Industry Focus – Central Production Kitchens

Central Production Kitchens (CPK), or Central Production Units (CPU’s) as they are more commonly known in the industry, used for the production of individual ingredients or meals before they are sent to different locations for plating up and serving to consumers. 

Central Production Kitchen (CPU)

They are becoming increasingly popular across both the public and private sector as the benefits such as:

  • reduced waste
  • increased buying power
  • product consistency
  • reduced overheads
  • menu consistency

It has been reported that there is as much as a 10% saving in food purchasing alone.

Academy chains, hospitals, restaurant chains, universities and food manufacturers across the UK are all using a CPU system to their advantage by decreasing their onsite costs, minimising costs of menu development and plugging any skills shortage.  It has been reported that there is as much as a 10% saving in food purchasing alone.

A CPU is a very different operation from a normal on-site commercial kitchen in that it resembles a manufacturing facility with larger:

Cook:Chill are independent suppliers of commercial catering and refrigeration equipment. We have access to varied range of preparation, prime cooking and warewashing equipment and can offer both standard and bespoke modular cold room, freezer room, blast chiller and blast freezer designs. From a single piece of catering equipment to a full commercial kitchen fit out we have the experience to provide you with the best solution for your business. With time taken to understand exactly what you require so that we can provide the right solution. 

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