Chester-based distributor C&C Catering Equipment has revealed details of a scheme it completed this summer at LOROS Hospice in Leicester.
The firm supported the project alongside Bentley Consulting (UK)’s David Bentley and several manufacturers. The project was managed by C&C at cost and provided a professional foodservice environment at the compassionate care facility for terminally ill adult patients.
The scheme, that had been planned for over a year, provides new catering facilities across the main kitchen and servery counter areas of the hospice, with extra care and a strict hygiene protocol having to be followed due to the nature of the facility, which provides care for over 2,500 people each year to terminally ill patients, their families, and carers.
At the agreement of the client, and following an initial conversation between David Bentley and C&C MD Peter Kitchin, the team showed their support for the hospice by working on the project at cost.
Additionally, via close industry working relationships and the generosity of several manufacturers, C&C was able to provide significant discounts on equipment for the charity in a gesture of support.
These included C&C Catering Fabrications, Falcon, True, Meiko, Merrychef, EAIS, Mechline, and HMA Ventilation, which provided specialist ventilation advice as well as the canopies and service spine, Savesta as main contractor, and David Bentley as the lead foodservice consultant and project coordinator.
C&C’s project manager Nathan Canvin commented: “It’s been fantastic to work on this very worthy project, with great support from David Bentley and all of the manufacturers involved to give the client a brilliant new facility.”
Richard Hill, facilities and operations manager at LOROS, added: “We’re delighted with our new facilities at LOROS, and appreciate the goodwill of David Bentley, C&C, and the manufacturers in making this happen. C&C have shown professionalism and flexibility throughout the project, and have successfully adapted when needed to resolve any challenges that arose.
“The quality and specification of the equipment designed by David Bentley is fantastic, and we’ve been very pleased with the efficiency and support by all of those involved with the project.”