Kitchen Porter Job Description

Role: Kitchen Porter

Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking to employ a highly efficient Kitchen Porter to perform all washing, cleaning and basic meal preparation duties required in our kitchen. 

Join us as a kitchen porter, and you’ll be the person who keeps the wheels turning in our busy kitchen. You’ll keep it clean, you’ll keep it safe – and you’ll protect the space in which the chefs can create spectacular dishes.

Key responsibilities:

  • To clean all kitchen utensils and other light equipment in a timely and efficient manner
  • To store clean kitchen utensils and other light equipment in a tidy and safe manner; ensuring that all items are easily located when needed and are ready for use
  • To clean all fixed items of equipment, tables, work tops and floors in the kitchens and food preparation rooms, to maintain them in a safe and clean condition
  • To keep all store rooms and refrigerators clean and tidy to the highest standard of hygiene, to enable food items to be stored safely
  • To ensure bins in the kitchens are emptied regularly and kept clean, with all rubbish being correctly disposed of in accordance with the company Environmental Policy
  • To report any damaged or defective machinery, equipment and utensils
  • To assist the chefs, from time to time, in certain simple food preparation tasks as directed by the chef in charge
  • To take responsibility for the presentation and cleanliness of the yard
  • To report any emergencies or accidents as soon as possible after they arise

Person specification:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible
  • Good command of English with the ability to communicate confidently
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Friendly and helpful
  • Keen to get involved within the kitchen
  • Outgoing personality
  • Genuine interest in customer service excellence
  • A great team player