Profession kitchen porter

Kitchen porters wash and clean kitchen areas, including pots, pans, utensils, cutlery and dishes. They prepare the kitchen area before service, and receive and store supplies.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Report on possible hazards

    Communicate hazard risks and malfunctioning equipment so that incidents are quickly dealt with.

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

    Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.

  • Carry out stock rotation

    Execute repositioning of packaged and perishable products with an earlier sell-by date to the front of a shelf.

  • Handle glassware

    Utilise glassware by polishing, cleaning and storing it properly.

  • Work in a hospitality team

    Function confidently within a group in hospitality services, in which each has his own responsibility in reaching a common goal which is a good interaction with the customers, guests or collaborators and their contentment.

  • Dispose waste

    Dispose waste in accordance with legislation, thereby respecting environmental and company responsibilities.

  • Follow control of substances hazardous to health procedures

    Adhere to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) procedures for activities that involve hazardous substances, such as bacteria, allergens, waste oil, paint or brake fluids that result in illness or injury.

  • Operate dishwashing machine

    Handle dishwashing machines with used plates, glass, service utensils and cutlery.

  • Handover the food preparation area

    Leave the kitchen area in conditions which follow safe and secure procedures, so that it is ready for the next shift.

  • Clean surfaces

    Disinfect surfaces in accordance with sanitary standards.

  • Clean kitchen equipment

    Disinfect kitchen equipment, utensils and other facilities such as trolleys and hot cupboards.

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment

    Preserve health, hygiene, safety and security in the workplace in accordance with relevant regulations.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • Ensure cleanliness of food preparation area

    Guarantee the continuous cleanliness of kitchen preparation, production and storage areas according to hygiene, safety and health regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

use food cutting tools use food preparation techniques

Common job titles

  • Porter
  • Porter 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Expo/porter
  • Day porter [break rooms/kitchens]
  • Custodial day porter
  • Community center attendant / porter
  • Porter 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Porter 6:30 am - 3:00 pm