Hoodles Playbarn, on the outskirts of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, is a busy place! It quickly outgrew the original kitchen, where home-style baking and
freshly-prepared meals are on offer to the parents and children who attend this professionally-managed facility.
DCDP was invited to designl a commercial kitchen in a new kitchen annexe. The brief was to supply and install top-quality appliances to cope with the rigours of a busy kitchen, to deal with food preparation, storage and presentation, to provide efficient air extraction and fresh air replenishment, to cope with high volumes of ware-washing, and storage of condiments, raw ingredients, dry goods, and crockery in an easy-to manage way, and to exceed the demands put in place by Environmental Health standards, to provide safe means of food handling.
A dual-compartment freezer / chiller room from Celltherm was installed, as well as a 10-grid combination steam oven from Rational, hood-type dishwasher from Hobart, and other highly-efficient products from branded manufacturers. All the stainless steel fabrication was designed around functionality and good looks, while being easy to clean and maintain.
The end result is a professionally-designed commercial kitchen, offering the catering staff a safe and pleasant working environment, while serving great food to a discerning customer-base