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Top 20 Kitchen Helper Interview Questions

How do you make sure food is used before expiration?
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Question 2 of 24
Were you taught any kitchen safety lessons at your last job?
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"I have a lot of training in kitchen safety, both formal and informal. In my most recent role I received one on one training with the chef and was tested on safety at the end of my day long training. It never hurts to be trained in safety and I am happy to take any additional training that you require."
Let the hiring manager know how well versed you are in kitchen safety. Being honest and transparent when it comes to your level of training will be important information if you are hired.
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Question 3 of 24
How important is cleanliness to you?
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"Cleanliness in a restaurant kitchen is the most important. One wrong move and you can make someone very sick. I am well aware, and well trained, in the matter of cleanliness, health and safety."
This can be a brief and concise answer. Be sure to let the hiring manager know that you are concerned with the topic of cleanliness.
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Question 4 of 24
Have you ever made improvements to the kitchen flow before? What were they and how did this benefit the kitchen?
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"In my previous position I created a new color coded labelling system that worked really well and reduced food waste by 8% in the first month. I had the idea and, with the help of the chef, we were able to make it work very well."
Having the confidence to suggest or implement change in the workplace is a great quality to have. Show the hiring manager that you are capable of bringing this attitude with you, should you be hired.
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Question 5 of 24
How often are you on time for work?
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What do you know about our restaurant?
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What do you like the most about working in a kitchen?
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Question 8 of 24
Do you hope to be a chef one day?
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Question 9 of 24
Where did you get most of your kitchen working experience at?
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Question 10 of 24
This may seem like a rude question, but is your personal hygiene important to you, on a consistent basis? How so?
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Question 11 of 24
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 12 of 24
What high pressure, stressful situations have you been working in the kitchen in? How did you handle this?
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Question 13 of 24
Have you ever called off work before? If so, what was your reason?
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Question 14 of 24
What Chef or Kitchen Leader taught you the most?
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Question 15 of 24
What's your ideal company to work for?
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Question 16 of 24
What kitchen experiences do you have?
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Question 17 of 24
Tell me about food safety, your training in it, and why it is very important.
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Question 18 of 24
In what areas of the kitchen, could you learn more or something new at?
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Question 19 of 24
Why is this job important for you to get?
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Question 20 of 24
Tell me about a time when someone has criticized your work. How did it make you feel?
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Question 21 of 24
Do you communicate well with others?
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Question 22 of 24
Do you enjoy working with other people?
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Question 23 of 24
What task in the kitchen, do you have the most difficulty doing?
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What do you dislike the most about working in a kitchen?
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Question 1 of 24
How do you make sure food is used before expiration?
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I would rotate stock use what was bought first.
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Organize and label properly.
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Check the expiration on the packaging.
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Firstly keep inventory in control from the purchasing end. Cross-utilize product on different dishes. Lastly run specials or family meals.
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You either check the expiration date or you smell it before being used.
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Check the use by date and rotation of stock.
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Make sure you follow the rule of FIFO ( First in, First out)
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Check the temperature of the good and date time of expired.
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Always look at expiration dates on food.
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Check expiration date, before using it.
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Check the expiration date before the using the food.
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By practicing fifo first in first out and by labeling dates and time. And also checking expering dates.
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Be sure to put it out on the shelves before expiry date.
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Look in your refrigerator every day.
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By checking the appearance and the label.
Question 2 of 24
Were you taught any kitchen safety lessons at your last job?
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During probhation preiod.
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Yes I have a food safety certificate.
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I have never been employed, but I have learned about kitchen safety. I learned what chopping boards to use with different meats, and when frying always ensure the pan handle is not facing towards you because if you accidentally brush past it, it would drop and you could get injured.
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Yes, how to cook and prepare food properly.
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Make sure that all equipments are in appropriate place.
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No experience but willing to learn.
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Yes. Always cover for hair and keep nails short.
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Yes I was. Making sure food was a prepared and stored.
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Since I am a fresh graduate, I took a food safety subject and by that I am knowledgeable in food sanitation.
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Yes, it was made sure all the saftey rules are followed with strict adherence.
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Yes. I was taught that always wash your hands before you start and that always use gloves.
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Yes, the safety of each kitchen equipment to avoid accident.
