Cook helpers work in various settings such as restaurants, hotels, and hospitals where they are responsible for providing assistance to chefs in performing day-to-day activities. Their duties include preparing food, maintaining supplies, and keeping the work area clean.
To work as a cook helper, an individual should possess excellent cooking skills coupled with substantial food storage and preparation knowledge. Furthermore, a cook helper should demonstrate dexterity, cooking skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to teamwork.
A high school diploma or equivalent is enough to work in the capacity of a cook helper.
Cook Helper Sample Job description
• Weigh and measure ingredients needed
• Wash, peel, slice, and chop fruits and vegetables
• Wash, cut, and marinate meat
• Check food while cooking to stir or turn
• Taste dishes to check salt and other perfections
• Pack take-out orders as needed
• Assist in unloading food supplies from delivery trucks
• Ensure all food and other items are stored properly in accordance with food safety guidelines and regulations
• Manage inventory of products
• Maintain all kitchen equipment and tools
• Operate dishwashers, wash and dry dishes, and kitchen utensils
• Collect waste from the work area and dispose it of properly
• Keep work area clean and sanitized