Temporary Kitchen at Care Home During Refurbishment
The Harpenden Bethesda Home in Hertfordshire needed a kitchen refurbishment, but was struggling to find a way to feed its residents and staff during the project, until they discovered PKL’s temporary kitchen solutions.
Home manager Debbie Scott contacted PKL in May about the September 2016 project, and was pleased with the personal service she received.
A PKL sales consultant visited the home and carefully walked the site with Debbie to check the space and access available, before putting together an installation plan to bring the kitchen conveniently close to the home’s dining room.
It was decided that a patio area was the best place for the Field Kitchen, and although it was a tight fit and had some challenges with access, it was nothing that the PKL delivery team couldn’t handle.
The field kitchen was delivered on time at the beginning of September without a hitch, and was soon a home from home for the Bethesda kitchen staff, letting them easily slip back into their vital work to produce 40 hot breakfasts and lunches each day. The catering equipment installed in the kitchen to fulfill the home’s requirements, performed without a hitch and allowed catering to continue without interruption during the refurbishment.
Debbie Scott said: “The all-in-one solution solved a big headache for us and it’s been really good during the hire. The cooks settled in well to their new surroundings and felt very much at home there. I don’t know how we would have managed the refurbishment without the Field Kitchen to be honest. It’s been a great solution.”