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Food Trades Assistant

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

Overview

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

Day-to-day

  • gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving
  • gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients
  • weighing and measuring ingredients
  • washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving
  • cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking
  • removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers
  • washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware
  • storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas
  • informing Foods Trade Workers when food supplies are low.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Food Trades Assistant

  • You can work as a Food Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery, pastrymaking or hospitality might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate I in Food Processing

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