AT ASHRIDGE HOUSE
CLIENT: The Bakehouse at Ashridge House
PROJECT LOCATION: Berkhamsted
The Bakehouse at Ashridge House is a brand-new cafe located in a quintessential courtyard within the stunning surroundings of Ashridge House in Berkhamsted.
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After lockdown, with people socialising outside, the team at Ashridge House realised the potential of having a cafe within their grounds to provide refreshments for visitors enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Ashridge House. After providing a temporary solution, the cafe was so well received by their visitors that they planned to make it a permanent feature, named The Bakehouse.
Vision Commercial Kitchens designed the kitchen for the cafe, which was located in a new room within the building. The client was conscious of taking their carbon footprint into account when choosing equipment, and so the equipment provided was all electric including an induction hob.
Equipment chosen included an MKN cookline - combis, solid top, fryer and induction hob; Foster coldrooms and cabinets and Partridge ventilation. Vision's work also included the vinyl flooring and whiterock cladding.
The project took place as lockdown restrictions were being relaxed and so there were site restrictions due to covid as well as the complexities of carrying out a project within a listed building.
As the restaurant is located within the original building, the client wanted the restaurant interiors to reflect a rustic, contemporary style to complement the age of the building, which they have achieved to a high standard.
The kitchen and restaurant have been incredibly successful since their opening and provides a well-received facility within the beautiful surroundings of Ashridge House.
"I have been working closely with Vision Commercial Kitchens over the past twenty years, and once again the team has delivered a first class kitchen and bespoke Bakehouse cafe. The attention to detail on design and project management was impeccable."
- Paul Patterson, F&B Head Chef, Ashridge House