Kitchen Porter 

Talkington Bates are a bespoke contract caterer who are currently recruiting for a Kitchen Porter to join the team at our clients in the Basildon, Essex.

As a Kitchen porter role, you will be working in one of our new contracts within a team of seven. Supporting the kitchen team your main priority is to ensure that the kitchen runs smoothly, keeping to high levels of cleanliness and hygiene.  


You will be receiving deliveries and managing storage and occasionally supporting food preparation. You will be part of a team that will be providing breakfast and lunches for approximately 600 people. As the kitchen porter you will have a desire to grow in the world of working in a busy kitchen and you will have high standards of hygiene, compliance, food safety.  The ideal applicant would have a helpful attitude and flexible, dependable approach.

Hours of work: 7am-3.30pm

Salary: £21, 840 (£10.50 per hour)

Hours/week: 40 (Monday- Friday)

Benefits: Company sick pay, workplace pension, employee benefits package

Application deadline: 29th July

Expected start date: mid-August

 Job Type: Permanent


As well as having excellent presentation and communication skills, you will be able to demonstrate a real passion for food and service and possess bags of enthusiasm.

You will:

  • Have excellent sense of organisation, cleanliness and hygiene

  • Be reliable and creative with a desire to succeed

  • Must have understanding of COSHH and basic food safety

  • Be a proven and hands-on kitchen porter & willing to support the kitchen team

  • Work well under pressure with a calm, mature and professional approach

  • Possess an organised and structure approach to all aspects of the business

  • Have a helpful, flexible attitude and a desire to grow in a career in kitchens

If you have the experience detailed and think this job is what you’re looking for, please apply below and we will contact you to arrange an interview should your application be successful.