Vallum Farm has a Wedding & Events business & Tea Room based in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall. Vallum are artisan producers with award-winning ice cream, cakes, quiches and much more. The team grow herbs, flowers and vegetables in the Vallum Kitchen Garden, and the artisan breads, patisserie and pies are made in the Vallum Bakery. Our visitors also enjoy Vallum’s wildlife walks and our outdoor play paddock, while events including children’s parties and gatherings and the numerous weddings and corporate events bring visitors from miles around.
An exciting opportunity to join our team as an Event Catering Assistant at Vallum Farm, near Hadrian’s Wall, Newcastle. The successful candidate will be working alongside experienced staff, learning to complete training with the aim of providing an excellent catering and front of house service to customers. The job role will include working within the Marquee and Tipi chefs preparing the banqueting menus, learning how to take inventory of cleaning products and place orders, taking delivery of orders, stock rotation, prepping vegetables hygiene tasks, taking orders, serving hot and cold refreshments, preparing and serving tea and coffee, serving food, washing dishes, polishing cutlery and any other associated duties. Due to the size of our team, you will be expected to help out in all areas as required.
You will be expected to work with in the terms and conditions of your contract of employment and adhere to company policies, procedures, instructions, values and behaviours of the business.
Skills required: Ability to listen carefully, learn instructions and act upon them appropriately, recognise good customer service and deliver this when trained, not afraid to ask questions or to ask for support when needed
Personal qualities: Very good personal hygiene, willing to learn and help out others when necessary, a good work ethic, friendly and welcoming.
Qualifications required: GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent). Functional skills will be undertaken at College by applicants without this qualification.
Future prospects: Progression to level 3, Full time employment
Reality check: Vallum Farm is looking for someone who can become a valued member of their team. We often get very busy so a willingness to get involved is imperative. You must be able to take instructions and act on them appropriately. You may be on your feet for the majority of your shift.