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Hall of fame: Celebrating the heroes of the kitchen

5 June 2018

It’s KP Day again! Photograph your champion KPs and help out a good cause, 22nd June 2018 22 June 2018 is National KP Day, when the kitchen crew gets to have a bit of fun and raise cash for Springboard, the charity that helps young and disadvantaged people gain employment in the hospitality industry. Have you got an outstanding kitchen porter in your kitchen?  Or one with a sense of humour?  Then snap a picture of them, and tweet it...

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The Top Ten KPs of the Year 2017

26 September 2017

Shortlist announced for annual KP competition The search for the 2017 KP of the Year is nearly over as Winterhalter, the company behind the awards, has announced the shortlist for this year’s trophy. Judges for the 2017 awards include  James Horler, chief executive of 360 Restaurants; Richard Davies, executive chef of Calcot Manor Hotel; Anne Pierce, chief executive of Springboard UK; Sara Jayne Stanes, chief executive of the of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts; Hayden Groves, executive chef, BaxterStorey;...

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Is the KP of the Year working in YOUR kitchen?

22 May 2017

Winterhalter offers prizes worth £10k+ in annual awards The 2017 KP of the Year Awards have been launched and the search is on for the best kitchen porter in the land.  The awards are the brainchild of Winterhalter, the market leader in commercial warewashers.  Managing director Stephen Kinkead is encouraging entrants from all sectors of the industry.  “In previous years we’ve had entries from schools, stadia and snack bars, pubs and prisons, hotels and hospitals, restaurants and residential homes, barracks...

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‘Ninja in the kitchen’ is KP of the Year: Mick’s the pick in toughest year ever

14 November 2016

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. 

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KP of the Year 2016: shortlist announced

22 September 2016

One of these ten superstars will win £10,000 prize After a marathon negotiation session, the judges of the 2016 KP of the Year have narrowed down this year’s entries to a shortlist of ten.  One of them will win top glory and £10,000-worth of prizes.“But all of them deserve enormous congratulation – every one of them inspires their brigade with their dedication and work ethic,” says Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter UK, the company behind the awards. Sara Jayne...

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