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    what do they do?
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    wash up and generally clean stuff in the kitchen
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    (Original post by Remote)
    wash up and generally clean stuff in the kitchen
    so if they asked for experence i could ring them up cos ive done stuff like that. and no not in my own home :rolleyes:
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    omg its at buckingham palace road :eek:
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    (Original post by gossip_girl)
    omg its at buckingham palace road :eek:
    GG working for the Queen?:confused: :p:

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    GG working for the Queen?:confused: :p:

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    (Original post by gossip_girl)
    so if they asked for experence i could ring them up cos ive done stuff like that. and no not in my own home :rolleyes:
    Yeah I dont see why not. Sucks for a job though.
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    its **** hard especially when the resteraunt is busy pay is usually low too
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    and you dont get a dishwasher
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    (Original post by gossip_girl)
    what do they do?
    Kitchen porters are generally the lowest qualified people employed in the kitchen. Sometimes they can be be taken on with no prior experience and it is a good stepping stone if you wish to persue a career in kitchen work. General duties include pot and dish washing, (there will be an industrial dishwasher located in the kitchen) cleaning up after the chefs, sweeping and cleaning up the general areas. Taking out bins and perhaps some light kitchen prep to aid the chefs. Generlly the job will pay about mimimum wage, but may go up over time or with experience.

    Hope that helps GG.
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    The kitchen porters where I work don't even speak english. I think you'd be better off applying to be a waitress GG.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    The kitchen porters where I work don't even speak english. I think you'd be better off applying to be a waitress GG.
    Thats not to say that it is the same all over and saying that may give that impression. Apply as a waitress would be a good idea, but then again many places nowadays won't touch you without experience. You'd have to really search for a job where as someone with a years experience would find it quite easy to walk into a job.
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    Thats not to say that it is the same all over and saying that may give that impression. Apply as a waitress would be a good idea, but then again many places nowadays won't touch you without experience. You'd have to really search for a job where as someone with a years experience would find it quite easy to walk into a job.
    I got employed as a waitress with no experience, they just put me on a week's trial. You get tips if you're a waitress too, or even a bus-girl, but I wouldn't fancy being a porter myself.
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    Some places split the tips amongst low earning kitchen staff or even with the chefs, it is at the GMs discretion and varies between establishments.
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    Some places split the tips amongst low earning kitchen staff or even with the chefs, it is at the GMs discretion and varies between establishments.
    Yeah but not everywhere, and the porters would be on a lower basic wage, and receive a smaller cut of tips anyway. I'd say being a porter and a waitress was fairly similar in terms of how hard the work is, why get paid less to do the same?
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    As a previous restaurant manger I can say that many of the establishments in which I was familiar with started no experience waitresses and KPs on the same salary. Minimum wage. As I said though, GMs discretion and it varies with age, experience and the establishment in question. It also depends on the individual. If someone is more introverted, does not which to be customer focused and prefers a behind the scenes role with the possibility to move up to the ranks of sous chef, then why be a waitress? Similiarly, if one is extroverted, wishes to be at the front of house and enjoys customer interaction then why go be a KP?
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    i might try and get a job as a kitchen porter (well ive been looking around and thats one vacancy i found although it was at the job centre and it didnt say where exactly it was..) it says on the thing i get training, how hard could it be?
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    Very, I used to work as a KP, its hard, U clean, clean clean, and you see it get dirty again and clean etc.

    Also,m if its a good restaurant, you wil need some experience.

    Training to wash dishes? Lol?

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    dont you get a dishwasher?
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    Rarely, only in huge posh joints.
 
 
 

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