Kitchen Helper

Website SUNY Brockport - BASC

FT Union Kitchen Helper

Position Summary:

Prepares and serves food, operates cash register, washes dishes, cleans and assists in various other capacities in a food service operation.

Essential Functions:

  • Follows established recipes.
  • Under direction, prepares cold foods, assembles and cooks pizzas, pasta, paninis and other similar foods.
  • Uses slicer, deep fryer, turbo chef, microwave, digital food monitoring system, espresso machine and other similar equipment.
  • Washes dishes, pots and pans. Stacks dishes, glasses and silverware.
  • Removes trash. Cleans and straightens dining room.
  • Sets up and maintains food items; checks appropriate temperatures, takes corrective action when necessary.
  • Serves as cashier, host/hostess, and server. Interprets menus to customers.
  • Maintains production and usage records as required.
  • Checks and maintains quantity and quality of food
  • Maintains high sanitary, hygienic, and safety standards and conditions, adhering to HACCP and NYS
  • Department of Health guidelines. Assures cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen and equipment.
  • Directs work assignments of and trains student workers.
  • Performs general cleaning, stocking and recordkeeping.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service at all times while working in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Participates in training and performs other food service duties as requested by management.

Education and Training

  • High School/GED

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year relevant food service experience.
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates an ability to do the job will be considered.

Physical Demands:

  • Position is very physically active.
  • Must be able to lift/move 30 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to stand (all day if necessary), walk, bend, kneel, crouch, twist and reach as the job requires.
  • Repetitive Motions: grasp, push, pull, fine manipulation with knives and other common kitchen implements


  • ServSafe Certification preferred


  • Able to read and write English.
  • Possess basic math skills.

Work Environment:

Typical Kitchen: exposure to extreme temperatures cold/heat, flame, chemicals, knives/sharp objects

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