Kitchen Helper Interview Questions

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Do you hope to be a chef one day?

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List of 24 Kitchen Helper Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Do you hope to be a chef one day?

  2. 2.

    What do you know about our restaurant?

  3. 3.

    Do you communicate well with others?

  4. 4.

    What high pressure, stressful situations have you been working in the kitchen in? How did you handle this?

  5. 5.

    Where did you get most of your kitchen working experience at?

  6. 6.

    Why is this job important for you to get?

  7. 7.

    How do you make sure food is used before expiration?

  8. 8.

    What kitchen experiences do you have?

  9. 9.

    Were you taught any kitchen safety lessons at your last job?

  10. 10.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  11. 11.

    How important is cleanliness to you?

  12. 12.

    This may seem like a rude question, but is your personal hygiene important to you, on a consistent basis? How so?

  13. 13.

    Do you enjoy working with other people?

  14. 14.

    How often are you on time for work?

  15. 15.

    Have you ever made improvements to the kitchen flow before? What were they and how did this benefit the kitchen?

  16. 16.

    What do you like the most about working in a kitchen?

  17. 17.

    What Chef or Kitchen Leader taught you the most?

  18. 18.

    Have you ever called off work before? If so, what was your reason?

  19. 19.

    What's your ideal company to work for?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about food safety, your training in it, and why it is very important.

  21. 21.

    What do you dislike the most about working in a kitchen?

  22. 22.

    What task in the kitchen, do you have the most difficulty doing?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about a time when someone has criticized your work. How did it make you feel?

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    In what areas of the kitchen, could you learn more or something new at?