Also known as Kitchen Steward.
Assists kitchen and service staff in preparing and serving food, and cleans food preparation and service areas.
Training time 15 weeks - 2 years
Average pay $24,020
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 33,200

What does a Kitchenhand do?

  • cleaning kitchens, food preparation areas and sculleries
  • cleaning cooking and general utensils used in kitchens and restaurants
  • transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment
  • assembling and preparing ingredients for cooking, and preparing salads, savouries and sandwiches
  • packing food and beverage trays for serving


  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Attendant
  • Sandwich Hand

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Hospitality
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Apply and Monitor Food Safety Requirements
Follow Basic Food Safety Practices
Handle Food Safely in a Retail Environment
Oversee the Day-to-day Implementation of Food Safety in the Workplace
Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices
Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety