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Kitchen Porter Part Time



London, UK
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Please note: candidate must currently reside in the UK and be able to work in the UK without sponsorship.

What You’ll Do:

  • To be responsible for the washing up of kitchen equipment, utensils, crockery and cutlery using
  • dishwashers and washing up sinks where appropriate
  • To ensure that all kitchen areas are kept clean according to the cleaning schedule and the company’s health and safety requirements.
  • To assist the chef brigade in general food preparation and basic food service when required.

General Daily Duties:

  • To be responsible for the general cleaning of all kitchen areas to required standards as laid down in cleaning schedule
  • To ensure that all utensils are returned to their respective places after washing
  • To ensure that kitchen areas are swept at regularly intervals
  • To ensure that all bins are emptied at regular intervals throughout the day and that all rubbish is taken to refuse containers located by the back stairs. This must be done again as a last job in the evening
  • To operate dish wash machines in a safe manner as instructed, ensuring that the water is changed regularly
  • To ensure that chemical cupboard is kept clean, locking it after use and report any damage to Head Chef immediately
  • To prepare and assist at special functions which may fall outside normal working hours
  • To help the chef brigade with basic food preparation and service, as well as any other
  • reasonable tasks requested by the team

Health & Safety Regulations:

  • To ensure company procedures and statutory requirements pertaining to food operations, health & safety, COSSH and fire are strictly adhered to
  • To ensure a standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with etc.venues and statutory regulations, wearing the correct standard of uniform at all times
  • To ensure all catering areas are left clean and tidy as is reasonably practical at all times.
  • To report any loss immediately to Head Chef

Customer Care:

  • To take all possible steps to deliver first class customer service at all times and in all circumstances and ensure excellent standards of customer care are achieved in the catering area
  • To maintain a courteous and professional manner and attitude towards clients and colleagues throughout the working day
  • To be familiar with company procedure and policies with regards to client complaints and compliments reporting all such incidents to the Head Chef immediately
  • To carry out any reasonable management request.


  • To be a proactive team member offering help to others as required
  • To carry out any reasonable management request
  • To attend team and venue meetings as required
  • To be available for staff briefings and company events including attendance at the company annual conference
  • To be available for occasional evening and weekend work subject to the lieu time policy currently in place
  • To attend training courses as required

What We Look For:

  • Basic Food preparation
  • Customer service
  • Food safety level 2
  • Health and safety induction

Who We Are:

etc.venues is an established leader in urban day conferencing with venues across the United Kingdom in London, Manchester, and Birmingham, and in the United States in New York City. The company was recently acquired by Convene, a premium hospitality company that designs and operates meeting, event, flexible office, and membership spaces, growing its global network to 39 locations across nine cities and creating the largest single provider of dedicated premium meeting and event venues in the U.S. and UK. Founded in 2009 with the goal of bringing hospitality and lifestyle into traditional commercial real estate assets, Convene partners with the industry’s top landlords to deliver increased value to their assets and premium experiences to their tenants. The company counts Ares and RXR Realty among its investors, and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by Inc. magazine, Fortune magazine, and Built In. Learn more at

We’re Here For You:

You'll Receive:

  • Internal and external training & development
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and company sick pay
  • Subsidised fitness membership
  • Interest-free loan for rail season tickets & further education
  • Subsidised bicycle purchase through Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee wellbeing support and personal advice programme
  • Subsidised eye care
  • etc.venues Family lunch - fresh, healthy 'brain food' during your daily one-hour break

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Convene is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.