PKL has supplied a KitchenPod to Frosts Garden Centre at Millets Farm. The quick and cost-effective solution has enabled the garden centre to improve the performance of their on-site café and offer a wider range of food.
Frosts Garden Centre at Millets Farm required a quick and cost-effective solution to enable them to take the operation of their on-site café operation in house, and offer a wider range of food. As a family-oriented site, Frosts recognised that improving their café facilities would help attract customers and provide a valuable extra revenue stream.
The previous catering contractor prepared and pre-cooked meals off-site, and then reheated them one at a time in the café, limiting its capabilities. Frosts decided that the best option would be to convert their existing food regeneration space into a dishwash area and additional servery space, and install a KitchenPod linked to the building. They also created additional seating areas to increase the café’s capacity.
The KitchenPod will enable the garden centre’s café to produce hot food on site and greatly expand their menu. Simon O’Shea, the garden centre’s Catering Operations Manager said,
“We bought the KitchenPod because of the convenience of getting everything we need in one managed package. It suited our needs down to the ground. This was much better than building a new kitchen from scratch and was much more convenient. We’ve budgeted to double the sales of the cafe based on the fact that we can produce the food straight away, right on the doorstep. It’s enabling us to improve our menu so we can increase the spend per head as well. It should pay for itself in no time.”
Frosts Garden Centre
Single Unit KitchenPod
To enable garden centre to extend their dining area and improve their kitchen