PKL cubes Somerset school

PKL supplied this double hatch Food Cube to Writhlington School.

Portable kitchen specialist PKL has supplied one of its large Food Cubes to Writhlington School in Radstock, Somerset.

With 1,500 pupils using the canteen each day, the school wanted a solution to serve quicker snacks and meal options such as sandwiches away from the main canteen, reducing lunchtime congestion and improving efficiency.

Therefore, PKL worked with the school to provide a bespoke Food Cube with a main hatch accessible via a covered dining area, plus an additional external hatch looking out onto the school field.

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This double hatch configuration is designed to enable even more pupils to be served each lunchtime, and is said to make the Cube a quick, appealing option to even more pupils. The presence of the Cube has reportedly hugely relieved congestion in the previously overcrowded main dining hall, improving the canteen environment and easing the pressure on the main kitchen’s equipment and facilities.

The Food Cube’s ‘grab and go’ options now represent a 75% share of the school’s catering sales. The number of pupils buying food in school has seen a huge increase, with the Cube generating over 500 sales per day.

Writhlington School catering manager Gary Monger commented: “The Food Cube has really changed the way our catering operation works and has helped to make it more efficient and more profitable. We’ve really seen the potential of the Grab and Go style thanks to the Food Cube and have developed it with the addition of a fresh subs option from September.”

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