Adande has added Debenhams to its growing list of high street clients after three of its refrigerated drawers were installed at the department store chain’s latest customer restaurant in Newbury.
The 90-seat Café Estro was created by Manchester-based foodservice design and build specialist CDS-Wilman, which specified the drawers as part of the project.
Café Estro represents the retailers’ new food service brand, focusing on a customer-friendly approach to counter sales.
The concept is based on quality and speed of service with a varied menu, including sandwiches, baguettes, toasties, jacket potatoes and ‘one pot’ hot meals.
Adande supplied three double-drawer refrigerated drawer units are located beneath the kitchen’s food preparation counters. They are used for the storage of ingredients and sandwich fillings, as well as ‘one pot’ meal portions, which are freshly prepared each day.
“The units achieve stable temperatures in a busy and hot kitchen environment, no matter how frequently the drawers are opened,” said Emma Swift, category manager at Debenhams. “This helps keep ingredients and prepared meals fresh throughout the day’s service. The space-saving drawer systems also offer ergonomic benefits and ease of access, promoting operator efficiency and speed of service.”