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NATIONAL KITCHEN PORTER (KP) DAY – Thursday 22nd June 2018

kpDo you work with an outstanding kitchen porter? Here’s their chance to shine.

National KP Day is back again on 22nd June 2018, celebrating the incredible contribution that kitchen porters make in restaurants, schools, hotels, hospitals, pubs, prisons, cafes, coffee shops, staff and business catering, casual dining… in fact, in just about every commercial kitchen throughout the UK.

How to get involved

Enter for an official Award

The ‘KP of the Year’ competition is organised by Winterhalter and The Caterer and attracts hundreds of entries each year, recognising KPs that go that extra mile with a smile!

If you are a manager, chef, colleague from every part of the catering industry – nominate your KP today at

Judges look for entries that highlight the high level of kitchen knowledge held by KPs, as well as the vital role they play. Most importantly judges seek entries that act as role models for KPs and pass on their knowledge.

This year there are fantastic prizes, not just for the winning KP but also for her or his establishment.

* £1,000 cash for the winner.
* A Celebratory Meal in the Casual Dining restaurant of the winner's choice, with friends, family and colleagues.
* A Winterhalter warewasher worth up to £8,000, or alternative Winterhalter equipment up to the same value, for the KP's place of work.
* PLUS everyone who is entered receives an exclusive KP of the Year presentation tin and apron, created by Oliver Harvey.
* PLUS two runners up receive 250 cash each!

Please note - the deadline for entries is 3 August 2018.

Have some fun by taking some pics of your KP Team in action.

You can post them on social media with the hashtag #KPDay any time (but especially on KP Day 22 June), and pics will be uploaded on to the official KP gallery at website.

If the fame isn’t enough, for every Tweet, warewasher specialist Winterhalter will donate £1 to Springboard, up to a maximum of £1,000.

As well as that, there’s a special extra prize for the kitchen team that goes the extra mile to celebrate their kitchen porter – we don’t want to spoil the surprise but we can promise it will be very gladly received!

“We’ve had some cracking photos on National KP Day over the years,” says Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter UK. “We’ve also raised a lot of cash for this very worthwhile cause – so get snapping!”


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