PKL has installed several temporary and permanent catering facilities in schools in the last few weeks, with many schools preparing for the new school year in September already.
One of the projects was to fit a temporary kitchen and dining facility for Cavendish Primary School in Manchester. The kitchen is required for18 months while the school’s old facilities undergo a refurbishment.
The unit has areas for preparation, production, dry and cold storage, and dishwashing, as well as a dining hall, toilets and staff room.
PKL also recently installed its Food Cube modular kiosk at Fairfield High School for Girls in Manchester. The school wanted to offer a catering facility with a more contemporary high street feel to particularly appeal to older pupils.
PKL reported that the Cube has helped reduce queue times in the main dining hall and has taken pressure off the catering staff. It has also proven to be popular with users of the nearby sports hall, generating additional profits outside of normal school hours by catering for people using the sports facilities.
The same contract caterer also ordered another identical Food Cube for Tewkesbury School. “It has been so pleased with the popularity and success of these first two Cubes, that it has just placed an order for a third,” PKL stated.