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1. How do you make sure food is used before expiration?
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List of Kitchen Helper Interview Questions
  1. How do you make sure food is used before expiration?
  2. Were you taught any kitchen safety lessons at your last job?
  3. How important is cleanliness to you?
  4. Have you ever made improvements to the kitchen flow before? What were they and how did this benefit the kitchen?
  5. How often are you on time for work?
  6. What do you know about our restaurant?
  7. What do you like the most about working in a kitchen?
  8. Do you hope to be a chef one day?
  9. Where did you get most of your kitchen working experience at?
  10. This may seem like a rude question, but is your personal hygiene important to you, on a consistent basis? How so?
  11. How do you handle stressful situations?
  12. What high pressure, stressful situations have you been working in the kitchen in? How did you handle this?
  13. Have you ever called off work before? If so, what was your reason?
  14. What Chef or Kitchen Leader taught you the most?
  15. What's your ideal company to work for?
  16. What kitchen experiences do you have?
  17. Tell me about food safety, your training in it, and why it is very important.
  18. In what areas of the kitchen, could you learn more or something new at?
  19. Why is this job important for you to get?
  20. Tell me about a time when someone has criticized your work. How did it make you feel?
  21. Do you communicate well with others?
  22. Do you enjoy working with other people?
  23. What task in the kitchen, do you have the most difficulty doing?
  24. What do you dislike the most about working in a kitchen?
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Kitchen Helper Information
August 18th, 2017

Kitchen helpers work directly under the head cook or kitchen supervisor. Kitchen helpers perform a variety of tasks in the kitchen, from assisting with food preparation and cooking to food handling and storage. In some kitchens, they may also clean all dishes, silverware and cooking utensils and make sure the food service stations, tables and dining hall floor are all clean and well-maintained. Their exact duties may differ depending on their employer.

This is an entry level job. A high school diploma and some on the job experience are necessary for anyone looking to work as a kitchen helper. Completing an internship will help you learn the basics of food preparation and service, safe food handling and kitchen cleanliness protocols. Always ask for a letter of recommendation from the person you've interned under. This will come in very useful when you go for your kitchen helper interview.

At the interview for a kitchen helper role, your interviewer will be very interested in knowing about the various kitchen tasks that you have had experience handling. They may ask you questions to assess your knowledge of food prep and food safety. The interviewer will also want to gauge your interest and knowledge in different cooking techniques. The best way to emphasize your interest in this role is by answering all questions confidently. You can do this by going through kitchen helper mock interview questions and rehearsing your answers to some of the more commonly asked questions.
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