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John Downman, international project director

Kitchen design firm Tricon hails director’s landmark achievement

Kitchen design firm Tricon hails director’s landmark achievement

One of the UK largest specialist foodservice consultancies is marking the pearl anniversary of its international projects manager. John Downman, who has been with the company for 30 years, became a director of the business in 2003 and now leads the initial strategic development for a multitude of high profile projects internationally and oversees the

Precision Revit Configurator

Precision takes the pain out of BIM kitchen design by backing ‘winning Revit format’

Refrigeration manufacturer Precision has created Revit versions of all its models to make it easier for operators to design kitchens using its products.   The move follows consultation with customers and business partners, and comes as awareness grows around Building Information Modelling (BIM), the 3D model-based process that is increasingly shaping commercial kitchen projects. Revit

The Counter 1

£20m LA burger concept is all about kitchen speed

A property development firm that is investing £20m to bring a Los Angeles ‘build-your-own-burger’ concept to the UK has just opened the first of what will be a chain of restaurants. Daniel Johns Group, which acquired the master franchise licence to open ‘The Counter’ restaurants throughout England and Scotland, has launched the first UK store

Inamo kitchen

Inamo group insists iPad ordering is not an issue for kitchen operations

Restaurant group Inamo is still able to maintain efficient and effective kitchen operations in spite of iPad ordering systems, which can often place added pressure on chefs and equipment. The Sushi chain said it has not had to adapt any of its kitchen kit and is able to run a smooth operation, even with guests

Caffia

Caffia London showroom to feature in ‘go-to’ design event

Commercial coffee machine supplier Caffia will showcase some of the industry’s latest innovations at this month’s Clerkenwell Design Week.   The London coffee machine supplier’s showroom of bean to cup coffee machines and professional espresso coffee machines will on the ‘showroom trail’ again this year. Clerkenwell is perhaps the most important design and creative district in

Mike Coldicott, managing director

DESIGN FOR LIFE: The future of kitchens through the eyes of Europe’s top design consultancy

If you hear Mike Coldicott referring to himself and his counterparts as ‘translators’ or ‘interpreters’ it’s not because they offer a sideline service in helping customers brush up on their French or decipher tricky phrases in Italian. Their specialist skill involves collating the information they are given, using terminology their clients understand and delivering an

Precision Refrigeration at Festa sul Prato

Kitchen could have been a busted flush for restaurant that was once a toilet

The owner of an Italian restaurant located in a former park toilet has told of his quest to find the slimmest equipment on the market due to the size limitations placed upon his kitchen.   Martin Hoenle, owner of Festa sul Prato in Deptford’s Folkestone Gardens, was left with only a small area to fit

Kitchen design

Tricon boss says future kitchen design will call for compromise

A more unorthodox approach to traditional kitchen design will be necessary in future as operators increasingly adopt ambitious business models and take on sites in challenging settings, a leading foodservice design consultant has suggested.       Mike Coldicott, managing director of Tricon Foodservice Consultants, the largest kitchen consulting practice in Europe, said there was no question

The Grain Store Café and Bar, Gatwick Airport 1

Restaurant with first airside kitchen window off to a flyer

A restaurant boasting the first airside window into a commercial kitchen at any UK airport is turning over 1,500 covers a day just six months since its launch. The Grain Store Café and Bar at Gatwick Airport made history when it launched this year as the design and build project incorporated the installation of a

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