Dudwell Teaching Kitchen

On July 16th, 2013, posted in: All by david

Fulcrum recently completed the fit-out at a new teaching kitchen at Dudwell in Somerset.
The operation is the brainchild of Lady Caroline Waldegrave who was the principal at Leiths School of Food & Wine in London from 1975 to 2002 – it was at this location that David Burnett first worked with Caroline, managing the refit of all four teaching kitchens.
The school at Dudwell aims to inspire chefs of all standards – all will benefit hugely from Caroline’s experience and expertise in the culinary arts.
The design, firmly led by Caroline, gives four central workstations each accommodating two students. There are two prep sink stations and a pot/pan wash area with overspray.
The cooksuite comprises four ‘Falcon’ ranges, 2no. 6-burners and 2no. 4-burners, together with 2no. Salamander grills.
There is also a rear pantry area with upright ‘Foster’ refrigerator/freezer and main pre-prep sinks. This area also accomodates the clients own laundry and dishwash machines.
The challenges of the installation mainly centred around the fabric of the listed building structure working with low-ceilings and battened-out walls. Normally simple matters such as wall-fixings for shelving needed careful thought and sourcing of suitable materials.
The extraction system, supplied and fitted by Fulcrum’s sub-contractors KVS, required careful co-ordination due to restricted ceiling height, cramped space for the duct and fan in the rear plant/boiler room, plus the need to powder coat all external louvres in line with planning approval requirements.


Dudwell Teaching Kitchen

The final result of a lengthy design, supply and fit process is shown in the photograph above.
TEACHING KITCHENS: This particular niche of catering design requires a specific approach and is one we are well-versed in providing. Please contact David Burnett if you need to discuss design and specification for any teaching kitchens, large or small.

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