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“They are the glue that holds the kitchen together”

27 June 2016

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...

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Wanted: Super KPs

9 May 2016

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...

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What is a kitchen porter?

15 July 2015

Winterhalter calls on businesses to celebrate their kitchen porters The third annual Kitchen Porter of the Year awards are in full swing, and while the response from the industry has been better than ever before, Winterhalter is trying to encourage more entries from a wider range of businesses. The Kitchen Porter of the Year competition was launched in 2013 in order to celebrate the work of these overlooked heroes of the professional kitchen. Since then many chefs and managers have...

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Stop press: C&C managing director loved mopping floors!

18 July 2014

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...

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Sharkey & Kinkead are KPs for a day to promote KP of the Year

23 June 2014

Vision and Winterhalter managing directors go back to the kitchen floor to launch 2014 competition To promote the 2014 Kitchen Porter of the Year competition, Winterhalter managing director Stephen Kinkead persuaded Jack Sharkey, chair of CEDA and managing director of Vision Commercial Kitchens, to join him for a shift as a KP in one of London’s busiest restaurants, at Fortnum and Mason. There’s a video of their exploits on YouTube, but Jack’s plaintive cry halfway through his lunchtime ordeal, “When...

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