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No don't have any experience, but I love to be a helpful help.
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Yes, being that I have worked with sick patients, I really understand the needs of the cleanliness of working with food and the kitchen.
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Yes. Like sanitation, it is important as an employee because were dealing with food. To keep from cross contamination everybody should be aware and keep on safety..
Question 3 of 24
How important is cleanliness to you?
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Yup much more important as it is directly related to the health of the guests consuming that food.
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Very important for me because I need working area is clean and presentable area to handle the working area.
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Yup much more important as it is directly related to the health of the guests consuming that food.
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Very important for me bracouse I need working area is celan and presentable area to handle the working area.
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Cleanness is very important for all specially who work in kitchen helper they should wear cap cut nail, hair, wear aprone, shoe. Prepare food fresh and hygienic.
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Cleaniless is so essential and important to me because a clean environment produces quality products.
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It is very important as I want to make sure the food I make is safe to eat. F it was made and dirty kitchen I myself would not even consider to make or cook anything as its not safe.
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It is very important because it dramatically cuts down the amount of germs and filth an individual comes into contact with.
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The infortance of the cleanliness is to obtain certain sanition in hotel or in kitchen.
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It's like representing your personality how you handle and manage your own home.
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Cleanliness is like representing your self to other people.
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To clean all we ysed in the kichen.
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Cleanliness is very important because it also describe your self. Hygiene is one of the examples of cleanliness.
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Cleanliness is the most important to me. When I'm working, I know customers are expecting fresh ingredients made in sanitary environments. For me, making a great dish that both satisfies a customers hunger and brings enjoyment to the senses is the most important. And it starts with cleanliness.
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To void food contmination and hazzardous bacteria.
Question 4 of 24
Have you ever made improvements to the kitchen flow before? What were they and how did this benefit the kitchen?
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As I have never had professional experience, during my Food Technology lessons when it came to making my desired meal, I made improvemnts by replacing objects that didn't work for me such as using a subsitute for a meal, this benefited the kitchen as I
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Before this in my own kitchen the food kept with no label and we need to find and open up the food to find out what type of food was it and repeat. After watching many tv show they explain how important to label the name of the food and the date bought. Beside of label I try to differentiate them by colours like chicken blue, prawn yellow, meat black. It really benefit me because it help me not to waste our time like do the same thing. We can find the exact food in short time also manage the food accordingly right to the date bought.
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I have just always stepped in where I'm needed.
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Especially when busy flow helping my co workers things get done and not to mess up with orders.
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Yes I organised how all cleaning should be dont so its in a more efficient manor it made time management better on all kitchen staff.
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Yes time management is important and having food preparation done.
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Yes.. How to organize things to make your work easier and effective.
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Putting everything in order it save time to finding.
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Yes, helping each other and team work is the most important.
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Cleanliness. Sanitize and personal hygiene.
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Yes, Being on time to accomplish the task.
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Cleanliness and organizations is a key factor in the kitchen. Followed a menu daily.
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No, I havent, but I have made some suggestions which were taken into consideration for the benefit of the kitchen.
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Cleanliness and doing job properly.
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I prepare most os the things that I will need from day before. And it make the job flow not with rush and on time.
Question 5 of 24
How often are you on time for work?
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Always except some of the days with such a important work.
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Of course all resposible we should act and arrive on time our duty.
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I am always on time for work or school.
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Always, I am usually early. Tardiness is a pet peeve of mine.
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I am often to work on time because this is one a good employer when you follow certain time.
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Everyday because for me time is very important, it's referent your devotion on your job.
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Allways am at the right time.
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I am always on time for work. In fact, I aim to be atleast 15 miutes early. Even when im late because of traffic this way, im on time because I leaft early.
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I am always punctual because I have to clean the kitchen and clean, peel and wash vegetable for cook to carry out their duties.
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Its is so very important because it is the first kitchen sanitary precaution to avoid cross contamination on food.
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I will always be on time for work if there wasn't something terribly important keeping me from coming.
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I am hard working and wilingness to do.
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I am very much hard working and accept challenges.
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Always 10 or 15 minutes before, you never know what you are going to face in the shift.
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Hard working and accept challenges.
Question 6 of 24
What do you know about our restaurant?
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Have a nice place and good service.
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I assume your restaurant mostly serve chinese cuisine because of its name.
