Cook and Cook Assistant

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This is one of the most offered vacancies which not only gives you the option of employment in hotels but also in the best local quality restaurants where you will be able to use your knowledge of cuisine plus be able to learn the secrets of traditional Spanish and Canarian cuisine – very popular at the moment due to the importance of “The Mediterranean Cuisine”.

I am sometimes also called... Kitchen Hands

 

I report to... Chef de Partie, Executive Chef

 

Brief description of my work...

As a Kitchen Helper I do lots and lots of things all around the kitchen, but my main responsibility is that of cleaning and keeping the kitchen in order (which is very important with so many Chefs around!).

 

What I do...

  • Perform basic tasks of food preparation, such as washing, peeling and cutting vegetables

  • Assist in the preparation of ingredients (which also involves weighing and measuring)

  • Assist other kitchen staff as needed

  • Keep the kitchen clean and sanitised at all times

  • Wash table tops, floors, utensils and equipment which is used for food preparation (this can be done by hand or by operating machinery)

  • Unpack and storing supplies in refrigerators and other storage areas

  • Dispose of garbage

  • Ensure good food hygiene practice

 

To do my job well i have to have...

  • Communication skills and listening skills

  • Teamworking skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • An eye for detail

  • Ability to deal well with pressure

  • Ability to multi-task (doing more than one thing at the same time!)

  • The ability to handle constructive criticism

  • A practical approach and an ability to plan

  • Good awareness of health, hygiene and fire safety procedures

  • A high level of personal cleanliness

 

In my job it also helps if i have...

  • the ability to learn quickly

  • the ability to respond quickly and efficiently when orders are given

  • the ability to be well organized

I am sometimes also called... Junior Chef

 

I report to... Chef de Partie, Executive Chef

 

Brief description of my work...

My role as Commis Chef requires that I work in different sections while learning about the day to day activities of the kitchen (since I still have lots to learn!).

 

What I do...

  • Perform basic tasks of food preparation

  • Perform basic tasks of organisation in the kitchen

  • Support all other Chefs in food preparation and production

  • Ensure that food is prepared on time

  • Carry out general day to day cleaning duties

  • Ensure good food hygiene practice

 

To do my job well i have to have...

  • Good communication skills

  • Teamworking skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • An eye for detail

  • Ability to deal well with pressure

  • Ability to multi-task (doing more than one thing at the same time!)

  • The ability to handle constructive criticism

  • A practical approach and an ability to plan

  • Good awareness of health, hygiene and fire safety procedures

  • A high level of personal cleanliness

 

In my job it also helps if i have...

  • the ability to learn quickly

  • creative and artistic skills