Operators in the north west of the country are set to have access to a fully functioning development kitchen opening later this week.
The Bolton-based facility is owned by catering engineering company NWCE Foodservice Equipment and was developed as part of an agreement with the government on its Northern Powerhouse Partner Program.
The kitchen has been developed and created with a range of uses in mind, with the main purpose being a kitchen and catering area for training and menu development purposes.
It will not only be open to catering managers, but chefs, design houses and distributors, clients, manufacturers and other members of the foodservice industry.
Like any commercial kitchen, it can be used for menu development and staff training for restaurant operators that don’t want to close their own working kitchens.
The kitchen is also open to public sector foodservice entities including schools, colleges, Universities and government-backed companies.
A mezzanine area above the kitchen contains two separate office spaces and flexi space that can be used as a break area or for conferences or private meetings.
All of these areas will be available to use from Friday 28 February and can be booked via NWCE Foodservice Equipment’s website.
Justin Bailey, business development manager at NWCE Foodservice Equipment, said: “We’re so proud of the work that has gone into creating the ‘Northern Powerhouse Kitchen’ and we’re all so excited to allow our fellow colleagues within the foodservice industry to use and benefit from it.
“We’re also going to be working with all sorts of charities to make a difference within our local community and further afield.”