Cold Kitchen Assembly

Job Locations US-Nashville
Cold Kitchen
Regular Full-Time


We recruit the best talent and invest in their ongoing development, through training and mentoring. We provide opportunities to work across our national network. dnata catering U.S. is looking for a Cold Kitchen Assembly to join our [Location] team supporting the [Airport].


Key Responsibilities as a Cold Kitchen Assembly team member for dnata catering, your role is to meticulously prepare and assemble a variety of cold food items for airline passengers. You will be responsible for following standardized recipes and portioning guidelines to ensure consistency and quality in the final products. Your expertise in food handling and hygiene practices will be crucial in maintaining the highest standards of food safety and sanitation throughout the preparation process. This includes proper storage and labeling of ingredients, as well as strict adherence to temperature control protocols. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with the culinary team to understand their menu requirements and ensure timely production and delivery of cold food items. Your attention to detail and organizational skills will be essential in managing inventory levels, tracking product performance, and identifying opportunities for process improvements. Overall, your role as a cold kitchen assembly team member contributes significantly to the delivery of exceptional food experiences for airline passengers, ensuring that they receive delicious and meticulously prepared cold food items during their flights.



dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 127 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 35 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. Each day, the company handles over 1,900 flights, moves over 8,500 tons of cargo, books over 16,000 hotel stays, and uplifts over 320,000 meals.


Accepting applications until: 

You Will


  • Follow established rules of each unit for entry to building and work areas, properly attired and In compliance with HACCP/GMP guidelines for personal hygiene and observe security precautions as mandated by unit management.
  • Read instructional charts or diagrams to determine amount and kind of foods and supplies to be packaged or assembled into trays or containers.
  • Comply with all HACCP/GMP and dnata Catering sanitation and proper food handling policies and procedures.
  • Portion and garnish hot cooked foods, such as meat and vegetables, into individual serving dishes. Inspect dispensed items for contamination by foreign bodies.
  • Properly return food for storage or dispose of unused food items or supplies to proper storage facility for future use with adherence to dating and rotation schedule.
  • Remove pans or trays of portioned salads, desserts, rolls, cream, and other cold food items from refrigerator or pantry, and place at appropriate station for tray assembly counter/tables to facilitate assembly of meal trays.
  • Store completed trays in airline storage carts or containers to be transported to airplane.
  • Employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold (35-40 Degrees).



  • Other duties as assigned.

This salary range and is influenced by the level of experience. When calculating the base pay, we take into account various factors such as location, qualifications, training, and experience as part of the overall compensation package. [Insert salarly if in NY or CA if not delete this ]

You Have

EDUCATION: Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED with 1 years of experience cold food assembly experience



  • Schedule Flexibility is a must: Ability to work early mornings, night and weekends.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Strong prioritization skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Valid food handler's certificate or equivalent.


Intellectual/Social demands:


While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.  Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. This position also requires constant attendance and punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly. 


Physical demands:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 30 pounds. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Use equipment and materials properly.


Work environment:


The essential functions of this position are performed indoors. The noise level in the work environment can range from minimal to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold (35-40 Degree)


dnata’s Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:

There are two aspects to working as effectively as we can: our people and our results. Our eight competencies are designed to help you focus on these aspects:



Does what they say they will. And they balance the needs of our customers' needs with our business's needs.


Always gets the job done. And still put the needs of our business first.


Open to opportunity:

Adapts when plans change. Is open to new ideas. Makes suggestions that will help shape our culture.

Business thinking:

Understand our business. Uses this understanding in their day-to-day work and plans for the future.


Look for solutions that work for themselves, their team, and the whole organization.

Engaging others:

Acts in a way that gets others on board – and when things don’t go to plan, they deal with conflict in the right way.

Provide direction:

Share plans with others. Tracks how each project is progressing. Gives constructive feedback during, and after, each project.

Developing talent:

Self-aware. Always learning. Always developing. And always helping others to develop, too.


Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position:

Employees at dnata are expected to live our Values of Safety and Security, performance-driven, Service Excellence, Delighting Customers, Imagination, and respect. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We put safety and security first in all our actions.
  • We will set challenging goals and meet them.
  • We deliver to a consistently high quality.
  • We take ownership and responsibility of a situation until it is resolved.
  • We are not afraid of failure and learn through our mistakes.
  • We respect each other regardless of background.

Diversity Matters

We believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to creating a strong workplace and community. At dnata, we’re proud that our workforce is as diverse as the customers we serve. And we’re committed to nurturing your talent with mentoring, volunteer and professional development opportunities. We welcome everyone. Our employee resource groups are one of the many ways we champion diversity and inclusion at dnata.


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