We’re looking for an experienced Kitchen Assistant who is passionate about whole natural foods to prepare delicious plant-based meals at our health-focused nursery.

At MEplace, we are on a mission to raise awareness about the importance of mental and physical health in the early years and food plays a significant role in maintaining a harmonious balance in body and mind. We see food as medicine and the direct communication to our guts, which is why we only use organic foods and have a menu created by leading experts within naturopathy, nutrition and biochemistry.

So, where would you fit in? Within our nursery, you will assist our kitchen team in day-to-day food operations, from meal preparation, managing deliveries and maintaining kitchen hygiene standards throughout the week. You will not only be keeping our children and staff guts happy, but you will also be contributing daily to the purpose of nurturing healthy children.

We are looking for:

  • Culinary experience
  • Passion for delivering plant-based fresh food to high standards
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • A great team player with a positive outlook
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to go the extra mile
  • Someone organised with great time management skills
  • Ability to remain calm and carry out various tasks
  • An impeccable eye for detail

Your day to day will involve:

  • Preparing meals in a timely manner
  • Maintaining standards for food storage, hygiene, rotation, quality and appearance
  • Ensuring compliance with health codes and regulations
  • Ensuring the kitchen is left clean and tidy at all times
  • Preparing snacks for children
  • Assisting with receiving food stock deliveries

Here are a few of our benefits:

  • Mon-Fri
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays)
  • 3 additional health/wellbeing days
  • Private health care
  • Performance-related bonus
  • Career-growth opportunities
  • Personal development opportunities
  • 66% Childcare discount
  • Free daily organic lunches and snacks, fruit and unlimited coffee

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About MEplace

Nursery based in East London focused on nurturing mental and physical health in Early Years through our expert team, our mindful activities and plant-based food

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