Kitchen Assistant Jobs in London

Want to start a culinary career? Apply to be a Food Prep Assistant today.

A restaurant kitchen wouldn’t succeed without the support provided by food preparation assistants. They are the backbone of a smooth kitchen operation. As a kitchen assistant/food preparation worker, you are expected to support the chefs and ensure the kitchen workplace and equipment are maintained to the highest standards.

With many high-profile clients including Gordon Ramsey Restaurants, CH&Co Catering, Ritz and more, you’ll have the opportunities to work in a professional kitchen and some of the most renowned chefs in the hospitality industry.

Your Career Path

You’ll also have the opportunity to embark a culinary career with Syft, once you’ve completed a required number of food preparation assistant shifts and achieved an excellent rating, we’ll verify you as a Commis Chef so you can move onto the next level. A free Food Safety and Hygiene training will be provided for you.


  • Clean and sanitise work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, or silverware.
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Prepare ingredients for cooking or serving, like butcher and clean fowl, fish, poultry, and shellfish to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.
  • Other duties required by the Chefs.

Qualifications and Skills We’re Looking for;

  • Prior experience as a kitchen assistant or a food prep assistant
  • Food handling experience
  • Good level of English and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a timely and meticulous manner
  • Ability to adhere to all health & safety practices
  • A team player, and able to use your own initiative
  • Experience of working in a similar industry such as food service, catering or hospitality
  • High levels of personal hygiene and appearance
  • You must be able to stand for long periods and have the ability to carry heavy items as required
  • Food Hygiene certificate would be a bonus

Benefits of working for Syft:

  • Weekly pay, direct to your bank account
  • Instant job offers confirmed, via the app, 24/7
  • Earn a £20 referral bonus* every time you bring a new Syfter to us!
  • Choose when and where you work – be your own boss!
  • Free phone insurance and discount at gyms and high streets brands
  • A career path for you to progress as a Commis Chef
*T&Cs apply

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