Kitchen Cook / Kitchen Assistant - Preston
Posted on Dec 14, 2018 by Punch
Full-time | Up to £8.00 /hour depending on experience
As a kitchen Cook or kitchen assistant - you are effectively the engine room of the kitchen. Your job is to ensure that the kitchen is clean and operational. In this kitchens, you also be involved in preparing ingredients, so it's a great stepping stone to becoming a chef.
Ensuring the food preparation areas are clean and hygienic
Washing utensils and dishes and making sure they are stored appropriately
Sorting, storing and distributing ingredients
Washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking foodstuffs and helping to prepare salads and desserts
Cleaning the food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas
Managing Kitchen staff or helping Main cook in maintaining with the strict menu.
What sort of hours will I work?
It's split shifts, including some evenings and weekends, just like the rest of the brigade. Most jobs specify a 40 hour week, but you need to be prepared to work longer if necessary. That said, a lot of kitchen attendant jobs are part time.
What's the best bit about being a kitchen attendant?
You've got your foot on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef.
What skills do I need?
Understanding the importance of health and hygiene
Plenty of stamina
A great team player
The ability to listen and learn - fast
What qualifications do I need?
This is the great bit - you don't usually need any. If you've got a desire to learn to cook, common sense and commitment, you could go far. If you have health and hygiene that would be a plus.
Come and join us in the Bran new The Oak,
This role is a dream for those of you who want to work as a chef, but haven't been to catering college or obtained any qualifications.
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