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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.


  • 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

Kitchen/Catering Assistant

Diverse Employment Ltd
28 May 2019

Kitchen / Catering Assistant

The Care Hub
7 Jun 2019

Part Time Catering Assistants/ Kitchen Porters

Travail Employment Group
19 Jun 2019

Catering Assistant (Mat cover)

10 Jun 2019
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