Kitchen Assistant job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Kitchen Assistant job summary
Our popular resort is looking for a Kitchen Assistant to help out the Chef and other kitchen staff in order to meet the rising demand in our dining rooms. The Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for taking an ongoing inventory of ingredients to ensure nothing is running low, cutting up vegetables, preparing side dishes and getting salads ready for special events and regular dining hours. If you have previous kitchen experience in a resort setting, we want to hear from you.
Kitchen Assistant responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.
- Assist in setting up for groups, including setting tables and ensuring that table accessories are in place
- Maintain the kitchen by cleaning prep areas before and after use and making sure that all knives and critical equipment are clean
- Monitor side dish ingredients and report inventory levels to the Chef or Sous Chef at regular intervals throughout the night
- Work with wait staff to ensure that each order has the proper types and amounts of side dishes
- Prepare dessert dishes for banquets and ensure that any special requests for banquet desserts are taken care of
Kitchen Assistant qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- School leaver’s certificate required
- 2+ years’ experience in food prep
- Must be able to work weekends, holidays and evenings
- Excellent communication skills
- Able to follow instructions and work as part of a team
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment