Kitchen Helper Job Description

Kitchen Helper Job Description

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Kitchen helper provides supervision for kitchen helpers in all phases of job duties; cleaning and sanitation of dishes, silverware and glassware, pots and pans, and all kitchen areas and equipment.

Kitchen Helper Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective kitchen helper job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included kitchen helper job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare food and cook vegetables, entrees, coffee, sauces, meats
Cleans dishes, utensils, pots, pans and places in assigned storage areas in an organized and orderly manner
Cleans, sweeps, wipes down, all general dining, kitchen, or storage areas (in some cases), spike rooms, and equipment all floors
May occasionally prepare food or cook vegetables, entrees, coffee, sauces, meats
Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, extract, wax, buff, vacuums, all types of floors
Maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of personal work area, entire kitchen, serving line, dining room, lunch room and dish pit area
Washes pots, dishes, glasses, cups and all other kitchen equipment after each meal and as needed
Assists with putting away groceries using the First In, First Out method (FIFO)
Sweeps and mops kitchen/dining room floor after each meal
Maintains cleanliness and organization of kitchen and dining area

Kitchen Helper Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Kitchen Helper

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CSTS

Education for Kitchen Helper

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the kitchen helper job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and University Degree in General Education, Graduate, Education, Supervision, Military, History

Skills for Kitchen Helper

Desired skills for kitchen helper include:

Cleaning and sanitation
Safe food-handling practices
General commercial cleaning processes
Industrial cleaning equipment
Restaurant food preparation
Customer service
Ability to operate standard foodservice kitchen appliances
Oral and written communication
Skill in adaptability
Teamwork

Desired experience for kitchen helper includes:

Replenishes desserts, beverages and condiments as needed
Assists the Cook with inventory
Sanitizes the dining area floor
Reports damage, theft and abandoned articles to the Cook upon discovery
Ability to work a variety of scheduling rotations, up to a maximum of 24 days
Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, converse comfortably with individual customers

Kitchen Helper Examples

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Kitchen Helper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of kitchen helper. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for kitchen helper
  • Remove items (tables, boxes, garbage bags ) from kitchen hallways and place these materials in the designated storage areas
  • Assists in the Camp Attendant role when required
  • Dust both high and low areas
  • Maintains the cleanliness and sanitation of personal work area, entire kitchen, serving line, dining room, lunch room and dish pit area
  • Completes the washing of all dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, glasses, cups, utensils, trays, equipment
  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success may also be assigned
  • Operates a cash register to receive cash and operate debit/credit functions from customers or employees for items purchased
  • Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware
  • Prepare a variety of foods according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures
  • Package take-out foods and/or serve food to customers
Qualifications for kitchen helper
  • Six (6) months of experience in a similar position preferred
  • Previous dishwashing or general kitchen cleaning experience is preferred
  • Must have steel toed boots upon hire
  • Proof of clear criminal record check (must be provided BEFORE you start work)
  • Experience working away from home for extended periods is preferred
  • Advanced Food Safety certification is preferred
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Kitchen Helper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a kitchen helper. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for kitchen helper
  • Maintains kitchen work areas, floors, equipment, or utensils
  • Uses and stores chemical and cleaning supplies
  • Sorts and removes trash, placing it in designated pickup areas and clean/line garbage containers
  • Wash dishes and/or pots
  • Maintain high level of sanitation in immediate area
  • Assist cooks and catering (meat/dairy/vegetable) with food preparation
  • Bus tables
  • Wash pots and/or dishes and other items as needed
  • Empty garbage in dining room, kitchen and dishwashing area
  • Maintain a high standard of sanitation in all kitchen, serving and dining areas
Qualifications for kitchen helper
  • Experience working in a busy, high volume kitchen is required
  • Ability to work a variety of scheduling rotations and shifts (including night shifts)
  • Current, valid First Aid certification
  • Must be able to make decisions in the moment with little to no supervision
  • NYS license food handler preferred
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience, preferably in hotel industry
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Kitchen Helper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a kitchen helper. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for kitchen helper
  • Clean, sweep and mop dining/serving areas and floors
  • Clean including floor care (sweeping and mopping), dishwashing, manual pot washing, cleaning of kitchen equipment, removal and disposal of trash and other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for housekeeping duties such as maintaining the cleanliness of residents’ rooms and common areas
  • Assist with food preparation, set up and cleanup of chairs & tables, serving meals, delivering trays to residents, dishwashing and maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen
  • Perform duties according to health & safety guidelines, report all injuries and hazards to the supervisor immediately and other reasonable requests from management
  • Preparing & serving breakfast & lunch
  • Assist in the preparation and cooking of various food items
  • Help measure and mix ingredients according to recipes using a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment
  • Carve meat, portion food on serving plates, and add gravies, sauces and garnishes to fill orders as directed
  • Must be courteous to patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, and other employees of the organization
Qualifications for kitchen helper
  • As per contract requirements, must be NANA Shareholder living in NANA Region
  • Ability to understand written and verbal instructions in English
  • Experience in a healthcare facility a plus
  • Must be be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, bend and lift up to 35-40 pounds
  • Must be able to read, write, understand English
  • Must be able to work 8-12 hour shifts for extended periods of time
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Kitchen Helper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a kitchen helper. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for kitchen helper
  • Supply floor pantries with needed listed food items
  • Make coffee for Hospital meetings
  • Sweep and mop Kitchen, walk in, and storeroom floors daily
  • Removes trash from dishroom and transports to dumpster
  • Responsible for setting up and replenishing buffet style employee food
  • Prepare, wash and store dishes following Holiday procedures
  • Assist in the setup of serving carts for each meal, to include preparing water carafes and distribute to each table, serve hot cereal at breakfast and bread at dinner, help serve meals to residents tables and deliver trays to residents’ rooms when necessary
  • Assist with food preparation as assigned and work as part of the Food Services team to ensure smooth, efficient, and safe operation of the kitchen
  • As needed assist with putting away deliveries, set dining tables for next meal
  • Supports the department and staff in providing safe food that is presentable and properly portioned
Qualifications for kitchen helper
  • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)
  • Sense of Sound - must be able to communicate with all staff members
  • Sense of Taste
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - OSHA required items
  • Is able to read and write clearly and concisely
  • 1+ years of experience in a remote environment or previous experience in a Kitchen/General Helper position an asset
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Kitchen Helper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of kitchen helper. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for kitchen helper
  • Provide assistance to the cook and dishwasher and stock worker
  • Conduct the movement of the line
  • Provide support to volunteers and control of client needs and special meals
  • Ensure the line is set up and all foods are held and served at a proper temperature
  • Clean the serving area, help store or dispose of all food leftovers that cannot be re-served
  • Sign invoices for deliveries when the Director, Inventory Stock person or Cook are not available
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen area, equipment and all shelves during and at the end of assigned shift
  • Ensure all food items left over are sealed, dated and properly stored according to regulations
  • Unload and put away stock when shipments are received – as needed
  • Wear uniform, hair coverings, proper shoes and gloves when in direct contact with food
Qualifications for kitchen helper
  • Must be able to works afternoons and evenings
  • Must be able to be on your feet for 8-10 hours per shift
  • Ability and willing to follow standards and procedures, and accept direction & training and work as part of a team
  • Knowledgeable of proper food handling procedures
  • Minimum of 1 year cooking experience in a Hotel or related industry
  • Knowledge of operation and care of dishwashing machines

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