Sheffield-based distributor HK Projects has overhauled the kitchen at King’s Cross-based fine dining restaurant, German Gymnasium.
The dealer worked with site owner D&D London to create a design brief. Although the kitchen was originally fitted out 2 years ago, the existing suite system needed to be replaced.
Therefore HK teamed up with supplier Euro Catering to provide Palux equipment that is said to efficiently support the kitchen’s culinary capacities for many years to come.
A Palux Topline cook suite was the choice of the German Gymnasium’s executive chef, Bjoern Wassmuth, to cope with the restaurant’s 1,000 covers per day.
The specification was for the modular cooksuite, with watertight joining system, to incorporate refrigeration. The Palux Topline suite, now in situ in the first-floor restaurant kitchen of the London venue, also boasts two-zone and four-zone heat-on-demand induction units above these drawers, as well as a steak grill and a VarioRange/plancha with a 50-350°C temperature range.
This complements an existing Palux rise-and-fall salamander grill and also encompasses two new Palux Frystar 16-litre fryers with two-stage filtration and an in-built oil pump system, which should make for quick and easy cleaning. The kitchen expects to reduce oil consumption, cutting its operating costs. Early indications show as much as a 50% reduction is being achieved.
Euro Catering’s sales director, Justin Towns, said: “The client is delighted with the equipment supplied, which will efficiently cope with the demands of all-day service within this high-profile restaurant. Palux is known for its superb design, solutions-driven functionality and longevity, so the cook suite and complementary equipment should be at the heart of the German Gymnasium’s kitchen for many years, delivering a great rate of return on investment.”