Judges unveil 2016’s top Kitchen Porter: Mick Dunn of Rubens at the Palace
The KP of the Year for 2016 is Mick Dunn of Rubens at the Palace, London SW1. “Mick won in the face of some incredibly tough competition – the toughest year ever – which shows he’s absolutely a top man in his field,” says Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter, the company behind the KP of the Year awards. (more…)
Catering equipment supplier speaks at Carbon Trust’s ‘Standard Bearer’ Conference
Winterhalter talked about its experiences with carbon footprinting at a workshop held by The Carbon Trust as part of its recent Standard Bearers’ Conference, held on 12 October 2016 at 30 Euston Square, London. The Conference attracted big names including Lego, McDonald’s and GlaxoSmithKline.
“Many of the delegates were looking at the science behind our carbon footprinting,” says Winterhalter marketing manager Paul Crowley, who made the workshop presentation jointly with Dominic Burbridge of The Carbon Trust. “The Trust required a huge range of elements to be factored in before they could create a carbon footprint for each Winterhalter warewasher model – most of the questions from the floor focused on how those elements came together to create the footprint figure.” (more…)
Iconic five star London hotel upgrades its entire warewashing system
The Landmark London hotel has some of London’s most prestigious event and banqueting spaces and every year hosts numerous bar mitzvahs, weddings, launches and conferences. The hotel has an array of function areas, from the Grand Ballroom, which can hold up to 750 people, to the intimate Interview Suite, which comfortably seats six people. On any one day the hotel’s events team can be catering for up to 2,000 people and, given the emphasis on impeccable service and high-level presentation, the glass and tableware that guests use has to be pristine. When The Landmark London decided to upgrade its warewashers it chose Winterhalter machines. (more…)
Winterhalter warewashers provide a ‘first class, innovative solution’ for expanding retail centre
The food court at the Westfield Centre in Shepherds Bush is high end and an incredibly busy operation. Warewashing is centralised and has to cope with up to 9,000 plates and bowls a day, plus associated cups, glasses, cutlery and so on. The variety of outlets and cuisines, from British to Lebanese, means the machines have to cope with different types of soiling as well as a complicated mix of tableware. (more…)
The Restaurant Show, Stand UD41, Olympia, London, 3rd-5th October.
Visitors to this year’s Conscious Hospitality Show, part of the Restaurant Show 2016, will be able to find out more about how the right warewashers can transform running costs and the environmental impact of warewashing, as well as producing sparkling clean wash results time after time.
Winterhalter is the first catering equipment company to achieve carbon footprint certification through the Carbon Trust, and representatives will be on stand UD41 to explain how this will help caterers to choose the most efficient equipment with the lowest lifetime cost. (more…)
With £10k-worth of prizes in KP of the Year 2016, more chefs shout out for their KPs
John Whyte and Duncan Miller work at two of Northern Ireland’s most popular hospitality establishments, the former head chef at Armagh City Hotel, the latter Galgorm Resort & Spa. Both spoke in support of Winterhalter’s Kitchen Porter of the Year awards, discussing the KP’s importance not just in their restaurants, but in any commercial kitchen.
“Our hotel has a five-star rating, and it’s not just the chefs that are involved in that, it’s mainly the KPs,” says John Whyte. “They’re the ones who are making the kitchen run smoothly. They often help the chefs, too; their day is endless.” (more…)
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Is YOUR KP a hero? Nominate them for KP of the Year 2016
Each year the folk at Winterhalter pick one of their own to spend a shift being a KP. It’s partly to promote the KP of the Year Awards, which were conceived by Winterhalter, but also to highlight the hard work and dedication of kitchen porters up and down the land. At the same time, it’s a great opportunity to see a colleague making a fool of themselves, trying to do a professional’s job and suffering big time. In the past the task has fallen to managing director Stephen ‘Kinky’ Kinkead, but he looked like he was starting to enjoy the pain too much – so this year the Winterhalter folk picked business development manager Keith O’Brien. (more…)
As entries pile in, acclaimed chefs lend their support to KP of the Year 2016
This year marks the fourth Kitchen Porter (KP) of the Year competition and so far it is going great guns. Entries have been pouring in from all across the UK, with many esteemed chefs such as Chris McGowan (Wine & Brine) and Jay Eisenstadt (Stormont Hotel) lending their support.
KP of the Year was developed by Winterhalter UK in partnership with The Caterer as way of recognising and celebrating the challenging, diverse and often overlooked role KPs play in the commercial kitchen. As well as pubs and restaurants, the competition is open to schools, universities, conferences and hotels across the UK. Any establishment with a KP worth praising should consider entering. (more…)
Winterhalter’s new UF Series utensil washer technology means ultra clean results
Winterhalter’s new UF Series of utensil washers combines the company’s VarioPower technology and a new ‘Crust Cracker’ chemical to give operators outstanding results, even with the most stubborn baked-on deposits. There is no excuse now for badly washed items. (more…)
Winterhalter launches Kitchen Porter of the Year 2016 – with £10,000 in prizes to be won
Is your KP a super hero of the kitchen? Leading dishwasher specialist Winterhalter is on the hunt to find the best kitchen porter in the UK. The winner will be crowned KP of the Year 2016 and, along with the glory (and the trophy), will receive £1,000 cash plus a celebratory dinner for friends and family. On top of that, the winner’s establishment will get a Winterhalter warewasher worth up to £8,000. (more…)