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$1,000 per week


Kitchenhands help kitchen and service staff in commercial eating venues such as cafes or restaurants. They help with food preparation and make sure everything is clean and sanitised.

Work usually takes place in kitchens or in the serving area of a canteen, cafe or restaurant.

Suitable for people who are reliable and hardworking. An understanding of food production and a satisfactory command of the English language are helpful.


  • clean kitchens and food preparation areas
  • clean cooking and general utensils used in kitchens and restaurants such as cutlery or dishes
  • wash, peel and chop vegetables or fruit
  • transfer, weigh and check supplies and equipment
  • prepare ingredients for cooking, and prepare salads, savouries and sandwiches
  • set up food and beverage trays for serving to customers
  • cook, toast and heat food items as need
  • make sure kitchen area is clean and meets hygiene standards.


  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding.

To become a Kitchenhand

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Food Service

  • Organisational Skills

  • Restaurant Operations

  • Food Safety

  • Planning

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