Emergency Response Kitchen for School
Monday March 12th, 2018
Last week during the freeze, a Girls Preparatory School experienced an issue with burst pipes in the ceiling above their kitchen. The burst pipes ruined the entire kitchen facility, leaving it inaccessible.
The school contacted Dawsongroup kitchens, having researched that we could provide an emergency response kitchen. With their kitchen out of use, the school had a short term plan for providing school meals over the next two days.
Once a full understanding of the school’s requirements was gained over the phone with equipment detailed, a full quote was sent, allowing the school to liaise with their insurance company to ensure viability.
Dave Hill, Installations Manager, conducted a site survey the following morning, as it was apparent that the install wasn’t going to be straight forward. Once a plan of action had been formed, Dave took the opportunity to speak with their electrician and maintenance team, ensuring everyone was fully aware of the requirements of the delivery and install.
With a green light given from both the school catering team and the loss adjuster, contracts were exchanged. The Installations Team at Dawsongroup sprang into action, preparing the temporary kitchen and installing all of the agreed equipment. Meanwhile the operations team arranged the transportation of the kitchen, a direct delivery of gas bottles to the school site and relevant commissioning. With all the arrangements made, the kitchen was delivered and installed the next morning.
In less than 48 hours from initial enquiry through to delivery and installation, the kitchen was ready to cater for the school pupils.