CHESTER based C&C Catering Equipment has joined forces with other leading foodservice firms Tricon and Unox UK to upgrade the café at London homeless charity Crisis. They got together to donate and install free of charge a new convection oven when the existing unit failed.
Tricon, through their involvement with the BIFM Catering and Hospitality Special Interest Group, has been working for nine months with Jeremy Wood and the catering team at Crisis to help them build their links within the industry.
Crisis operates three cafés in London, Oxford and Newcastle which provide a route into work for homeless people and ex-offenders by offering practical hospitality and catering training programmes.
After discussion with Tricon’s Paul Greenwood, Crisis identified what they needed and C&C’s Paul Parry and Unox’s Gary Nunn put their heads together to source the correct oven for the task.
Jeremy Wood: “The oven really does make a difference to the operation of our kitchen and improves the product which we are delivering to customers.
“Both of these things will feed into us remaining a competitive and sustainable operation allowing us to continue to support our trainees into employment. So a big thank-you to all involved for the generous donation.”
C&C’s Project Director Paul Parry commented “We’re always glad to support a variety of charities at C&C, and are pleased to have been able to be involved with this worthwhile cause.”
Gary Nunn, Managing Director at Unox UK added “Well done to everyone involved. It is great to know that people in our industry have the heart to support others that are less fortunate and we are delighted to be able to contribute in some way.”