Monday, 13 July 2015

LACA Exhibition 2015

Last week we headed off to exhibit at the LACA Main Event in Birmingham. As well as having a stand in the main exhibition, we also took one of our Food Cubes along. We stationed the Cube outside the venue, and lots of visitors followed our special treasure maps to hunt it down for a look around!

Our lucky dip treasure chest located in the Food Cube proved to be very popular, with prizes including bags of sweets, PKL goodie bags, travel mugs, Parker pens and Kindles. Three lucky people won Kindles this year – congratulations to Phillipa, Tracey and Rachel.

As always, we had a great time meeting new people and catching up with old friends, and had some great conversations about how our KitchenPods, Food Cubes and temporary kitchens can help different schools overcome a variety of catering issues.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Recent School Projects

We've installed several temporary and permanent catering facilities in schools in the last few weeks, with many schools preparing for September already. Here's a selection of photos from some school projects we've recently completed.

PKL temporary kitchen at Cavendish Primary School

Cavendish Primary School in Manchester has had a temporary kitchen and dining facility installed for 18 months while their old facilities undergo a refurbishment. The large kitchen facility has areas for preparation, production, dry and 
cold storage, and dishwashing, as well as a dining hall, toilets and staff room.

PKL Food Cube at Fairfield High School

We've also recently installed a Food Cube at Fairfield High School for Girls in Manchester. The school wanted to offer a catering facility with a more contemporary high street feel to particularly appeal to older pupils. The Cube has helped reduce queue times in the main dining hall and has taken pressure off the catering staff. It has also proven to be popular with users of the nearby sports hall, and the Cube is generating additional profits outside of normal school hours by catering for people using the sports facilities.

PKL Food Cube at Tewkesbury School

The same contract caterer also ordered another identical Food Cube for Tewkesbury School (above). They have been so pleased with the popularity and success of these first two Cubes, that they've just placed an order for a third!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Sneak Preview: Meet the Space Station!

We’re really excited to give you a sneak preview of our newest product, available to hire from PKL! Meet the Space Station – a brilliant, self-contained modular servery that allows you to set up a café facility almost anywhere.

PKL Space Station

This fantastic “café on wheels” enables you to create a food retail outlet even where there is minimal space, as the clamshell construction means that it neatly folds away after use. The servery unit’s hinge mechanism also enables it to be split into two sections for hassle-free transportation.

The integrated design allows the Space Station to be ready to trade within a matter of minutes, as all the equipment and food storage is built-in and ready to use. Simply wheel it into position, unlock the unit, unfold it, and it’s ready to go!

Features include in-built refrigeration, hot or cold food display options, lockable cupboards and an in-built service line allowing you to connect a range of other equipment such as coffee machines, panini grills, soup kettles and much more.

Available with a range of equipment to choose from, the Space Station can be designed to suit your exact requirements, and the whole unit can also be fully branded with your logo and colours.

PKL Space Station aerial view

From exhibition halls and offices to hospitals and universities, the Space Station is the perfect solution for a wide range of buildings and can be used either where there is no space for a café, or to supplement your existing facilities.

If we’ve whetted your appetite, give us a ring for a chat about how hiring a Space Station could help increase your catering revenue.