Kitchen and catering assistants

Description

Workers in this unit group assist in the preparation and service of food and beverages in restaurants, caf├ęs and other eating establishments, and perform various cleaning, fetching and carrying tasks.

Tasks

  • Cleans or prepares food for cooks by hand or machine
  • Carries meat, vegetables and other foodstuffs from delivery van to storeroom and from storeroom to kitchen
  • Cleans and tidies service area, kitchen surfaces, crockery, cutlery, glassware, kitchen utensils and disposes of rubbish
  • Prepares and serves beverages and light refreshments, accepts payment and gives change
  • Keeps service area well stocked.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.

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