PKL's KitchenPods Help Northamptonshire's School Meals Programme

By Pkl, PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CHELTENHAM, England, October 13, 2010 - PKL has supplied a total of 32 KitchenPod pre-fabricated kitchen
buildings to schools in Northamptonshire as part of the County Council's Hot
School Meals programme, designed to raise the nutritional quality of school

Northamptonshire County Council has embarked on a broad-ranging programme
to equip 62 primary schools with kitchen facilities, using a mix of
refurbishment of existing facilities, new build and PKL's KitchenPods. The
latter have proved particularly cost-effective in situations where there is
no space in the existing school buildings to site a kitchen.

Working closely with the County Council, PKL developed three sizes of
kitchen, capable of providing between 70 and 150 hot meals per day. Each is
sized to have extra capacity to account for anticipated increases in pupil
numbers. Where the KitchenPods could not be sited very close to existing
buildings, PKL has also supplied regeneration trollies to facilitate delivery
of the food to the servery and dining areas.

The County Council's Martin Hewins, who has been managing the Hot School
Meals programme, commented: "We have had a very good service from PKL and
they have been very responsive to our needs. The new kitchens have also been
well received by the staff."

PKL's KitchenPods are available in a number of different designs with a
wide choice of equipment layouts to suit each school's requirements, ranging
from regeneration of pre-prepared meals to hot production of school meals.
They can also be supplied in a range of finishes to help them blend with
existing buildings.

For further information visit

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    PKL Group (UK) Ltd
    Tel: +44(0)1242-663000

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