Top Kitchen Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Kitchen Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Kitchen Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 21.2% of Kitchen Assistant resumes contained Food Preparation as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Kitchen Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Kitchen Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Food Preparation

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Here's how Food Preparation is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Managed daily kitchen operation and maintenance of equipment, Food preparation and Food management.
  • Monitor compliance with health/ fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving within dining facilities.
  • Governed and controlled food preparation, sanitation, and general kitchen responsibilities EXTRACURRICULAR
  • Completed necessary food preparation, and maintained friendly interactions with customers
  • Learned customer service and hygienic food preparation.
  • Cleaned all stainless steel/floors/and food preparation equipment.
  • Managed kitchen equipment for food preparation.
  • Maintained a healthy food preparation environment.
  • Attended food preparation enhancement classes periodically.
  • Prepared salads and basic food, ensured the cleanliness and hygiene of the food preparation areas, washed utensils and dishes.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment, and sanitation and safety issues.
  • Perform some food preparation or service tasks such as cooking, clearing tables, and Serving food and drinks when necessary.
  • Involved in activities critical to operation of the kitchen including food preparation, cooking, cleaning and maintaining kitchen supplies.
  • Assist kitchen staff with any necessary food preparation and cooking as necessary while ensuring healthy and clean food handling environment.
  • Cleaned utensils, equipment, freezer, and the food preparation serving areas for the purpose of maintaining sanitary conditions.
  • Help prepare the food, roll the pizza dough, cut up ingredients for food preparation, clean and stock.
  • Clean dishes, and equipment * Clean floors, and walls * Prepare food preparation areas for the work day
  • Assisted in food preparation, serving of meals to clients, staff and others while setting and clearing tables.
  • Assisted with food Preparation, food service, Cleaned kitchen, dishes, menu preparation ordering, receivables Laid off
  • Deliver hundreds of meals daily for Meals on Wheels Foundation * Perform Food Preparation Daily * Perform Basic Office Operations

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2. Meal Prep

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Here's how Meal Prep is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitate client involvement in all aspects of meal preparation, promoting teamwork and monitoring behavior.
  • Assist in meal preparation and clean-up for approximately 200 residents
  • Planned and assisted in meal preparation * Adapted recipes to fit various dietary needs * Worked with and adapted to unique environment
  • Assist chef with meal preparation, set up breakfast buffet and salad bar, set and bus tables, wash dishes
  • Greeted and assisted customers* Prepared and cleaned after meal preparation and general care of food and clean up process.
  • Assisted and provided members with any and all needs including individualized meal preparation and adherence to prescribed diets.
  • Supported the staff in pantry restocking, food distribution, and assist the Chef in meal preparation.
  • Helped with meal preparations, assisted with preparing and cleaning dining room after meal concluded.
  • Assisted in-meal preparation for 75-100 persons daily including salads, main course and baked goods.
  • Instructed junior cooks in proper meal preparation and use of industrial food service equipment.
  • Assisted in meal preparation, served meals to campers and staff and cleaned the kitchen
  • Assisted in meal preparation while providing fine dining to large groups of customers.
  • Assisted in the kitchen with meal preparation, serving and cleaning.
  • Assist with menu planning, shopping, meal preparations and serving.
  • Assisted head cook with meal preparations for 150+ guests.
  • Helped with meal preparation* Handing out food* Cleaning of dishes
  • Assist with meal preparation, presentation, and cleanup
  • Assist head cook with light meal preparation.
  • Assist with meal preparation and general cleaning.
  • Assisted in meal preparation and packing.

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3. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Provided customer service by offering any needed assistance or information regarding events
  • Provided exceptional customer service by making their visit a moment to remember
  • Cultivated customer service skills including phone order etiquette and order efficiency.
  • Provided excellent customer service while maintaining the cash register transactions.
  • Excelled in customer service through developing good relationships with customers.
  • Ensured that customer expectations were exceeded with exceptional customer service.
  • Assist managers with inventory control and delivering excellent customer service.
  • Provide excellent customer service and cooking experiences.
  • Cashiered and provided quality customer service.
  • Provided experienced customer service to patrons.
  • Perform quality and attentive customer service!
  • Help prepare food, clean and sanitize work station, begin tending bar, and assist with customer service and marketing functions
  • Assisted Head Food Service Manager in various tasks in the kitchen, as well as providing customer service to our guests.
  • Prepare bread to be baked, Assist customers, general customer service, cleaning the bakery2008-2011Security Officer, Hudson SecuritySt.
  • Provide customer service during private events, including baby showers, bridal showers, and selling at the local farmers market
  • Provide exceptional customer service to diverse groups of up to of 130 at a time in a fast-paced setting.
  • Like Rose, this restaurant was also run by my parents and required the same quality of customer service.
  • Display exceptional customer service and attention to detail by ensuring that priority guests are quickly delivered food trays.
  • Provided customer service, stacking dishes and cookware, maintaining adequate supply of utensils, light custodial work.
  • Worked as hostess, took all customer service calls, and worked in kitchen as a prep chef.

