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Senior Catering Assistant

About the role

This is a Supervisory role within the newly opened canteen at the South Elmsall Regional Distribution site.

Managing a team of catering assistants, you will provide a hot and cold food service to all colleagues and to ensure that the canteen area is clean and tidy at all times.

The working hours will be Monday to Friday 0800-1600 however as this is a new role these hours may vary.

Competitive Salary


Role Responsibility

Managing the Catering team ensuring food hygiene guidelines and processes are always maintained - HACCP/Allergen/COSHH etc

Delivering and managing HACCP best practice within the canteen and vending environment

Maintain due diligence on temperature controls and code dates

Ensure high standards of hygiene and housekeeping are maintained throughout the canteen, kitchen and vending facilities

Assist with any other duties within the catering operation to ensure it runs smoothly

Take responsibility for the catering P&L (profit and loss)

Ensure cashing up and banking are aligned to the cash handling procedure

Take ownership for the ordering of stock for food preparation and vending machines

Responsibility for Stock Management and Stock Control

Code checking and checking quality of stock

Create and deliver effective cleaning schedules

Vending machine replenishment and management i.e price changes, cleaning and cash collection

Hospitality Support

Assist in maintaining housekeeping in the canteen & kitchen facilities, dining area and Kitchen counters


You will need

Food Hygiene & Safety for Catering Certificate Level 2 is essential however would ideally have a Food Hygiene & Safety for Catering Certificate Level 3

Attention to detail

Ability to work on own initiative

Experience of working in a supervisory role

The ideal candidate will have an excellent attitude towards customer service with a friendly outgoing personality and be used to working within a team environment.  

A high standard of presentation and the ability to work within a team producing and serving a varied menu to colleagues and visitors on site

The ideal candidate will be required to prepare, cook and serve food along with cleaning duties and stock vending machines.  


What's in it for you

At Booker, along with being a great place to work and giving you an opportunity to get on in your career, we also offer the following fantastic package of benefits:

  • A Booker colleague card with 10% off purchases at Booker and double discount events up to three times a year.
  • After 3 months service, a Tesco colleague discount card with 10% increasing to 15% off most purchases at Tesco for a 4 day period after every four-weekly pay day, ie. thirteen times a year. In addition to 10% off at Tesco Cafe and 20% off all F&F purchases.
  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile for yourself, along with further great deals through-out the year.
  • Up to 30% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Free eye test when you spend £50 or more. You can also save 30% when you spend £50 or more on glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.
  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy.
  • Exclusive access to discounted RAC breakdown cover rates
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including a cycle to work scheme.
  • After 3 months service, you can join our annual Save As You Earn share scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares in the future at a discount.
  • Retirement savings plan (pension) - save up to 5% and Booker will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - You are covered for death in service life cover of up to three times annual pay
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.
  • A great holiday package

About us

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country. 

Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro Wholesale, Booker Retail Partners, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Best Food Logistics.  Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.

Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.

Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.

*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*



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