Kitchen Assistant Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Kitchen Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and hardworking Kitchen Assistant to join our team. The Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Chef in preparing and cooking meals, cleaning and maintaining the kitchen, and ensuring that all food safety standards are met.


  • Assist the Chef in preparing and cooking meals
  • Clean and maintain the kitchen, including washing dishes, sweeping and mopping floors, and wiping down surfaces
  • Ensure that all food safety standards are met, including proper storage and handling of food
  • Assist with inventory management and ordering supplies as needed
  • Follow all health and safety regulations


  • Previous experience working in a kitchen preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in a hot and humid environment

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience


  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discounts

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Kitchen Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Kitchen Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Kitchen Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Kitchen Assistant job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Kitchen Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Kitchen Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Kitchen Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Kitchen Assistant role?
SMS has 99% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Kitchen Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Kitchen Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 181% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Kitchen Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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