Popular beach restaurant pleased with the impact new Precision refrigeration is having
The Hut is a popular restaurant situated in Colwell Bay, on the northwest coast of the Isle of Wight. Since opening five years ago it has established a reputation for the quality of its menu. “Our philosophy has always been to use local produce as much as possible,” owner George Adams explains. “The quality of the seafood we use is very important, so we need to be able to keep it in perfect condition until it’s ready to be used.”
The Hut recently completed a major refurbishment to improve both the dining area and provide an upgrade to the kitchen. George brought in catering design firm Little Duffy to oversee the project, and he was quite clear about the standard he expected. “It was quite a simple brief, really. We wanted the best of everything!
The Chestnut Group aims to ‘bring a bit of Soho House to Bury’
“The defining pillars of The Chestnut Group are fantastic service, stylish interiors, and great food – and all of that should be synonymous with a great experience. To deliver that, the kitchen and backbar equipment are very, very important.” So says Philip Turner, founder of The Chestnut Group, a fast-expanding chain of hostelries based in East Anglia. The Group uses Precision for its kitchen and backbar refrigeration in its six sites, including the recently opened The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds.
Precision’s latest bottle coolers have maintenance-free condensers
Precision’s latest bottle coolers are high impact sales tools as well as being solid, reliable pieces of equipment with robust 32oC ambient refrigeration systems. They are designed to take the hassle out of back bar equipment with Precision’s new maintenance-free condenser fitted across the range.
With a stainless steel exterior and mirrored stainless steel interior, glass doors are fitted as standard, while internal LED lighting enhances the display. Adjustable perforated stainless steel shelves accommodate different sizes of bottles or cans, allowing for special promotions and seasonal changes.
Precision has upgraded its space-saving 520 counter refrigeration
Foodservice operators are trying to cut down on kitchen space to make more room out front. More room out front means more customers, more turnover and more profits. But what’s going to take the squeeze in the kitchen? Refrigeration is a vital component of any catering operation, so now Precision has upgraded its narrow profile 520 counters to take advantage of the latest technologies to offer caterers the best refrigeration possible in the littlest space.
Precision supplies FOH and kitchen refrigeration in top London restaurant
Some fridges have to put up with a lot. Especially if they’re constantly-used counters in a very busy kitchen in a top restaurant in the heart of London. The Gilbert Scott cocktail bar and restaurant is housed in the St Pancras Renaissance hotel. When the Precision counters in the busiest sections of the kitchen needed replacing, the specifiers were told exactly which brand to go for this time: Precision.
MEPS-compliant two-door cabinets will be popular cost- and energy-saving options
Responding to the requirements of MEPS, Precision has launched upgraded versions of its two-door fridges and freezer cabinets. Offering low running costs and great energy savings, these British-manufactured cabinets are designed to provide professional caterers with reliable, efficient refrigerated storage solutions.
“Two-door cabinets are cost effective and space-saving, so they’re a popular option,” says Nick Williams, managing director of Precision. “The energy data disclosure required by MEPS-compliant refrigeration gives end users the opportunity to easily compare and select the most energy efficient equipment for their catering operation.”
Space-saving refrigeration from Precision optimises operations in 15m2 kitchen
The pressure on retail space in London is incredible and when it comes to finding new sites for restaurants, a creative approach is essential. Now one enterprising restaurateur has taken things to the extreme, by opening up in ‘the smallest room in the house’. Except in the case of the Festa sul Prato, Italian Café and Restaurant, it is a formerly derelict toilet block in Folkestone Gardens, a small park in Deptford, South London. And it’s a triumph of both design and cuisine that is proving to be hugely popular.
Variety of refrigeration manufacturer’s range helps designers maximise chilled storage
The Taiwanese and Chinese street food-inspired restaurant chain BAO gets rave reviews. Its latest venue is in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, just off Tottenham Court Road, seats 47 and, if its established Soho site is anything to go by, there will be queues of eager eaters stretching down the road – a result of BAO’s outstanding dishes, low prices and ‘no-booking’ policy.
BAO specialises in ‘guabao’ which are Taiwanese steamed buns, as well as ‘xiao chi’ or small eats. A family owned business, the BAO story began with a six-seater bar and stall in Netil Market a few years back. “We opened our first restaurant in Soho in April 2015,” says Shing Tat Chung, co-founder. “Now we have this new venue in Fitzrovia. It’s an exciting time for us.”
Ambitious restaurant/outlet uses Precision Refrigeration to guarantee quality
Based in the newly redeveloped Turnmill Building, Albion Clerkenwell is the latest addition to the small group of food and drink destinations established by Prescott & Conran.
The largest Albion to date, it offers a range of dining options suitable for everything from breakfast to dinner. With a menu that combines classic recipes with a modern sensibility, it also includes a Grill Room, a Pie Room and an Oyster Bar, all spread over two floors. Alongside dining, Albion aims to be an everyday resource for its local community. A grocery showcases the finest in British food, including charcuterie and a range of cheeses, while a bakery prepares fresh bread and pastries in-house. Ian Wood, Prescott & Conran executive chef, explains. “We make as much of what we sell here on site as we can, so we have a lot of quality ingredients we need to keep in top condition. Good refrigeration is very important to us.”
Precision claims some of the best energy ratings and running costs in the market for its new cabinets
Following the introduction of energy labelling for professional refrigeration, Precision redesigned its cabinets to conform to the European EcoDesign Energy Labelling Standard. The cabinets can now claim some of the best energy ratings and ultra low running costs on the market. For example, the MPT601 only uses 1.25kWh/24hr under EcoDesign test conditions, giving running costs of just £50.19 a year. (Based on energy price of £0.11/kW).