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Popular inn with a great menu.
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One of the best in food production.
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That you prepare and cook meals to patients specific nutritional requirements.
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Delicious food and well manage restaurant.
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That you make delicious food, have a very friendly staff, a positive work environment, and above all care about customer satisfaction.
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I heard about it from internet then I just saw where it is .. And I saw some picures of it.
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I know the head Chef is Brian Malarkey and he has opened Searsucker and Herribone and this will be his third restaurant concept in San Diego. I know the cooking process will be unique and done in a wood fire oven.
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I can help to cook, and intertain our visitors, Ican asistant with someone, whos need my guidance, Ican understand, what they need or something.
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I know that your restaurant is combined from Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Balkans, which combined together, is the modern day Anatolian cuisine. I also, know that everyone her ensures good presentation and cooking.
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I know it prepare diet food to customer who concern bout healthy life but busy to prepare the food.
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I know about a restaurant is the one who provides the foods and needs of a customer ,
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Well knowing of high quality foods were served with reputed chefs and excellent service crews.
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It has a good reputation and well known restaurant.
Question 7 of 24
What do you like the most about working in a kitchen?
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I would like to cook in the kitchen as per order....
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I would like to cook food and serve food as per order after finished prder cas whole use dishes....
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I would like to cook good and delicious food in the kitchen as per request/order.
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I would like to cook good and delicious food as per request/order.
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I would like to cook good and delicious food in the kitchen as per request/order.
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I would like to cook in a kitchen and further my knowledge in the kitchen.
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Being able to make great food and learn from others.
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Being able to make great food and learn from others.
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I love to cook to the best so that people enjoy the food.
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Everything gives me a real love for what I at.
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It is challenging, in terms of workplace and workmates because it is stressful job specially in peak times and it is practical you can use it both at home and at work.
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I like to be everything in order, to combinate some vegetable,
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To learn new preparing new dishes & cusine.
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I have a passion for cooking and baking and like to see jobs through to the end.
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Preparing food and cook a food.
Question 8 of 24
Do you hope to be a chef one day?
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Yes its my dream to be a chef someday.
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Of course! I want to work so I can pay the course.
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Yup I will work with my great effort to be the chef which is my dream goal.
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Yes, I would really like to make cooking my career.
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Yes of course my destination is I will be good chef in my career and in my life. ..
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Yes if of course if possible I want to be executive chef some day.
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Yes, of course. It is the course I choose and I love to cook.
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I will like to be a chef... But first I want to learn more from people who really know gastronomy secrets.
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I already consider myself a chef and strive to learn to create.
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Not so much a chef but more of a baker.
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Hmm. Good question, yes of course defiantly, but it is not important to make chef one day its important to make good cook. And give your best for your org. And hotel and so on.
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Yes sir. Becouse I belive in my self.
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I love you if there is a chance.
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I wish to healp the sheff for shure.
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To be honest, I find the culinary field fascinating and would love if it ended up being my field of work when I am older, however my first choice of career is to be an author because that is my passion.
Question 9 of 24
Where did you get most of your kitchen working experience at?
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At Hotel Manaslu Kathmandu Nepal- one of the renowned heritage hotel in Nepal.
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I have worked in the kitchen at home for the majority of my time.
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During my practical training in Crown Regency.
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I have some recent experience from a culinary arts program that I took, we worked in a kitchen for 4 weeks and I was preparing different foods each day. As well, I cook lots at home so I have a fair knowledge of spices and various sauces. As well I can make my own pizza.
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The 9th circle of the pits of Tartatus.
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In the Spain in barcelona.
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I got my kitchen experience from my formal job where I spent four year working as a kitchen helper.
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At my previous work at resto bar.
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In London I started working as a dishwasher and one day I had the chance to cook food, and I liked it.
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At my previous job I am one who prepared the main course in that resto.
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From cooking in my own kitchen. Trying new recipes and observing my parents cooking techniques.
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At middle east, country years ago.
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My own kitchen cooking for family.
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From the cooking classes in college, and working in my current job.
Question 10 of 24
This may seem like a rude question, but is your personal hygiene important to you, on a consistent basis? How so?
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Yup I am much more concerned about my physical hygiene as I know that hygiene is the great factor for healthy foods in kitchen.
