Kitchen hands assist cooks and chefs in preparing and storing food, washing dishes and kitchen utensils, and cleaning work areas.
Duties & Tasks
Kitchen hands may perform the following tasks:wash and clean utensils and dishes and make sure they are stored appropriately
handle, sort, store and distribute food items
wash, peel, chop, cut and cook foodstuffs, and help prepare salads and desserts
sort and dispose of rubbish and recycling
organise laundering of kitchen linen
clean food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas.
Kitchen hands may be employed on a full-time, part-time, casual or seasonal basis and usually work in shifts. They must be prepared to work irregular hours and stand for long periods. Protective clothing such as overalls, hairnets or gloves may be provided.
enjoy practical work
good hand-eye coordination
able to work quickly and safely with minimal supervision
good personal hygiene
free from skin allergies to foods and detergents
good communication skills
able to work under pressure
able to work as part of a team.