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.
DJB
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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Lincoln’s Inn Bar & Kitchen

On June 17th, 2013, posted in: All by david
After a fastrack design and specification process, Fulcrum have been awarded the contract to supply and fit the extraction canopy , cold rooms and back-of-house cooksuite/prep areas at the Benugo Bar & Kitchen in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
Formerly the Terrace Restaurant, Benugo were successful in their bid to completely revamp the site and run the catering offer for a fixed period contract. The Bar & Kitchen cafe is to cater for 64 covers within the building plus an additional 24 covers outside on the terrace. This will inevitably be a demanding foodservice environment and the galley-style pass area is designed with high turnover in mind. The ‘Blue Seal’ cooksuite and ‘Lainox’ combination oven are proven medium-duty ‘workhorse’  items
 
Working alongside architects PATH Design, surveyors Marzec Associates and main contractor Betacroft, the contract programme is extremely tight and necessarily so to minimise the downtime from approval of the lease to the first day of trading. With a 6 week turnaround from occupation to handover, this is a typical situation for Fulcrum and one that requires very hands-on project management.
Foster Coldstores are supplying and installing the external weatherproof dual-temperature cold stores (Chiller/Cellar temperatures) and KVS were sub-contracted by Fulcrum to supply and fit the cooksuite extract canopy, cut-around existing beams and height-limited by cross-bracing on the timber building framework.
Below is our AutoCAD design drawing for the Lincoln’s Inn Bar & Kitchen – please click on the Image to see the layout in greater detail
DESIGN & PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Fulcrum are regularly awarded contracts requiring a fast-turnaround, more often than not by referral from other clients who needed a design and supply contractor experienced with pressured environments. If you have any queries regarding our Design Contracts and Project Management Service, which is given free-of-charge as part of any equipment supply contract we are awarded, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Introducing Movilfrit – New Charcoal Ovens

On May 8th, 2013, posted in: All by david
Introducing the New Range of Movilfrit Charcoal Ovens and Indoor Barbeques.
Perfect for creating authentically smoked meats and produce within the comfort of your kitchen – Ideal for those who are striving for Michelin Star Quality.
These Units come in a range of sizes and finishes depending on your needs, and are also supplied with a range of Accessories.
Each Unit boasts the following Special Features:
  • Runs on Charcoal, Firewood and Coconut Charcoal – a substance created from coconut shells, that burns hot, clean and omits a mild, sweet smoke for a unique flavour.
  • Glass Door created from NeoCeram – a unique material that’s able to withstand extreme temperatures and enables user to observe and control conditions within the oven, without having to open the door. This means that you won’t lose heat and your unit will remain energy efficient.
  • Fully insulated to boost Energy Efficiency and save changes to ambient temperature in the external working environment.
  • These are isolated Units that stand alone; They do not require any Electrical or Gas connection to operate. It is advised however, that the Unit is located underneath an Extract Canopy to ensure smoke is removes quickly and securely by means of the 15cm Smoke Outlet.
  • Internal Air Flow Regulator to control the internal temperature of your Oven.
  • Oil Collector to drain away excess fat – This feature eradicates the risk of causing a fire hazard.
  • Each Unit has an Ash Drawer at the bottom to make cleaning fast and fuss-free.
  • Each unit has an intergrated thermometer to enable the user to keep control over the internal temperature
Please click on the link below to view the Brochure:
http://www.movilfrit.com/assets/files/pdf/04-BRAZIER-movilfrit-opt.pdf
If you have any queries regarding these Units, we would love to hear from you.
Please call us on for additional information, on: 01672 515990
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Spring Has Sprung!

On April 26th, 2013, posted in: All by david
Our latest Offers are Ready to view!
Please click on the link below to take a look at what we have on Offer:
Spring Special Offers – Valid Until 31.08.13

 

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The ECA Scheme – Saving Money and Reducing Energy

On March 15th, 2013, posted in: All by david
Under the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme, businesses can claim up-front 100% tax relief on their capital spending on designated energy-saving plant and machinery for the first year of purchase. The Scheme aims to encourage businesses to invest in energy-saving equipment to help reduce their energy use, ultimately leading to lower carbon emissions.
To see how you could make your Refrigeration Equipment more economical, click on the link below for more details:
The ECA Scheme – Click Here to View
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