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4. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Worked to strict Food Safety procedures and ensured items were stored to the correct temperatures.
  • Adhered to high trade standards including food hygiene and safety procedures.
  • Prepare variety of order foods Ensure policy and safety procedures are followed
  • Prepare items for the salad bar Maintain health & safety procedures Wash dishes
  • Line Cook and cold preparation * Enforced safety procedures * Trained co-workers * Temporary assignment after Hurricane Katrina
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.

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6. Dishwasher

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Here's how Dishwasher is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Prepped pizza toppings and sauce* Responsible for monitoring and prepping pizza dough inventory* Dishwasher and general kitchen clean up
  • Maintained the dishwasher and efficiently cleaned kitchenware.
  • Maintained cleanliness of dishes using commercial dishwasher.
  • Assist in kitchen preparation/cleanup and dishwasher.
  • Operated dishwasher and trained volunteers.
  • Maintain kitchen clean up including dishwasher
  • Clean up and operate dishwasher while maintaining appropriate temperature, determine cleanliness of dishes, food contact surface and kitchen area.
  • Received and stored supplies, washed dishes, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, using dishwashers and by hand.
  • Washed dishes, cups, silverware, utensils and pots and pans using a commercial dishwasher and replaced in designated areas.
  • Cleaned dining room, set up for 200 plus students, general center cleaning and operated a large commercial dishwasher.
  • Prepared, loaded and stacked dishwasher Assist in prepping food for catering events Sweep, mop, and clean kitchen area
  • Utilized meat slicers, grills, ovens, dishwasher, and industrial mixer, in addition to cleaning equipment.
  • Served as a cook, dishwasher and server, preparing vegan and vegetarian meals for 100 to 250 students.
  • Performed the duties of dishwasher and prep cook; cleaned and sanitized the dining and serving areas nightly.
  • Assisted with food preparation- Lift and carry heavy boxes of food and supplies- Operated dishwasher- Assisted with food delivery
  • Prepared food, dining room set-up and clean-up, served meals to residents, operated commercial dishwasher, housekeeping
  • Use and knowledge of commercial dishwasher, hot warmers, oven warmer and commercial coffee maker.
  • Worked in all areas of kitchen from dishwasher to cook, filling in where needed.
  • Operated dishwasher and ensured all cleaned dishes, cooking equipment and utensils were properly stored.
  • Load dishes into dishwasher, put dishes away, pack and deliver food, and clean

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7. Dinner Service

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Here's how Dinner Service is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Assist the chef in cooking, and safe preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner service.
  • Prepared prep plans and recipes for the chef's to use for breakfast and dinner services.
  • Coordinated and executed special event dinner services and serviced guests for lunch and dinner.
  • Monitored dinner schedules by prioritizing tasks to provide a successful dinner service.
  • Assist dining room staff with table set-up, dinner service and clean-up.
  • Stocked and cleaned station for dinner service.
  • Serviced guests for lunch and dinner services
  • Assist bussers and waitstaff to prepare for dinner service, keep bar stocked with glassware and assist chefs with daily needs.
  • Prepared food for dinner service at Ross dining hall Assisted other chefs throughout dinner service.
  • Provided food service to the elderly Prepared food for Lunch/Dinner service

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8. Kitchen Equipment

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Here's how Kitchen Equipment is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Supervised students while operating commercial kitchen equipment, monitoring performance and providing feedback to promote adherence to regulations and kitchen procedures.
  • Sanitized all kitchen equipment and cooking utensils.
  • Assist in the cleaning of the kitchen equipment, food storage area, and supply areas according to the facility schedule.
  • Supported other kitchen aides with the day-to-day cleaning of kitchen equipment and supplies and the training of new kitchen staff.
  • Ensured that all kitchen equipment is in full safe working condition as well as following proper sanitation standards and regulations.
  • General kitchen clean-up including sweeping and mopping the floor, wiping kitchen equipment and taking out garbage and recycling.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed such as cleaning pots/pans, dishes, silverware, and all kitchen equipment.
  • Maintained a clean and healthy environment including, washing dishes, utensils, cleaning floors and kitchen equipment.
  • Cleaned and repaired kitchen equipment such as broilers, ovens, and fryers to ensure safe working order.
  • Cleaned kitchen equipment (grill, grease catcher, meat slicer, industrial whipper, blender).
  • Cleaned and sanitized all kitchen equipment before, during shift and at the end of each shift.
  • Make cream puffs, brownies, cakes, and the duty of baking and cleaning kitchen equipment.
  • Prepared meals and snacks, with oven, grill top, knives, mixers and other kitchen equipment
  • Washed and redistributed kitchen equipment, replaced food trays, cleaned dining hall tables at closing.
  • Washed kitchen equipment, hauled trash mopped floors and maintained general cleanliness in the kitchen.
  • Prepared food, took orders, maintained kitchen equipment, cleaning and catering functions.
  • Wash dishes and kitchen equipment by hand and also using a three compartment sink.
  • Ensured safety standards are met and kitchen equipment is properly maintained and functioning.
  • Cleaned and sanitized work areas, floors, dishes, and kitchen equipment.
  • Maintained cleanliness of facility by washing, drying, and stocking kitchen equipment.

