Catering Assistant - Palmerston North

Are you a passionate foodie who knows their way around a café and prides themself on great customer service?

Monday to Friday 1.30pm – 8.30pm

Countdown is a household name providing food for kiwis all over New Zealand and we are proud to cater to those keeping our food chain running through our Café Whanaungatanga located on site at the Palmerston North Distribution Centre. Offering good wholesome meals and cabinet food, the café services both office and distribution staff.

We have an awesome opportunity for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and experienced catering assistant to join our team and help us deliver the best food experience in the industry. This is a sole charge position, working Monday to Friday 1.30 – 8.30pm, taking over after the Chef Manager has left for the day.

In this position you will be carrying out food preparation, basic cooking and reheating, serving customers, keeping the café clean, and closing up at the end of the day.

To be successful you will need:
- a passion for food and enjoy working with customers to keep them coming back for more
- previous experience in food preparation, and knowledge of food safety and hygiene
- experience in café and cafeteria style food services
- to be friendly and engaging, hard-working and flexible
- to be confident to work unsupervised and resolve any problems that arise
- to be able to operate Eftpos and POS machine with a smile, and cash-up at end of shift
- great communication skills and a can-do attitude.

This is a perfect opportunity for someone keen to take responsibility for the success of the café during their watch, be creative, and truly get to know their customers.

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