ScoMac’s handiwork features on The Apprentice

Some of equipment dealer ScoMac’s work will get an airing on the small screen tonight when it features as the location for a culinary task in the latest episode of The Apprentice.

Candidates taking part in the hit BBC series were set the challenge of creating and selling gourmet street food, and opted to make meatballs to sell on the streets of Edinburgh.

Viewers will see the team producing their food offering at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, which ScoMac refurbished with new equipment around 18 months ago.

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The school spans five floors and was renovated to provide a fully-equipped teaching kitchen alongside a demonstration theatre with capacity for 50 and a function room. The installation has allowed the school to host a broad spectrum of cookery courses and activities.

ScoMac chief, Iain Munro, said the dealer worked closely with school principal Fiona Burell at the time to develop the demonstration area and select the right equipment. It also carried out all the fabrication work.

“The ScoMac joinery and sheet metal production staff had to ensure the design of the fixtures and quality of manufacture had to be able to meet the demands of a commercial environment whilst still maintain a high quality and handmade look and style,” said Munro.

ScoMac considered the fit-out to be such a key project that it is featured in a new marketing brochure it has recently put together for prospective clients.

This year’s series of The Apprentice is throwing up some interesting links with the catering equipment market. Azhar Siddique, managing director of Manchester-based UK Equipment Direct, is currently one of the candidates appearing in this year’s show.

The Edinburgh Cookery School episode will be shown tonight at 9pm on BBC1.

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