Kitchen Porter

Kitchen porters or kitchen assistants wash dishes, prepare food, make sure chefs have everything they need and keep the kitchen clean.

Day-to-day Tasks

In your day-to-day duties you could:

  • support chefs in a specific work section
  • wash, peel and prepare food items
  • use a variety of kitchen equipment such as mixers, special knives and cutters
  • unload deliveries
  • organise the storeroom
  • wash kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls

Skills and Knowledge

You'll need:

  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use your initiative

Industry Qualifications

You don’t need any industry qualifications to become a kitchen porter and it can often be your first step into the culinary world to become a chef.

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