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Kitchen Porter



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

We’re seeking a Kitchen Porter to join our Culinary team at Convene's 22 Bishopsgate location in London. The Kitchen Porter will report directly to the Executive Chef.

Please note: candidate must currently reside in the UK and be able to work in the UK without sponsorship.

What You’ll Do:

The Kitchen Porter will perform duties that maintain the cleanliness and organization of all food service department areas, utensils, equipment, and vehicles in a sanitized and orderly condition. We need someone customer-focused, with strong attention to detail, as well as someone highly motivated and ready to work in a team. Our employees use our Core Values to guide their daily work: Genuine, Relentless, Integrity, and Teamwork.

  • Care and cleaning of kitchen equipment, dish room, and pot washing areas:
    • Washes pots, pans, trays, and other cooking and serving equipment
    • May wash and peel vegetables and fruits
    • Operate and maintain dish room equipment according to sanitary standards
    • Follows principles of sanitation and safety in handling food and equipment
    • Transfer supplies and equipment between storage and work areas by hand or with the use of a hand truck
    • Removal of trash, separating into designated containers, and maintaining clean floor in kitchen and dining area
    • Steam cleanse and/or scrub out trash and garbage cans
    • Food Safety/Sanitation
    • Clean up spills in the kitchen, dining area, his/her own work area immediately
    • Complete shift work, as assigned, in a timely thorough manner in accordance with department standards
    • Inform the chef and manager in a timely manner when supplies are low
    • Follows and observes all company policies and procedures
    • Follows company standards for attendance and punctuality
    • Assist in catering orders, prepping and plating food
    • Assist other functions as needed
    • Maintain and refresh restrooms
  • Responsible for Food Safety/Sanitation:
    • Responsible for ensuring proper presentation, portion control, and maintenance of proper serving temperatures – follows HACCP standards
    • Maintains sanitation and orderliness of all equipment, supplies, and utensils within the work area
    • Handles and ensures that all deliveries are properly stored, according to both state and federal health regulations
    • Keeps display equipment clean and free of debris during meal service as assigned
    • Cleans equipment, as assigned and in a timely fashion
    • Cleans workstation thoroughly before leaving the area for other assignments
  • Customer Service:
    • Represents the company in a courteous, efficient, and friendly manner in all customer and employee interactions
    • Interacts with customers in a manner to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Greets customers courteously
    • Relays relevant comments from customers directly to supervisors
    • Interact with customers and resolves customer complaints in a friendly and service-oriented manner
    • Consistently exhibits the ability to keep up with peak kitchen hours and does so calmly, accurately, and efficiently

What We Look For:

  • Minimum High School graduate/GED equivalent preferred
  • Previous experience preferred
  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required
  • Ability to move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects up to 25 pounds without assistance
  • Ability to reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping
  • Ability to stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time

Who We Are:

Convene is a premium hospitality company that designs and operates meeting, event, flexible office, and membership spaces. With a network of 38 locations across nine cities in the U.S. and UK, Convene thoughtfully combines beautiful yet intuitive design, fully-integrated technology services, and a warm and welcoming environment to create a turnkey solution for extraordinary meeting and work experiences. Founded in 2009 with the goal of bringing hospitality and lifestyle into traditional commercial real estate assets, Convene partners with the industry’s top landlords to deliver increased value to their assets and premium experiences to their tenants. The company counts Hudson’s Bay Company, Ares, and RXR Realty among its investors and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by Inc. magazine, Fortune magazine, and Built-In. Learn more at

We’re Here For You:

At Convene, you’ll receive:

  • Excellent health coverage for you and your family
  • Generous paid time off, including an extra day off for your birthday
  • Participation in our pension scheme with contributions from Convene
  • Professional development support
  • Savings on bikes and equipment through Convene’s Cycle to Work programme
  • A chance to be part of a dynamic, growing team
  • The opportunity to have a significant impact on your team and the business in the work that you do

Convene is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.