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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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‘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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