Cook/Kitchen Assistant

Cook/Kitchen Assistant

Are you an experienced Cook/Kitchen Assistant, looking for a challenge within a dynamic and enthusiastic team? Then you’re the person we are looking for!

A new opportunity has risen for an experienced Cook to join our team based at Scunthorpe.

Nestled within Silica Lodge Garden Centre is our Four Seasons Coffee Shop.

Not only do we aim to deliver a great experience in our nursery and shop areas, we go above and beyond in creating a great dining experience. We are now looking for someone to work alongside our team to deliver a fantastic level of service.

In this role you will be required to support the kitchen team with preparing and producing meal orders, assist and deliver on special dietary requests whilst adhering to our health and safety standards and contributing to cleaning duties.

This is a part time role, working up to 16 average hours a week with weekend working included.

We are not open in an evening however if we are running an event, you will be expected to be able to cover. Previous events have been typically 8pm finish or earlier.

If you can commit to this and believe you’re the right person for this role, then apply now!!!

We would love to hear from you.

Candidates roles and responsibilities will include (but not limited to);

Key Responsibilities

As a Cook you will be required to:

Prepare, cook and produce high quality meal orders for customers including vegetarian, GF and Vegan.

Ensure food goes out in a timely manner.

Ensure continuity of presentation and standard

Produce a specials board each day.

Look for ways to minimise waste by using appropriate production methods.

Build strong collaborative working relationships with fellow colleagues both inside and outside of the Kitchen.

Ensure all products are date checked.

Complete weekly stock takes and deliveries on a weekly basis.

Food Hygiene Standards are adhered to at all times to the highest standard.

Maintain the kitchen, floors, preparation areas, equipment, utensils, food preparation equipment to the cleaning and hygiene standards

Sort, store and distribute ingredients and deliveries.

Wash, peel, chop, cut and cook food orders to the desired menu standards

Wash utensils and dishes and make sure they are stored safely and appropriately

Efficiently and safely use and maintain all kitchen equipment such as mixers, pot wash machinery, Ovens etc

Collect and dispose of waste in a safe manner and to carry out any additional tasks as deemed necessary to meet the demands of the Business.

Liase with the Coffee Shop Manager regarding order requirements.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Our ideal Cook is someone who:

Has prior experience working in a catering setting or similar role.

Has strong organisational skills.

Can lead the Kitchen team

Has completed at least level 2 hygiene certificate in catering.

Has excellent cooking skills and a good understanding about nutrition, allergies and dietary requirements

Is knowledgeable and has a high level of understanding about produce and ingredients.

Can work unsupervised and consistently delivers quality work.

Has good communication skills and can work effectively in a team setting

Is competent with working well under pressure.

Is flexible to their working hours


A great, fun, friendly working environment

20% staff discount in store (*Discount varies across our stores and is given after fulfilling a 6 month probation)

Free car parking

Pension contributions

A strong set of Values and great behaviours

Opportunity to work additional shifts

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent


  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability


  • Cook: 3 years (required)


  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Scunthorpe, DN17 2BN (required)


To apply please send your cv to: