Kitchen Porter

Peasmarsh Restaurant

Main Street
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Full time

Hours: Minimum 40 Hours p/w - Monday to Friday

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Development / Kitchen Porter to join our busy kitchen team.

We are looking for enthusiastic person with an interest in food and a willingness to learn.

You need to be a team player who enjoys cooking with locally produced ingredients and working in a fast-paced environment. We’ll offer you development and training to increase your knowledge and skills.

With your love of food and your appetite to provide an exceptional food for our customers, you’ll work with the Executive Chef and her team to prepare delicious food at the Development Kitchen

You’ll always be looking to maximise income opportunities by minimising waste and controlling costs and resources. With your attention to detail, you’ll ensure each dish is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented every time.

As a member of the catering team, you will contribute to the daily requisitioning, cleaning, preparation and production in all areas to meet Jempson’s agreed standards in line with legislative standards and agreed procedures.

To make this happen we need to ensure our Development Kitchen is presented to the highest standard and are compliant with all relevant legislation around food hygiene and COSHH. You will work effectively with the team to deliver great results.

28 days holiday (including bank holidays)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Cleaning and sterilising countertops, kitchen walls, stoves, ovens, grills and sinks

Cleaning the entire kitchen once it is closed to ensure it is ready for the next day

Maintaining the food storage areas like freezers and refrigerators

Receiving deliveries and organising them in the kitchen

Washing dirty dishes like cutlery, pots, cutting boards and pans or loading dishes into the dishwasher

Removing kitchen waste from waste containers and disposing of them properly

Cleaning and maintaining cooking equipment like cookers, pots and food mixers

Supporting the Chef in basic food preparation like cutting ingredients, peeling and washing food items

Providing assistance to Prep Cooks and other kitchen staff, as needed

Hourly rate: According to experience


NVQ Level 2 Preparation & Cookery or equivalent

Holds Food Hygiene certificate level 2 (including allergen training)


Ability to use own initiative


Good communicator

Good team player

Attention to detail

Good time keeper

Good level of personal hygiene


Adaptable to cope with peaks and troughs of business

Essential Experience:

Has previous kitchen experience

Has worked as part of a team

Proven ability in carrying out instructions

Wants to use the experience able to be gained from this role to further career and develop skills

Reliable transport is required

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Minerva Jensen,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Restaurant ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex TN31 6YD

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