We are seeking a reliable and hardworking Kitchen Porter to join our team. As a Kitchen Porter, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of our kitchen, ensuring a smooth and efficient operation. This position is suitable for individuals who are detail-oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and have a strong work ethic. If you are passionate about the food industry and enjoy working as part of a team, we encourage you to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize all kitchen equipment, utensils, and work areas according to established standards
  • Assist in the preparation and assembly of ingredients for the chefs and cooks
  • Support the kitchen team in maintaining a clean and organized kitchen environment
  • Dispose of waste and recycling materials properly
  • Assist with the receiving and storage of deliveries
  • Follow all health and safety regulations and guidelines
  • Collaborate with the kitchen staff to ensure efficient workflow and timely service
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the kitchen manager or supervisor

Job Brief:

As a Kitchen Porter, you will be an integral part of our kitchen team. Your main tasks will include maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards, assisting with food preparation, and supporting the overall operation of the kitchen. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced chefs and gain valuable knowledge and skills in a professional kitchen environment. This role requires strong attention to detail, the ability to work well under pressure, and a positive attitude.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize kitchen surfaces, equipment, and utensils to ensure a safe and hygienic environment
  • Assist with the preparation of ingredients, such as washing and chopping vegetables, portioning ingredients, and assembling dishes
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of storage areas, including refrigerators, freezers, and dry storage
  • Follow proper food handling and storage procedures to prevent contamination and ensure food safety
  • Support the kitchen team during busy periods by performing tasks such as dishwashing, restocking supplies, and assisting with plating and garnishing dishes
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures, including health and safety regulations
  • Communicate effectively with team members to ensure smooth coordination and efficient workflow
  • Continuously seek opportunities to improve processes and contribute to the overall success of the kitchen

Requirements and Skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar role is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge of food safety and hygiene practices
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining cleanliness and organization
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Physical stamina to stand for long periods and lift heavy objects

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The working hours for a Kitchen Porter may vary depending on the establishment. However, it is common for shifts to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

While previous experience in a similar role is preferred, we are open to candidates who demonstrate a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.

As a Kitchen Porter, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a professional kitchen environment. With dedication and a strong work ethic, there may be opportunities for growth and advancement within our organization.

Review and Approval:

This job description has been reviewed and approved by the kitchen manager and HR representative.