Kitchen Assistant, Leckford Farm Shop

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Job Description:

Nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, you’ll find a very unique part of our business. Since 1929, Leckford Estate and Farm has served as a diverse commercial business, spanning property, food production and farming, retail and leisure activities. There is a huge variety to offer here and our Partners all work together to make it the success it is today. 

What will I be doing?

As a Kitchen Assistant in our Farm Shop, you’ll assist the chefs in basic food preparation and service. You'll also be involved in assisting in the day to day running of the kitchen by producing agreed menus to a high standard, supervising the department when required, controlling stock and minimising wastage.

We pride ourselves in our high standards and so, as a key part of the team, you’ll need to comply with all food safety policies, procedures and practices all of which are essential when working in catering.

Will I receive any training?

When joining our team at Leckford, you’ll be well looked after. Our supportive Partners will provide on-going training which will help you succeed and excel in the role. There will also be opportunities for you to progress throughout the kitchen as you develop your new skills.

Why else will I love working at Leckford?

Other than the beautiful surroundings and our friendly team, there are many other reasons to work for us in Leckford. Take a look at our interactive video to learn more about the Estate and why our current Partners love working here. Click here

Benefits 

After completion of Earning Membership you’ll be entitled to the incredible benefits the Partnership has to offer, including;

  • 20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on majority of goods

  • 25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on majority of goods

  • 12% Discount at john Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods 

  • Defined contribution pension scheme and Life Assurance (4x annual salary)

  • 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 after 5-years service. 

Work-Life balance

We also understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance. Other benefits include;

  • Discounted holidays at our exclusive Partnerships hotels

  • VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 arena

  • Generous discounts at numerous restaurants and bars

  • Exclusive days out for Partners and their families

More about the role…

Other responsibilities for our Kitchen Assistants include;

  • Preparing basic menu items

  • Assisting Head Chef and Second Chef in breakfast and lunch service

  • Following food hygiene and partnership guidelines in regards to food safety

  • Completing necessary daily and weekly paperwork to

  • Maintaining a clean and organized kitchen environment

  • Working alongside front of house partners to keep a clean and tidy environment

Desirable Experience/Qualifications

  • Previous kitchen experience

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene (training can be given for this)

What else can you bring?

  • Ability to create dishes from a seasonal range of ingredients


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