KITCHEN PORTER JOBS IN LONDON
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Why find KP jobs in London with Staff Heroes?
Central London rates of pay:
From £10.03 per hour (hol pay included)
Being a kitchen porter in London is tough. High temperatures. Fast pace. Constant pressure to have the potatoes peeled, the mussels scrubbed, the dishwasher unloaded and deliveries unpacked and stored – fast. But don’t for a second think the job of kitchen porter is a thankless one. Every head chef in London knows the kitchen porter is essential to the slick operation of their kitchen, and here’s how to ensure you are invited back for shift after shift.
What makes a KP a Hero?
Get stuck in: A talented and hardworking kitchen porter is a hugely valuable asset to any hotel or restaurant kitchen. Stay busy. Once you have learned the ropes of your particular kitchen, don’t wait to be asked to tackle the essential jobs that need doing. Look for opportunities to add value, save time and make life easier for your fellow kitchen brigade members.
Join the team: It can be a challenge for temporary kitchen porters to start work in a slick kitchen with a team that works like a well-oiled machine. But building relationships, demonstrating your hardworking attitude, and not taking things personally (always good in a heated environment), can be hugely important in receiving a return invitation.
Have their backs: What differentiates the good kitchen porter in London from the great? Here’s an example: when the commis chef is running late and asks for help, you have the skill and time management skills to get their prep started without compromising your other duties.
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Kitchen porter jobs London – the Q&A
Can I choose my hours?
Yes. Monday to Friday, weekends, evenings – you choose. Perhaps the greatest advantage of working with Staff Heroes is the availability of shifts that fit around your other job(s), your family commitments or your studies.
Will this temporary KP job in London stay temporary?
That depends. In many instances, yes it will – especially if, for example, the opportunity has only arisen as a result of a period of sickness or holiday cover. For many of our Staff Heroes, temporary is precisely what they want because it fits their lifestyle in a way a full time kitchen porter job never would. Make the right impression, however, and if you want it, you could find your shift invitations become a regular event.
How do I get paid?
One of the big disadvantages of the typical KP job in London can be getting paid. Asking for payment can be awkward. Waiting for payment can be financially painful. And you may not like the idea of walking home after a shift where you’ve been paid in cash.
Staff Heroes removes the risk, delay and frustration from getting paid, ensuring you are paid fast (usually shortly after the end of your shift) and electronically, so you know your money’s secure.
Role Requirements For Kitchen Porter Jobs in London
Kitchen Porter Requirements: Experience & Training
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"Recruiting temp staff in the hospitality industry is a massive headache for everyone, yet nothing has been done about it from a technology standpoint. Temp Staff turnover is significant creating high recruitment costs and this area is screaming for innovation. Staff Heroes have got it spot on and are on to something which is going to be big”Olly Etridge - First Restaurant Group
"The admin and wasted time from recruiting and managing temp staff is a big problem for all pubs and restaurants. Having an agency in the middle is not ideal as it causes friction and delays... and obviously there are costs involved. If Staff Heroes can provide temp staff on demand and automate the supply and management end to end then they are going to be massively successful”Bruce Newman - SA Brain and Company Ltd
"Many hospitality businesses are still turning to traditional channels such as job boards for temp staffing. This is only one step in the end to end temporary staffing solution and if Staff Heroes can automate from sourcing to payroll this will save everyone a huge amount of time, leaving us to get on with our jobs. A huge improvement for temp staffing!”Alex Davenport Jones - The Porch House