Counter Assistant Counter Assistant

Job Summary

  • Setting up the restaurant layout
  • Arranging the display counters with drinks and pre-packaged food
  • Restock counters as necessary, collecting new dishes of food from the kitchen and returning empties
  • Basic cooking and food preparation
  • Operating the cash point
  • Answer any questions about what is on the menu, the day's specials, and dish ingredients (particularly important for those who cannot eat certain foods, e.g. nuts)


Skills required

  • Friendly, helpful personality who enjoy giving a good service and take pride in their appearance
  • Customers making their choice of food and drink are influenced by the look of what they see, so an attractive arrangement and well-presented food is very important
  • High standards of hygiene and cleanliness
  • Accurate portion control is important, but there may be some menu items which give customers the option of piling the plate as high as they wish
  • Good eye for detail
  • Quick learner