Torbay Retirement Villages needed the latest in high tech HACCP compliant kitchens to supply 4,000 meals per day to their aged care residents and surrounding client base including: the aged care facility, Hervey Bay Surgical Centre (hospital), Mantra Resort, The Village Caterer, Parklands Retirement Haven and other convention and community groups. Moving hot and cold meals which arrive in perfect condition requires considerable planning and investment in specialised equipment.
Aged Care Design
The commercial kitchen of Torbay Aged Care & Retirement Village follows a stringent cook-chill process using blast chillers and combi ovens. Food boxes that can carry both hot and cold foods without losing more than 1 degree Celsius per hour were essential to getting HACCP safe food to its destination among the aged care residents. The project includes 8 cold rooms, 3 combi ovens (capacity of 70 gastronorm trays at once), 2 x 8 burner cooktops, grill plate and char grill, 2 steam kettles and 8 basket deep fryers. There are separate areas for food prep, specialised catering, separate cold and dry storage, delivery and wash down. The commercial kitchen of Torbay Aged Care & Retirement Village was designed to strictly comply with Australia’s food safety standards.
Students work in rows of stainless steel benches with fabricated sinks and splashbacks. These corrosion resistant benches are equipped with induction cooktops and convection ovens. Cold storage equipment and passthrough dishwashers have been installed on both sides of the training kitchen. Students don’t just learn how to cook — they also learn hygienic practices in a commercial kitchen.
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Commercial Kitchen Equipment Specification
Friginox blast chillers/freezers, Skope undercounter fridges, Skope upright freezer, Robot Coupe blixers, Robot Coupe food processors, Robot Coupe Gold top mixers, Blue Seal deep fryer, Blue Seal salamander, Cleveland kettles, Mareno 6 burner ranges, Mareno chargrill, Mareno grill, Rational combi ovens, Comenda pot washer, Winterhalter rack conveyor