Kitchen Porter Interview Questions
What made you decide to come for a kitchen porter position?
Why did you choose us as a restaurant/cafe etc?
Have you done this role before and in what capacity?
What do you enjoy about being in a kitchen?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Are you looking for a move up in the restaurant?
You can draw on experiences in your own kitchen as well as any work experience by demonstrating how you keep your own kitchen clean and tidy and that everything has a home, pans in the pan cupboard etc.
Always attend an interview early and smartly presented for any role. Even if you wait outside for half an hour before hand just make sure you enter the doors at least 5 minutes before your allotted time.
You will no doubt be asked about working times. If it is a restaurant you will be needed to work at night and maybe in the day too if they open for lunch so you will be on shifts, they will want to know how you will cope with this, is it a rotating shift etc, can you cope with different days, hours etc? Can you be flexible if someone calls in sick, stand in for them?
How do you cope in stressful situations? Kitchens are usually pretty full on and even if you are not flustered by the pressure the environment itself will be pressurised, how can you cope with this and have you had to do it before anywhere?
Research before you go on the establishment and who is already in the kitchen and where you will fit into the staff there.
Most asked interview questions:
Tell me about yourself
Why should we hire you?
Why do you want this job?
What is your greatest strength?
What is your greatest weakness?
What are your salary expectations?
What motivates you?
Give some examples of teamwork
Describe a difficult work situation project and how you overcame it