12 months ago, Rob Gibson took the plunge to fulfil his ambition to start his own company.
Supplier, Kitchen & Restaurant Projects was the result of this, and Gibson set about finding the right pieces of equipment which met the criteria that national account customers had demanded from him during his 20 year career in catering equipment.
The requirements were to reduce production times, cut labour costs, increase product yields, improve food quality and consistency, streamline workflows to build capacity, enhance safety and save energy costs.
Gibson felt that a product which meets all criteria are Thermodyne cook and hot holding cabinets, and so signed a deal with Advance Group at the beginning of this year to take over the day to day responsibility of developing all sales of Thermodyne in the UK.
He explained: “I quickly discovered that, although many people had heard of Thermodyne, they didn’t really understand what it did, why it was so unique and what benefits it could bring to a kitchen operation.
“I have been on a crusade during the past 12 months promoting the virtues of Thermodyne to a mix of end users, national accounts and distributors. We are achieving great traction through a series of presentations and equipment trials. As more people see, touch and understand the product more kitchen operations are receiving its benefits.”
Sales of the Thermodyne have subsequently doubled, and Kitchen & Restaurant Projects is keen to grow this further, as well as searching for new and innovative products to add to the portfolio.