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National KP Day: Winterhalter donates £500 to Springboard

Kitchen brigades across the country join in the photo fun, tweeting to raise money for charity

Anne Pierce of Springboard with Stephen Kinkead of WinterhalterThe 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…)

Shaun Searley of The Quality Chop House: “Let’s get KPs into the appreciation loop!”

KP of the Year 2015 gathers pace – big prizes include £1,000 and a Winterhalter warewasher

Sean Searley of the Quality Chop House discusses KP of the Year with Winterhalter's MD Stephen KinkeadThe 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

A good kitchen porter is priceless says Kingham Plough's chef proprietor Emily WatkinsOn 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…)

Kitchen Porter of the Year 2015 – the search is on

Winterhalter offers serious prizes; PLUS: every KP nominated is a winner!

KP of the Year

KP of the Year

Does your KP go the extra mile?  Or have that extra something?  Then it’s time to nominate them for the KP of the Year competition.  This year the prizes are huge – they include £1,000 cash for the winner, plus a brand new Winterhalter dish- or glasswasher for the winner’s establishment, worth up to £8,000.

For more information visit www.kpoftheyear.com

The KP of the Year is all about celebrating the contribution that kitchen porters make to the foodservice industry.  “Ask any chef how they’d get by without a KP and you’ll find out just how important they are,” says Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter, the company behind the awards scheme.  “They are the foundation on which kitchen operations and schedules are built –the absolute lynchpin of our industry.” (more…)