EFD’s clever design uses standard Versicartes to create bespoke effect
The great thing about static, bespoke servery counters is that they can be built to look stunning. The great thing about mobile servery counters is that you can move them. So what if you want a counter that looks stunning, but that you can move at a later date?
That was the issue for Elite Foodservice Design (EFD) of Lowestoft, who were appointed to design and install a kitchen, servery and restaurant in a central Cambridge office block. The new install was for a staff canteen for ARM, the global company that makes mobile phone components. However, ARM was planning to move into a new office block in two years – so everything needed to be able to move with it.
For the servery area, EFD went to Moffat and used mobile units from the company’s Versicarte range. The end result has the upmarket looks of a bespoke, static counter. “They look great and are essentially the standard units, with a bit of clever design added in, and we can easily move them when the company relocates,” says Richard Todd, director of EFD.
What EFD did was to butt the Versicartes together, using Moffat’s standard connectors, then add stainless steel plinths to cover the castors. The complete angled servery counter features a variety of different models, including a hot serve counter, salad counter and curved screen deli counter. There are also an ambient condiments counter and a cash till station. The counter is complemented by a bright, vibrant servery area.
Versicarte counters can be used singly or butted together to form a straight or angled service counter. The units are constructed mainly from stainless steel with a wide choice of attractive fascia panels – EFD selected classic white. Built for durability and ease of cleaning and maintenance, the Versicarte units have a bright polished stainless steel interior, heavy-duty rodded shelves and removable stainless steel sliding doors. The heated units have Moffat’s Sahara fan heating system, which maintains food quality and safety while ensuring energy efficiency.
“Versicartes are reliable, cost effective and very practical,” says Richard. “We’ve just installed them in a way that looks very upmarket. ARM’s servery counter is as smart as a bespoke unit and the client is delighted. Plus, of course, in two years’ time the whole lot can easily be fitted into the new office block as they are mobile units.”
For more information about EFD see www.elitefoodservicedesign.co.uk
E & R Moffat is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of quality foodservice equipment, designing and manufacturing in-house. Based in Bonnybridge, Scotland, the company manufactures standard and bespoke servery, regeneration and storage equipment and runs a full nationwide after-sales engineering team. E & R Moffat is accredited to ISO 9001:2008. For more information on E & R Moffat visit the website on www.ermoffat.co.uk