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9. Kitchen Areas

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Here's how Kitchen Areas is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Sweep & mop Food Prep and Kitchen areas and take out trash & food waste to designated areas.
  • Cooked and ensured all kitchen equipment, utensils and kitchen areas were cleaned and sanitized.
  • Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas for customer comfort.
  • Trained new employees how to maintain all kitchen areas.
  • Clean and sanitize food prep and kitchen areas.
  • Wash and clean the kitchen areas.
  • Washed dishes, pots, pans, kitchen areas.
  • Prepare foods on the grill, stock the deli, clean commercial kitchen areas Complete sales transactions in a high volume environment
  • Maintained kitchen areas; Prepped foods, assisted servers Cleaned serving areas, other facilities, floors
  • Assisted with food preparation Responsible for checking food and oven temperatures Maintained a high standard of hygiene within the kitchen areas

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10. Storage Areas

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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Supervised and maintained kitchen facilities, storage areas and equipment sanitation.
  • Worked independently, and performed duties relative to the removal of frozen foods from storage areas and prepared them for cooking.
  • Ensured that the counter, tables, storage areas were well stocked before service and that there were sufficient supplies.
  • Selected requested food items from serving and storage areas and assembled items on serving tray or in takeout bags.
  • Maintained adequate stock of products and supplies in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Maintained kitchen storage areas in a clean and organized manner to meet health code requirements.
  • Assist the chef-instructor in teaching culinary classes, Clean and organize the kitchens and storage areas
  • Inventory control and ordering for restocking of freezer, cooler, and dry storage areas.
  • Stocked storage areas, Set up banquet room, cleaned kitchen area at night.
  • Carry clean dishes to cook's line and other assigned storage areas.
  • Keep Kitchen, dish, and storage areas cleaned and organized.
  • Maintained the sanitary condition of the kitchen and food storage areas.
  • Stored food in designated containers/ storage areas.
  • Assist Cook, Food Prep, Maintain food/storage areas clean and organized Properly clean/sanitize all cooking utensils and equipment.
  • Place clean dishes,utensils, and cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.

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11. Kitchen Utensils

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Here's how Kitchen Utensils is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared meals for customers Operated dish washer Sanitize kitchen utensils Removal of trash daily
  • Adhered to protocol in meticulous cleaning and sterilization of kitchen utensils and machinery.
  • Skilled in the use of all kitchen utensils & equipment including knives.
  • Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, and facilities.
  • Receive and warehouse food supplies, equipment and kitchen utensils.
  • Wash and maintain dishes and kitchen utensils.
  • Keep the area clean and Kitchen utensils.
  • Sanitized kitchen utensils and gear.
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen utensils.
  • Assisted with lunch and dinner preparation and clean up Maintained proper amount of kitchen utensils and equipment
  • Required to wash the kitchen utensils and other equipments after use.
  • Unloaded food items from dock to prepare for cooking Cleaned kitchen utensils and dishware to ensure cleanliness Served food to 50+ patrons

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12. Orderly Condition

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Here's how Orderly Condition is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured kitchen work areas/equipment/tools were cleaned and in orderly condition.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition according to the facility cleaning schedule or as instructed.
  • Maintained kitchen work areas and restaurant equipment and utensils and made sure that they were clean and in orderly condition.
  • Performed duties to maintain kitchen work areas, including restaurant equipment, and cleaned utensils in an orderly condition.
  • Resolve managed care operational issues such as authorization for services, billing, and claims payment orderly condition.
  • Maintained kitchen work areas by washing trays, cooking equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

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13. Store Food Supplies

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Here's how Store Food Supplies is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Receive, unload, and store food supplies to their proper areas.
  • Stack and store food supplies, equipment, or other utensils in the kitchen.
  • Receive and store food supplies.
  • Stack and store food supplies, equipment, or other utensils in the kitchen.
  • Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.
  • Stack and store food supplies, equipment, or other utensils in the kitchen *Wipe down kitchen surfaces using proper sanitizers.

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14. Customer Orders

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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Kitchen manager and when manager was unavailable acted as kitchen manager in making sure customer orders were properly prepared.
  • Maintained inventory of store products, filled and processed warehouse items for customer orders, maintained store database for department orders
  • Prepare for a high-energy, team-oriented environment where you will accurately prepare customer orders in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Recorded customer orders and repeated them back to customers and to chefs in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Handled and prepared customer orders in a timely manor upon receiving them.
  • Prepared Salad, Answered Phone Calls, Took and Filed Customer Orders
  • Process customer orders and handle various problems faced by customers.
  • Operated fry machine and grill to complete customer orders.
  • Answered questions about menu and took accurate customer orders.
  • Provided prompt and courteous service in fulfilling customer orders.
  • Presented foods, prepared food for customer orders.
  • Assisted wait staff with customer orders.
  • Prepared meals according to customer orders.
  • Answered phone calls, took customer orders, cashier responsibilities Make pizzas and assist in cooking
  • Handled Drive Thru financial transactions, including screening customer orders for errors.
  • Prepared a variety of food items according to customer orders Maintained cleanliness of work area Processed customer take-out orders
  • Handled customer orders Restocked and prepared food Attended to customer needs
  • Maintained dish room, dining areas and kitchens Stocked and restocked kitchen supplies Took customer orders and assisted in running food
  • Gather food for customer orders Clean kitchen Assistant to chef

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15. Meal Trays

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Here's how Meal Trays is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Seal meal trays for transport for the Meal on Wheels Program.
  • Set up meal trays Distributed meal trays Cleaned kitchen Wash dishes
  • Prepared patient meal trays; learned specific diet orders; prepared food items and performed various kitchen related duties.
  • Serve Residents Meals and Beverages- Prepare and Pass Meal Trays- Cleaning of Kitchen and Dining Hall
  • Placed food at appropriate stations of tray assembly counter to facilitate loading meal trays.
  • Help set up meal trays for lunch and dinner.

