On Friday 26th November 2017 Brakes launched their brand new, state-of-the-art, innovation kitchen and training centre at their distribution centre in Reading.
Designed by RBS Architects, the brief was to create a unique visitor experience with an exhibition and display space to showcase their products and services, that also doubles up as a café bar and private meeting spaces with a Theatre Kitchen and a Training Kitchen.
The entrance features a mock external courtyard with display carts and a sky lit ceiling tiles, through a Victorian style shopfront and into a rustic feel café bar with brick walls, wooden floor and bespoke café bar with painted metal tables and chairs.
Opposite, are glazed private meeting spaces with feature manifestation, acoustic ceiling panels, grass effect carpet, walnut meeting tables and state of the art AV Systems.
As visitors walk further into the space they entre the Theatre Kitchen which has a bespoke breakfast bar for guests to watch the chefs cook and sample the latest recipes. This accompanies the state-of-the-art training kitchen with stainless steel counter tops and the latest equipment. Six chef stations and a main cook station are provided to allow training courses and competitions to be run from the centre.
Both kitchens are fully fitted with AV Systems and Video Screening throughout other areas of the centre and for demonstration videos.
Posted November 28, 2017