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KP of the Year 2018: still time to enter – if you’re quick

23 July 2018

  Deadline for entries is August 3 for prize pot of over £10,000 Entries have been pouring in for the 2018 KP of the Year awards – it’s not just about the honour of winning, it’s also the attraction of this year’s prize pot, which is worth over £10,000.  The deadline to nominate a KP is August 3, so anyone still thinking about entering should move sharp. “This year we’ve had entries from all sorts of different sectors of the market,”...

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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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…and the KP of the Year for 2017 is:

12 October 2017

José Núnez of The Stafford, London Incomparable work ethic and highest standards mark out kitchen porter king The search for the 2017 KP of the Year is over.  Winterhalter, whose brainchild the awards are, has announced that this year’s winner is José Núnez, who works at The Stafford, the historic 5 star hotel in St James, London. José was nominated by Mark Surguy, The Stafford’s hotel manager.  Judges were impressed by the KP’s initiative – for example, he suggested a...

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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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Snap your KP on 22 June – KP day helps raise cash for the Springboard Charity

30 May 2017

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...

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