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16. Kitchen Appliances

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Here's how Kitchen Appliances is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Help with Preparation of basic foods organizing the storeroom, washing kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls.
  • Maintain and repair kitchen appliances, such as ovens, slicers, sinks, and coolers.
  • Clean and inspect equipment, kitchen appliances and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Maintained cleanliness of all kitchen appliances and complied with all health codes.
  • Provided washing of kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls.
  • Ensured that all kitchen appliances and gadgets were cleaned and sanitized.
  • Operate kitchen appliances such as the stove and oven, etc.
  • Use a variety of kitchen appliances to prepare foods.
  • Gained experience in the use of industrial kitchen appliances.
  • Used a variety of kitchen appliances and equipment.
  • Cleaned kitchen appliances and work surfaces.
  • Maintained and cleaned kitchen appliances.
  • Unloaded food deliveries from suppliers Organized the storeroom daily Cleaned kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls to ensure cleanliness

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17. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained sanitary and safe environment in the kitchen, storage and all areas in the cafeteria at all times.
  • Monitor the behavior of everyone in attendance in order to maintain a fun and safe environment.
  • Dedicated to safety standards and maintaining safe environments for the customer, employees and myself.
  • Help prepare and serve food to children and teachers in a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintained a clean and safe environment including kitchen, bathroom, parking lot.
  • Create a safe environment for the inmates.
  • Maintained all cooking utilities Maintained a clean and safe environment in which food was prepared Delivered patients trays and snacks to units

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18. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Promoted to catering consultant; responsible for all special events and community educational events.
  • Prepared meals in kitchen * Assisted with prep, cooking, serving, and breaking down banquets and special events
  • Authored a new beverage menu to accompany existing food menu for daily service and special events.
  • Help plan, coordinate activities, celebrations and special events for resident and their families.
  • Assisted in the prep kitchen, tasting kitchen as well as at special events.
  • Helped plan and coordinate 8 special events in the last 2 years.
  • Prepared meals and served at upper management special events.
  • Set up area for banquets and special events.
  • Served and prepared dishes for special events.
  • Assisted as needed for special events.
  • Assist in set-up on special events.
  • Assisted with special events station daily.
  • Slice, peel and prepare food items for the cook Assisted with catering and special events as needed.
  • Created flyers using Microsoft Publisher to advertise special events held and encourage clients to attend.
  • Support special events at this award winning winery.
  • Catered large scale special events Maintained suburb kitchen organization and setup skills Established strong teamwork and ability to work under pressure
  • Worked as kitchen assistant for special events and classes Received and organized inventory Shopped for food items for the test kitchen
  • Served meals at special events Assisted prepping salad bar Worked along cleaning crew after events
  • Prepared entr es for parties and special events Maintained cleanliness of kitchen and caf Assisted in running food and washing dishes

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19. Prep Food

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Here's how Prep Food is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in daily meal and snack process of 300 plus children Oversee sanitation of kitchen area Prep food for next day operations
  • Help the head chef prep food for the next day by wither marinating the chicken or designing desert plates.
  • Store and organize incoming kitchen inventory Maintain cleaning and proper usage of kitchen equipment Prep food for weekly menu
  • Wash dishes * Bus tables/clean restaurant * Close restaurant at end of night * Prep food for chef
  • Helped prep foods for chefs to be served for that day or next day service.
  • Wash dishes, prep food, cook food, unload delivery trucks, bus tables
  • Cut and prep foods, help customers build plates, run errands.
  • Help prep food for packaging and storing.
  • Help to prep food for retired priests.
  • Help prep food wipe tables and do dishes
  • Clean, prep food, handle customers
  • Helped prep food and made dinners.
  • Assist in the kitchen, trash removal, wash dishes, prep food when needed.
  • Keep the store and work place clean, and prep food for next morning.
  • Wash dishes, put dishes away, mop the floor, prep food, etc
  • Wash, peel and prep food.
  • Helped prep food before events, plate food during service, and clean all materials after Work well under pressure and heat
  • wiped carts down wash dishes prep food sever meals and date and label items.
  • Steam and prep food for service, Wash dishes and maintain dishroom.
  • Clean, prep food and ran errands for the owner..

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20. Cooking Surfaces

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Here's how Cooking Surfaces is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored and maintained a clean working area and cooking surfaces to make pizzas.
  • Helped break down kitchen, clean prep & cooking surfaces for closing.

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21. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Manage and monitor office supplies/equipment for daily use and special projects.
  • Maintain a sufficient record of office supplies.
  • Ordered and/or canceled kosher meals, sushi, bonfires, bread, and office supplies.

