Tailor Made Catering Equipment Services has just completed a refurbishment of Cirencester deli and restaurant, Made by Bob, run by former Bibendum chef Bob Parkinson.
In October 2016, Parkinson got in touch with the Portishead-based distributor to say that he was refurbishing his open plan kitchen, bar and pot wash.
Tailor Made designed and fitted the original kitchen 8 years ago, and feels the Mareno island cooking suite has stood the test of time.
The dealer was asked to redesign an open plan bar and kitchen around a new look low level counter. Everything other than the pot wash sits front of house, inside a room with irregular arches and exposed brick work.
The refurbished Mareno cooking suite now sits inside a horse shoe-shaped counter with granite work top, allowing customers and chefs to chat between one another.
However, Tailor Made believes the real pièce de résistance on this particular project was the new-look bar that sits adjacent to the kitchen. Again, it’s open plan with a horse shoe shaped bar/counter surrounding it and the dealer reported the attention to detail within is second to none.
The stainless-steel coffee station is bespoke and built with the existing coffee machine in mind, while the coffee knock out sits neatly within the table top directly in front of the two grinders. Even the water softener has its own made to measure cupboard to keep it out of sight.
In the centre is a bespoke stainless steel one piece bar housing a beer tap, keg cooler, double door fridge and floating stainless shelves for the pint glasses.
The pot wash is the only section of this kitchen that remains out of sight and includes a grease management system and reverse osmosis geo unit.
Tailor Made stated: “You really have to see it to appreciate the tidiness and attention to detail. Bob really is chef that knows what his business needs, and he was a pleasure to work with.”