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Kitchen Assistant temporary jobs in London


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Why find kitchen assistant jobs in London with Staff Heroes?


  • Work as many hours per week as you want, when you want.
  • Work flexible hours as a kitchen assistant in some of London’s top restaurants, hotels and cafes.
  • The kitchen assistant jobs find you! They’re delivered straight to the app – so you can browse your next opportunity whenever you like.
  • Get paid soon after your shift ends.


Central London rates of pay:

From £10.03 per hour (inc hol pay)


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How does it feel to be the engine of the kitchen? When you work as a kitchen assistant, that’s what you are, and when our clients look for kitchen assistants to join their hotels and restaurants, they want to select from the very best. This is how you can give it to them:


What makes a kitchen assistant a Hero?


Be a multitasker: As an experienced kitchen assistant you already know that the role suits someone who can juggle lots of different priorities effectively. The best Heroes do that effortlessly, without needing to be asked. They don’t need to ‘look busy’ because they always are.


Keep learning: For many kitchen assistants, the role is part of a career path towards becoming a chef de partie or head chef. The beauty of the opportunities you will find with Staff Heroes is that you get to work across a broad variety of kitchens and brigades. That means you get to speak to experienced kitchen staff, build experience and develop skills. So take the opportunity to soak up all that knowledge, because it may prove invaluable in the future.


Join the team: Being invited back for more shifts isn’t simply a question of your skills and experience. Often, it’s also a matter of how well you gel with the other members of the brigade. So don’t be a wallflower – make yourself seen and heard (for all the right reasons) and, whilst you may be temporary, treat the opportunity as though you’re full time.


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Kitchen assistant jobs London – the Q&A


Can I choose my hours?

Yes. Select the part time hours that suit your availability and you should always be able to find opportunities to match your preferences. Bear in mind that many kitchens work split shifts and those in restaurants may have greater availability at weekends. The more you can tailor your availability to the opportunities you are searching, the greater the likelihood you will find the shifts you want.


Where will I be working?

You are likely to find kitchen assistants working in virtually any commercial kitchen including hotels, restaurants, private clubs, hospitals, care homes, office restaurants and canteens. In each of them the basics of the role will be similar, but you may find a shift in emphasis from employer to employer.


In some kitchens, for example, you may spend more time on food preparation than in others, while elsewhere the role may be more about sorting deliveries, keeping the storeroom orderly and organising linen and laundry. Check the details provided by employers and refine your search to ensure opportunities match your skills and preferences.


How do I get paid?

Often, one of the great frustrations of being a part time, temporary kitchen assistant is uncertainty over pay. You’re often not quite sure when you will be paid, by whom, or how. Staff Heroes removes that uncertainty. You’ll be paid electronically, straight into the account you store in the app – and you’ll usually be paid shortly after your shift has ended.


In Brief


Role Requirements For Kitchen Assistant Jobs in London

  • The ability to quickly learn and adapt to varied kitchen environments working flexible working hours
  • Attentive and committed to preparing food in a high pressure, fast paced environment
  • Maintain food hygiene and quality to the highest of standards
  • Maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness
  • A positive attitude and good command of the English language
  • An excellent leader and team player with strong organisational and operational experience
  • Work closely with the kitchen manager
  • Be able to work in South East London, East London, West London or North London areas
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


Required Experience & Training

  • Health and Safety & Food Hygiene Certification
  • Be a candidate with experience working in this role with 6 months’ experience in a kitchen assistant role or similar
  • Be a passionate candidate with experience in this role
  • Ideal but not a requisite previous experience working as a kitchen porter


Get started with Staff Heroes

  • Download the app and sign up.
  • Complete your profile in as much detail as you can. The more you enter now, the more chances you will have to find the right roles, on the right days, at the right rate.
  • Pop in to meet us – we will go over a few things including checking your documents. You may meet a few of your fellow Heroes-to-be along the way, too.


Ready to be a kitchen assistant Hero?

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Staff Heroes Temp Staff App
  • Our easy to use app will deliver the best flexible jobs directly into the palm of your hand.
  • Better than any temp staffing or employment agency, we use our smart technology to match the perfect jobs with your skills and experience.
  • Once you get started with Staff Heroes, you will not want to work for any other agencies or platforms.



The best work deserves the best rewards. Staff Heroes rewards our Heroes with opportunities to build up a guaranteed income and rewards based on your work. Our smart technology ensures you are matched with work based on your personality, values and performance.

"Recruiting temp staff in the hospitality industry is a massive headache for everyone, yet nothing has been done about it from a technology standpoint. Temp Staff turnover is significant creating high recruitment costs and this area is screaming for innovation. Staff Heroes have got it spot on and are on to something which is going to be big

Olly Etridge - First Restaurant Group

"The admin and wasted time from recruiting and managing temp staff is a big problem for all pubs and restaurants. Having an agency in the middle is not ideal as it causes friction and delays... and obviously there are costs involved. If Staff Heroes can provide temp staff on demand and automate the supply and management end to end then they are going to be massively successful

Bruce Newman - SA Brain and Company Ltd

"Many hospitality businesses are still turning to traditional channels such as job boards for temp staffing. This is only one step in the end to end temporary staffing solution and if Staff Heroes can automate from sourcing to payroll this will save everyone a huge amount of time, leaving us to get on with our jobs. A huge improvement for temp staffing!

Alex Davenport Jones - The Porch House