Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Early British Success at Winter Olympics

PKL Group have successfully completed the installation and handover of the temporary catering facilities for the Athletes Village dining complexes in both Whistler and Vancouver for the forthcoming Winter Olympic Games.

PKL, the Portable Kitchen and catering equipment hire specialists who operate from Bishops Cleeve, just outside of Cheltenham began designing the kitchen and dining complexes in August 2008 and have had a permanent project team stationed in Canada since July 2009 working on the build, installation and maintenance of both facilities.

The two, 4000m2 kitchen and tented dining complexes will be used to cater for around 8,000 competitors, officials and staff taking part in Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which commences on 12th February. All of the kitchen and servery equipment used in the two dining halls has been transported from PKL in the UK and will return to the company once the Games have finished.

PKL Group are no strangers to undertaking projects of this scale, having supplied similar facilities to the last three summer Olympic Games, including Beijing 2008, where the company's equipment was used to serve over 200,000 meals per day.

During a recent visit to see the facilities in Canada, Company Directors Chris Irving, Peter Schad and Lee Vines found the time to visit delegates from Sochi, to begin discussion about the Winter Olympics in 2014. Sochi in Russia, which coincidently is twinned with Cheltenham, was awarded the event in 2007 and has already begun preparations for staging the next Winter Games.

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