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Food Trades Assistants (other)

Food Trades Assistants (other)

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Also known as Butcher's Assistant, Chef's Assistant, Cook's Assistant.

This occupation group covers Food Trades Assistants not elsewhere classified.


Tasks Include:


  • gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving
  • gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients
  • weighing and measuring ingredients
  • washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving
  • cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking
  • removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers
  • washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware
  • storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas
Job prospects for Food Trades Assistants in Victoria

Occupations in the Food Trades Assistants group include Food Trades Assistants (other) and Pastrycook's Assistant.

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,600 Food Trades Assistants in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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