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22. Line Cooks

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Here's how Line Cooks is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Supervised and trained a small crew of line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwasher in the absence of the manager
  • Prepare meals and assist the line cooks with various duties, washing, cleaning.
  • Assisted line cooks with meals upon request.
  • Manage daily kitchen operations and line cooks Maintain positive and clean work environment Manage daily labor expectations
  • Assisted line cooks in maintaining a clean and safe work area.
  • Lead line cooks for banquets under the executive chef and lead sous chef.

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23. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Acted as a liaison between the Sous Chef and staff members to achieve daily goals and objectives.
  • Train incoming staff members on the particular philosophy and method of service provided by LSSI.
  • Helped Staff members perform other daily activities to better the experience for the campers.
  • Alerted staff members or security to potential incidents or risks.
  • Coordinated and scheduled appointments for 5 sales staff members.
  • Assist other kitchen staff members when needed.
  • Supervised two kitchen staff members.
  • Assisted staff members in creating an orderly environment during lunch distribution Prepared utensils and beverages in an organized fashion
  • Set up food trays for patients Distributed food to patients and staff members Maintained cleanliness of kitchen and staff common area
  • Prepared Meals Served children and staff members Cleaned and washed dishes

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24. Basic Food

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Here's how Basic Food is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Assist with basic food preparation tasks under the chef's direction.
  • Key Results: * Preparation of basic food.
  • Assisted chef by preparing basic foods Expedited preparation of French toast, sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, etc.
  • Provided basic food preparation, including chopping and dicing large quantities (i.e.
  • Prepared basic food and served the food Unloaded deliveries from suppliers Organized the storeroom and maintained cleanness
  • Prepare basic food following set recipes, and reconstituted prepared food items.

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25. Cooking Classes

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Here's how Cooking Classes is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Set up and assisted in management of on-site cooking classes* Helped teach customers proper cooking methods, and new recipes
  • Answer walk-in customers' or telephone questions regarding cooking classes, food products, recipes, and consumer information.
  • Prepped ingredients for cooking classes for all types of cuisines like Thai, French, Mexican, and Italian.
  • Customize meal plans for each individual client as well as instruct cooking classes to their specified meal plan.
  • Program Aide in form of running activities such as craft stations, skill demonstration, and cooking classes.
  • Assist chef with teaching cooking classes, maintain cleanliness of kitchen and provide customer and student service.
  • Help clean and organize kitchen as needed, clear plates and wash dishes after cooking classes.
  • Instructed about and sold cooking and baking equipment used in cooking classes.
  • Assisted instructors in preparation of cooking classes and offered assistance during classes.
  • Furnish guidance to students in recipe preparation during cooking classes.
  • Assist in the preparation of food for cooking classes.
  • Assist the chef / instructor with cooking classes.
  • Clean and break down after cooking classes.
  • Staged and prepped for daily cooking classes.
  • Assisted with hands on cooking classes.
  • Assist chef in instruction of cooking classes
  • Set up before cooking classes.
  • Support the Resident Chef, assisted with prep for cooking classes Washed dishes, cleaned kitchen, stocked and restocked selling floor
  • shop and prepare for daily cooking classes- assist instructor throughout the class- maintain superior customer service while completing daily tasks
  • Shop for and prepare ingredients for use in Dierbergs School of Cooking classes.

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26. Mop Floors

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Here's how Mop Floors is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Assist children and other campers, serve food, clean dishes, sweep and mop floors
  • Wash dishes including pots and pans, sweep and mop floors, and clean work area
  • Sweep, mop floors in food service area and assist with food prep daily.
  • Sweep and mop floors moving all equipment to insure a clean kitchen.
  • Sanitize kitchen surface, sweep and mop floors.
  • Handle money, take out trash, prepare food, restock, sweep and mop floors.
  • Clean tables, sweep and mop floors at the end of shift.
  • Wash dishes, tables, sweep, empty trash and mop floors Assists in serving meals ensuring appropriate proportions are provided.
  • cut fruits and vegetables, portion food onto plates, clean tables and dishes, sweep and mop floors.
  • Clean and/ or supply restrooms Sweep and mop floors.
  • Wash dishes, mop floors and set tables * Assist with special parties.
  • Clean kitchen prepare food when needed Prepare carts and deliver them to each pre school room mop floors take out trash
  • Swipe and mop floors everyday.AccomplishmentsI stayed busy and got things done that hadn't been cleaned in awhile Mrs. Coffin said.
  • Wash dishes.Sweep and mop floors.Take patients orders over the phone.Deliver meals to patients rooms.

