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Cook/Cafe Supervisor Full Time

at Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington London in London (Published at 16-09-2020)

Cook / Café Supervisor - Skipton

Job Title: Cook / Café Supervisor

Responsible to: Catering Manager

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Base: Darlington

Salary: £9 per Hour

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Role

To prepare, cook and present food at Café Refresh and for external delivery, a subsidiary Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington.

Working flexibility as a member of a team, you will provide delicious food to our customers. You will manage the kitchen to high standard and in accordance to food safety legislation. Your main duties will include but are not limited to food preparation, maintaining food hygiene standards, managing volunteers and handling money.

Specific Responsibilities

· To prepare, cook and present a high standard of well-balanced meals and snacks.

· To prepare food for external catering as part of our lunch clubs and hot food delivery services.

· Ensure that a good standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained throughout the kitchen, to meet the required standards of practice prescribed by Environmental Health Agencies

· Carry out good food Management, temperature controls and documentation according to current Food Hygiene regulations

· Ensure all equipment used is well maintained, in good working order and to log any defects or issues.

· To perform appropriate kitchen opening checks, closing checks and monitoring.

· Incorporating, cultural and dietary needs as required by the customers.

· Work closely with the management team on menu choices that reflect customers? needs and preferences.

· Purchase supplies in accordance with the planned menu, whilst monitoring and controlling the service from suppliers

· Ensure all stock ordered is consistent with planned menus that reflect choice and preference

· Maintain an accurate stock control

· To research and be actively aware of current legislative policies and guidelines for food preparation and serving e.g. Allergens

· To supervise kitchen assistants and volunteers.

· To perform end of day cashing up and reporting for the café.

· To manage Café volunteers, ensuring they adhere to health and Safety and Food Hygiene requirements.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in the way we deliver services to the community and in our employment arrangements. We expect all employees to understand and promote this policy in their work.

Health and safety

All employees have a responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others when carrying out their duties and must help us to apply our general statement of health and safety policy.

Confidentiality clause

Because of the nature of the organisation?s work the Board of Trustees consider that customers are entitled to demand conduct of the highest standards from employees. All information about customers, staff and volunteers to which an employee has access must be treated with the strictest confidence. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action being taken.


All roles are subject to funding and reviewed annually. It is expected the role will contribute towards the sustainability of the organisation through a mixture of fundraising, seeking of funding opportunities or supporting the development of income generating activities.

Special requirements

The post holder must be prepared to undertake an appropriate Disclosure and Barring service check and provide references in accordance with the agreed recruitment procedure.

Travel is an expectation of this post to help maintain stock levels.

Person Specification


· Genuine interest in working in a kitchen/café

· Experience and genuine interest in preparing food / cooking

· Previous experience of cooking to a high standard

· Excellent understanding of current legislation e.g. Food Hygiene, Allergens

· Previous experience of working with volunteers.

· Good understanding of the needs of vulnerable Older People

· Have a working knowledge of opening and closing procedures of a kitchen.

  • A commitment to equal opportunities

· Hold an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Food Hygiene


· Hold an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Food Hygiene

· Previous experience of working in a café or restaurant setting

· Experience of managing volunteers

Skills and abilities

· Ability to work on own initiative.

· Pleasant approachable personality.

· An awareness of the need for a customer centred approach which respects individual?s needs and wishes.

· Ability to adapt to change and respond positively to new challenges

· Have a flexible open-minded approach with an understanding of the importance of working as a member of a team.

· Have the ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends.

· Be well organised, reliable and punctual

· Be aware of the need to keep accurate records and to observe and report any changes in the customer?s needs or condition.

· Discretion and a strict adherence to the policy of confidentiality

· Good listening and communication skills

· The ability to work unsupervised when necessary

· A commitment to participate in staff development and on-going training

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.00 per hour


  • Discounted or free food
  • Sick pay


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends


  • Cooking: 1 year (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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