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Kitchen Porter

Aliases: Helper, Cleaner

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Kitchen Porter is expected to perform include:

  • Carrying meat, vegetable, water, etc. for kitchen in hotels
  • Cleaning crockery, cutlery, dishes, plates, cooking utensils
  • Lighting and maintaining fire
  • Washing, cutting and peeling vegetables
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. The organization or institution remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with Low Vision (LV), One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, primary education
  • Certified training for Kitchen Porter (programme aligned to THC/Q0401 job released by Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Competent in cleaning and washing dishes
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Well-versed with lighting and maintaining fire for cooking
  • Proficient in cutting and cleaning vegetables
  • Knowledge of using kitchen tools and machines e.g. electric washer, knife cleaners, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Flexibility and attentiveness
  • Hard-working
  • Clean and hygienic
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Kitchen Porter → Supervisor

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3, 4

For candidates with experience – Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 1 year of work experience required as a Dishwasher – Manual and Machine preferred

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 3, 4
  • Hotels, guest houses, holiday centres across India
  • Hospitality agencies across India
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Helper
  • Cleaner
  • Steward
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5120.0500 Kitchen Porter
ISCO 2008 5120 Cooks
NIC 2008 56101; 56102 Restaurants without bars; Cafeterias, fast-food restaurants and other food preparation in market stalls;
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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