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27. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Accepted short-term position helping with food prep/service and cleaning/sanitizing kitchen area.
  • Take directions professionally and courteously while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Assumed increasing level of responsibility with each position held.
  • Maintain professional and positive communication between guests and chefs/management.
  • Weekend position assisting Executive Chef with kitchen operations.
  • Constructed preparation sheets for production and ordering purposes.
  • Hired temporarily and transitioned into a permanent position.
  • Developed into server position over employment there.
  • Verified and posted dietary requirements.
  • Trained several people in several positions
  • Tasked for determining if leftovers of either prepared or partially prepared food can be reused or if they must be disposed.
  • Helped maintain a positive and friendly work environment during the evening rush in order to keep up faltering egos.
  • Ensured that customers had their orders taken and their food made and delivered in as little time as possible.
  • Operated in restock, cleaning, catering, and cashier positions serving more than 500 students for each meal.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and possess satisfactory Customer Service
  • Performed 6 different positions or stations during that time: including dishwasher, front end, and prep-cook.
  • Maintain food integrity, Maintain Cleanliness standards, inventory, product ordering, maintaining POS systems, catering.
  • Use of cash register to perform tasks such as counting money and separating charge slips using POS.
  • Asked to consider cook position for next school year due to strong performance and positive work attitude.
  • Write a full research paper in APA and create an APA poster outlining the experiment and results.

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28. Sous

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Here's how Sous is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Key Highlight: Additionally I trained as a Sous Chef acting as a liaison between Chef and staff.
  • Gained valuable experience as a Kitchen Assistant/ Sous Chef during 2011 tourist season in the South of France
  • Supported the Executive Sous Chef and small team to plate over 1300 salads for Golden Globes.
  • Functioned as a key helper in the kitchen assisting the head chef and sous-chef.
  • Performed Sous Chef, table waiting, and dish-washing duties at an independent restaurant.
  • Work banquet food stations as scheduled by the Chef or Executive Sous chef.
  • Assisted the Sous-Chef in daily preparations.
  • Assisted the Head Chef and Sous Chef with catering needs Prepared dishes for various events (100-5,000 guests)
  • Helped with preparation, set-up, and service for catering events Performed other tasks as assigned by the sous chef or chef
  • Assisted the Executive Chef and Sous Chef at the in-house, employee-operated caf .

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29. Food Safety

average Demand
Here's how Food Safety is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared and stored vegetables; maintained cleanliness and organization of kitchen; observed food safety and health regulations
  • Maintained food safety, personal safely and a sanitized work area
  • Followed procedures according to food safety handling guidelines.
  • Required to obtain a Food Safety Manager Certificate.
  • Cooperated with co-workers in maintaining food safety standards.
  • Maintained proper food safety and preparation protocols.
  • Maintained consistent code specific food safety regulations.
  • Assist with setup and preparation of food and materials, as well as ensuring food safety, sanitation and cleanup.
  • Handled restaurant related tasks for the owner (including food safety and proper storage techniques).
  • Ensured that food safety and health regulations were followed, as well as kosher food regulations.
  • Apply knowledge of food safety and personal cleanliness while working in the kitchen/dining hall building.
  • Assist the kitchen manager in proper food preparation following the Food Safety Guidelines.
  • Prepare meals for children, maintain proper food safety records, interim manager.
  • Maintained food safety with proper handling, temperature regulation, and sanitation.
  • Follow all federal state and local laws involving food safety and sanitation.
  • Assist the chef in the breakdown of dinner complying with food safety rules
  • Trained In food safety, cleaned sanitized work surface, equipment and floors
  • Implement food safety regulations, monitor and maintain cleanliness of kitchen.
  • Ensured proper food safety and sanitation standards to ensure food safety.
  • Assist with cooking, prepare meals and knowledge of food safety.

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30. Sort

low Demand
Here's how Sort is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Sweep floors, cleaned garbage cans and sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
  • Worked summers busing tables and assisted with cleaning and preparation in the kitchen at a busy beach resort
  • Assist kitchen staff with cutting, measuring, sorting and storing a variety of foods for cooking.
  • Take out trash, sort silverware, wash dishes and drinking glasses through the conveyor belt.
  • Set up a sort of snack Cart for activities, as well as for rehab.
  • Prepared an assortment of foods according to prescribed recipes with proper portions and ingredients.
  • Satisfy customers, sort and clean at the end of the day.
  • Organized wide assortment of goods for future distribution with stringent time protocols
  • Prepared and sorted chicken wings into specific order sized bags.
  • Sorted and stacked clean dishes at proper areas.
  • Helped out drivers with sorting and meal delivery.
  • Cleaned the resort and assisted in the reception.
  • Sorted, stored and distributed food ingredients.
  • Assisted Customers, Assorted Kitchen Duties
  • Pick, wash, sort, and pack apples.
  • Understand and share product assortment and qualities in each category (bakeware, cooks' tools, and cutlery).
  • Measured ingredients for food processing, oversee all production, logging all palletized product of assorted brands.
  • Aided in meal preparation Assisted in sorting and distribution of clothes Distributed meals upon daily kitchen opening
  • Washed dishes and kept general area clean and up to sanitation standards Sorted recyclable materials Taste-tested food before serving
  • prepped and cooked meals for the Senior Citizens packaged and sorted food to be delieverd to senior homes in the Area.

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31. Kitchen Tools

low Demand
Here's how Kitchen Tools is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed class participants on proper usage of kitchen tools and help to sell products from the retail store.
  • Trained in the safe handling of kitchen tools, appliances, and machinery.
  • Sanitized and organized food preparation areas, kitchen tools, and cooking equipment.
  • Provide customers with information on kitchen tools and gadgets.
  • Serve customer Prep meals Clean kitchen tools and area
  • Operated a successful network-marketing business selling kitchen tools.

