Preston-based distributor CHR Food Service Equipment is currently working on the next generation of its Ecochef cooking suite for Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall.
The new kitchen at The Angel at Hetton is said to be the UK’s first fully-connected kitchen, reducing energy peak demand from 300kWh to 120kWh.
Ki-Tech Solutions will be providing the Sicotronic Energy Optimisation system to achieve this operating threshold and, at the same time, reduce carbon emissions in the UK’s drive to net zero carbon.
CHR revealed that the next generation of induction will be installed, enabling Wignall to be the first chef in the country to be able to pre-set pans’ temperature on the stove.
The distributor’s MD, Paul Neville, added: “This project is typical of our focus to reduce the clients operational costs, maximise energy efficiency and deliver a real sustainable kitchen.
“Over 80% of this project will be purchased and manufactured right here in the UK, providing highly skilled, well paid jobs that would normally go to EU countries.
“Now chefs have a chance to support local producers in the world of commercial catering equipment.”
The Angel at Hetton will go live after full redevelopment in May.