Ask questionsDear Pacific One,
you recieved some excellent advice already. However, I would add one thing - make sure you ask questions (hopefully intelligent ones :) ), especially if you don't understand or don't know how to do something. It's better to have someone explain a second time, than fumble and make mistakes.
If you feel comfortable, ask the chef or whoever you are working with what this particular job will end up as, i.e. in which dish this 5 lbs. of vegetable brunoise will show up. This way you will feel good about dishes coming off the line, because you contributed to them. Also, you will have shown your interest to learn.
Make sure you are always willing to do any task that is asked of you. And remember - cleaning up is part of cooking, so don't shun it.
Hope this helps and good luck!