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Yes we should make ourself good and clean looking personality. ..
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Yes because personal hygiene makes you feel comfortable and so hard to work if your other co-worker have a bad personal hygiene.
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Yes, I always take a bath everyday.
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Yes, it is very important for me because it will help maintain your confidence and good health and aside from that the people around you are comfortable to work with you.
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The personal hygiene is very important too, all the time when I start something I need to wash my hands and catch my hair back.
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It is important to care for yourself not only for you but the people around you.
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Yes it is important as you need to be clean consistently by showering and not wearing makeup etc for food safety purposes.
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I also make sure everything I wear is clean and that where I live is clean as well.
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Yes I do shower everyday.
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On a time when we have learned about the basics of hotel industry first of all our senior mentor teaches us that hygiene is most important part of that in every sector especially in hospitality industry, this industry related to share various things like food, interaction with guests. So groom ourselves like short hair with jell, cut nails, dressing well. Keep smiling always.
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Yes wash hands before you eat or just as soon you enter the kitchen.
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Yes, I shower twice a day and I wear different clothes every day. As well I brush my teeth twice a day and I never forget to use deodorant.
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Yes, personal hygiene is like representing your self to other people.
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Its very importand ofcourse ferst youre self and after the atherswe have to be very clean espesialy thehands and haire nail and mouth.
Question 11 of 24
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Not thinking about the bad thing helps me to handle stressful situations.
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Thinking positively, is a matter of time, moments of preasure or situations that are transitorial. Just, patience.
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By going to head for advice or just have a small prayer.
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I will deal calmly with such a situation because I know that stress and anger is not the solution to the problem.
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Yup if any problem maximum I solve otherwise I cant I call my manager.
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I will deal calmly with such a situation because I know that stress and anger is not the solution to the problem.
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Stay focus of what you doing.
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In the kitchen you take a deep breath and just get it done. Focus on the relif of when its over.
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I am naturally a very calm person in stressful situations by just taking a step back and remembering to breathe.
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Take a deep breath. Take a silent for a moment. Analyze the situation. Make decision. Take action.
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I take a step back and take a deep breath, then calmly try to think of a solution. Or, if things get too hectic, I find someone who can help me and ask them for help.
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Do your job in proper way and good manner.
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I take every stressful situations as point were I have to prove my wort, so I work more better during stressful situations.
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I handle stressful situations in a calm and collected matter. I don't let myself get overwhelmed because I believe that leads to sloppiness and safety and product may be compromised.
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I can drink some coffee, if there is more job.
Question 12 of 24
What high pressure, stressful situations have you been working in the kitchen in? How did you handle this?
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A high pressure situation would be when I was trying to ensure the food that I was cooking would cook within the time frame I was given. I handled this by mentally breaking it down into smaller steps, and thinking what ingredient would really be necessary and if it was time consuming. I then came into a conclusion by focus on the bigger picture which was the main meal.
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We actually ran out of food so it was on me to go and cook what we need for the last of the kids.
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Complaints.. Explained to chef how could happen and same time told for solutions of this situation.
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Work as a team to accomplish the right outcome and lessen the stress if you are organised as a team.
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When my co-workers ask me to help them but my work is not done, I'll tell them that I need to finish my task in time.
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There Haven't been any stressful situation so far.
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Catering for 200 people and under staff. I have to work none stop with out any break.
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To fallow the the proper way.
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You must always keep in mind to know what you are supposed to do. (duties ).
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I havent experience something like that yet.
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During busy days, but I can still handle because I see to it that my working process are on time.
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There was a time in my last place where the water stopped working this went on for 5 days, as you know water is needed for almost everything in a kitchen to washing dishes to making soups and so on, it was very stressful though with dilligence and team effort we got through it by gsthering water from shops during our breaks and boiling it for the dishes etc our quick thinking git us through.
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Working with a rude co worker, I just talk to him in a well manner and discussed things calmly without putting any anger.
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The stress of many orders coming in, And people getting inpatient. you have to handle things in a calm safe approach, or accdents mY happen.
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“Pressure is actually a catalyst to my work. When there is an imperative deadline, I refocus my energy into my work which in fact, has helped me to produce some of my best works. (Give examples) I guess you can say I thrive under pressure.”
