Situated in Belgravia London is Muse, Tom Aikens’ latest restaurant to open its doors. Muse has 25 covers, and provides an intimate dining experience in iconic surroundings. The food consists of 6 or 10 course taster menus, served with delicious seasonal ingredients. The food is inspired by key stories from Mr Aikens’ life, full of nostalgia and love, to make the dining experience extra special.
The kitchens at Muse have been designed and installed by Advance Catering, who fulfilled the brief of providing up to date kitchens using all the latest technologies, whilst providing the equipment needed in all the right places. Muse’s open plan kitchens allows customers to see in full view the magic happening within. There is a hot food and a cold food service kitchen on site, which perfectly accommodates the needs of the restaurant.
Muse has a series of both drawer and door Precision units in its two kitchen areas. “The fridges look great, they are easy to clean and use, and they perform well,” comments Mr Aikens. “We chose Precision because it is the leading name in refrigeration, and it is important to get these pieces of equipment right, as they are vital in any kitchen.”
Mr Aikens chose products that provided him with the flexibility to store both refrigerated and frozen ingredients. He has a series of Precision variable temperature drawers that can be changed from a fridge and freezer, all in one space.
“We like the variable temperature drawers,” says Mr Aikens. “It’s great because we can flip them over between fridge and freezer if we need to, and it provides us with added flexibility.”
The variable temperature units can be stacked, and house a GN2/1 drawer format, which is perfect when space is at a premium, but still provides bulk storage in the heart of the kitchen.
“Our show fridge, is the meat ageing wall cabinet,” says Mr Aikens. “It looks great, and the meat tastes amazing. It’s a clever way of using the limited space we have, and provides an important asset to the kitchen.”
On the drinks side, Muse also has one of Precision’s bottle coolers in its bar area. “It holds perfect temperature, runs well and I really like the adjustable shelves, which gives us more choice in the drinks we provide to our customers,” adds Mr Aikens.
Muse works closely with British suppliers and farmers who support the restaurant’s passion for using great locally sourced product. “We needed a supplier of equipment that sources components ethically, as well as reducing energy consumption,” adds Mr Aikens. “Precision is very conscious about continually reducing the amount of power its fridges uses, and is always developing its products to save customers money. This strategy completely supported our goals at Muse and its historic location.”
“Precision offers a very flexible range of equipment that works well for us. Muse does not have large kitchen areas, and both Advance Catering and Precision found the right solutions to give us what we needed, in the space provided. I am very happy with the end result, and I would definitely choose Precision over any other brand of refrigeration equipment again.”
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