How much do catering assistants in Edinburgh get paid?

Catering assistants in Edinburgh earn

£6.73–10.00 per hour

Based on 40 employee reviews

Catering assistant salaries can range between £6.73–10.00 per hour in the Edinburgh area. This data is based on quiz results from 40 employees who live in and around Edinburgh.

What do top employers pay catering assistants?

Who are the top catering assistant employers?

  1. John Lewis & Partners
    7.4
  2. Five Guys
    7.2
  3. NHS Scotland
    6.9

Who are the worst catering assistant employers?

  1. Burger King
    4.2
  2. Flip Out
    4.3
  3. Alton Towers
    4.4

What contracts are people on?

32% report having zero hours contracts.
11% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
38% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
19% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 37 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 93% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 40 employees

What do catering assistants do?

Kitchen assistants have the job of helping a kitchen team. This can include preparing food and keeping the kitchen clean.

Other names for kitchen assistants include:

  • Catering assistants
  • Crew members
  • Kitchen associates
  • Kitchen porters (KPs)
  • Food and beverage assistants
  • General kitchen hands

Kitchen assistants work in kitchens which can be found in:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Pubs
  • Bars
  • Hotels
  • Ships
  • Hospitals
  • Schools/ colleges
  • The military
  • Private catering events

This type of job may involve:

  • Washing and preparing ingredients
  • Unpacking deliveries into the storeroom
  • Cleaning and maintaining hygiene in the kitchen
  • Washing dishes

You may be on your feet a lot, and you may work long shifts.

You might have to work late nights, on weekends and bank holidays.

Kitchen assistant is an entry level job.

If you want to apply for a kitchen assistant job, you might need the following:

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