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. We’re looking for energetic and friendly individuals who have a passion for first-class customer service, 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 should have a passion for food, flavour, quality and delivering a superb dining experience. If you can create dishes that keep our customers coming back and are keen to work as part of a team, then you could flourish in our Catering department.

Explore our realistic job preview below to see if you’re a good fit for this role:

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What training will I receive?

You’ll be given comprehensive training on food hygiene, health and safety, fire safety and how to safely use equipment within the kitchen. We encourage all our Partners to tap into their potential through training and development, so if you’re keen to build your skillset, we can facilitate this through additional support.

What benefits can I enjoy?

As a Partner in our business, you will also enjoy the perks of being part of something unique as 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 for those with experience and who want to take the next step in their career. You could join us as Catering Manager and take ownership of your own team, while inspiring those around you with your flair for customer service and creating dynamic dishes.

Apply now for Catering opportunities with John Lewis & Partners

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

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

See our current Catering jobs

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 are hotels are and the opportunities on offer here.

Latest John Lewis opportunities

John Lewis & Partners

Hospitality Catering Assistant

 Milton Keynes – Fenny Lock

£10.5 – £11.48

Closing Date: 06/06/2023

John Lewis & Partners

Catering Assistant


£10.5 – £11.48

Closing Date: 04/06/2023