KP of the Year 2015: last chance to enter

04 August 2015 by
KP of the Year 2015: last chance to enter

Don't miss your chance to nominate your kitchen porter for the title of KP of the Year 2015.

The competition, now in its third year, is organised by The Caterer in partnership with Winterhalter and has been heavily subscribed for the last two years.

With support from some of the industry's top chefs and restaurateurs including Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth, James Durrant, Michel Roux Jr, Omar Allibhoy and Marcus Wareing, the competition has gained momentum right across the country.

2015 also saw the launch of the first National KP Day, held on 22 June, raising £500 for the Springboard charity.

The day generated masses of KP images on Twitter and saw many chefs and their brigades getting involved in celebrating the work of the kitchen porter with a donation of £1 to the Springboard charity for every picture of a KP tweeted with the hashtag #kpday.

The competition judges are hoping to see these celebrated KPs entered into the competition and will be looking for entries that highlight the high level of kitchen knowledge held by KPs, demonstrate the vital role they play as part of the brigade and, most importantly, how they pass on their passion and act as a role model for other KPs in the industry.

The 2015 KP of the Year prize includes £1,000 cash for the individual winning KP and a celebratory meal for the KP and their friends and family in a casual dining restaurant of their choice. The winner's place of work will win a prize too, in the shape of one of Winterhalter's warewash products worth up to £8,000.

The deadline for entries is the 9 August 2015 and applicants will be judged by a panel of industry experts (no presentation necessary) with the winner announced in September.

To enter visit the KP of the Year website.

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