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

Competent incleaning 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.

Will be updated

Flexibility and attentiveness


Attention to detail


Clean and hygienic

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 in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Tourism and hospitality industry usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

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 Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, etc.

Health risks include dangers of slips and falls due to exposure to slippery floors, and possibilities of cuts and bruises due to use of knives and peelers

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 3,000 to INR 4,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 5,000 to INR 6,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 7,000 to INR 9,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

An Overview of the Tourism Sector

In the last 20 years, outbound tourism from India has been a sharp rise. The first decade of the current millennium saw an annual growth of 11. 4 %



The sector currently employs over 6.9 million employees and is slated to employ more than 13 million by 2022. This implies an additional creation of ~6 million jobs in the nine - year period. The hotels subsector currently employs ~1.9 million employees, which is expected to reach to 2.3 million by 2022

Increase in workforce is likely to be driven by the creation of additional infrastructure in metros, tier 1 and 2 regions. Within the hotels subsector, about 50 per cent of the workforce requirement is expected to occur in the graduate and above category

The restaurants subsector currently employs ~4.6 million employees and the employment base is expected to reach to 10.5 million by 2022.

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