Kitchen Assistant

A kitchen assistant, also known as a kitchen hand or kitchen porter, is an entry-level role in the culinary industry that provides support to chefs, cooks, and other kitchen staff. Here are some typical duties of a kitchen assistant that Nasco Staffing Solutions provides:

  1. Food Preparation: Assist in basic food preparation like chopping vegetables, peeling fruits, trimming meat, etc.
  2. Cleaning: Ensuring the kitchen is kept clean and in good condition. This includes washing dishes, utensils, and kitchen equipment, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning surfaces, and disposing of waste.
  3. Stock Management: Checking inventory and assisting with the restocking of kitchen supplies, ingredients, and beverages.
  4. Meal Assembly: Under the supervision of a chef or cook, a kitchen assistant may help assemble dishes, prepare simple meals, or plate dishes in accordance with the restaurant’s standards.
  5. Equipment Maintenance: Ensuring kitchen tools and equipment are in good working condition, reporting any damages or malfunctions to the kitchen supervisor.
  6. Health and Safety Compliance: Adhering to all food hygiene and health and safety standards to ensure the kitchen is a safe and efficient working environment.
  7. Supporting the Kitchen Team: Assist other kitchen staff as needed, which can include everything from running errands to assisting with food presentation.

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