Kitchen Porter Job Description

The steep slope or incline leading down to the kitchen, or the workroom located there.

A kitchen porter is a person who opens the kitchen door, says the kitchen is closed, and closes the kitchen door again.

They are responsible for keeping the kitchen free of debris and must close the stove and oven before leaving the kitchen.

Kitchen porters are responsible for cleaning the kitchen, including washing the dishes, cleaning countertops, and sweeping the floor.

They are also responsible for removing garbage and sweeping out the kitchen at the end of each shift.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Kitchen Porter to work in our busy kitchen. You will be responsible for cleaning and preparing the kitchen for service, as well as washing dishes and keeping the kitchen clean and tidy.

Kitchen Porter Duties:

  • Assist in unloading trucks, unpacking and storing materials, and performing other duties relating to preparing the site
  • Supervise kitchen staff, including ordering, training, scheduling, and disciplining
  • Conduct inventory and maintain supplies
  • Answer telephone, respond to inquiries, and manage and troubleshoot equipment
  • Ensure all food safety standards are met
  • Ensure medical aid in their facilities
  • Manage food cost, labor, and overhead
  • Clarify problem areas, recommend solutions, and implement changes as needed
  • Ensure a pleasant and safe work environment

Kitchen Porter Responsibilities:

  • Clean and maintain kitchen facilities including trash cans, floors, walls, tables, and counter tops
  • Unload incoming produce and ingredients from delivery vehicles, sort and stack products according to type and date, and unpack boxes and crates
  • Sort and stock merchandise according to vendor prices and sales projections
  • Clean and store returned items and damaged merchandise, and discard waste
  • Maintain inventory by checking stock levels and placing orders
  • Maintain all cleaning supplies and equipment, and handle minor repair and cleaning tasks as needed
  • Follow sanitation and safety regulations, and report any violations
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment
  • Communicate effectively with staff, vendors, and other team members
  • Maintain accurate records, including order sheets, logs, and daily reports
  • Follow all company policies and procedures, and comply with all federal, state

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Empathy for and understanding of guests’ needs
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience in high-volume, fast-paced operations

At [Company Name, we believe in equal opportunity for all. We're committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the rich tapestry of our society. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We also welcome veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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