ScoMac Catering Equipment has designed and outfitted the catering facilities at oil services company Aker Solution’s new Aberdeen offices.
The distributor’s remit was to analyse the catering facility at Aker’s Norwegian headquarters in Stavanger and adapt it to the UK market. Aker is renting 335,000ft2 of office space at Aberdeen International Business Park.
The project’s specification involved utilising heavy duty durable and versatile cooking appliances with high end quality, front of house Corian finishes where possible, via ScoMac’s own in-house specialist shop fit team.
The back of house production and main meal/food offering was to cover a variety of hot and cold options for around 1,500 plus staff over three sittings with additional satellite coffee shop, fresh to order sandwich deli, juice bar, nursery and internet shopping storage facility.
Another catering requirement was for a live theatre cooking facility within the main servery area which is to be mobile and self venting. So on the rare hot summer days in Aberdeen the cooking could be transferred outside for special events enjoying alfresco dining or along to meeting rooms for a more personal dining experience.
Early feedback from Aker and the incoming contract caterer has been positive, with a view to going live in the second quarter of 2015.