Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kitchen In The Raw

Starting with the exhaust hood area, please enjoy a clock-wise tour of the (yet unfinished) kitchen, where we'll be baking flakey, buttery and delicious pies for your enjoyment.  Please note that this building was once a *Golden Fleece* roadhouse, and was VERY rough when we acquired it. And so - here's our "diamond" in the "rough".  Use your imagination...

Here's where we'll be cooking pie fillings and then baking completely assembled pies:

Here's where we'll be keeping the baking trays on baker's trolleys:

Here's where we'll fit the underbench fridge for the storage of pie fillings.  To the right is the power box, which will be completely closed in a built-in cupboard (for the electrician's eyes only).

The back door for food delivery.  Note the piece of machinery to the right of the door? This was one of the FEW usable items left behind. It is a Pulford Air Compressor and we've made good use of it as we've built the wall frame-work (nail gun).

This is where we'll keep all the cold storage.  On the other side of the wall is a store room.

Freezer and dry storage.  On the other side of the wall are the male and female toilets.

A prep-sink and wet area will go here.  On the other side of the wall, you can see the main cafe/ gallery:

Here is the scullery (which divides the cafe serving counter from the kitchen), complete with exhaust, plumbing and drainage and waiting for stainless steel wall sheeting.

We sincerely hope you have a great imagination! 

Lights, Filters, Power

Remember this?

This is the hole it had to fit into:

Here it is now:

Can't wait to see it with the protective plastic taken off,  - lights! filters! power! Shiny stainless steel...

Monday, September 7, 2009

An Exhaust(ing) Project

For the past several weeks, the exhaust hood for the Cafe kitchen has been in design and manufacture mode in our Workshop.  We're fortunate to have the equipment to make most items needed for the Cafe, as well as the skills to make them.  Here is the Machinist on our trusty old forklift, maneuvering the hood through the 'hood - up to the Shop.  The filters and lights will be fitted when the exhaust hood is in situ in the kitchen ceiling.  Then we can start baking in a REAL commercial kitchen.