Kitchen Associate


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Located in Ames, IA

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Express Employment Professionals has partnered with a fantastic local restaurant in Ames, IA that's seeking several Kitchen Associates to join their team! 

This is a great long-term, evaluation-to-hire & part or full-time position starting at $10-12/hr with room for future pay raises to be given based on experience and performance! Overtime is optional & available! The schedule for this position is between 10AM and 10PM; exact schedule is TBD. 

This is an IMMEDIATE start! NO experience is necessary to apply for this position - they will train! Both experienced candidates as well as entry level candidates are welcome to apply! 

Kitchen Associate Duties:
  • Food preparation
  • Cleans, sanitizes & maintains all dishes, food delivery carts, equipment, work areas, & pantry food stations
  • Maintains proper stock levels in own kitchen area including taking & filing of inventory & disposal of outdated foods
  • Collects & maintains written information including logs, menus, slips, charts, forms, requisitions, filing & scheduling activities
  • Operate and maintain various equipment such as dishwashing machines, garbage disposals, sinks, grills, broilers, pots, pans, utensils, stoves, flat tops, ovens and all other kitchen equipment and surfaces, including the breakdown of machines as assigned
  • Wash and clean walls, floors, and other surfaces in kitchen area
  • Transport garbage containers and all other debris from the kitchen area to designated dumpsters
  • Assist any Department in transporting equipment/dishware and supplies
  • Adhere to all sanitation and safety regulations and laws as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Kitchen Associate Requirements:
  • Previous experience in food service can be helpful but is not required
  • Constant standing, walking, bending, reaching and repetitive motions
  • Working in cold, hot and/or humid environments
  • Lift, carry, push/pull, balance, and move large trays of food/dishes up to 50lbs
  • Receiving and implementing feedback from leads and supervisors
  • Working well in teams as well as independently
  • Thriving in a fast-paced environment & working under pressure


Additional Details:

  • We offer medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and term life insurance benefits while on our payroll. There are similar benefits available when hired on with the company, so you won't need to worry about being uninsured!
  • We also offer an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) as well as a skill-building education program called ExpressLearn for associates on assignment with us to help them build the skills needed to advance their careers!


Apply now or contact Express Employment Professionals by calling 515-233-5933 for an IMMEDIATE INTERVIEW! We look forward to meeting with you!


...Not the right fit for you? No problem! We have many job openings available, and not all of them are posted on our website. Please give us a call at 515-233-5933 so we can chat through which of our openings is the best next career move for you!


*Express also offers a Referral Bonus!* Share this job opportunity with your friends and family and earn $50! (Referral must work 100 hours, approximately 1 month to qualify).

Express Office: Ames
1110 Buckeye Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
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