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How to Become a Kitchen Porter

What does a kitchen porter do?

Kitchen porters work in the kitchens of hotels, restaurants and other places where food is prepared and cooked for the public. They work in a team with chefs and cooks.

Kitchen porters keep the kitchen clean, tidy, safe and hygienic. They sweep and mop the floors during service and at the end of a shift. They also wash used cutlery, pots, pans and dishes, both by dishwasher and by hand, and put the clean items away.

Kitchen porters may also help unload deliveries of food and other equipment to the kitchen. They collect the waste and carry it to the refuse bins. They may also help prepare basic food.

What's the working environment like working as a kitchen porter?

Porters usually work 40 hours a week including weekends and public holidays. Shift work is common.

Kitchen porters spend most of their time on their feet in kitchens, which are usually hot and steamy. They may have to lift large, heavy utensils.

Protective clothing is usually provided by the employer.

What does it take to become a kitchen porter?

As a kitchen porter, you should:

  • Be strong and physically fit
  • Be a good team-player
  • Have the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Have an awareness of hygiene and safety regulations.

Kitchen porter career opportunities

Kitchen porters work in large kitchens in many organisations including hotels, restaurants, colleges and large office blocks. They can work in most parts of the United Kingdom and overseas, particularly in large cities and in holiday areas.

As well as full-time work, kitchen porters may find part-time, temporary, and seasonal employment.

With experience and further training, it is possible for kitchen porters to progress to becoming chefs or quick service cooks or to other jobs in catering such as serving food and drink, portering, and housekeeping.

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2019

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