Portsmouth Football Club - Training Ground Kitchen
Upgrade the training ground kitchen to allow the chefs to provide top quality tailored meals to ensure the players can reach peak performance on the pitch through correct nutrition.
To convert the existing complex into a stylish canteen supported by catering equipment capable of facilitating healthy cooking to give the players very high quality, balanced and nutritional offering which will translating into peak performance on the pitch.
Tailor Made’s solution was turnkey and required a new upgraded extraction system, cold room, catering equipment and servery as well as aesthetically pleasing commercial grade front of house coffee and juice stations. This was a challenging project that needed to be installed around the team’s busy game schedule without causing disruption to the players needs.
The servery element of the kitchen had to be very flexible and accommodate the specific requirements of different players at different points in the training and game seasons. The ability to quickly adapt the menu is critical, we achieved this by fitting mobile counters with bain maries and hot cupboards with retractable heat lamps. These can easily be swapped around and have varying inserts available to create the ideal serving environment and plenty of flexibility within the menu.
We also fitted a chilled multi deck, heated plate dispensers and a steel island all in a blue powder coated finish which matches the club theme. This kitchen can also service the adjacent public facing café and features two passes which allows a small kitchen team to service both arms of the PFC business.
This project was the first step towards a full stadium redevelopment which is being driven via American investors and also the ambitious PFC board.