchen Hand

Location: Bethlehem House

We’re looking for a kitchen hand to join the team, working under the direction of the Chef, to provide meals for the clients of Bethlehem House

Salary: TBC

Hours: Part-time (40 hours per fortnight )


To perform the role of Kitchen hand at Bethlehem House, assisting the chef in food preparation and general kitchen duties.

Primary Tasks:

  • Working under the direction of the Chef, to provide meals for the clients of Bethlehem House:
  • Prep ingredients including cleaning and chopping of vegetables
  • Prep meat as required by the chef
  • Ensure that the preparation and service of all meals are in accordance with statutory requirements, relevant health and hygiene regulations and established guidelines.
  • Load and unload the dishwasher, ensuring that all crockery, utensils and cookware are cleaned correctly.
  • Ensure that kitchen and dining area is maintained clean, including all utensils, equipment and surfaces in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Ensure that fridges are stocked and maintained at correct temperatures
  • Ensure that utensils, glassware and plates are available and clean, for residents use
  • Maintain stocks of condiments, breakfast ingredients, etc for resident use
  • Report any maintenance requirements, repairs or replacements or occupational health and safety requirements to the Senior Cook and or the Senior Administration Officer.
  • Any other duties as delegated by the Chef.
  • Contributing to the success of the House’s services to men as a team member through constructive input, communication, professional approach to work and co-operation and respect for co-workers and management
  • Contributing to one’s own professional development.
  • Participation in the ongoing development and planning of the organisation by contributing to:
  • Strategic Planning and implementation
  • Attendance at Staff meetings where possible.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide meals, including menu planning and serving within a similar sized organisation or hostel.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of implications of duty of care, relevant statutory requirements of the position particularly health and hygiene regulations and Occupational Health and Safety issues.
  • Good organizational skills and able to meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good computer skills
  • Willingness to support the Vision, Mission, and values and principles of Bethlehem House.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Ability to engage with and supervise clients.
  • Reliable and able to maintain confidentiality

Applications must be received by: 13/10/2019

Interview date:

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