Nelson Mandela University: Cook/Food Service Assistant: Catering Department (Port Elizabeth)

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Cook/Food Service Assistant: Catering Department (3395)

Reference 3395

Job Location - South Africa -- Nelson Mandela Bay Metro -- Port Elizabeth

Job Type Permanent

Closing date 20 Mar 2020 23:59

This is a ring fenced post - Internal Applications are invited for this position from suitably qualified and experienced internal candidates from within Support Services. Appointment will be made in line with the new business model pay scales.

The purpose of this job is to prepare and produce quality food lines by adhering to required standards and food safety requirements in order to meet catering outlets objectives, whilst maintain a clean and hygienic work space.


To prepare and produce quality menu items.

To ensure proper stock control and usage of issued ingredients.

Ensure adherence to Food Safety and OHS good practice.

Continually maintain a clean and hygienic work space, utensils and equipment

Operate in a customer focused manner.


Strong customer service skills

Ability to work within a team

Ability to work under pressure

Attention to detail

Knowledge and understanding of food, health and safety requirements

A passion for the cooking and the catering environment

Strong Culinary and food preparation skills

The ability to be innovative and creative within a food context

Knowledge and understanding of healthy eating practices, food allergies and intolerances

In order to be considered for appointment to this post, candidates must:

2 – 3 years relevant experience in catering and hospitality industry as a cook or Food Service Assistant

Grade 12 or equivalent

Culinary certificate and Food Safety training would be an advantage

Must be able to work weekends and shifts

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