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Creating a kitchen for the Hansells Food Group was a challenge we enjoyed at commercialkitchens.nz.


Here were Hansells (the food experts) asking us (the commercial kitchen experts) for a new cafeteria kitchen to provide meals for their 130 strong workforce, and our team were more than happy to work with them to make a space that was functional with a little bit of fancy.

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Client: Hansells Food Group


Location: Penrose, Auckland


Date: September 2014


Services Provided: Full Turnkey Package: including Design, Building Alteration, Installation, Project Managament, Commisioning and Staff Training.




Our Challenge

Hansells were expanding their Penrose factory and required their area set aside for a café to be fitted out.


Our designers designed a well thought out kitchen which required no major changes to existing services. An innovative approach to the counter area greatly enlarged the usable kitchen area and the dirty dish return saved staff time.





Our Solution

With a tight deadline, timing was crucial - and even more so when there was a need for extra building work to be done.  But work on the kitchen was started on the planned date, and Hostservice along with their contracting team were able to complete the job within the time frame allowed.


Joinery units and stainless steel benching was fitted. Cooking line and dishwashing equipment was installed, commissioned and ready for use, along with the counter top display cabinets and refrigeration, and the kitchen was up and running by the set deadline.


Hostservice enjoyed the challenge of the canteen/cafeteria at Hansells and the interaction with the great team on site.




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