Hampshire-based distributor Little Duffy has renovated the catering areas at The Hut, a beach restaurant in Colwell Bay, on the Isle of Wight.
The dealer worked with The Hut’s owner George Adams on the project, and he was clear about the standard he expected. “It was quite a simple brief, really. We wanted the best of everything!” he quipped.
Part of the appliance specification was for Precision Refrigeration. Andy Norfolk of Little Duffy worked closely with Kandie Harrison of Precision to select and agree on the equipment required, which would include a number of bespoke and customised units.
This included a selection of cabinets, counters and underbroilers. Separate MPT601 cabinets are used for storing meat and fish, and a selection of counters from the MCU line are designed to provide staff with easy access to regularly used ingredients. These units can be fitted with doors or drawers depending on requirements, and The Hut has both versions.
“We don’t have massive amounts of space for our kitchen,” said Adams. “But Little Duffy had lots of great ideas to help us make the most of it. I was particularly impressed with Precision’s wall-mounted cabinets.” Precision’s HWU wall-mounted cabinets are available in one, two and three door variants, and are said to allow flexibility when designing kitchens with limited space.
Furthermore, the front of house bar features Precision’s Retro Refrigeration cabinets. Inspired by the 1950s, it includes large handles and heavy-duty hinges, while the vintage look conceals the same technology as the rest of Precision’s equipment. “When I saw the Retro Refrigeration cabinets, I knew they would be perfect for us,” commented Adams. “They match our style exactly!”
They can match many styles, as Precision can paint them any RAL number supplied by the customer. “We get a lot of compliments about the fridges from our customers, asking where they can get them,” said Adams. “Everybody loves them!”
Other customisation options include glass doors, which can be either plain or ribbed to accentuate the retro aesthetic.
The Hut’s front-of-house equipment also includes three of Precision’s GFS600 glass frosters, which like the Retro cabinets have been painted to match the rest of the decor.