Members of the All England Club have been enjoying hospitality served from a brand new kitchen at Wimbledon this week following a herculean effort to upgrade the catering facilities ahead of the start of the Championships.
The world-renowned venue required catering facilities across two areas of The Members’ Brasserie, with a high standard expected to reflect the prestigious location.
Work was undertaken across the main kitchen and bar area of the brasserie, with Chester-based C&C Catering Equipment appointed to manage the project, which involved ripping out the old kitchen and storing the equipment that was to be re-used and re-installed.
Brands on the project included Rational, Thermodyne and Falcon, while the distributor’s sister company C&C Catering Fabrications provided all the stainless steel fabrication. Alan Brockington Catering Design served as the consultant on the scheme.
Careful time management was essential to ensure facilities were completed and operational leading up to Wimbledon, which is the most prestigious event in the club’s calendar.
Challenges on the project included ensuring all deliveries took place before 10am, and the added requirement of removing the existing facilities and making sure storage was coordinated for the items being re-installed.
Sam Clarke, project manager at Overbury, the main contractor, said: “It’s good to hear from the consultant and head of food and drink for the club, how much they liked the space and the quality of product we have provided. It’s even better to know what we have provided almost sets the benchmark for what other projects should be aspiring to on the estate.”