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Catering Design Group completes major projects

Catering Design Group (CDG) has completed over £800,000 worth of projects over the last three months. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, the commercial kitchen and restaurant design firm has worked on a variety of projects in London and the Home Counties.

These included a contract with long standing client, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), who awarded CDG a contract to design and install a third production kitchen at their London headquarters. The 154 square metre, ergonomically-designed space features designated chef stations for the on-site fine dining operation and includes state of the art equipment, hygienic finishes, ventilation and temperature control.

Gary Johnston, Head of Facilities at the ICAEW, said: “This is the third kitchen CDG has designed and implemented for the Institute, each specified with more efficient equipment. For example, this latest kitchen features induction cooking to align with our environmental strategy of moving away from fossil fuels. CDG managed the project very well, adhering to COVID 19 guidelines such as extending the installation period to ensure that numbers on site were minimised and not working in close proximity. The installation took place over a number of phases, starting with the cold rooms and extract canopy, and followed by separate visits by specific teams once the kitchen space had been fitted out and finishes applied. We are very pleased with the overall result.”

CDG also gained a contract with office design and fit-out specialists, Morgan Lovell, to design, supply and install a development kitchen for a client based in Watford. The design of the 44 square metre space included a feature ‘live’ cooking station to enable their client to demonstrate their product line.

CDG gained another commercial kitchen contract with foodservice company, Lexington Catering, to design, supply and install a new kitchen and servery area at a corporate headquarters in Slough.

Steve Hutchings, director of CDG, said: “We have worked with Lexington Catering for many years so we were delighted to have been chosen to work with them on this project.  Lexington’s client wanted to transform the space from staff ‘canteen’ to a destination restaurant, with an enhanced food offer, enticing presentation and improved flows – both from customer and operational perspectives.”

The CDG design team created a contemporary, fresh scheme over 118 square metres, using natural finishes and materials in line with the overall design vision for the space.

The final project was at Wilberforce Primary School in London where CDG designed and installed a new kitchen and service point for the school.  The new catering facility is an extension to the existing small kitchen area, providing modern, efficient equipment throughout to deliver an enhanced food offer to pupils and staff.

Steve Hutchings said: “Our team has worked particularly hard during this challenging year to deliver high quality facilities to both new and existing clients, so it has been great to receive positive feedback from our clients.”