Foster Refrigeration has revealed more about its recent supply to the Kingham Plough Pub in Chipping Norton, which re-opened earlier this month.
Target Catering Equipment oversaw the re-design and outfit of the pub kitchen and it has managed to double the available working space for the kitchen staff. Kingham Plough’s owner, Emily Watkins, detailed: “The redesign provides the kitchen team with twice the current space for cooking, extra shelving, storage, more prep areas and by moving the existing walk-in cold store and replacing it with a new Foster Coldstores EcoPro Ultra Low Energy model, the team have also created a secondary cook space for pastry and larder sections.”
Three of Foster’s EcoPro G2 refrigerators were also installed as part of the refurbishment.
The kitchen was designed to be as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. Watkins said: “The kitchen refurbishment has carefully incorporated the need for lower energy usage – for helping the environment and lowering energy consumption – by including induction hobs, water conserving dishwashers and energy saving refrigeration.”
The EcoPro Ultra Low Energy Coldstore is designed to minimise energy usage as it has an insulated strip curtain, which acts as a thermal barrier between the external temperature and the internal cooled temperature when the door is opened. The thermal curtain has vision panels, so users can still see into and out of the coldstore, to avoid collisions.
The coldstore also includes a low energy micro channel condenser unit with an electronic controller to optimise the running pattern of the unit, low energy evaporators and door closure assist to help close the door in the final stage of shutting – the last 30 degrees, ensuring doors are not left partially open after deliveries.