Taking Theatre kitchen to a new level

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    Dawnvale have been involved with the Chaophraya family from its early beginnings 5 yrs ago, so it’s no surprise that the experienced Bar and Fit Out team at their Head Office in Manchester were given a brief to test their true skills.‘The kitchen has to look like your own; expectations are high and it has to be superbly finished – like a Porsche. The kitchen is on full view, even the behind counter so it needs to look sexy, oh… and please confirm this will be perfect!’

    This was no surprise given the precise detail achieved on the previous parent Restaurant Chaophraya. Having successfully worked on the first Chaophraya in Manchester 5 yrs ago, then onto Chaophraya Liverpool to create a unique Royal Thai Fine Dining Cuisine restaurant, and currently a further refurbishment program in Manchester underway, the benchmark had been set. In conjunction with Chaophraya, Liverpool also featured Palm Sugar Lounge Bar which equally set high standards for a complementary theme and interior bar finish.

    The new Chaobaby at the Trafford Centre appear to be raising the standards again, but the bespoke design and brief was an exciting challenge. As specialists in the leisure industry for over 25yrs Dawnvale take a bespoke approach on any project. It’s essential the expected day to day operations are taken on board along with the aesthetics, as is the budget and timescales; this is where Dawnvale come into their own, saving crucial time, value engineering and providing commercial experience to the scheme. The results speak for themselves.

    What did we do?

    Dawnvale took the theatre kitchen to a new level: Royal Thai cuisine cooked in bespoke woks and served from invisible induction technology. We manufactured and installed a bespoke ‘U’ shape Granite Servery counter with a hidden induction system, including Teppanyaki hot plates, Noodle Cookers and copper chafing dishes.

    We installed a fully fitted commercial kitchen including a gas cook line incorporating Woks, Fryers, Grills and large bespoke canopy; designed and installed a Walk-in freezer room, wash up area and preparation section with comprehensive ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration throughout.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.10.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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