The Kitchen Helper is an integral part of the kitchen team at Chimiking Restaurant, providing support to chefs and other kitchen staff to ensure a well-organized and efficient kitchen operation. They assist in basic tasks related to the preparation and serving of food, cleaning, and other kitchen maintenance duties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist chefs and other kitchen staff in various tasks including the preparation of food ingredients by washing, peeling, chopping, and cutting.
- Maintain a clean and safe work area by sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash, and ensuring all work areas are free from hazards.
- Help in the arrangement and storage of food and kitchen supplies.
- Follow proper food handling and hygiene practices to maintain a sanitary kitchen environment.
- Load and unload dishwashers, ensuring all kitchen utensils, and cookware are cleaned and stored properly.
- Assist in inventory control, notifying supervisors when supplies are low.
- Help with the receipt and storage of deliveries in an organized and timely manner.
- Assist with the setting up and breaking down of kitchen stations.
- Perform other routine kitchen tasks as directed by the chef or kitchen manager.
- Comply with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area.
- Previous experience as a Kitchen Helper, Dishwasher or similar entry-level role in a kitchen is a plus.
- Basic knowledge of food preparation and kitchen equipment.
- Ability to follow instructions and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Physical stamina to stand for long periods, and lift and carry heavy pots, pans, and other kitchen equipment.
- Good communication and teamwork skills.
- A positive attitude, willingness to learn, and a commitment to maintaining a clean and organized kitchen.
- Flexibility to work in shifts, during weekends, and holidays.
- High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.
This job description outlines the general responsibilities and qualifications of a Kitchen Helper in a restaurant setting, which can be tailored to meet the specific requirements and operations of Chimiking Restaurant.