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Devon restaurant rises from the ashes with Charvet’s help

Charvet suite at Thatched Tavern, Torquay

A Devon restaurant closed due to a kitchen fire has reopened after a successful renovation with the help of commercial kitchen equipment manufacturer Charvet.

The Thatched Tavern in Torquay was closed in September of last year after a kitchen fire damaged much of the ground floor.

Now, the traditional Devon pub and restaurant is back in business after extensive repair work.

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The Maidencombe establishment brought in GS Group to handle the project, which in turn selected Charvet as its brand of choice for the kitchen.

Head chef Liam Murray said: “Fruition managed the whole project from the ground up and did a fantastic job. They chose GS Group to handle the kitchen design and equipment specification and together we sat down to look at the options.

“I am a big fan of Charvet. Having worked in London hotels and restaurants for several years, I knew from experience that Charvet is built like a tank, nothing ever went wrong. It is reliable, efficient and consistent in terms of heat output.

“From my point of view the key points are consistency in performance and quality of workmanship. If you look after it, it will last forever.

“What surprised me is how price-competitive the Charvet equipment proved to be. It really is excellent value for money and I love it.

“I must also say that it was great to work with GS Catering Equipment and director Karl Jones. There have been no issues to deal with during the design and installation; GS delivered exactly what they said and have not put a foot wrong.”

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