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Kitchen/Specialty Helper

Job Title
Kitchen/Specialty Helper
Job ID
Pontiac,  IL 61764
Other Location


Maintains kitchen work areas and restaurant equipment and utensils in clean and orderly condition by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Team members need to be trained in all areas to include bakery, jerky, made to order, beverage station, carving station, popcorn station, as well as cold food preparation.

Responsible for following all food safety regulations including washing hands, wearing food service gloves, taking temperatures of ready to eat food and equipment, and following equipment cleaning schedule.

Scrapes food from dirty dishes and washes them by hand or places them in racks or on conveyor to dishwashing machine.

Holds inverted glasses over revolving brushes to clean inside surfaces.

Washes pots, pans, and trays.

Sweeps and mops kitchen floors.

Washes worktables, walls, refrigerators, and meat blocks.

Segregates and removes trash and garbage and places it in designated containers.

Steam cleans or hoses out garbage cans.

Sorts bottles, and breaks disposable ones in bottle crushing machine.

Polishes silver using burnishing machine tumbler, chemical dip, buffing wheel, and hand cloth.

Transfers supplies and equipment between storage and work areas.

Sets up banquet tables.

Washes and peels vegetables.

Loads or unloads trucks picking up or delivering supplies and food.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Reports to food service leader/manager when possible, guest service leader/manager when not possible.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

Mathematical Skills

No skills needed.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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