Winterhalter is giving £1 for every KP snap!
22 June 2017 is National KP Day, when the kitchen brigade 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.
Got a great kitchen porter in your kitchen? Or one with a sense of humour? Then take a photo of them and tweet it with the hashtag #kpday. For every tweet, warewasher specialist Winterhalter will give £1 to Springboard, up to a maximum of £1,000. (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…)
Celebrate the superheroes of the kitchen and help Winterhalter raise money for charity
The second National KP Day takes place on 22nd June 2016. On the one hand, it’s a chance to thank kitchen porters for their hard work, celebrate their important role in the catering industry and have a bit of fun along the way. At the same time it’s an opportunity to help warewashing specialist Winterhalter raise up to £1000 for Springboard, the charity that helps disadvantaged people find work in the catering industry.
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 nominated their porters, proud of their hard work and keen to show appreciation for their dedication to the role. (more…)
Kitchen brigades across the country join in the photo fun, tweeting to raise money for charity
The first National KP Day saw lots of chefs and their brigades getting involved in celebrating the work of the kitchen porter – and raising money for charity.
June 22 was the day and Winterhalter, the warewashing specialist, offered to donate £1 to catering industry charity Springboard for every picture of a KP tweeted with the hashtag #kpday.
The Grand Hotel Eastbourne were amongst those who had a lot of fun with the event, posting photos including one of a teddy bear in goggles about to get showered in their pass through warewasher! (more…)
KP of the Year 2015 gathers pace – big prizes include £1,000 and a Winterhalter warewasher
The search for the 2015 KP of the Year Award is now in full swing, with entries from across the foodservice industry, including restaurants, schools, pubs, hotels and hospitals. The award, which is the brainchild of warewash equipment specialist Winterhalter, is designed to celebrate the contribution kitchen porters make to the foodservice industry.
Each year top chefs add their weight to the cause – the latest being Shaun Searley of The Quality Chop House. “Many people don’t understand what kitchen porters go through on a daily basis,” he says. “They are so often left out of the appreciation loop. We need to show that appreciation – KPs are a really integral cog in the make-up of a restaurant.” (more…)
Diary date – 22 June: National KP Day
“Helping caterers shine and customers dine!” Celebrate the role of kitchen porters and help raise £1,000 for the Springboard Charity
On June 22 2015, the catering industry will be able to celebrate the people whose work makes kitchens tick across the UK: kitchen porters. The day is also an opportunity to raise up to £1,000 for Springboard, the charity that helps disadvantaged people find work in the catering industry. (more…)