Career outlook for kitchen porter
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help a chef to prepare meals so customers in a cafe or restaurant can enjoy their food. You’d keep the kitchen clean and safe.
You’d need to make sure that the chefs have everything they need. Kitchens are busy so you’d need to work quickly and competently, sometimes doing several things at once.
Kitchens are often divided into sections. For example, vegetables could be prepared in one area, and meat and fish in another area. As an assistant, you would often support the chef in a specific work section.
- Prepare basic food
- Wash, peel or skin, and chop vegetables and fruit, meat and fish ready for cooking
- Unload deliveries from suppliers
- Organise the storeroom
- Wash kitchen appliances, pots, pans, work surfaces, floors and walls
You’d use a variety of kitchen equipment such as automatic mixers, chipping machines and special knives and cutters. You’d be responsible for keeping the kitchen clean. So you’d need to follow strict health and safety, and hygiene rules.
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