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How can nwce help?

Our catering engineers have years of experience under their belt when it comes to working within the public sector, including within universities. NWCE are able to carry out maintenance, servicing and equipment installations, whatever your commercial kitchen may need. 


We have knowledge that is unparalleled within the foodservice industry and that means that we understand that most kitchens in the public sector require more attention and an in-depth service due to the above average usage. We also appreciate that most servicing and maintenance will need to be carried out around working and catering hours. That’s why NWCE have a dedicated out of hours service team for commercial kitchen requirements.

Public sector university kitchens

The high level of daily usage means that it is so important to have some sort of maintenance plan in place. It means that if there are ever any problems, you’re more than likely to catch them before they create any major issues in the kitchen. 

NWCE’s public sector catering kitchen services are second to none. We’re dedicated to offering the most efficient and professional kitchen services to ensure your experience with us runs smoothly.

University Kitchen Design:

Above all, the foundation of an efficient university kitchen lies in its design. Universities need kitchens that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical and functional. A well-designed university kitchen enhances productivity and contributes to an overall positive culinary experience.

Given the scale and complexity of university kitchens, adopting commercial kitchen solutions is imperative. This involves the incorporation of industrial-grade appliances, advanced ventilation systems, and ergonomic layouts that streamline the cooking process. Commercial kitchen solutions for universities are designed to handle large volumes of food production efficiently and maintain the highest standards of hygiene.

Selecting the right kitchen equipment is crucial in achieving efficiency and maintaining quality standards. From state-of-the-art ovens and refrigeration units to energy-efficient appliances, academic institution kitchen equipment should align with the scale and needs of the university. Additionally, investing in durable and easy-to-maintain equipment ensures longevity and cost-effectiveness.

Campus Culinary Facilities:

Campus culinary facilities encompass a broad spectrum of spaces, from traditional dining halls to grab-and-go stations and coffee shops. The design of these facilities should promote a sense of community, encourage social interaction, and cater to diverse dietary preferences. Additionally, incorporating sustainable practices in the design of campus culinary facilities aligns with the increasing emphasis on eco-friendly initiatives in higher education.

Institutional kitchen planning involves careful consideration of space utilisation, workflow optimisation, and compliance with safety regulations. Efficient traffic flow, proper zoning for different kitchen functions, and strategic placement of storage areas are crucial elements in institutional kitchen planning. This comprehensive approach ensures that the kitchen operates seamlessly, thus meeting the demands of a university environment.

Most importantly, the design of food service areas in colleges goes beyond the kitchen itself. It also includes planning and organising spaces for food display, serving counters, seating arrangements, and even waste disposal. A well-thought-out college food service design ensures smooth traffic flow, minimises waiting times, and creates an inviting atmosphere that enhances the overall dining experience.

Commercial Kitchen Design

Higher Education Kitchen Layouts:

Higher education kitchen layouts should be adaptable to the specific needs of the institution. Whether it’s a large-scale dining hall or a smaller café, the layout should maximise efficiency and facilitate collaboration among kitchen staff. So flexible designs allow universities to adapt to changing culinary trends and technological advancements in kitchen equipment.

In fact, the dining facility is often the heart of the university’s culinary experience. The design should not only focus on functionality but also create an inviting atmosphere that encourages socialization. Comfortable seating arrangements, aesthetically pleasing decor, and innovative design elements contribute to an overall positive dining experience for university stakeholders.

Student cafeteria design should reflect the dynamic and diverse nature of the student population. Incorporating a variety of seating options, interactive food stations, and incorporating technology for convenience are essential aspects. The design should also consider the changing lifestyle trends and dietary preferences of students.

Universities: Kitchens to Meet Every Need

Hygiene and safety are non-negotiable in any kitchen design, and universities are no exception. The layout should comply with health and safety regulations, thus ensuring proper ventilation, fire safety, and sanitation. Stainless steel surfaces, antimicrobial materials, and easy-to-clean fixtures are commonly employed to maintain a high standard of cleanliness. Adequate storage solutions for perishable and non-perishable items must be integrated to prevent cross-contamination and food spoilage.

Meeting dietary preferences and restrictions is a growing concern on university campuses. A well-designed kitchen should accommodate various culinary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-free options. Flexibility in food preparation areas and customisable menu offerings empower universities to cater to the diverse tastes and dietary needs of their student body.

In recent years, sustainability has become a focal point in kitchen design across various sectors, including universities. Incorporating eco-friendly practices, such as energy-efficient appliances, waste reduction strategies, and locally sourced ingredients, aligns with the increasing emphasis on environmental responsibility. Composting systems, water-saving technologies, and the use of renewable materials contribute to creating a greener and more sustainable kitchen environment.

Kitchens for Universities

We know how frustrating it can be if anything in your university kitchen breaks down or doesn’t work as it should. That’s why NWCE offers a commercial 24-hour breakdown service. This cover means that you are able to ring us whenever and you can rest assured that one of our engineers will be with you as soon as possible. 
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