C&C Catering Equipment was tasked with providing new catering facilities as part of the multi million pound company headquarters upgrade for The Welding Institute (TWI).
This included a new staff dining area capable of serving up to 1,800 employees on a daily basis at the Granta Park complex in Cambridgeshire.
The £700,000 outfit was undertaken in conjunction with Jackie Snaith of Chapel Consultants.
The workscope included the supply of equipment for a central production kitchen, on show cooking and servery area, coffee bar, warewash room with tray carousel/conveyor system and five cold rooms with remote refrigeration located on the roof.
C&C sourced Bonnet prime equipment, Rational combination ovens, Hobart warewashing equipment, Foster cold rooms and under counter refrigeration, a Trak Hupfer tray carousel system and a Mono pizza deck oven.
Project manager, Keith Hartharn, commented: “The project has a state of the art open kitchen and servery area, which we worked very closely on with designers Chapel Consultants and Eric Parry Architects to ensure the finish was just as they imagined. The solid oak fascia boards with solid oak batons, lit with LED front lights on the foodservice counters looks stunning.”
Logistically, getting the equipment into the site was a challenge as the main kitchen and servery is located on the lower ground floor of the building. Accessing and manoeuvring the larger pieces of equipment had to be managed effectively.
The distributor was also tasked with relocating some equipment from the existing kitchen to the new catering area in a weekend timeframe, ahead of the site going live. During this time C&C also had to allow for cleaning and servicing of this equipment before installing it in the new kitchen.
TWI catering manager Hugh Matthews added: “C&C has done a great job and it has supported us on several challenges throughout the project that were above and beyond what was expected of the firm. The kitchens are great and we are excited to be up and running.”