Catering Jobs

Our Place to Eat restaurants are where our customers come to relax and refuel. We need lively Partners to join our business who thrive on working as part of a fast-paced team in our stores. Our catering jobs are ideal for energetic and friendly individuals who have a passion for first-class customer service. We are looking for people who can deliver results and produce great quality food.

Discover more about the qualities we look for in our people, what you need to succeed in a catering role and how we’ll support you in our interactive video below:

Catering Assistant Jobs

As a Catering Assistant, you’ll be the face of John Lewis and act as an ambassador for the brand. This means providing the outstanding service that we’re so well known for. We’ll expect you to take pride in the food that you prepare and have an excellent knowledge of safety and hygiene standards.

What will I do as a Catering Assistant?

We can offer a varied and exciting work environment, whether that’s preparing delicious meals in the kitchen or confidently advising our customers from behind the counter.

Within this role, you will:

  • Deliver market-leading service with a smile
  • Prepare and serve food to the highest standards
  • Build a rapport with customers so they come back again

Where will I work as a Catering Assistant?

You’ll typically be working in our Place to Eat restaurants which are in John Lewis stores throughout the UK. You could also work in our Partner Dining Room, where Partners receive their meals for free. Throughout peak periods, we may expect you to help prepare food at both the Partner Dining Room and front of house.

Will I suit this role?

You’ll thrive in a John Lewis & Partners catering career if you have a passion for food and flavour. We can provide all the other tools you’ll need to deliver a superb dining experience. If you’re a great team player and can create dishes that customers love, then you’re sure to flourish.

Explore our realistic job preview below to see if you’re a good fit for one of our Catering jobs:

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What training will I receive?

We encourage all our Partners to tap into their potential through training and development. If you’re keen to build your skillset, we’ll make this happen by giving you all the extra support you need. You’ll also be given full training on food safety, restaurant hygiene and health and safety regulations. Plus, your manager will ensure you know all the fire procedures and how to safely use equipment within the kitchen.

What benefits can I enjoy?

As a Partner in our business, you will also enjoy the perks of being part of something unique. Our business is an open, honest and transparent place to work as we are all co-owners. This means you’ll receive unrivalled benefits including a Partnership discount, an annual bonus, ticket subsidy and complementary meals on duty.

Catering Manager jobs

In addition to our Catering Assistant roles, we also offer management positions. These are ideal for those with greater experience in the catering industry, who want to take the next step in their career.

Does this sound like you? Then we’d love for you to join us as Catering Manager and take ownership of your own team. Whilst overseeing the day to day running of the restaurant, you’ll inspire those around you with your dedication to customer service and flair for creating dynamic dishes.

Apply now for Catering opportunities with John Lewis & Partners

You’ll find a wide range of full-time and part-time, temporary and permanent Catering vacancies available throughout the UK.

See our latest Catering opportunities at John Lewis & Partners below. Apply now.

Hospitality roles in our Hotels

We also have 5 stunning hotels across the UK that look for hospitality and catering positions. Find out more about where our hotels are and the hospitality roles on offer here.