HG Stephensons has launched The Kitchen Suite, what is said to be a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen in Stockport, Manchester.

The fully functioning kitchen has seating for up to 18 people and will showcase the latest back of house equipment from manufacturers such as Rational and Robot Coupe.

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Henry Stephenson, MD of Stephensons said: “By fitting a demonstration kitchen, we hope to inspire and engage customers.

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“Stephensons have a reputation for providing the latest and most innovative front of house products. However, we also offer a great selection of capital and kitchen equipment that The Kitchen Suite will allow us to showcase.

“The kitchen gives professionals the chance to see, touch and feel products to ultimately make informed choices.”

Justin Bailey, Rational UK regional development chef, added: “The Kitchen Suite is a modern facility that is guaranteed to enthuse chefs and industry professionals.

“Rational is particularly excited to host regular CookingLive events at Stephensons and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together.”

The Kitchen Suite is the latest development from the dealer, which acquired a 13,500ft2 warehouse at the end of 2015.

Stephensons also released its newspaper themed 2016 catalogue in March with over 2,000 new lines.

Featuring more than 525 pages, this 2016 edition is its most extensive to date.