With a busy brasserie, fine-dining restaurant and a host of lavish events held throughout the year, Chef Andrew Scott and his brigade at Oxfordshire’s Sudbury House Hotel, have a task on their hands keeping up with customer demand at the highly popular, newly refurbished Grade II listed property.
With previous experience in the Michelin-starred kitchens of L’Enclume and The Curlew, turning tables, keeping standards high and customers satisfied is something that comes naturally to Andrew. Recently, his kitchen team has been aided in their quest for perfection by the introduction of Hobart’s class leading AUPS-10A hood type warewasher – helping take the strain of the daily 8am to midnight grind.
“We’ve only had the machine for two months and you can see such a difference already,” said Andrew, “the build quality, it feels stronger, more robust – the way it’s washing stuff – everything just comes out a lot cleaner.”
The AUPS-10A is one of the most economically efficient hood-type machines on the market, benefitting from Hobart’s revolutionary PERMANENT-CLEAN filter system which directly pumps all the soil carried into the machine out of the dishwasher. This means that dirty plates can be stacked directly in the rack removing the need for manual pre-washing.
“It’s quicker, cleaner and really intelligent too. We’re massively impressed with the whole thing.”
Andrew says that Sudbury House’s previous warewasher was finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the pace of kitchen life and the demands he and his team were putting on it. “We regularly have 60 breakfast covers, which doubles at weekends. Restaurant 56, our fine dining concept offers a 10-course tasting menu which eats up tableware and cutlery and, this year alone, we have 33 weddings with 100+ guests. The previous machine gave us seven years, but we felt we needed something tougher to keep up.
“Some sites will try to cut corners, but we felt that it was important to invest in a quality as in the long run you will always see the benefits. Thankfully, with Hobart, that was the case.”