Heathrow’s new casual dining restaurant needs fast, compact, energy-efficient catering equipment;
Airedale Group’s airside kitchen for Delaware North hits the mark, straight off the bat
The Commission is a new 175-seater casual dining and cocktail bar concept created exclusively for Heathrow’s Terminal 4. A Drake & Morgan site, it’s operated by hospitality and foodservice company Delaware North and is open 16 hours a day, from breakfast to late night dinner and snacks. Since it’s ‘airside’, there are lots of restrictions – for example, getting service engineers in for breakdowns takes time. Meanwhile, it’s a high-pressure site with a constant stream of customers who often want to be served quickly. All of which means the catering equipment has to be reliable, efficient and capable of delivering a high performance, which is why The Commission has Williams refrigeration and Falcon cooking appliances.
The kitchen project was managed by the Airedale Group. The airside restrictions were further complicated by build hold ups resulting in Airedale’s window for installing the kitchen being cut from ten days to just three. (more…)