Crosbys Catering Equipment has expanded its client base with a major design and install project of a Best Western hotel in the North East.
The £70,000 project included the design and install of a new kitchen, bar, dishwash area and front of house pizza area for the hotel’s modern restaurant, Prego, and to equip it with light equipment, cutlery, crockery, and chemical and janitorial supplies.
The team worked to a tight schedule to complete the project at the hotel, and the full kitchen, pizza and wash up area was installed in just two days.
Crosbys also designed and supplied a large picture frame hot food pass which was installed into the wall, providing the front of house guests with a view into the new high-end kitchen. Following the installation, Crosbys carried out on-site training for the new kitchen equipment with the hotel’s team of chefs.
Project sales manager at Crosbys, Paul Carpenter, worked on the consultation design, project management and installation of the kitchen and bar. His colleague Keiron O’Neill, sales manager, was involved with the consultation and managed the supply of light equipment, crockery and tableware.
Carpenter said: “We have worked with Best Western Manor Hotel director Keith Donkin many times on front of house projects – mainly the supply of crockery, cutlery and glass, but this was our first large scale design project with the hotel.
“As we were working within a busy venue, careful planning was required to ensure that the least amount of disruption possible was caused. Access was also a challenge, because the site is built within a beautiful old stone barn, and doors are therefore very narrow. As a result, specialist equipment was used to lift the heavy items into position.”
“The finished result is fantastic and we have since seen an increase in demand for our catering design services, so 2017 is set to be a very busy year for us.”
Keith Donkin, director of Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel, said: “We wanted Prego to be a relaxed, open space where guests could enjoy the atmosphere of our thriving kitchen, and to have a full view of our traditional, wood fired pizza oven. Crosbys delivered this for us in a short space of time, and we’ve been delighted with the response. Our chefs are also very happy with the quality of the equipment Crosbys provided, and they were appreciative of the training provided by the team.”