Catering Assistant

Location: Hub (Egerton Street)
Team: Customer Services Facilities
Contract: Part Time Permanent
Pay: £9.50 per hour
Hours: 6 - 16 hour contracts including evenings and weekends

Mahdlo Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art multi-million Pound location providing young people aged 8 to 19, and up to 25 for those with additional needs, engaging and exciting opportunities to try something new, seven days a week.

We’ve got incredible facilities including a 3G Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) pitch climbing wall, boxing gym, three court sports hall, sensory room, fully equipped gym including weightlifting equipment, recreation area and dance, arts, music and media suites and much more.

The role

We have a fantastic opportunity for Catering Assistants to join our team. As part of the catering team you will help plan, prepare and cook nutritious and affordable food for different dietary requirements.

You will have a positive attitude and a commitment to delivering an excellent service to young people, staff and visitors at Mahdlo.

The ideal candidate will have a certificate in basic food and hygiene and will have experience working in a customer-facing environment.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • To assist with the planning of menus that are nutritious, affordable and appropriate for different dietary requirements and ethnic, cultural, and personal tastes.
  • To prepare, cook and serve main meals, snacks and beverages in accordance with the agreed menus and ensuring appropriate separation in the preparation of halal and non-halal food.
  • Ensure menus are displayed and updated daily showing choices.
  • Serve young people in the cafe
  • Determine quantities to be cooked and size of portions to be served to minimise waste.
  • Clear tables, wash and clean crockery, utensils, kitchen equipment work surfaces, floors and the dining area to ensure that the necessary hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained in the kitchen and dining room as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with food hygiene regulations, that the appropriate clothing including head wear is worn at all times and that a high standard of personal hygiene is maintained by yourself and all others using or working in the kitchen
  • Ensure all kitchen equipment is regularly checked and any faults/repairs required are reported to your line manager or the Facilities Manager.
  • Ensure food is stored correctly and at correct temperatures.


  • Free onsite gym access
  • Automatic enrolment to Medicash Health Care scheme on successful completion of probationary period


Application forms are also available by emailing

You must be committed to working within the spirit of Mahdlo’s core values – Passion, Respect, Inclusion, Dependability and Excellence – which describe the way we work.

Closing date: Friday 7 October at midday

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