Kitchen Porter / Assistant

Type: Full Time
Job Location: West Lodge Park Hotel
Address: West Lodge Park Hotel, West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, EN4 0PY

Job description

A vacancy has arisen for a Kitchen Porter / Kitchen Assistant at West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, a prestigious country house hotel, rated as one of the best 4* hotels in Hertfordshire.

The role

  • Permanent contract with live-in accommodation (if required)
  • working 40* per week, over 5 days per week – includes weekdays, evenings, weekends, as per business needs (*Working shifts equates up to 8.5 hrs per day (which includes 30 mins. unpaid break).
  • Usual shifts made up of some early shifts (starting at 7.30am approx.) and some late shifts (starting at 2/3pm) approx.
  • Competitive salary – we pay above National Minimum Wage
  • No Live-In accommodation available.
  • Start date: as soon as possible.

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • Ensuring that food is stored correctly and labelled
  • taking responsibility for deliveries
  • ensuring that the storeroom and kitchen equipment are kept tidy and clean
  • washing, disinfecting, cleaning and general tidying in the kitchen including appliances, work surfaces etc. completed in a orderly fashion
  • Supporting the Chefs to prep food if required

Skills required

  • to carry out tasks quickly and in a orderly fashion
  • the ability to lift and carry kitchen supplies and equipment etc. in the different kitchen areas
  • Basic skills required for food preparation
  • the ability to work on your own and use your initiative
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure and to follow instructions
  • a good team player with at least a basic level of spoken English.

About us

Beales Hotels, a 9th Generation family owned business, are committed to developing their team and promoting from within where possible.

We offer a range of benefits, perks and discounts, including:

Free meals whilst on duty

Free parking

Uniform provided for certain roles

Generous hotel discounts after six months’ service

Discounted gym membership at nearby leisure centre

Staff recognition scheme, long service awards etc.

28 days holiday, rising to 34 days after 5 years’ service (including Bank Holidays)

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK unrestricted.

Please note that only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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Company events

Discounted or free food

On-site parking


Monday to Friday

Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

London, EN4 0PY: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


Kitchen experience: 1 year (preferred)

Kitchen Porter: 1 year (required)

Work Location: In person