Kitchen Assistant

Recruiter
Buzz Bingo
Location
Basildon
Salary
10.90 - 10.90 GBP Hourly + Employee Benefits, Wellbeing Apps, Remote GP
Posted
27 Nov 2023
Closes
25 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a passion for organisation? Do you take pride in delivering great food? If yes, we would love to hear from you!

Join us as a Lead Cook in our Club offering a 35 Hour contract which is fully flexible over 7 days.

Join Our Team of Remarkable People

At Buzz Bingo, together we re on a mission to be the Nation s No 1 Choice for Bingo. Our teams in Clubs across the country and in our Support Centre are smart and passionate about what they do. We know each person here can make a big difference, so we ll support your professional goals, give you what you need to thrive, and celebrate your success along the way!

We believe in the power of Bingo to bring people together, and it is that spirit of connection - online and in Club - that makes us a Bingo business unlike any other.

The Role You ll Play

As Lead Cook, you are responsible for managing the kitchen service and motivating the team, ensuring that great food goes out promptly to our Customers. You make sure our food is prepared and served in line with company standards, providing dedicated kitchen support in the busiest of spells and making sure fantastic quality is consistently delivered to our Customers.

Hit the Jackpot with Our Benefits

In return for everything you bring, we offer an exciting role in a dynamic business and a great rewards package. We ll help you build your skills and career as you work with us in a business that never stands still. This means you ll have access to:

  • a physical and mental wellbeing app for you and your family giving you fast remote access to a GP for advice and more
  • Thrive App for your mental wellbeing approved by the NHS
  • My Eva an online financial expert to help with any money-related matters
  • Buzz Brights Apprenticeships including Customer Service Level 3
  • Buzz Learning, our digital learning platform with access to 100s of online courses
  • In-house Training Fire safety, Food safety 1 & 2, COSHH and more
  • Access to Trained Mental Health Advocates for advice on your mental wellbeing
  • 4 weeks Annual Leave plus Public Holidays (Prorated accordingly for part time Colleagues)
  • Staff discount 50% off bingo tickets, food & soft drinks

Your Responsibilities as Part of Our Team

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of our menu, suppliers and agreed procedure of how to produce all dishes
  • Monitor and record wastage, reporting to the Duty Manager/General Manager on all issues that arise
  • Operate in accordance with the Companies Operating Manuals, standards and procedures
  • Check-in food deliveries, completing administration and storage of the same correctly
  • Make sure stock rotation (FIFO) and stock counts are completed accurately
  • Maintain agreed stock holding/ stock levels and assist with stock order requirements
  • Consistently cook food from our menu to specification and company standards
  • Make sure food is prepared for the Customer in a timely manner
  • Weigh or measure ingredients as required
  • Wash, peel or cut various foods to prepare for cooking and serving
  • Operate equipment and small appliances safely in relation to cooking food
  • Clean and clear down the kitchen areas after service, making sure storage areas are tidy and all products are stored appropriately
  • Motivate, encourage and lead the team in the kitchen
  • Complete other ad hoc duties as requested
  • Ensuring you create a Safer Gambling Environment for all our Customers and Colleagues across all of our channels; online, in club and live

The Winning Combination We re Looking For

  • Previous experience of cooking to specification, following directions and producing meals based on brand standards
  • Highly experienced in a kitchen environment
  • You take ownership of your role and always aim to exceed customer expectations
  • It is desirable you have previous experience of cooking from a 'cook to order' menu
  • The ability to work in a busy kitchen environment and remain calm under pressure
  • Knowledge of legal cooking requirements, including minimum temperatures etc.
  • It is also desirable you have a current Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Willing to work flexible/unsociable hours to meet the needs of the business
  • Your communication skills are good and you are able to build productive working relationships with others
  • Able to set the tone for the team through your actions and do the best work you can

As an equal opportunities employer, Buzz Bingo is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Our workplace culture is inclusive and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply and join us here at Buzz Bingo. We encourage our Colleagues to be themselves as we believe our differences as individuals make us stronger as a team.

Applicants must be 18+

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