Kitchen Summer Jobs

  • Job Reference: HOT08I4A
  • Date Posted: 13 June 2022
  • Employer: Hilton
  • Website: http://jobs.hilton.com
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £10.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description


The stories begin here at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian:

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, known locally as the "Caley", was built in 1903 and is one of Edinburgh's most significant landmarks. Standing proudly at the West End of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway building hotel nestles in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. Its reputation for style and excellence has attracted international visitors and notable personalities for over one hundred years.

Click on the link to view our General Manager presenting the hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gj0GqSanUA&t=35s

Working as a Kitchen Assistant the hourly rate on offer for the role is £10.00 per hour (plus gratuities which are shared across the team/ and you will also be included in our fantastic upselling program).

At the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, we are proud to guarantee every team member at the hotel a UK Hilton Minimum Wage of at least £10 per hour!

In the event of relocation from a different part of the UK or further, we can offer comfortable en-suite accommodation, on property until you find your new home (subject to availability).

We are able to offer Full Time / Part Time hours per week working across the summer period.

12 and more reasons to love working at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian as a Kitchen Porter?

  • Personal Development programmes for every level
  • The world is yours - we will support you with a promotion within your own department or a step within a different department like Front Office, Accounts or Human Resources in over 100 different countries
  • Working in an environment where creativity is highly appreciated
  • Regular parties and outing for the whole hotel or your department
  • 28 days holidays including bank holidays (increasing yearly)
  • Complimentary meals on duty and uniforms provided
  • Worldwide travel perks - up to 30 nights at discounted rates over 5,000 properties in more than 100 countries. If you love a city break or relaxing on the beach for £45, a night there is a hotel to inspire everyone to travel with GO HILTON. You can also extend discounted room rates to your Family & Friends
  • 50% Food & Beverage discount in our hotel's outlets
  • Industry leading benefits including contributory pension scheme, discounted dental and health cover
  • Life insurance - the level of cover provided is a multiple of your base salary
  • Your wellbeing is our priority. We are proud to offer 24-hour employee assistance programme that you would be able to contact which offers support and advice
  • Personal membership to Hilton Marketplace (Perks at Works) offering a wide range of retail discounts, including cinema tickets, supermarket discounts and many more

We look forward to explaining in detail the range of magnificent benefits that you would expect from a global hotel organization like Hilton Worldwide.

How will you enjoy your day at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian?

Waldorf Astoria provides guests the exceptional environment and the personalised attention of True Waldorf Service that creates a singular experience.

If you understand the value of personalised attention and know how to treat even the most extraordinarily different experiences with the same rich level of guest service, you may just be the person we are looking for!

As a Team Member for the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian you are responsible for overseeing your department to deliver an excellent Guest and Team Member experience in accordance with the True Waldorf Service Standards.

  • Working across the kitchen operation to support in the preparation of produce
  • Some basic preparation of produce for the chefs to use in recipes (such as preparing vegetables for recipes)
  • Help in the opening and closing of the kitchen daily and ensure that all cleaning is completed to the highest standards
  • Communicate clearly between food service team and culinary colleagues - both ways.
  • Ensure all duties are discharged safely and that risk to self and others is minimised
  • Maintain supply of clean food service materials and culinary equipment / cookware as required
  • Maintain your work station cleanliness and tidiness constantly.
  • Ensure you close down your section and complete end of shift procedures

Who are we looking for?

As our future Team Member you will show:

  • Passion and willingness to learn
  • Positive attitude and someone who makes our guests smile
  • Genuinely friendly and caring
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Ambitious and hard working
  • Good communication and excellent grooming standards
  • It would be advantageous if you worked in a similar role previously
  • Knowledge of HACCP, COSHH, Health and Safety at Work Act, Relevant waste and recycling regulation
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certification
  • Experience working in a commercial kitchen environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel and to giving you the opportunity to work with our fantastic Managers, who can coach and develop you in achieving your personal goals in your future hospitality career.

We are open to confidential conversations with candidates about the role as part of the application and recruitment process. Please mention this in your CV/ covering letter when applying online if this is something you would like.