Snapshot

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

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Food Trades Assistants
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
6,500
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$800
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving
  • gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients
  • weighing and measuring ingredients
  • washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving
  • cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking
  • removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers
  • washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware
  • storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas
  • informing Foods Trade Workers when food supplies are low

Job Titles

  • Pastrycook's Assistant
  • Food Trades Assistants

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)

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