KITCHEN PORTER
London South & London East 

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ABOUT US:

 

The Big Bakes is the UK’s number one baking event with a mission to become the Home of Baking.

 

With locations in London and Birmingham, we are bringing baking to the nation. Our multi award winning concept is growing to new cities and our business is here to make baking fun, creative and accessible.

JOB SUMMARY:

We are looking for individuals with a get go attitude to join our baking team. Individuals must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be willing to go the extra mile. If you enjoy working within a buzzing and unique environment, baking and learning new skills, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you to embark on. The role includes important tasks to keep the events rolling, you will help with everything from assisting in the kitchen, through to getting stuck in with daily cleaning tasks, weighing out ingredients and washing up.

Our business is hugely diverse. As part of our event you will be assisting with the daily running and upkeep of the event - overall acting as an all round hero to our business and customers. So if you love being part of a unique concept, the hustle and bustle of hospitality and being part of creating delicious baked goods at a truly unique location then keep reading.

KITCHEN PORTER DUTIES:

Kitchen Porters must be flexible in their working hours and be available to work evenings and weekends. They must also be willing to travel to other venue locations when required. (Which may be required for the opening of future sites)

The role will involve shift work Monday through till Sunday.

  • Assisting with day to day kitchen duties such as weighing out ingredients and making decorations

  • To help with daily cleaning, washing up and shift changeovers

  • To maintain a high standard of presentation and cleanliness throughout the event

  • To ensure that all back of house areas and kitchen equipment are maintained according to standards, enhancing a feeling of quality and confidence for our guests.

  • To ensure that the uniform provided is kept clean, presentable and in good condition, ensuring that personal appearance and hygiene standards are an example for the team and reflect a professional image for customers

  • To perform all duties relating to the cleaning of back of house areas and kitchen according to the relevant food and hygiene standards and COSHH regulations.

  • To report prior to the end of the shift to the Head Baker or duty manager for a final check-off of completed duties.

  • To count any breakage and provide related reports to the supervisor.

  • To carry out any other reasonable requests as directed by your manager and supervisor.

KEY TASKS:

  • Open and Close the event under Head Bakers direction

  • Help manage inventory and stock control

  • Follow all food and hygiene food and safety regulations

  • Follow all health and safety regulations

  • Maintain high levels of cleanliness and presentation standards across the event

  • Time management of the event and shift changeover

  • Pre-preparing customers ingredients at the start of the day

  • Pre-preparing food items for the event 

  • Maintaining a clean and beautiful looking environment

  • Responsible for daily cleaning tasks such as washing up and cleaning surfaces and floors

  • The willingness to stand in for other staff at short notice in case of illness etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING / MAINTAINING THE ROLE INCLUDE:

Bringing both baking and management knowledge, you will maintain standards, improve customer experience and work with our teams to help grow The Big Bakes.

  • Available to work 2 or more shifts a week 

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to go above and beyond

SALARY:

London - Under 20 yrs £8.50 per hour / Over 20 yrs £9.50 per hour

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible working

  • Monthly bonus scheme

  • Collaborative and creative work environment

  • Free tickets annually for friends and family

  • 50% staff discount on up to 6 additional tickets a year

  • 2x Fully funded team days out annually

  • A social and interactive environment

  • Clear progression path to Senior Assistant

  • Free Cake (of course)

WORKING CONDITIONS:

You will be working at either London’s or Birmingham’s highest rated events. The role will require shift work Monday to Sunday. You will need to be comfortable working with large groups of customers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The nature of the role is hospitality based,  with periods of carrying ingredients and utensils to customers, welcoming and greeting customers across the venue.  Opening hours are between 7am and 11pm and shifts will occur within, and occasionally outside of these times.