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How much do food services assistants in Edinburgh get paid?

Food services assistants in Edinburgh earn

£6.75–9.97 per hour

Based on 20 employee reviews

Food services assistant salaries can range between £6.75–9.97 per hour in the Edinburgh area. This data is based on survey results from 20 employees who live in an around Edinburgh.

What do top employers pay food services assistants?

Who are the top food services assistant employers?

  1. University Of Aberdeen
    8.1
  2. Pirelli
    7.8
  3. INEOS
    7.6
  4. Princes Food
    7.5

Who are the worst food services assistant employers?

  1. Cera Care
    3.6
  2. Esquires Coffee
    3.6
  3. Hertfordshire Catering
    3.5

What contracts are people on?

18% report having zero hours contracts
18% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
41% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
24% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 17 employees

How are people paid?

85%
by the hour
15%
an annual salary

Based on 20 employees

What do food services assistants employees 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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