Catering equipment firm enables church cafe venture

A Clydebank kitchen house with a string of prestigious bar and hospitality projects to its name has shown it can cater to clients of any size after helping a local church launch its own cafe.

New Concept Beyond Catering Equipment assisted Killermont Parish Church in Glasgow with developing a unique community cafe that has proved to be an unexpected source of revenue.

The church began offering the service one day a week when it opened earlier this year but demand has increased so much it has been extended to two days a week and one Saturday a month.

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Ian Steven, convener of the church’s Mission Group, told the Milngavie & Bearsden Herald that the cafe had fared better than it could have ever anticipated.

“The intention was to provide a service but it looks like we will generate a surplus and we can use that in various ways,” he said. “The first is to contribute to the church for letting us use the space. Money will also be reserved to upgrade, repair or replace items in the cafe over time when it is needed, rather than fundraising each time before we can do it.”

New Concept Beyond Catering Equipment specialises in the supply of catering equipment, bars, furniture, crockery and coffee machines to the hospitality trade.

It carries out restaurant and kitchen developments in Scotland and the north of England, and has also completed projects in London.

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