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32. Clean Tables

low Demand
Here's how Clean Tables is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Run food, clean tables and greet guest and make sure they have a memorable experience
  • Clean tables, serve drinks and snacks to patrons, set tables and cut vegetables
  • Clean tables and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.
  • Bus tables, ensuring clean tables for patrons.
  • Clear and clean tables after meals.
  • Run food out to the tables, buss and clean tables.
  • Clean tables, sweep floor, throw garbage away.
  • Serve, set tables and clean tables Doing the dishes and cleaning up the kitchen.

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33. Special Dietary

low Demand
Here's how Special Dietary is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Provided special dietary requirements as needed.
  • Ensured each student with special dietary needs was served the proper food to meet their needs.
  • Assisted parents and children with special dietary needs and educated children on healthy meal choices.
  • Prepare food for guess who have special dietary requirement.
  • Dishwasher.Assisted in preparing and serving special dietary menu food items.
  • Cleaned and set up dining hall for approximately 50-100 campers Prepared and serves meals following special dietary needs, including food allergies

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34. Service Areas

low Demand
Here's how Service Areas is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained a clean dining room, lobby and service areas at all times.
  • Assisted in maintaining preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition Supported all kitchen operations when chef was absent.
  • Oversee Catering And stock five post buildings food service areas.
  • Prepared food Replenished supplies and condiments Maintained inventory Took food orders Maintained cleanliness in food service areas and establishment
  • Prepared/assembled/served fast food/beverage orders Handled closing procedures/staff inquiries Maintained clean service areas/utensils/equipment: stoves/ovens/fryers
  • Assisted in maintaining preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition.

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35. Food Hygiene

low Demand
Here's how Food Hygiene is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain a high level of health and safety, cleanliness and food hygiene and ensure that safe working practices are followed.
  • Assist in ensuring a high level of health and safety with cleanliness and food hygiene.
  • Ensured proper safety precautions in catering, food hygiene and sanitary precautions.
  • General catering duties to include food hygiene and cleaning.

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36. Phone Calls

low Demand
Here's how Phone Calls is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Answered emails, phone calls, oversaw scheduling of activities and building use.
  • Answer phone calls from different departments and classrooms and relay messages to supervisor.
  • Fielded customer phone calls including catering orders.
  • Greeted customers, answered phone calls.
  • Make bookings * Answering phone calls * Making payroll * Inventory
  • Answered department telephone calls, using correct salutations and telephone etiquette.

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37. General Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Performed general maintenance around the facility when asked.
  • Provided general maintenance of food service facility.
  • General maintenance and sanitation of utensils, work area, and dining area.
  • Performed general maintenance duties in the main casino.
  • Preformed minor room repairs and general maintenance.
  • General maintenance around the shop.
  • Stock deliveries and food service Pest control General maintenance of kitchen

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38. Powerpoint

low Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Organized menus and assisted with developing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Design a powerpoint presentation and present my experiment, materials, and results to my colleagues in psychology.
  • Provide quality customer service Customer Conflict Resolution SKILLS Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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39. Clean Bathrooms

low Demand
Here's how Clean Bathrooms is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Wash dishes & clean bathrooms.
  • Close store, clean bathrooms.
  • Cook and prepare food, sweep/mop kitchen, clean lobby, clean bathrooms
  • Stock, take out trash, wash dishes, mop, clean bathrooms, bus tables
  • wash dishes, help prepare food orders sanitize my area, and clean bathrooms
  • prepare resident food trays, clean bathrooms, resident rooms, change linens

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40. High Standards

low Demand
Here's how High Standards is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned kitchen while maintaining high standards of cleanliness.
  • Maintained high standards of sanitation throughout the facility.
  • Maintained high standards for professionalism and cleanliness throughout employment.
  • Cook food quickly and hold my cooking to high standards.
  • Maintained high standards of business during fast-paced, high-stress operation.
  • Keep kitchen in high standards on cleaning and Organized supply.

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41. Servsafe

low Demand
Here's how Servsafe is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained multiple kitchens while following ServSafe and HACCP.
  • Cooked food using servsafe guidelines.

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42. Knife

low Demand
Here's how Knife is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Trained by taking classes such as Knife Skills and Baking Boot Camp.
  • Washed and peeled vegetables, using knife or peeling machines.
  • Learned how to use my knife-skills for prepping food correctly.
  • Wrapped folks, spoons, and knifes.
  • Grill experience, multitasking with ease, can help others as well with what they need, knife skills.
  • Follow proper knife handling procedures.

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43. Restaurant Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Restaurant Equipment is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Keep up with kitchen work areas and restaurant equipment.
  • Used general restaurant equipment(i.e.
  • Encouraged team members Cleaned restaurant equipment Filled in where needed
  • Maintained, cleaned, and organized kitchen work areas, restaurant equipment and utensils.
  • Maintained kitchen work areas and restaurant equipment, wash dishes and utensils.
  • Load and unload kitchen items (food products, restaurant equipment and other inventory).

