Kitchen Assistant

  • The Cliffs
  • Multiple Locations
  • Apr 05, 2022
Full time Hospitality-Hotel Restaurant-Food Service

Job Description


Work Area:                         Kitchen

DEPARTMENT:                   Food & Beverage

REPORTS TO:                     Executive Chef

CLASSIFICATION:             Non-Exempt, Hourly

Hiring for part time, full time and seasonal positions at multiple locations:

Mountain Park- Marietta                               Keowee Falls- Salem

Keowee Springs- Six Mile                              Keowee Vineyards- Sunset

JOB SUMMARY: Your goal is to strive to offer Members, Guests of Members, Discovery Guests and Associates opportunities to develop and sustain their personal balance of Total Wellness to achieve a fulfilling and abundant life for themselves and their families. You will support the “Cliffs Commitment” goals of focusing on “Relational Service”, “Details” and “Continuous Improvement”. You will display a commitment to Continuous Improvement of the Cliffs Experience to deliver Diverse Food and Beverage Experiences, Value, Enhanced Wellness Choices, World-class Golf, and Aligned and Engaged Members to support membership growth for financial sustainability.



  • Assist cooks in their daily tasks.
  • Obtains necessary products and small equipment items required for food preparation.
  • Carefully follows standard recipes while preparing all assigned items.
  • Follows manufacturers’ instructions when operating food production and serving equipment.
  • Consistently uses safe and sanitary food handling practices.
  • Returns soiled food preparation utensils and other smallware items to the proper areas.
  • Washes all wares in dishwashing machine or by hand according to the highest sanitation standards.
  • Polishes all silverware, platters, and chafing dishes.
  • Collects trash from kitchen areas; empties garbage cans and washes and re-lines with new bags. Breaks down boxes, crates, and removes debris.
  • Examines garbage for misplaced silverware, dishes, glassware, and other reusable items.
  • Washes and polishes all stainless steel in the kitchen including shelves, dish cabinets, ice machines, coffee area, refrigerators, walk-ins, etc.
  • Washes and cleans receiving, trash, and other kitchen-related areas.
  • Sweeps and mops kitchen floors.
  • Stores all dishes and other wares in proper areas.
  • Cleans dish machine and dish area after each meal period.
  • Performs other tasks such as assisting in food preparation, storing foods after delivery and cleaning coolers, freezers, and storerooms
  •  Maintains inventories of soap, chemicals, and paper towels.
  • Transfers supplies and equipment between storage and work areas.
  • Handles all china and glassware carefully to minimize breakage.
  • Continuously inspects floors in kitchen areas to assure they remain clean, clear of debris and dry.
  • Assists in completing weekly kitchen cleaning and maintenance list.
  • Cleans and safely stores all brooms, mops, and other cleaning equipment in their proper places.
  • Observe guidelines related to the maintenance of safe working conditions in the kitchen.
  • Maintain professional standards and codes of conduct as set forth by Cliffs Associate Handbook.
  • Assist with other duties as instructed by Executive Chef or Sous Chef.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • 1 year general kitchen work related experience preferred. 
  • Basic knife skills.
  • Knowledge of health department regulations.
  • Basic English language communication skills with ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Pleasant personality and professional appearance.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends, and holidays



  • Ability to continuously stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to bend, twist, stoop, push, pull, climb stairs, reach overhead, and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work under strenuous and heated conditions. 
  • Ability to handle sharp utensils and operate food production equipment.
  • Ability to work under extended exposure to steam and hot water and cleaning chemicals.

The Cliffs Offers:

A knowledgeable and passionate management team that leads by example

Premier training

Excellent compensation

Our best benefits package including health, vision, dental, short term/long term disability, 401(k) with employer contribution*

Employee Wellness Monetary Incentives (Full Time Employees)

A work/life balance!

Free parking

Discounted Employee meals

Complimentary golf at seven world-renowned courses

Discretionary Bonuses



Benefits are available to full-time employees after a waiting period and include Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term and Long Term Disability, 401(k), Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Telehealth, Health/Dependent care spending account, Wellness Program and generous paid time off including 15 paid vacation days and 9 paid holidays per year.

In-person applications are welcome between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 3851 Highway 11 Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

The Cliffs is an Equal Opportunity Employer that uses E-Verify. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Cliffs and its affiliates do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.