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York College

Workers in this unit group assist in the preparation and service of food and beverages in restaurants, cafés 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.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £16,000 per annum and can progress up to £34,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 52,773 employed Kitchen & Catering Assistants in the region.

Current Vacancies

Part Time Catering Assistants/ Kitchen Porters

Travail Employment Group
19 Jun 2019

Catering Assistant

Diverse Employment Ltd
18 Jul 2019

Kitchen Assistant

Blue Arrow
11 Jul 2019
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