What does a Kitchen Assistant do?

A food service worker is responsible for everything that goes into the preparation of a meal. They are responsible for ensuring that every single meal is of the highest quality. A few of the main duties of a food service worker are cleaning the stove top for cooks, adhering to food safety regulations, helping cooks prepare meals, and creating simple dishes such as salad. They also have to help keep the kitchen orderly and clean. Some of the jobs titles that a food service worker could grow into are restaurant manager and cook.

A food service worker does not need any experience but a high school diploma or GED equivalent is preferred. One of the most important skills that a food service worker will have is attention to detail. Another skill is organization as the food service worker will have to be able to help the kitchen run effectively.

  • Clean the stove top as needed
  • Help the cooks with food preparation
  • Create simple food items such as salad
  • Help out in the kitchen as needed
  • Deliver food orders to customers
  • Keep the kitchen clean and orderly
  • Answer any customer questions
  • Follow food safety regulations at all times
  • High School Diploma preferred
  • Ability to listen to directions
  • Amazing work ethic
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of food safety
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to learn and read directions
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours a day
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Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Kitchen Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

£18,855 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£16K
Median: £19K
£23K
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Kitchen Assistant Career Path

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L2
Assistant Food Service Worker
£18,742/yr
L3
Food Service Manager
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Kitchen Assistant Insights

Read what Kitchen Assistant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
LirikLirik
Current Employee
21 Aug 2019

“Work culture is very good and we can well manage both our personal and professional life.”

SEDNASEDNA
Anonymous Employee
25 Mar 2021

“There is lots to do but the product is interesting and the team are great to work with.”

Blue Ribbon RestaurantsBlue Ribbon Restaurants
Front of House Staff
10 Feb 2021

“One of the best of the big NYC restaurant groups to work for; excellent and very fair management.”

Pizza HutPizza Hut
Front of House Staff
23 Nov 2021

“You got good discount and free food (although this was never told to me until after I worked there)”

Makaan comMakaan com
Employee
10 Jun 2021

“A wonderful full place to work and the work atmosphere is amazing and I love working here with maakan”

Chick-fil-AChick-fil-A
Kitchen Staff
12 Sep 2019

“It was a good first job and i learned a lot about a good work ethic”

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Anonymous Former Employee
25 Sep 2020

“I had one of the best managers in my career when at TA. Perks are good (not great).”

Edible ArrangementsEdible Arrangements
Cashier, Fruit Bowl/Smoothie Maker, Dishwasher, Bathroom Cleaner
3 Dec 2021

“The original manager I had was nice but absent the second clearly didn't know what they were doing.”

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