Question 13 of 24
Have you ever called off work before? If so, what was your reason?
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Yeah of course if we need to do something important and we need off we should inform to our manager so they can exist that off day...
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Yes, poison ivy and pink eye.
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Yes, due to sickness and food safety you cannot work with food.
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I have called off work due to illness. I know that you should not work with food or the general public if you are ill.
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I have never been employed before, but if I was working and I called off work it would be for a good reason such as, serious family circumstances.
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During my internship I never called off work. If its really important, the called off because of family death.
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Yes I was very sick with the stomach flu.
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Yes when I'm ill as you can't work with food in a kitchen envirenment.
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Yes I have, due to my illness.
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Not yet because I always make sure to do what I should do in every work that I had.
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I have only called off work for arrangements and deals made with collegues to cover and exchange shifts.
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Yes, when I know I'm sick and can not work properly.
Question 14 of 24
What Chef or Kitchen Leader taught you the most?
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They teach us how to handle food which food which suitable temperature how we go ahead become future good chef. Like that they teach us...
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A good chef will teach his employees and encourage them to be a better cook.
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My college chef. Because he is the first person who introduce me to different styles and techniques in cooking.
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Chef Miguel also I spend a lot of free time watching cooking tutorials.
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Cleaniness & cutting and chopping taste.
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The cleanliness of my surrounding and area of work the presentation and taste of the food.
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Probably the facilitators that helped me during the culinary arts course, as well as Picking up a lot of stuff from the cooking channel.
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Cleanliness, hygiene and kitchen preparation.
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Expection of being leader must be hard working and aprotable .
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To give more challenges approsable and strict.
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Growing up my dad taught me the basics of how to cook but because he died when I was a young age I haven't found a teacher since then. I would love the opportunity to shadow a great chef and learn everything there is to know from them.
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They know, how to undrestanding, when there is mistake of my work and patient.
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The boss from a previous job.
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My Food Technology teacher Mrs Gakungu and my Grandmother.
Question 15 of 24
What's your ideal company to work for?
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A hotel or restaurant with big visions of itself longterm.
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Hotel industry, high class restaurants.
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Hotel industry, high class restaurant.
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Any company which will give me the opportunity to enhance my career.
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I would like to work a big company ao I can improve my more experience I will bring high position with my hotel..
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Have a nice work of place and have a good co worker . And have a good offer for my allowance.
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Company that is open to new ideas and culture. Good in treating staffs or workers.
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My ideal company for I like to work is one seriossly, who respect the personal and their rights.
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There is not one in particular, I want to be a part of a great team.
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I would really like to be able to work on a cruise ship.
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My ideal company is a company who care about their employee, and a company who can manage their employee to be a happy worker.
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A company that offers a large variety of different kitchen skills and tricks for me to learn, as well as working a day shift with weekends off.
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Honestly, this company more than any other company. I believe working for this company will be a very huge stepping stone towards advancement in my career.
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I’d like to work for a company that plans for its future. With the economy as it is, the best companies are going to be those that are constantly evolving to the new marketplace. I would also like to work for a company that recognizes achievements and provides ample growth opportunities within its corporate structure.
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A compnay with large program of diet nutrition, so everybody can diet.
Question 16 of 24
What kitchen experiences do you have?
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I worked on three different hotel's at the Margarita island as turistic guide and kitchen helpee.
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I have been working in kitchen since 2001 as a chinese cook.
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I had done almost five years experience in restaurant as a kitchen helper I know everything about in the kitchen. ..
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All off the day will get new experience and new dissection about food sald desert new pastry and lot.
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I just recently done with my training in kitchen. In pantry, hot kitchen and pastry.
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I work like a hep kitchen in a after school, and it was a really nice experience for me.
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I have been the catering manager and prepared the food also.
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I spent 3 days a week in an industrial kitchen last year while training to be a baker and understand fundamentals and cleaning procedures.
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Working as a kitchen helper and cook.
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In indian curry and done some worked in tandoor section.
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I have experience working in tgif.
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I don;t have any experiences, just daily-kitchen-life-experiences.
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I took a culinary arts program for 8 weeks, 4 of which was in the kitchen of a catering company preparing different foods for guests. As well, I cook at home all the time so I am pretty comfortable in the kitchen as long as I know where things are.