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44. Timely Fashion

low Demand
Here's how Timely Fashion is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Delivered meals in timely fashion.
  • Entailed responsibility of making sure that food which was served in a timely fashion.
  • Line Cook- Cooked and Plate seafood in a timely fashion.
  • Expected to wash pots, pans, and dishes in a timely fashion * Complete other prep work in the kitchen
  • Completed all duties in timely fashion while maintaining sanitation standards.
  • Communicated merchandise needs and issues to appropriate supervisors in a timely fashion.

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46. Positive Attitude

low Demand
Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Increased overall performance through organization of tasks and teamwork which involves communication and positive attitude impact that motivates and encourage workers.
  • Offered genuine customer service while maintaining a positive attitude and efficiency in a high paced environment.
  • Worked as a team member in a fact-paced and professional environment while providing positive attitude to all guests.

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47. Cold Food Items

low Demand
Here's how Cold Food Items is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared all cold food items in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Prepared cold food items such as salads, cold appetizers, sandwiches, desserts and dressings.
  • Removed pans of portioned salads, desserts, rolls, cream and other cold food items from refrigerator or pantry.
  • Prepare and package cold food items and serve lunch at a variety of schools.
  • Prepared cold food items as well as ensured that hot items were cooked to proper temperature.
  • Prepared all cold food items to be sold for breakfast and lunch time cafeteria meals.

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48. Portion Control

low Demand
Here's how Portion Control is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored and controlled all costs of kitchen operation, including food, portion control, labor, and kitchen supplies.
  • Directed Portion Control Standards to Increase Profit Margins6.
  • Assist with food prep for Hibachi chefs Portion control of all non prepared items Run dish washer/ assist with washing utensils
  • Prepared quality products while maintaining proper food safety practices, portion control and presentation within service goal times.
  • Assembled food orders while maintaining appropriate portion control.
  • Followed recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the restaurant.

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49. Kitchen Inventory

low Demand
Here's how Kitchen Inventory is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Order and stock food and supplies to maintain kitchen inventory.
  • Helped run the kitchen inventory, planning, etc.
  • Recorded kitchen inventory on both food and utensils.
  • Prepared and served hot meals to senior citizens Stocked pantry and tallied kitchen inventory
  • Organized kitchen inventory prior to opening.
  • Manage kitchen inventory, maintain a pristine kitchen exceeding department of health codes and standards.

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50. Stock Supplies

low Demand
Here's how Stock Supplies is used in Kitchen Assistant jobs:
  • Stock supplies, such as food or utensils in serving stations, and storage.
  • Stock supplies, sweep and scrub floors.
  • Stock supplies for the cooks.
  • Restock supplies General clean-up duties in accordance with Health Safety Regulations
  • Stock supplies such as food and utensils in serving stations, cupboards,refrigerators, and salad bars.
  • Stock beverages and chips Check stock supplies
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, and utensils in clean and orderly condition Stock supplies Sweep and scrub floors.
  • Washed dishes Prepared entrees Kept track of kitchen inventory and shopped to restock supplies.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Kitchen Assistant

Food Preparation24.9%
Meal Prep17.1%
Customer Service11.2%
Safety Procedures9.7%
Menu Items6%
Dishwasher5.2%
Dinner Service4.7%
Kitchen Equipment3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Kitchen Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
21.2%
21.2%
2
2
Meal Prep
Meal Prep
14.5%
14.5%
3
3
Customer Service
Customer Service
9.5%
9.5%
4
4
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
8.2%
8.2%
5
5
Menu Items
Menu Items
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
4.4%
4.4%
7
7
Dinner Service
Dinner Service
4%
4%
8
8
Kitchen Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Kitchen Areas
Kitchen Areas
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Storage Areas
Storage Areas
1.3%
1.3%
11
11
Kitchen Utensils
Kitchen Utensils
1.2%
1.2%
12
12
Orderly Condition
Orderly Condition
1.1%
1.1%
13
13
Store Food Supplies
Store Food Supplies
1.1%
1.1%
14
14
Customer Orders
Customer Orders
1.1%
1.1%
15
15
Meal Trays
Meal Trays
1%
1%
16
16
Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen Appliances
1%
1%
17
17
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1%
1%
18
18
Special Events
Special Events
1%
1%
19
19
Prep Food
Prep Food
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Cooking Surfaces
Cooking Surfaces
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
Line Cooks
Line Cooks
0.7%
0.7%
23
23
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Basic Food
Basic Food
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Mop Floors
Mop Floors
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
POS
POS
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Sous
Sous
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Food Safety
Food Safety
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Sort
Sort
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Kitchen Tools
Kitchen Tools
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Clean Tables
Clean Tables
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Special Dietary
Special Dietary
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Service Areas
Service Areas
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Food Hygiene
Food Hygiene
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Clean Bathrooms
Clean Bathrooms
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
High Standards
High Standards
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Servsafe
Servsafe
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Knife
Knife
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Restaurant Equipment
Restaurant Equipment
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Timely Fashion
Timely Fashion
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Menu Development
Menu Development
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Cold Food Items
Cold Food Items
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Portion Control
Portion Control
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Kitchen Inventory
Kitchen Inventory
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Stock Supplies
Stock Supplies
0.3%
0.3%

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