Find flexible kitchen assistant jobs near you

Kitchen assistants (also known as kitchen helpers, kitchenhands and kitchen attendants) work alongside kitchen supervisors and chefs to ensure the smooth running of kitchens. Working under the guidance of other team members, you will be responsible for keeping the kitchen clean and operational, as well as supporting the team by preparing food and ingredients.

Chef dressed in white cuts vegetables in a clean kitchen

We are here to help you find local, rewarding work as a kitchen assistant with Coople. As part of Coople’s professional workforce, you will be required to perform a variety of tasks, including supporting section chefs, organising stock and washing kitchen appliances.

Whether you want to get to know the job market or earn additional income, with Coople you can find the right employers to feel valued at work. Our workers are of all skill and industry backgrounds. To support our workers on their way to reaching their goals, we also provide opportunities across many job profiles at different skill, experience, and salary levels.

What you can expect when working as a kitchen assistant with Coople:

Job responsibilities

For example:
  • Prepping (e.g. washing, peeling, chopping and cutting) ingredients
  • Cooking ingredients according to given directions
  • Washing utensils and dishes, making sure they are stored properly
  • Disposing of rubbish
  • Ensuring food preparation areas are clean and orderly
  • Sorting, storing and distributing ingredients
  • Unloading deliveries
  • Using a variety of kitchen equipment, such as mixers, knives and cutters
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Which skills do we look for in kitchen staff?

Occasionally, our roles do not require experience. If no specific experience is required, it will be stated clearly in the job description. For instance, the job description may say: 
  • No previous experience needed 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Plenty of stamina, able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Great team player with an enthusiastic, can-do attitude
  • Ability to listen and learn – fast!
If specific experience or certifications are required, it will be stated clearly in the job description when you apply. For example, hiring companies may ask for: 
  • One or more years of experience food prep
  • Level 2 award in Food Safety
  • Level 1 certificate in General Cookery

How to prepare for your role as a kitchen assistant 

There’s a few things to keep an eye out for for before you start your shift as a kitchenhand.

This could include: 

  • Specific uniform requirements – be sure to check whether or not uniform (such as hair nets and safety shoes) will be provided in the job description
  • Knowledge or use of heavy machinery and equipment. If this is relevant to your duties as a kitchenhand, it will be clearly explained in the job description of your upcoming shifts
Cleaning dishes in the restaurant's kitchen

To increase your chances of getting hired, read through the job requirements and make sure you have the right job profiles added to your account. This will save you time in your job search.

Additionally, when you have all the information you need to sufficiently prepare for your role, you can successfully build your platform reputation and find more work to support you on your way to your goals. 

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