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

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…)

#KPday 2016

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 #KPday Celebrate hard-working KPs on National KP Day, 22 June 2016to 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.


Kinky Boots: foodservice pair trek off for Springboard

Kinky and Robbo’s Big Adventure: duo aim to raise £10,000 for charity on the road to Machu Pichu

Kinky boots - Winterhalter's Stephen Kinkead is training for PeruTwo captains of the catering equipment industry are putting fine dining and five star hotels behind them as they train for a gruelling five day trek across Peru to raise money for Springboard.  Stephen ‘Kinky’ Kinkead and Glenn ‘Robbo’ Roberts, managing directors of Winterhalter UK and Gram UK respectively, aim to raise at least £10,000 for Springboard in its work to help disadvantaged people by finding them employment in the hospitality industry.

Camping under the stars along the way, the intrepid trekkers will follow ancient trails leading to the ruins of Machu Pichu, testing their endurance to the limit.  However, the fun doesn’t stop there: the two will end up at a remote village where they’ll spend three days installing solar panels, to bring sustainable energy to the local school, and attempting to teach computer skills and give English lessons.  (more…)

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…)


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…)