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 were invited to design 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 an effectively designed commercial kitchen, offering the catering staff a safe and pleasant working environment, while serving great food to a discerning customer-base