Case study

Spiegeltent

Kitchen Infrastructure Supplied to Christmas at the Spiegeltent

Client:

Picnic Catering and Handmade Events

Requirement:

Catering infrastructure support for two residencies over the festive period in Bristol and Liverpool

Supplied:

Cold rooms, combi ovens, bratt pans, tabling, turbofan ovens, flight dishwashing units, jack stands, six burners

PKL and Lowe have been fantastic, their products have been really really good and are exactly what we want. They turn up and deliver the kitchen and cold rooms on time and if there’s ever a problem they come down and they fix it.

Christmas at the Spiegeltent has been operating in Bristol for seven years. It uses a beautiful Belgian Spiegeltent – a circular wooden temporary building adorned with mirrors and stained glass windows.

The first shows saw 200 patrons sitting down for food and some cabaret acts. Now, 1,000 guests enjoy a high-quality three-course meal and a full evening’s entertainment from some of the country’s top cabaret acts.

The event has grown to be such a success that the team behind it decided to launch a sister event in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle in November 2019.

After working with PKL in 2018, the Spiegeltent team chose to use us again in 2019 for the expansion to Liverpool.

The addition of Lowe’s large cold rooms – the biggest the team had ever used – proved perfect for the catering team’s delivery plans, using large Jackstands of pre-prepared starters and desserts. PKL’s kitchen and washup setup helped the small team to prepare and serve 1,200 customers a night throughout December, across two sites, smoothly and professionally.

Simon Davis, Director of Picnic Catering, said: “PKL and Lowe have been fantastic, their products have been really really good and are exactly what we want. They turn up and deliver the kitchen and cold rooms on time and if there’s ever a problem they come down and they fix it.”

Since PKL was acquired by Lowe in 2019, we have worked together on a large number of projects throughout the UK and around the world, and this case study illustrates how two great teams have joined together to provide one great product to serve the UK events market.

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