Williams has announced the successful installation of a number of its products in new kitchen concept Amelie Flam-Kuche.
The new restaurant, situated in Cambridge’s Grafton Centre shopping mall, offers the little known Flammekueche, a 15th-century French pizza-like creation that actually predates its more famous Italian cousin.
The unusual open plan kitchen, plain for all to see, is in the very centre of the restaurant and required equally innovative kitchen equipment.
Williams supplied the establishment with its Onyx prep counter, which has sloping refrigerated wells to store ingredients at the back of the work top, with a large prep area in front with room to spread out the dough.
The idea behind the counter is that it gives chefs instant access to the freshest ingredients.
The kitchen also uses Williams Jade counters because it could not use upright refrigeration and freezer cabinets due to space constraints.
Alex Crepy, who runs the restaurant with father Regis, said: “We had to get equipment that would make the most use of the available space. The counters are very reliable, we do regular checks and temperature control is spot on.”
Meanwhile, Suffolk-based Elite Foodservice Design managed the project, and design manager Daniel Ridd said of the Onyx counters: “The Onyx ingredients counter is an absolutely essential piece of equipment in this kitchen. It is permanently manned and put through its paces, and with its clever air flow system, the flammekueche toppings in the GN pans stay at the correct temperature, and stay fresh without drying out.”