National Kitchen Porter was celebrated this year on the 22nd June, and in true Delaware North style we wanted to, yet again, make this into a week of celebrations to truly appreciate our Kitchen Porters. It was my responsibility and aim to get as many sites involved as possible so we could spread the word of the importance of Kitchen Porters on social media and across the business. From Chefs, to General Managers we got input from the majority of the sites and testimonials on the role Kitchen Porters play within their unit.
The last day of #DNKPWeeks fell on National Kitchen Porter day and I drove a companywide competition for Kitchen Porters. Entries into the competition were timed to see how quickly they could wash, dry and put away 10 plates, the individual with the fastest time would win 2 tickets in the Delaware North box for the England vs Spain game in September. A highly anticipated prize considering at the time of the competition we all thought football was coming home!! The competition was so well received we actually got 2 winners from 2 separate sites! I thoroughly enjoyed driving this initiative to celebrate the unsung heroes of our industry and show their importance to the Delaware North operation. The contribution we received from all sites for content to put out on social media was amazing, and everyone really go on-board with the week.