Schools need to be capable of clearing their catering set-up at the drop of a hat, using dining space for other activities, while still being able to dish up good food to staff and children.
Stockport Grammar School’s dining area is a hive of activity, catering to the breakfast and lunchtime rushes on a daily basis for almost 1,700 staff and pupils. As the school’s central hub, it is also used for extra-curricular events.
“The units that we had were coming to the end of their lives,” says Kathy Gosling, Stockport Grammar School’s catering manager. “Some were nearly 30 years old, and others were over 20, so we decided that now was the time to change things around and modernise.” Kathy consulted with catering equipment supplier Stephensons, who recommended Moffat.
She continued: “The brief to Moffat was that, because we have children here from across such a wide spread of ages, having different heights on the counters would make them serviceable for all of them. Children notice absolutely everything, there’s nothing really getting past them. They’ve been chatting away about the new units with their colours, and how they like it all, and how they could now always see what they were ordering.”