Contract catering chefs expect kitchen craftsmanship to be the best of the best, and RDA stepped up to the plate by serving up a show stopping commercial kitchen design with a difference for staff at a catering company’s brand new head offices.
An innovation in cutting edge design and installation
The new kitchen and servery at the Weybridge-based firm is an innovation in cutting-edge design and installation, despite the challenges of its third-floor location accessed only by passenger lift – which meant all counters and fabrication had to be delivered out of hours, transported in pieces and built up on site.
Focal features include a large, angled viewing window from the offices directly into the state-of-the-art, energy efficient kitchen, and unique servery counters that reflect the modern design of the new head office building.
The servery counters were completely tailor-made and designed for the project by RDA. Every piece was installed and bonded by hand on site to create unique forms, finished with bespoke white gantries, a white stone frost top and white heated Ceran glass, making the servery stunningly practical with a clean and contemporary finish for a wide range of menu options.
The new kitchen features the very latest in catering equipment including a Charvet cooking suite, Rational combination oven, Frima cooking centre, Foster refrigeration, Celltherm coldroom and Winterhalter dishwasher, complemented by white tiling and fully bespoke stainless steel fabrication.
Air quality in the kitchen is maintained through a Halton ventilated ceiling and Recoair circulation ventilation system, designed and specified to draw air out of the kitchen for filtering and cooling to overcome lack of access from the kitchen to the rooftop plant location.
The finished result is a high-end kitchen and servery that allowed RDA to truly showcase its full-service skills, providing consultancy, design and finishes working direct with client and management teams to meet the unique needs of the business.