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Saxon Hill Community School

The project:

To design, supply and install an upgraded kitchen and community cafe as part of the new facilities at the school

The result:

The commercial catering specialist worked with the architect in the design of the new kitchen and involved the school's catering team throughout the process to ensure that all aspects of the proposed menus and working practices were met. The design had to take into account the ultimate goal of enabling the school to deliver skills training for the students as well as providing a venue for community events which includes family fun and sports days, themed evenings, conferences and parties. The aim was to improve the work flow, provide more preparation space and upgrade the equipment to suit the menu on offer, including the special diets the catering team have to meet.

In the final design it was possible to integrate some of the existing catering equipment together with a complete range of new Electrolux cooking equipment, with a dedicated wash up area using an ergonomic hood type dishwasher and separate food preparation areas. In order to increase flexibility mobile servery counter units are used front of house with frontages designed to match the colour scheme in the dining area.

The response: 

Assistant School Business Manager, Wes Morris:

"After just a couple of days of using the new kitchen, every one noticed the high quality of food which the catering staff have been able to prepare in a lot less time. A training session from the Electrolux Executive Chef really helped the staff and he is returning to spend a complete day with us to see how we operate from start to finish. The children and teaching staff have also adapted easily to the new clearing system using self clearing trolleys."

Catering Co-ordinator Doreen Tindale:

"The new kitchen and is much better in terms of ergonomics, everything is to hand and involves much less walking about."