Sheffield-based kitchen design house, HK Projects, has delivered the second part of a two-phase project for D&D restaurants, at the German Gymnasium in King’s Cross, London.
The distributor worked in partnership with Daventry-based catering equipment supplier, Euro Catering, which provided German-manufactured Palux Topline equipment for the ground floor of the fine-dining venue.
Phase one of the project was completed earlier this year, when Palux equipment was installed on the first floor of the Grade II listed building. The ground floor installation, just completed, was reportedly far more challenging.
HK Projects managed the whole installation, removing the previous equipment and installing the new over the course of two consecutive nights, so as to not cause business interruption at the eatery. Work started at 11pm on both nights, so restaurant staff could be back in and able to start their day at 6am.
The equipment supplied by Euro Catering consisted of four cookblocks, each with refrigerated drawers beneath. All were mobile, at the executive chef, Bjoern Wassmuth’s request, so that they could be moved for ease of cleaning.
The Palux cookline included induction hobs, vario cooker, fryers with oil pump and three-stage filtration and a new addition to the Palux range – an 800mm-wide electric steak grill.
Euro Catering’s sales director, Justin Towns, said: “This is the sixth project in 18 months for which D&D has chosen to purchase Palux equipment, which speaks volumes about the efficiency and capacities of this durable range of suites and equipment.
“We were delighted to work with HK Projects once again, helping to deliver a highly challenging kitchen refit and new concept within rigid time restraints.
“The Palux suites really make a difference to the working capacities of a kitchen, as the German Gymnasium has already found with regard to its first floor kitchen. With the ground floor now just as efficient, life should be much easier for the busy kitchen team.”