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Kitchen Assistant - The Esplanade

Company: Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

To support the chef in the preparation and present age appropriate food to high standards in a clean, tidy, safe and pleasant environment. Work in partnership with the Cook, the team and parents at all times to support the schools care and education provision. Keep accurate records of supplies and report order requirements to the Chef. In the absence of the Chef, being responsible for the running of the kitchen. This role requires working in collaboration with others and taking responsibility for working in line with regulatory requirements and BH policies and proceduresKey Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Keep the kitchen in a clean and safe environment adhering to internal and external requirements
  • Encourage and model behavior which is appropriate in a child environment being professional at all times
  • Ensure you meet the legal and company requirements for fire, safety, health & hygiene at all items and necessary paperwork is completed
  • Support the preparation and cooking enough age appropriate food for all the children on a daily basis with minimum wastage
  • Take responsibility to make sure all dietary requirements are catered for and clearly communicated to the teams
  • To respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality: for example being aware of personal information regarding children
  • Support, promote and implement policies and procedures
  • Fulfill their roles, responsibilities, and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children.
    • Must complete all required trainings for this position.
    • Work in co-operation and partnership with the Chef, Team, and parents to encourage a healthy and nutritious diet
    • Use nominated suppliers and ensure all deliveries are accurate and record keeping is kept up to date
    • Support with other activities and events e.g. BBQ's, Staff meetings
    • To take reasonable care of yourself and others and to comply with company Health and Safety guidelines
    • Support the Chef and manager to work as a team to ensure a good or better inspection outcome
    • Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play
    • Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility with a can do attitude.
    • In the absence of the Chef, be responsible for the safe running of the kitchenEssential Experience:
      • Experience in any role which involves cooking in domestic or commercial property
      • Food Safety CIEH L2 or above or equivalent - this must be passed on day 1 in postExperience Desirable:
        • Experience in any role that involved cooking for young children
        • Understanding of EHO process
        • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of managing different dietary requirement around food allergies.Qualifications:
          • Food Safety CIEH L2 or above or equivalent - this must be passed on day 1 in postPersonal attributes:
            • Ability to work under pressure
            • Ability to communicate with both adults, children and parents
            • Ability to communicate clearly using a variety of techniques.
            • Ability to encourage team effort#IND-HPHAVING TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH YOUR APPLICATION?Contact us at or 855-877-6866Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO - English and EEO - Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Keywords: Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Downers Grove , Kitchen Assistant - The Esplanade, Hospitality & Tourism , Downers Grove, Illinois

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