Kitchen Assistant

Job Description

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Company: Sysco Eastern Maryland
Location: US-MD-Pocomoke City
Zip Code: 21851
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

More information about this job:  

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why we’re at the heart of food and service.



This is a Sales and Marketing position that is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the Culinary Innovation Center.


  • Ensure that the Culinary Innovation Center and Broker kitchen is clean including periodic.
  • Mopping, sweeping, and dusting as needed
  • Clean up after each Menu Consultation and help set the room for the next visit.
  • Assist with Menu Consultations.
  • Maintain accurate inventory of test kitchen inventory.
  • Assist specialists with customer samples in accordance with HAACP protocol.
  • Maintain display cooler which includes cleaning the display cooler and exhibiting products.
  • Receive and stock product deliveries.
  • Utilize resources available to gain valuable product knowledge
  • Help with Restock of Menu Consultation Products.
  • Retrieve Will Calls as necessary.
  • Wipe down tables after Business Review's to include wrapping product, labeling, and dating.
  • Maintain, clean and organize dry, refrigerated and frozen storage.
  • Wash dishes.
  • Remove trash.
  • Execute functions detailed in Master Cleaning Schedule.
  • Aid in the preparation of staff lunches and in house functions.
  • Perform serving and bussing responsibilities for lunch or dinner events, business meetings or other special functions.
  • Display excellent personal hygiene.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) or equivalent
  • One to two years' kitchen experience as a line cook or sous chef

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Culinary education

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Has working knowledge of practices related HACCP and ServSafe principles
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Knowledge of Internet software, Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Office

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.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

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


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Sysco Eastern Maryland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time