Case Study: Pro Nutrition
Dawsongroup recently completed one of its biggest projects to date; 4 interlinked and ramp accessible temporary kitchen units with 3 cold stores and 2 freeze stores. This catering complex was built for a professional nutrition company based in the North West of England. They contacted us earlier in the year about the possibility of a catering complex for an initial 52 week period. The project was on a short deadline due to increased business and the current premises not able to cope with demand. From initial contact, all plans were completed and equipment delivered ready for installation in just 6 weeks.
Due to the project's size, the planning process was intricate and 2 days after initial contact, our Sales Manager met with the company's directors on site to get a clear outline of their vision and requirements and to discuss the different layout options available to them. The scalability of our facilities were defining factors in their decision to proceed with this type of project. Being able to expand within their current premises ensured that as their business grew, they could rely on Dawsongroup to adapt their current set-up to meet immediate and future demands. A final layout was agreed, optimising production flow and complying with all Food Environment Health regulations. The client asked our Sales Manager to project manage this install, which included the co-ordination of various sub-contractors. A week prior to install, a complete walkthrough was carried out with our installations team and sub-contractors to ensure a smooth process. As with all our hires, clients are kept fully up-to-date so they can hit the ground running when their new facility is completed.
The temporary kitchens were provided by Dawsongroup temporary kitchens ltd, and each kitchen unit was used for different stages of the catering process and were seamlessly connected thanks to a custom-built platform. 4 Commander units were installed and used as production, assembly, pot wash and preparation kitchens. By assigning each kitchen a specific function, the client was able to plan their food manufacturing process in the most efficient way possible.
The chill and freeze rooms were made bespoke to the client's requirements. Being able to store ingredients nearby was imperative for the client, and the internal temperature stores provided the perfect solution. The chill store temperatures varied to accommodate meat and veg, and the entire complex complies with food health and safety regulations.
Being able to source individual items of equipment for clients is part of our comprehensive, bespoke service. For this project, we sourced 4 additional pieces of equipment including some of the very latest in catering technology. We acquired a Vario Cooking Centre 112+; able to boil, fry, and even deep fry simultaneously all in one unit, saving time and up to 40% less power consumption; a Rational SSE Whitefficiency 20-Grid Combi Oven, Henkelman Jumbo 42 Vacuum Packaging Machine with sous-vide capability and a Robot Coupe vegetable preparation machine with a choice of cutting discs.
The successful installation of the complex relied on the skills and expertise of our installations staff, who were able to complete all work to a very high standard.