Also known as: Kitchen Assistant, General Assistant, Food Service Assistant, Kitchen Hygiene Assistant
As a kitchen assistant/porter you will assist the kitchen team and maintain the hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen.
Your day-to-day duties may involve:
• clearing and cleaning the kitchen surfaces
• food preparation
• disposing of food waste
The kitchen assistant has the important role of supporting the kitchen team perform their day-to-day tasks. As kitchen assistant you will ensure that the kitchen and restaurant has adequate supplies of clean utensils and equipment, and you must also complete cleaning duties.
The kitchen assistant must adhere to strict health and safety procedures by using cleaning materials correctly and assessing hygiene standards. Occasionally they will also help the chefs prepare food. Good listening and communication skills are vital as the kitchen assistant will need to follow instructions from every team member in the restaurant.