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Kitchen Assistant


As a Kitchen Assistant you are responsible for producing all menu items in an efficient and consistent manner while following company specifications and always adhering to Health & Food Safety requirements.

Work placement

Your Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring you are working towards all kitchen SOPs at all times
  • Supporting your Kitchen Manager in ensuring that all Health and Safety and Food Safety regulation are adhered to and that audits are successfully passed
  • Sets up and stocks food items and other necessary supplies
  • Prepares food items by using required methods
  • Cooks food items by grilling, frying, sautéing, and other cooking methods to specified recipes and standards
  • Maintain cleanliness and complies with food sanitation requirements by properly handling food and ensuring correct storage
  • Cleans and sanitises cooking surfaces frequently and in line with SOPs
  • Performs inventory checks and completes food storage logs
  • Facilitating special requests from guests if received
  • Manage wastage through correct product measurement
  • Completing all training to timescales and looking for ways to develop your skills and experience
  • Arriving on time, in the correct uniform with a positive, can-do attitude!

Training to be provided

  • Employability
  • Maths and English if required
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • Hands on practical experience

About traineeships:

  • A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 12 months

You can apply if you’re:

  • Eligible to work in England
  • Unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • Aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4

You’ll get:

  • A work experience placement
  • Help with English and maths (if you need it)

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

Future prospects

  • Opportunities to apply for further apprenticeship opportunities or possible direct employment with placement


  • 1 available at each location listed below (therefore 10 positions available)

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable cooking experience including experience as an Assistant Chef, Restaurant Cook or Prep Cook
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Excellent understanding of cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Familiar with industry best practices
  • Must speak fluent English.

Personal qualities

  • Highly self-motivated, confident, decisive and able to work with limited supervision
  • Accuracy and speed
  • Results driven and able to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • People centred and an excellent team player
  • Customer focussed with a can-do attitude
  • Hard working but fun!


Kitchen Assistant

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Published on 14 Jun 2021

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