Food Service Assistant

Location Walthamstow
Salary £18,158 per annum
Discipline Commercial

My client is currently looking for a Food Service Assistant to join their team on a permanent basis for the non-profit organisation. 

Your daily duties will include but not limited to - 

  • Prepare drinks, rolls, sandwiches, panini etc as requested by customers.

  • Set up the café at the beginning of shift, ensuring all cutlery and condiments are in place and the service area clean and tidy.

  • Liaise with the Kitchen and Children and Family Work staff to inform them of any orders made by customers or inform them if any products are running low. 

  • Check the float daily before use; cash up at the end of shift, reconcile income with the cash registers and ensure security of income; follow YMCA Cash Handling Policy.

  • Work effectively when alone or with others, to maximise sales and customer satisfaction.

  • Maintain accurate receipting and accounting of all monies and credit transactions taken whilst on duty.

  • Set up functions and conferences to meet the requirements provided by line manager, in a presentable fashion.

  • Display all food and beverages in a neat and appealing way at the service counter.

  • Ensure the café is set up at the beginning of each shift, ensuring all cutlery and condiments are in place and the serving area is clean and tidy.

  • Ensure that the café area is tidy at all times.

  • Ensure all tables in the restaurant are cleaned and all chairs neatly placed around them.

  • Sweep and mop floors in service area at the end of a shift.

  • Undertake specific cleaning duties as determined by the cleaning rota.

  • Be knowledgeable about the food and beverages we sell, including any items containing common allergens.

  • Serve customers in the café politely and efficiently.

  • Serve customers at their tables, being aware of those who may require assistance.

  • Working with the Children and Family Work staff to ensure food is served in childcare areas promptly and efficiently.

  • Serve drinks from the bar, provide information on drinks available.

  • Undertake all duties with regard to the Association’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy and other policies and procedures adopted by the Association.

  • Respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values.

  • Undertake other duties as requested by line manager.


This is a full time role, working 40 hours per week working on a rota basis across 7 days, working early and late shifts. 

If you are interested in this role please apply by attaching your CV to this job advert.