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Job Description

A Kitchen Porter carries out a range of basic duties in the kitchen from stock management to cleaning. They will be responsible for washing the restaurant dishes and all the kitchen utensils, as well as cleaning all the larger items of kitchen equipment and the food production areas.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements, but it might help if you have:

  • GCSEs at grades 9 to 2 (A* to E) in English and maths
  • paid or unpaid experience of working in a kitchen
  • an interest in food
  • a good level of physical fitness, as you could be on your feet all day

You could also: 

  • do a college course in cookery or hospitality
  • get into general catering through a hospitality apprenticeship

Career Path and Progression

With experience and training you could progress to kitchen assistant or chef.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Baker
  • Chef
  • Counter service assistant
  • Kitchen assistant
  • Head chef

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to carry out tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Physically fit
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Calm under pressure
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Able to follow instructions.

Starting Salary

£13,000 to £18,000

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