What does a Kitchen Associate 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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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Kitchen Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

£17,874 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£16K
Median: £18K
£20K
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Kitchen Associate Career Path

Learn how to become a Kitchen Associate, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Associate Food Service Worker
£21,166/yr
L3
Food Service Manager
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Kitchen Associate Insights

Read what Kitchen Associate professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
SubwaySubway
Cashier/Sandwich Artist
8 May 2019

“It was good to have as a first job and the hours are flexible. .”

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.”

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”

Tuk Tuk Cha
Part Time Food Handler
11 Jan 2021

“No double pay on public holidays which is such a waste because everything else is perfect.”

Greene KingGreene King
Front of House Staff
22 Apr 2021

“Doing team leader/managerial duties became expected of me because I made the mistake of showing them I was super reliable.”

SubwaySubway
Sandwich Artist
16 Aug 2021

“the staff is quite friendly and I felt like I enjoyed my time with them.”

Bruster'sBruster's
Scooper
26 May 2019

“It was a great environment and I really had fun working with the people there.”

Ben & Jerry'sBen & Jerry's
Ice Cream Scooper
13 Jul 2021

“The hiring team was not honest with me when I asked how much I would be getting paid.”

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