New Food Innovation Centre for Brakes

Rance Booth Smith are proud to announce that they have completed the first Food Innovation Centre for Brakes at their distribution centre in Reading. The brief was to create a unique visitor experience with an exhibition and display space to showcase their products and services, which also doubles up as a café bar and private meeting spaces with a theatre kitchen and a training kitchen all with an organic rustic feel.

The project has been 18 months in the making working closely with Brakes marketing department.

As visitors enter the space they immediately walk through a mock external courtyard with display carts and sky lit ceiling, through a Victorian style shopfront and into a rustic feel café bar with brick walls, wooden floor and bespoke café bar with painted metal tables and chairs.

To the left are glazed private meeting spaces with organic manifestation, acoustic ceiling panels, grass effect carpet, walnut meeting tables and state of the art AV systems.
As visitors walk further into the space they enter the theatre kitchen which has a bespoke breakfast bar where guests can sit round, watch the chefs cooking and sample the latest recipes.

To the rear of the Food Innovation Centre is a fully fitted state of the art training kitchen kit out with full stainless steel counter tops and the latest equipment. Six chef stations and a main cook station are provided to allow training courses and competitions to be run from the centre. Also included is a large chiller unit and prep room with wash up area and office.

Both the training kitchen and theatre kitchen have state of the art AV systems and video screening for demonstration purposes.

Other areas include changing rooms, storage and toilets.

The result is a very exciting interesting space that engages visitors from the moment they go through the entrance.

The fit out contractors were Ultimate Commercial Interiors.

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