Gloucester-based Target Catering is undertaking a refit of a pub kitchen in Chipping Norton.
The Kingham Plough’s proprietor Emily Watkins hired the distributor to design and oversee the project in order to create space and make the kitchen as eco-friendly as possible.
The kitchen was first installed in 2007, when only three chefs worked onsite. Now the team is eight-strong, it has outgrown the kitchen’s capabilities.
The redesign will provide the kitchen team with twice the current space for cooking, extra shelving, storage, more prep areas and by moving the existing walk-in cold store they have also created a secondary cook space for pastry and larder sections.
The kitchen refurbishment has carefully incorporated the need for lower energy usage – to be more cost effective and help the environment – by including induction hobs, water conserving dishwashers and energy saving refrigeration.
Target will be installing the induction suites, specialist stainless steel fabrication and a bespoke ventilation system.
Foster Refrigeration will be supplying two Eco Pro 1 three door fridges and one two door fridge, as well as an under counter freezer. The manufacturer is also building a bespoke outdoor cold room. Winterhalter will be providing energy and water saving pass through dishwashers.
Catering equipment supplier Lincat will be sourcing a Rational Combination oven, a Q90 Rise and Fall salamander and a hot cupboard and pass.
The outfit will start on Monday 23 February and the project is due for completion on Monday 9 March.
Watkins said: “The whole team is really excited about the project; it has given everyone a boost. We believe it is going to help us push ourselves to the next level with the food…more precise, more consistent and therefore more delicious. If only we had invested properly the first time round!”