One of Scotland’s top tourist attractions has been able to enhance its banqueting capabilities thanks to the addition of a dedicated Charvet suite installed by kitchen house RH Morton.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now berthed at the Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, sailed the world carrying members of the Royal Family for 44 years.
But the kitchens which once served Her Majesty The Queen and other famous royals now cater to large groups of private guests and more than 250,000 tourists every year.
The popularity of the ship has led to a spike in the number of people banqueting on the vessel or enjoying food and drink from its afternoon tea menu.
To cope with the growth, a decision was taken to revamp its prime cooking offering, leading to a legacy commercial stove being ripped out and replaced with a new Charvet suite specified and installed by Glasgow-based RH Morton.
With large events taking place on board several days a week in addition to the regular tourist traffic, the chefs are already benefitting from the unit’s functionality on a number of fronts.
The four-zone top can handle more than one stock pot at a time due to the size of the heating surface, the use of frying pans has virtually been eliminated and all steaks are now bulk-cooked on the plancha.
RH Morton is one of Scotland’s most established distributors, trading in its current format since 1948. As well as its own-in-house fabrication workshop, it also specialises in the marine and offshore markets.