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Commis Chef - boohooMAN

Job Function:
Catering & Hospitality
Job Type:
Permanent - Part Time

16 hours per week - Thursday & Friday 7.15am – 3.45pm (30 minutes unpaid break)

Job Summary:

As a Commis Chef, you will be part of the boohooMAN restaurant team assisting in food preparation & cooking, uploading deliveries to the kitchen, carrying out daily cleaning tasks and trained to cover other responsibilities carried out by the head chef in their absence.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Chef in all food preparation, cooking & service including but not exclusive to a full breakfast and lunch service, daily hot specials, buffets and ‘grab & go’ fresh food products.
  • Ensuring all pots, pans, plates and cutlery are returned to the kitchen, washed effectively and returned to their place promptly and thoroughly in an organised fashion that will free up storage space.
  • Checking in deliveries alongside the chef, monitoring the incoming of goods is correct and that there has been no damage on delivery.
  • Storing all goods away in their place in a safe manner with labels on view at all times. Taking care to put away any frozen goods efficiently.
  • Breaking down all cardboard and disposing of it into the paper recycling bins as designated
  • All food waste to be recycled in to the green bins and removed at the end of the day into the larger food waste container off site
  • All general waste to be disposed of periodically throughout the day and removed at frequent intervals into the designated bins
  • Following your cleaning schedule to ensure all walls, sides, floors and appliances are washed and disinfected following our ‘effective cleaning’ guidelines. Larger tasks will be assisted by the team.
  • Demonstrate a duty of care by working within the health and safety and food safety act 1990 and subsequent regulations and to follow any instructions on hygiene given by your manager
  •  Ensure all practise complies with the new FSA allergen regulations ‘FIR 2013’

Skills, Interests & Qualities

To be a kitchen commis you should have:

  • The ability to carry out tasks quickly
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • The ability to work on your own and use your initiative
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • An awareness of hygiene and safety regulations
  • The ability to follow instructions.
  • Stamina to work in hot and humid conditions

Training & Development

You will receive on-the-job training to

  • Create food specifications and recipe templates.
  • Build the skills to cover the head chef in her absence including the creating, preparing & cooking of our weekly menu’s to the standard as set, and completing the correlating daily ordering and stock management.
  • Carry out HACCP checks, ensure temperature records, SFBB and food labelling are maintained and up to date in the head chefs absence whether by yourself or working alongside agency cover.
  • Ensure the kitchen is clean and hygienic, making sure cleaning rotas are adhered to and records kept maintaining COSHH date in the head chefs’ absence whether by yourself or working alongside agency cover.
  • Opening and closing procedures must be followed and documented daily, as a result the kitchen and counter area are expected to be in a presentable fashion.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Monitor the cost of all waste, including supervision of the front of house wastage. You will carry out weekly waste report and set targets with the head chef and catering & hospitality manager to reduce our overall loss.
  • You will work alongside the supervisor in the head chefs’ absence to instruct the team in the preparation, portion control and presentation of the lunch offerings, daily fillings and grab & go items.
  • Have the ability to produce foods to a high standard in large volumes whilst maintaining quality and hygiene.
  • Display commitment to outstanding customer service
The Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Basic Disclosure Information about criminal convictions may be requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the position. A copy of this disclosure policy is available on request. By continuing with this application you are agreeing to comply with this company policy.