Wednesday, 21 July 2010

PKL kitchen maintains dining for care home residents

A temporary kitchen facility from PKL has enabled Castle View care home in Salisbury to maintain a high standard of catering for its residents during a major refurbishment project. PKL worked with the home’s management team to ensure the temporary kitchen specification would enable ‘business as usual’.

Operated by Wessex Care, Castle View has 26 residents and a minimum of eight staff at any time. Many of the residents require high-dependency nursing with specialist dietary requirements, so this had an impact on the equipment specified for the temporary kitchen.

There were some major challenges in siting the temporary kitchen and PKL managed the whole project extremely well. They also gave our kitchen staff a very clear introduction to the equipment so the kitchen as up and running very quickly. We’ve never used a temporary kitchen before but I would certainly do it again because it makes the whole process much easier,” recalled Wessex Care's Matthew Airey.

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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Scrapping BSF schemes places many schools in quandary

The news that 719 planned Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schemes are to be scrapped puts many schools in something of a quandary when it comes to maintaining catering standards, says PKL, the UK’s leading supplier of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire.

Many of these projects would have included essential upgrades to kitchens, so schools will now have to look for alternatives,” notes PKL’s Lee Vines. “And with other capital budgets also being squeezed there is a very strong case for considering capital-free alternatives such as long-term hire of equipment or entire kitchens. Using the contract hire option to procure new kitchen buildings or to replace or upgrade a current kitchen estate provides a viable alternative to capital purchase,” he adds.

PKL offers a wide choice of hire options, ranging from the ability to specify a complete kitchen equipment estate with inclusive service and maintenance, to permanent modular kitchen buildings that can be designed and configured to end user choice. The company will also work with schools to evaluate their needs, identify the best solution and explore the options that are open to them.

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