Wanted: Super KPs

Winterhalter launches Kitchen Porter of the Year 2016 – with £10,000 in prizes to be won

Is your Kitchen Porter (KP) a super hero of the kitchen? Leading dishwasher specialist Winterhalter is on the hunt to find the best kitchen porter in the UK. The winner will be crowned KP of the Year 2016 and, along with the glory (and the trophy), will receive £1,000 cash plus a celebratory dinner for friends and family. On top of that, the winner’s establishment will get a Winterhalter warewasher worth up to £8,000.

Two runners up will each win £250 cash, plus a trophy. In fact, every single KP who is nominated for the award will be a winner, as each will receive a special KP of the Year apron, created by Oliver Harvey, in a presentation tin.

So what does it take to be a ‘super’ KP? In the four years since the KP of the Year was launched, Winterhalter managing director Stephen Kinkead has talked to many kitchen porters up and down the country. “These men and women work very, very hard and make an enormous contribution to the foodservice industry. It’s a contribution that’s often underappreciated – which is what we set to put right with the KP of the Year.

“The best KPs have that willingness to go the extra mile. The ability to get on with the rest of the kitchen brigade, as well as the front of house team, is important – so a decent sense of humour is probably critical! The very best will bring something new or different to their kitchen and may well have something about them that inspires their colleagues.”

It’s easy to enter a KP – simply visit kpoftheyear.com and click on the ‘nominate your KP’ button, then fill in the form.

Deadline for entries is Friday August 5th 2016. For information visit www.kpoftheyear.com

Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from pre-sales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance. Alongside its market-leading dish and glasswashers, the company’s range includes utensil washers, advanced water treatment machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents. For further details, call Winterhalter on 01908 359000, see www.winterhalter.co.uk, or www.winterhalter-scout.biz or email info@winterhalter.co.uk.

Paul Crowley, Winterhalter

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