Academic Catering Assistant
Belfast Met are seeking to appoint an Academic Catering Assistant on a Part time basis.
The Hospitality and Catering department deliver training courses at all levels to students in our state of the art facilities in our Titanic Quarter Campus. Community and school partnership programmes are also delivered at our Castlereagh and E3 campuses.
The College provides training to students in a range of disciplines including; Professional Cookery, Patisserie, Bakery and Cake Decoration as well as Food and Beverage Service and International Hospitality Management and a range of leisure cookery courses.
In addition to skills classes which operate in the College’s training kitchen, we also operate a successful commercial restaurant (The Linen Lounge) for a lunch and dinner service, this provides learners with a realistic working environment whilst providing an outstanding dining experience that is excellent value for money. The Linen Lounge is open for business to students and staff of the College as well as members of the public and is often also used to host events.
The College have a fully commercial bakery (Bake My Day) which operates a pop up shop in the College 2 days per week as well as servicing numerous events throughout the year.
The classes in Titanic Quarter are based across five kitchens, including a bakery, that are well equipped and fitted out to industry standards.
The volume of classes and kitchen usage is high, with the provision of catering support pivotal to the success of this busy operation.
The Hospitality and Catering Team place enormous focus on the value of a first class training experience for our learners and have achieved substantial success in local national and international competitions. These positions present an opportunity to be part of a vibrant and dedicated team that has real impact on the lives of young people and adults engaged in training.
What you need:
Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge
Hold a level 2/Basic Food Hygiene Certificate or give a commitment to complete the certificate within 4 weeks of commencing employment*
- At least one year’s experience working in a catering environment
- Experience of food preparation
- Experience of cash handling
- Experience of working to defined standards and prioritising tasks accordingly
- Experience of dealing with customer issues in a professional manner
- Knowledge of relevant Health & Safety procedures and legislation in a relevant environment
Successful candidates who do not hold the level 2 certificate in basic food hygiene will be required to successfully complete and pass the certificate within 4 weeks of commencing employment with the College.
The College will support the candidate in completing the qualification in the first instance. Any subsequent resits must be carried out at the sole expense of the candidate.