Also known as Kitchen Steward.
Assists kitchen and service staff in preparing and serving food, and cleans food preparation and service areas.
Training time 6 months - 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 Health Support Services
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Certificate II in Hospitality