Kitchen Porter Of The Year 2015 – The Search Is On

2014-KP-of-the-Year-Steve-Ball-of-the-Manor-House-Hotel-in-the-CotswoldsWinterhalter offers serious prizes; PLUS: every KP nominated is a winner! 

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.

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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.”

For 2015 Winterhalter is keen to encourage entries from as many sectors of the catering industry as possible.  “Hotels, hospitals, pubs, prisons, schools, social clubs, restaurants, recreation centres – you name it, we’d love to hear from you.”

Winterhalter is offering a prize to every single KP who is nominated, in the form of a special KPotY Oliver Harvey presentation tin and apron.  Plus the company is giving cash prizes of £250 for each of two runners up, and there’s a celebratory meal for the overall winner and their friends, family or colleagues.

“We’ve also tried to make the 2015 entry form as quick and easy as possible for people nominating their KP to fill in,” says Stephen.  “It only takes a few minutes to do – if you’re thinking of entering your KP for the award, why not do it today?”

Visit for a link to the online entry form.



















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