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Kitchen from kuwait arabic foods.
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I have kitchen experience from Food technology.
Question 17 of 24
Tell me about food safety, your training in it, and why it is very important.
User-Submitted Answers
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A very important for the safety food is make it sure that no expiration.
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When it comes to food safety you have to ensure food is safe to eat, make sure the food is the same quality that you say it is, withdraw unsafe food and complete an incident report. Also don't mislead people by the way food is labelled or advertised. This is very important because people may have conditions where they can't eat certain foods and ensuring that everything that they are eating meets their requirements, limits the risk of food poisoning.
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Wash your Hands wash your hands wear your gloves any time you are handling food!! It's important that we take those steps so we as the food handlers don't get people sick by cross contaminate.
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Yes its most important things of handling food with 100 percent safety.. Because its connect to your body and allergic of customers and kids and adults and born babies. We need to be make sure each and every moment when you preparing food not to miss the hotel standards.
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Always have a hair net blue gloves for hands a clean apron serve food at the right temperature so bacteria doesn't build up make sure you don't mix raw and cooked food together.
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Proper hygiene and proper handling of food..
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Cover all food and check the temperature and wadhing hands wearing gloves.
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Hazard, Analysis, Critical, Control Point. It is important because prioritize and controls potential hazard and food production.
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Hazard analysis and critical control point.
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Very important food safety is the Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point. It tells how to avoid bacteria and cross contamination in the food.
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To maximize the yeild of every product in very clean and hygenic way to ensure contamination is at it's least, and it is made sure to follow rules in the hotel.
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Food safty is to prefent becteria So no one can get sick from your food.
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Keeping food safe, because unsafe foods causes a lot of health problems.
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Food Safety is very important because it is to ensure that the food that we'll serve to our customers are to the best of its quality and to make sure that it is free from any harmful substances, poisoning that may harm an individual. I've received training on this from my cookery class in CCMTC.
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I have fun and learn a lot of things in preparing, dos' dont in handling of food.
Question 18 of 24
In what areas of the kitchen, could you learn more or something new at?
User-Submitted Answers
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Hot kitchen, I mostly practice in hot kitchen but I likely want to experience pantry.
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To be stand beside of chief.
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Hot and cold area in kitchen.
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Meat preparation, Sauce making, Baking, Presentation of all dishes, New flavor combinations.
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I would like to work with the chef.
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I could learn more in every aspect of the kitchen. I am a eager sponge ready to learn everything there is to know about working in a kitchen.
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Receiving area, storage area and cooking area as I have never had experience of these areas except cooking and I would love to learn what it is like and develop more skills.
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Any possible areas that I may be assigned to. Since I'm just new with this career I'm just starting to learn things in every possible area in the kitchen and I'm very much interested to learn every possible things available.
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All parts in the kitchen.
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Making home made soups. How to cut meats.
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In all station of the kitchen cause I love to learn new thins every day.
Question 19 of 24
Why is this job important for you to get?
User-Submitted Answers
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This job important for me because I would like to improve my work experience I would like to see myself become chefin my career and in my life.
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Because cooking is my fashion and by learning many things in cooking I also en-chasing my skill as I cook.
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Because I believe in my abilities and as a fresh graduate I want to learn more.
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I want to be apart of my area and be a part of a great team.
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To handle the economy condition of family.
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I really want to kick start my career in the food industry and starting as a kitchen hand is a great place to start.
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Because I love being a cook and learn different idea in cooking.
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Because I love cooking so much, I get a big smile whenever anyone likes my food, and it is something that I enjoy no matter what I am cooking or preparing. Also because anytime I cook I learn something new. Finally, I like to help so kitchen work is perfect for me.
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Its important for me because I am changing my profession for some reason and I am determinant about it.
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Because I want to work with chefs who are passionate and care about creating an outstanding restaurant experience from the second the guest walks through the door. I want to work for a company that cares about their employees and motivates them to move up in the company.
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This job is important to me because I have a passion for food, and this position will develop my skills further and I will make a real impact within your company.
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I need something with better pay and my hours for my daughter.
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I love to work in kitchen and with high potential.
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The need of money and doing what I can to help with age care residents to have nutritional meals.
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I want to be a chef someday and to learn more techniques.
