If you look on any Irish jobs board you will see there are lots of companies advertising kitchen porter jobs. The job of a kitchen porter is a vital one to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen and restaurant. The efficient running of any kitchen starts with the kitchen porter. You could say they are a vital cog in a well-oiled machine. You could have the best executive chef producing top dishes in a Michelin star restaurant. However, if they do not have clean pots to prepare them in, or clean plates to serve them on, then the rest is pointless. Is there a more I important role in the kitchen that kitchen porter. Jobs like these are a plenty. Mainly because they tend to be on the lower salary range. It is also a very labour-intensive position.
What kind of duties are there with kitchen porter jobs?
- Washing pots and pans
- Loading and unloading the dishwasher
- Sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor
- Carrying out other basic cleaning tasks
- Taking in deliveries and putting them away safely
- Ensuring fridges and storerooms are tidy
- Washing and cleaning of work surfaces
There may also be other duties assigned by the head’s chef. It all depends on the type of kitchen
Kitchen Porter-A Steppingstone for a rewarding career
Of course, a lot of head chefs today will tell you they started their career off working long hours as a kitchen porter. It was here they developed a love of cooking. With the guidance of a good head chef, they would start their career in the kitchen as a commis chef and from there the worked their way to the top.
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