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Working As A Kitchen Helper

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $25,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Kitchen Helper Do

Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and perform many other food service tasks. 

Duties

Food preparation workers typically do the following:

  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, and dishes
  • Weigh or measure ingredients, such as meats and liquids
  • Prepare fruit and vegetables for cooking
  • Cut meats, poultry, and seafood and prepare them for cooking
  • Mix ingredients for salads
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage
  • Take and record the temperature of food and food storage areas
  • Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service

Food preparation workers perform routine, repetitive tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. To help cooks and other kitchen staff, they prepare ingredients for dishes by slicing and dicing vegetables and by making salads and cold food items. Other common duties include keeping salad bars and buffet tables stocked and clean.

Food preparation workers retrieve pots and pans, clean and store kitchen equipment, and unload and store food supplies. When needed, they retrieve food and equipment for cooks and chefs. In some kitchens, food preparation workers use a variety of commercial kitchen equipment, such as commercial dishwashers, blenders, slicers, or grinders.

In restaurants, workers stock and use soda machines, coffeemakers, and espresso machines to prepare beverages for customers. In fast-food restaurants, food preparation workers may take customer orders and process payments.

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How To Become A Kitchen Helper

Food preparation workers typically learn their skills through on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required.

Education

There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food preparation worker.

Training

Most food preparation workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations, as well as instructions on how to handle and prepare food.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Food preparation workers chop vegetables, cut meat, and perform many other tasks with sharp knives. They must have the ability to work quickly and safely with sharp objects.

Listening skills. Food preparation workers must understand customers’ orders and follow directions from cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Physical stamina. Food preparation workers stand on their feet for long periods while they prepare food, clean work areas, or lift heavy pots from the stove.

Physical strength. Food preparation workers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy food supply boxes, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.

Advancement

Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training and work experience. Many food preparation workers advance to assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking skills.

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Average Length of Employment
Kitchen Clerk 2.1 years
Kitchen Helper 2.0 years
Kitchen Cook 1.8 years
Kitchen Worker 1.8 years
Kitchen Assistant 1.7 years
Helper 1.7 years
Cook/Dishwasher 1.6 years
Kitchen Aide 1.6 years
Kitchen Hand 1.4 years
Kitchen Staff 1.4 years
Kitchen Crew 1.4 years
Dishwasher/Server 1.4 years
Dishwasher/Busser 1.3 years
Dish Washer 1.2 years
Top Careers Before Kitchen Helper
Cashier 23.6%
Cook 5.8%
Server 5.0%
Volunteer 4.7%
Waitress 4.0%
Janitor 3.5%
Prep Cook 3.3%
Internship 2.8%
Assistant 2.8%
Manager 2.5%
Cleaner 2.5%
Top Careers After Kitchen Helper
Cashier 18.7%
Cook 6.9%
Server 6.0%
Line Cook 3.9%
Prep Cook 3.9%
Janitor 3.5%
Volunteer 3.5%
Driver 3.1%
Cleaner 3.1%
Waitress 3.1%
Internship 3.1%

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Kitchen Helper Demographics

Gender

Male

46.6%

Female

41.7%

Unknown

11.7%
Ethnicity

White

61.2%

Hispanic or Latino

17.9%

Black or African American

9.9%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.8%

French

8.1%

Japanese

3.9%

Chinese

3.5%

Mandarin

3.1%

Cantonese

2.7%

Portuguese

2.7%

Russian

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

German

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Hmong

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Bulgarian

1.2%

Filipino

1.2%

Malay

0.8%

Thai

0.8%

Nepali

0.8%
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Kitchen Helper Education

