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What does a Kitchen Assistant do: job description

Lindsey  Butler our consultant managing the role

What is a Kitchen Assistant job?

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in our kitchens? Well, let's spill the beans on how our kitchens run smoothly. Our secret ingredient is our amazing Kitchen Assistants. 

They are backstage heroes who make sure the kitchen runs like a well-oiled machine during busy times. Picture this: everything is stocked up, spotless, and the whole team has what they need to whip up those perfect dishes for our customers. 

Learn about what you’ll be doing as a Kitchen Assistant, the skills you’ll need, and who you’ll be working with. 

Kitchen Assistant Job Description

Being a Kitchen Assistant at Greene King isn't just about supporting the kitchen; it's about being a key part of the entire customer experience. Let's break down each aspect of this role: 

  • Maintaining a smooth kitchen operation - when the kitchen is a well-oiled machine, the entire dining experience flows seamlessly. You’ll keep everything stocked and clean so our Chefs can focus on creating culinary magic, and our customers get a 5-star experience. 
  • Ensuring hygiene and safety - you’ll be responsible for ensuring a safe environment for your team and our customers. It's not just about meeting regulations; it's about creating a space where everyone can work and dine safely with confidence. 
  • Bringing the team together - imagine a kitchen where everyone is on a different beat – chaos, right? Your role as a communicator is like being the conductor of an orchestra, making sure everyone is playing the same tune. Clear communication ensures tasks are coordinated, and the kitchen operates with the harmony needed to deliver exceptional meals.

Kitchen Assistant skills and requirements

  • Positive can-do attitude - your positive can-do spirit is the secret ingredient that uplifts the team, turns challenges into opportunities, and creates a workspace where creativity and collaboration thrive. A positive attitude is contagious, making the kitchen a more enjoyable and productive place
  • Passion for challenges - kitchens are dynamic, and each day brings its own set of challenges. Your passion for tackling these challenges head-on is what keeps the kitchen energy alive. It's not just about getting through the day; it's about embracing the ever-changing nature of the kitchen and turning challenges into opportunities for growth.
  • Willingness to learn - this is all about expanding your skills, staying curious, and adapting to new techniques. Your willingness to learn ensures that you're not just a static part of the kitchen but a dynamic force, always ready to bring something new to the table. 

In our lively kitchens, being adaptable, paying attention to the nitty-gritty, and thriving in a high-energy setup are the skills that make you shine. 

Who Does a Kitchen Assistant Work With?

You’ll be part of a tight-knit kitchen crew. Chefs, Kitchen Managers, and Bar and Wait staff – you're the link connecting everyone. Teamwork is the name of the game, and you play a key role in keeping that kitchen camaraderie alive.

Join our Kitchen Crew at Greene King 

Being a Kitchen Assistant at Greene King is more than a job; it's about bringing some magic to the table. 

Join us in dishing out great times, where every day is a feast of delicious food, top-notch service, and the kind of vibe that makes Greene King Pubs the go-to spot for communities. 

Apply to our Kitchen Assistant jobs today. 

Lindsey  Butler our consultant managing the role


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