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Caterware cooks up CPU for local council

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Caterware created this CPU and training kitchen for Blackpool Council.

Caterware has assisted with updating a kitchen at Blackpool Council’s Highfield Centre to become a small CPU (central production unit).

The facility is aimed at supporting the council’s catering operations and provide the catering team with a chef academy to train young chefs.

The Caterware team worked with the client to develop a kitchen that could provide a CPU function as well as being able to operate as restaurant kitchen for the chef academy. The distributor then worked with council’s FM team to deliver the scheme.

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The facility includes Rational 10 and 20 grid gas combinations, Meiko hood dishwashing and Blue Seal modular cooking equipment. The works also included the upgrading of ventilation system to cope with the added gas equipment and bring it up-to current regulations.

Derek Wright, catering services manager at Blackpool Council commented: ‘Blackpool Catering Services’ mission is to be an industry-leading catering service with a sustainable community approach to improving nutrition, health, education, and employment.

“To achieve this vision we have invested in the refurbishment of our CPU which will not only be at the heart of the service but will become the home of our Chefs Academy project.

“The refurbishment project has been long in the making, however Caterware has been there every step of the way, providing its expertise and knowledge, resulting in a state-of-the-art kitchen for our students to learn in and develop their skills whilst ensuring they are working in a safe and professional environment.”

Wright added: “We are very grateful to Caterware for its assistance and the completion of the project to such a high standard. We are very proud to serve our community in Blackpool and this CPU will facilitate our team to be more flexible and agile as a catering service and able to serve our community in any eventuality.”

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