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 Stanes, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, was one of the judges. “For the fourth year running we’ve had the most phenomenal number of entries,” she says. “I’m more and more impressed with every entry I read – it’s really difficult to make a choice even for the top thirty, let alone the actual winner.”
Peter Barnetson of Skibo Castle is named the UK’s top kitchen porter
Peter Barnetson of Skibo Castle, Scotland, has been named Kitchen Porter of the Year 2015. The award, which is the brainchild of commercial dishwasher specialist Winterhalter, celebrates the enormous contribution – usually overlooked – that KPs make to the foodservice industry.
Award is accolade for company’s radical energy-saving warewash technologies
Winterhalter has won the prestigious FCSI award for Manufacturer of the Year. The award was announced at the FCSI EAME (Europe, Africa, Middle East) conference in Madrid. Judges singled out the company’s energy-efficient PT Series of passthrough warewashers, including the latest model, the ClimatePlus, which not only reduces energy consumption by over 50%, but also acts as a climate controller, pumping cool air into kitchens when the ambient temperature rises above 25°C. (more…)
Kinkead admits he’s unlikely to be candidate for Kitchen Porter of the Year
Being a kitchen porter is one of the most physically demanding jobs in the hospitality market. Winterhalter has launched a competition to find the KP of the year and, as part of the promotional activity around the event, the company’s managing director, Stephen Kinkead, worked as a KP at Sat Bains’ restaurant in Nottingham. (more…)