Queen Ethelburga’s College – KEB Catering Facility

Contract Length – 6 Months
Contract Value – £1,000,000.00 + VAT
Contract Scope – Production kitchen to serve 800 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with the additional capability to serve functions, outside catering and act as a ‘back-up’ for the main school kitchen.

Marshall Catering Equipment were tasked with the design and installation of a catering facility to provide 800 meals per sitting (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as offering flexibility of catering for functions, outside catering and offering back-up for the main school kitchen.

In order to do so, we designed the facility with the assistance of the catering team on-site and split the facility into areas over two floors, serviced by a heavy-duty goods lift.

The store area was split into chilled, frozen and dry goods, in addition to these areas we designed a “disposables and general store area” to take the pressure off the other storerooms across campus. The store areas were situated on the first floor of the facility, along with the preparation kitchen.

The preparation kitchen was designed to produce all sandwiches, salads and desserts for lunch and evening meals as well as preparing the lion-share of the main meals, ready to be finished off in the ground floor service kitchen.

Due to the size and scale of the operation, an additional cold store was required in the ground floor service kitchen, where pre-prepared and blast chilled (from roll in combi oven trolley blast chillers) dishes are held until it’s time to finish the cooking process.

The service kitchen was comprised of two cooklines so that catering staff can get food produced as quickly and as efficiently as possible. In addition to the vast amount of catering equipment (both bespoke and modular) we were also tasked with providing ALL mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services to facilitate our installation. This included kitchen ventilation systems (ground and first floor, extract and tempered supply air), general / occupancy ventilation, gas supplies, mains cold water as well as hot flow and return pipework, LPHW system for the supply air system and all electrical circuits and outlets.

We worked alongside the principle contractor in order to meet CDM 2015 regulations and conduct the works in a safe and effective manner that meant the facility was ready to use, in time for the new school term.