Schools

The Academy

15.0%

University of Phoenix

11.1%

Ashford University

5.9%

Kirkwood Community College

5.1%

Kent State University

4.7%

Baker College

4.7%

College of Southern Nevada

4.3%

Central State University

4.3%

Kaplan University

4.3%

Johnson & Wales University

4.0%

Colorado Technical University

4.0%

Miami Dade College

4.0%

Onondaga Community College

4.0%

Indian Hills Community College

3.6%

Michigan State University

3.6%

Portland Community College

3.6%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.6%

Milwaukee Area Technical College

3.6%

Iowa State University

3.6%

Saint Louis Community College

3.2%
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Majors

Business

16.8%

General Studies

9.6%

Culinary Arts

8.8%

Criminal Justice

6.7%

Nursing

6.0%

Health Care Administration

5.2%

Accounting

5.1%

Medical Assisting Services

4.9%

Liberal Arts

4.7%

Psychology

4.2%

Computer Science

4.1%

Hospitality Management

3.5%

Education

3.3%

English

3.2%

Automotive Technology

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.7%

Food And Nutrition

2.3%

Management

2.1%

Communication

2.0%

Cosmetology

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

47.0%

Bachelors

21.0%

Associate

17.3%

Certificate

8.5%

Diploma

3.4%

Masters

1.9%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Median 50%
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Best Paying Company
Kaiser Permanente
Highest Paying City
Oakland, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does a Kitchen Helper make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Kitchen Helper in the United States is $25,328 per year or $12 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $15,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $40,000.

Real Kitchen Helper Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA Aug 19, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA Jun 23, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA Jun 14, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA Oct 17, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA Sep 14, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA Sep 06, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA Aug 22, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA May 31, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helpher Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill LP CA May 17, 2016 $26,000 -
$28,000
Kitchen Helper Cabana Latina Inc. Southampton, NY Apr 01, 2016 $25,002
Kitchen Helpers The Nantucket Lobster Trap Nantucket, MA May 01, 2016 $23,207
Kitchen Helper DKPS Inc. Nantucket, MA May 02, 2016 $23,207
Kitchen Helper El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant GA Jun 23, 2014 $20,870
Kitchen Helper Starship Entertainment LLC Mackinac Island, MI Apr 15, 2016 $20,870
Kitchen Helper Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort Hilton Head Island, SC Feb 15, 2016 $20,599
Kitchen Helper Miller's Restaurant, Inc. NC Apr 01, 2015 $20,432
Kitchen Helper Miller's Restaurant, Inc. Kill Devil Hills, NC Apr 01, 2016 $20,411
Kitchen Helper The Broadmoor Hotel, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO Apr 01, 2016 $20,369
Kitchen Helper Miller's Restaurant, Inc. NC Apr 01, 2014 $20,202
Uzbek-Style Kitchen Helper Isa1 LLC/DBA Silk Road Pikesville, MD Aug 01, 2016 $20,197
Kitchen Helper Mansion Hotel LLC TX Sep 01, 2014 $17,906
Kitchen Helper Mansion Hotel LLC TX Sep 01, 2013 $17,906
Kitchen Helper Mansion Hotel LLC TX Sep 04, 2013 $17,906
Kitchen Helper Island Slice Pizzeria, Inc. Mackinac Island, MI Apr 28, 2016 $17,740
Kitchen Helper The Broadmoor Hotel, Inc. CO Apr 01, 2013 $17,740
Kitchen Helper Island House, Inc. Mackinac Island, MI May 03, 2016 $17,740
Kitchen Helper Driftwood Hospitality, Inc. Saint Ignace, MI May 15, 2016 $17,740
Kitchen Helper Hotel Iroquois Mackinac Island, MI Apr 22, 2016 $17,740

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Top Skills for A Kitchen Helper

  1. Food Safety
  2. Meal Prep
  3. Kitchen Equipment
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  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Gathered necessary cooking supplies and ingredients for meal preparation.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment adeptly.
  • Assisted in general kitchen duties including baking cookies, doing dishes and keeping kitchen clean and tidy.
  • Sweep and mop floors, and washes tables, cutting blocks and boards, refrigerators, walls and any other surfaces.

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Top 10 Best States for Kitchen Helpers

  1. Nevada
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Vermont
  4. South Carolina
  5. Florida
  6. Connecticut
  7. Alaska
  8. Washington
  9. New Hampshire
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