With the industry in a state of flux caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the work of kitchen porters (KPs) will be more important than ever in keeping businesses running smoothly and safely as the industry starts to re-open.
National KP Day (22 June), held annually by warewash manufacturer Winterhalter, seeks to raise awareness of KPs as well as giving your brigade the chance to have a little fun and raise some cash for a great cause.
To join in, simply share a picture of your KPs on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #kpday. For every picture posted, Winterhalter will donate £1 to Hospitality Action, up to a maximum amount of £500. The photo will also be uploaded onto the KP gallery at KPoftheYear.com.
Mark Lewis, chief executive of Hospitality Action, said: "We're hugely grateful to be chosen as the nominated charity for National KP Day. Thanks to supporters like our friends at Winterhalter, we're able to transform the lives of many hospitality people who have fallen on hard times."
"National KP Day is one of the ways Winterhalter celebrates the work of kitchen porters, as well as raising money for great causes," said Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter UK. "We're always astonished by the support the industry shows, and the challenges that the lockdown has brought really highlight the importance of a great KP."
For more information on Hospitality Action, visit http://www.hospitalityaction.org.uk