Question 20 of 24
Tell me about a time when someone has criticized your work. How did it make you feel?
User-Submitted Answers
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First we should done our responsibility then if someone criticize to us find out the truth and solution. ..
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When cheif appreciate my work to be best helper.
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My tutuor would sometimes point out flaws in my work in the kitchen but it would always make me want to strive to better it next time.
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If good I feel great that I want to cook more if bad I will think my mistake and make it good.
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I will feel bad. NO. I will learn from it. Be better than before. Take the good one. Leave the bad one.
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I made pizza for my family and a friend of mine, and they said they liked the pizza but that there was hardly any sauce on it. I thought it was fine, I don't like a lot of sauce, but I respected his opinion and offered to put more sauce on next time I made pizza.
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I regularly cook for my friends and family and ask them to give me completely honest criticism because I want to know how the dish can be improved. I am very open to constructive criticism and don't take it personally. I want to learn the best way not my way.
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If the esced. To mch work. So hard working.
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My food technology teacher criticized my Lamb Curry dish, because she said it was salty. This made me feel empowered as I was able to sit back, see what I was doing wrong and find out about new ingredients to make improvements.
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It was a new boss and she criticized everything I did at first. Me and her had a conversation and things are better now.
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When people doing criticize of my work I would a take as not much as serious but I will make sure myself that if I do anything wrong.
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I took the criticism and I felt bad but I asked for advice to overcome the fault with my work.
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Its chance to learn and improve myself.
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We need to be patient and understand.
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I am more motivated, dedicated to my work.
Question 21 of 24
Do you communicate well with others?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes of course main character is we should comunicate with all our co-workers...
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Yes, I can relate very well to others in social or work situations.
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Actually am not so good, but people like me anyway.
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Yes. I believe good communication is critical in a kitchen.
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I communicate very well, by smiling, eye contact and asking questions.
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Yes!specially interms of details how we can make are work fast and easy without sacrificing the quality of food.
Question 22 of 24
Do you enjoy working with other people?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes of course I most enjoy to work with other person...
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Yes, working with others is the best part because you can increase your skills.
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Absolutely. I love working with hardworking and passionate people who love what they're doing.
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I love working with other people because I always learn from others, whether it is by teaching me something that I don't have that needs working on or working as a team to reach an objective.
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Yes, making new friends is the key to work happily.
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Yes helps to get more experience.
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Yes ofcourse, If not why would I be working in the kitchen.
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Yes I would love human interaction and seeing my customers happy.
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Yes! I love to work to a different people.
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Yes! I love working in all kinds of people.
Question 23 of 24
What task in the kitchen, do you have the most difficulty doing?
User-Submitted Answers
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Dear sir/madam at first its new little difficult then later automatic train day by day then it will not difficult. ..
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Making break-fast buffet all alone.
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I am fairly well rounded in the kitchen however the most difficult thing in the kitchen would be lifting heavy stuff.
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Getting my fingernails just the right size so that they caramelize nicely and I can add them to the stew.
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It's hard to say having never worked in a kitchen, but if I do discover difficulty doing certain tasks I am prepared to practice them until they are mastered.
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I have most difficultly trying to get the right portion of everything.
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Organizing peoples into team work.
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Asking other people to my job.
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A difficult dish that I hsve never done before.
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Don't have because I love the job.
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Knife skills is what makes it difficult for me but I am doing my best to improve my skills in this area.
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Everything is difficult but if you pursuing your career and willing to learn there's no more difficult.
Question 24 of 24
What do you dislike the most about working in a kitchen?
User-Submitted Answers
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There is no one particular thing I dislike about working in a kitchen it is my passion.
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I like all the "magic" things which make our tongue dancing happening in the kitchen.
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When things get super hectic and everyone is rushing about like a madman trying to do their jobs and not humiliate themselves, that is a really stressful time for me because that is when mistakes happen.
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I imagine I would dislike working with people who didn't care about their job and didn't put their heart and soul into what they were doing.
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When, they are desturbing of me when, I have work.
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I dislike using chopping boards as I find that they are quite slippery.
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Without doing prep work and uncleaned kitchen.
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No particular issues as such.
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Don't have any because I love the job.
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I'm not sure yet since I haven't had work in the real kitchen before.
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No everything is will be fine.

About Kitchen Helper

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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