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KP of the Year competition triggers memories of the kitchen porter years…
The KP of the Year competition, sponsored by Winterhalter, is all about celebrating the contribution that kitchen porters make to the hospitality industry. Lots of top chefs and foodservice operators started out as KPs – and there are plenty of captains of industry throughout the catering sector who began their working life scrubbing floors and washing dishes.
Take Peter Kitchin, managing director of C&C Catering Equipment, the multi-award winning specialist kitchen contractors. He recalls his KP jobs, as a teenage schoolboy, first at Little Chef and then in the Royal Infirmary, Chester. “I mopped floors, worked in the wash up (we had no utensil washer in those days), helped stack the flight dishwasher, and cleaned the fryers and hot ovens. Then I progressed to peeling bags of spuds in a rumbler and making hundreds of salads. (More…)
Space saving ‘kitchen in a box’ is ideal solution for UFSM
Rational’s SelfCookingCenter 5Senses combi steamer is the ideal primary school cooking solution, says the company, because it is so easy to use, produces healthier foods, saves running costs and a single unit can replace several conventional appliances, making it perfect where space is limited. One customer describes theirs as ‘a kitchen in a box’. (More…)
Advice on looking after fashionable glassware
In the parts of East London where they like to set a trend rather than follow one, there’s a newfound love for a traditional pub favourite. Turns out that old-school beer jugs with dimpled glass are making a comeback. While this is great for the nostalgic, it’s not necessarily so good for bar staff. (More…)
FEM’s new Manitowoc NEO ice machine is an Energy Star
Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) has launched the Manitowoc NEO UD-0190A icemaker, aimed at medium-sized bars, clubs and catering venues. The latest addition to the NEO range reduces energy and water consumption, cuts running costs and delivers high volumes of quality ice.
The NEO series of modular undercounter ice makers provides an all-in-one solution offering enhanced production capabilities to ensure the venue can keep up with ice demand. The low profile design makes the range ideal for venues where space is limited and where economy of operation is essential.
The UD-0190A is the mid-sized model in the NEO range. It offers 90kg of ice production and 36.36kg of ice storage on a small footprint, making it ideal for (More…)
What makes a great KP? Winterhalter is looking for the Kitchen Porter of the Year and for 2014 there are £10,000-worth of prizes up for grabs. The winning KP gets £1,000 cash and a celebratory dinner for up to 12 guests, while his venue’s kitchen gets a new Winterhalter warewasher, worth over £8,000.
Top chefs are supporting the competition. Marcus Wareing says, “We all know that the KP is probably one of the most important people in the kitchen and sometimes they get overlooked. I think it is great that they’re getting recognised in the industry with the KP of the Year Award.” (More…)