Cafe Assistant

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Cafe Assistant

We are looking for additional staff to join the team in the Orangery Cafe at Hampton Court Castle.

The job will entail working in a busy cafe/restaurant environment with opportunities to work both in food preparation and front of house roles (this will vary dependent on strengths and skills). The role will also require a willingness to work in other areas of the business when required.

This is a seasonal role with the current season ending in November/December 2019, with vacancies for both part-time or full-time employment. Any applicants must be available to work until the season end on the 3rd November 2019. You will need to be very flexible in your approach to working outside of standard business hours, including weekends and bank holidays, as this is when we are busiest.

Closing Date

Responsibilities & Duties


- Preparation of food and basic cooking.

- Serving of meals ensuring correct portion control and presentation.

- Cleaning of the kitchen, surrounding areas and equipment.

- Ensure food hygiene and health & safety are adhered to at all times.

- Stock rotation.

Front of House

- Prepare and serve hot drinks.

- Serving and assisting customers.

- Cash handling and use of EPOS till.

- Food table service.

- Clearing tables and keeping the cafe clean.

- Operate wash up equipment.

- Ensure food hygiene and health & safety are adhered to at all times.

- Carry out any reasonable duties asked of you by the supervisor or manager.

Skills & Qualifications

- Excellent customer service skills.

- Ability to work well in a team.

- Good communication skills.

- Ability to work efficiently and keep calm under pressure.

- High standards of personal hygiene and presentation.

- Approachable, friendly and customer-focused.

No specific qualifications required

- Food hygiene level 2 and some experience in the catering industry are desirable.


- All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

- Driving license desirable.


- Staff discounts in Orangery and Gift Shop.

- Free onsite parking.

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