Kitchen Assistant We are recruiting for a Kitchen Assistant to support our Chef Supervisor in a busy kitchen attached to our Newcastle Day Service. Our Kitchen Assistant will: Work closely with the Chef Supervisor to manage the restaurant and catering functions, in line with the needs and requirements of the charity. Ensure that the kitchen and associated areas are clean and tidy at all times, with strict adherence to hygiene and health & safety legislation and procedures. Ensure that kitchen equipment is maintained and any repairs/breakdowns are reported to the Chef Supervisor and Registered Manager of Day Services and Residential Respite as appropriate. Provide a high standard of customer service to all of the people attending Dementia Matters services. Work as a team with the Day Service to ensure that lunch times and other interactions are enjoyable and positive experiences. Support the Chef Supervisor to continually review menu choices, taking into account dietary requirements and cultural needs. Prepare nutritional meals/beverages in line with specific dietary requirements. Provide catering for events, including the Dementia Matters coffee mornings, fundraising events, and employee/trustee meetings as required. Ensure that the restaurant areas are set up prior to lunch service; specifically for morning refreshments and lunchtime service. Monitor and maintain food stocks, taking account of quality standards and budgets. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a busy kitchen environment, and will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the importance of food and hygiene. A minimum of a Level 2 or equivalent in Food Processing & Cooking and Food Safety & Catering is required. Email your CV and your covering letter today, and a member of the HR team will get in touch soon! If you would like to apply for this role, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 0191 217 1323 to have an application pack posted out to you.