Kitchenhand Ringawera

Kitchenhands wash dishes and clean the kitchen and serving areas in eating places. They may also help kitchen staff prepare food.

Kitchenhands may do some or all of the following:

  • wash dishes and remove rubbish
  • unload and put away food and other supplies
  • clean all kitchen surfaces, including the floors and equipment
  • wash, peel and chop vegetables
  • prepare other food if needed.

Physical Requirements

Kitchenhands need to be reasonably fit because they spend long periods on their feet and may carry heavy crates of food.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for kitchenhands includes:

  • work as a cleaner
  • work as waiter/waitress or cafe worker
  • any work to do with food.

Personal Qualities

Kitchenhands need to be:

  • organised, and able to work well in a team
  • able to work well under pressure
  • able to show initiative
  • good at following instructions and paying attention to detail.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for kitchenhands includes:

  • work as a cleaner
  • work as waiter/waitress or cafe worker
  • any work to do with food.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a kitchenhand. However, home economics (food and nutrition) is useful.

Kitchenhands can earn around $19-$20 per hour per year.

Kitchenhands may progress to become cooks or chefs with further experience or training, or move into other restaurant roles.

Kitchenhand

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