Catering Equipment for School Kitchens

Abraxas – leading supplier of school kitchen appliances

With 25 years of experience in the commercial kitchen industry, we have extensive expertise designing, servicing, installing and commissioning all types of catering equipment in the education sector. We provide schools, colleges and universities alike with all the catering equipment they could possibly need, from the supply of a single appliance or the refurbishment of a current kitchen, to the complete design and fitout of a totally new installation. Abraxas is highly qualified and capable of installing the catering equipment that your school, college or university requires, both quickly and affordably.

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High-quality school cooking equipment

We offer a complete turnkey service for your school kitchen design and work with all the highest-quality school kitchen equipment suppliers for your peace of mind. Our experts will discuss with your team, to consider all the relevant elements – from menu offerings and the number of staff and pupils to be catered for to your kitchen layout, design and budgetary considerations – to create your bespoke school kitchen design with CAD drawings and, where possible, 3D visualisations. Our engineers will then install the catering equipment at a time that suits you, in order to keep potential disruption to your regular services as minimal as possible. They will then go about commissioning all appliances and offering complete post-installation support in repair, service and maintenance plans to ensure the longevity of all your catering equipment and the safety of your staff.
Abraxas is CHAS and Constructionline Gold accredited and all of our engineers are F-Gas and Gas-Safe qualified, in addition to holding full DBS certification, enabling them to work on educational sites.

Quality catering and kitchen equipment for schools and education sector

Abraxas supplies an impressive range of catering equipment for schools, colleges and universities from the highest-quality brands and manufacturers to guarantee that your school or university kitchen has efficient, reliable, high-class equipment. Regardless of the size of the kitchen, we are confident in our ability to supply the catering equipment that you need for an optimal school kitchen design. We supply and install fridges and freezers, dishwashers, servery counters, ventilation and extraction systems, cooking ranges and combination ovens, cold and freezer rooms, tabling and storage solutions, in addition to a vast array of worktop appliances to facilitate your entire menu provision.

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School kitchen design and installation

At Abraxas, many of our expert team have a background in the foodservice industry, giving us greater insight into how busy kitchens should function in all types of educational environments. With many years of experience in designing and installing kitchens for schools, colleges and universities, we are a reputable and trusted company that you can be sure will fulfil your requirements to the highest specifications. We also fully appreciate that, in busy educational environments, keeping downtime to a minimum is essential. As such, we aim to schedule our installation, servicing and maintenance appointments around your timetable, at times when our work won’t interfere with your daily food production, such as evenings, weekends or during school holidays. We complete your bespoke school kitchen design in one smooth, fully managed project, handling all the details on your behalf, leaving you free to deliver an uninterrupted foodservice to your staff and students.

Abraxas creates flexible school kitchen systems with outdoor catering pods

An outdoor catering pod is a stand-alone catering facility, requiring only a water and power supply. These pods can offer an amazingly flexible addition to your current catering facilities, increasing the food provision capacity of your school’s food production system. Proving popular during the pandemic, schools and colleges have discovered the huge benefits of this versatile cabin for providing alternative menu options, preventing dining area overcrowding and promoting a healthy, outdoor eating experience for students and staff alike.

Educational establishments that have installed the catering pod are discovering the added benefits of being able to offer additional catering facilities at times when the main kitchen is unavailable, such as when sports teams meet after hours to train and compete or for other community events. Our pods offer an additional stream of income and, with additional canopies and seating, can be used flexibly all year round. Abraxas is even able to install catering pods in school colours or with decals of the school or university emblem for added personalisation. Abraxas can design and install your school kitchen catering pod in a matter of days. Our pods require minimal supply to function, meaning they are extremely flexible and can be repositioned if necessary, or added to, for extra provision or storage.

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Browse our completed school kitchens projects across the UK

Bluecoat Wollaton Catering Pod

Bluecoat Wollaton Catering Pod

Bluecoat Wollaton Catering Pod: Archway learning Trust in Nottingham approached Abraxas regarding a new catering pod for their Blucoat Wollaton site, the school needed to increase lunchtime serving capacity & provide a...

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Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology

Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology

Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology: IoTs are new, they are part of the government’s plans to reform technical training to help employers get the skilled workforce they need and offer local people rewarding...

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Little Treasures Day Nursery, Worcester

Little Treasures Day Nursery, Worcester

Site Location: Little Treasures Day Nursery, Worcester Date of Project: February 2020 Project Leader: Richard Roberts Project Summary: To remove existing domestic kitchen, install new safety flooring, hygienic wall...

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Extraction and ventilation systems for school kitchens

Vital for the safety and wellbeing of staff and students alike, every school, college or university kitchen legally requires a commissioned and functioning extraction and ventilation system. Extraction and ventilation has to be installed in accordance with current Gas Safety legislation to ensure the removal of any dangerous gasses or by-products of the cooking processes, and for the reintroduction of clean air into the kitchen space. Abraxas’s skilled engineers are fully qualified for the installation and commissioning of these appliances. Up to date with all regulations and legislation, you can trust Abraxas to install your extraction and ventilation system, guaranteeing the safety of your school’s catering equipment, so you can meet all safety inspections with confidence.

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Servicing and maintenance plans for school cooking equipment

As an educational organisation responsible for providing a reliable food service, one of your main priorities is keeping your kitchen running as smoothly as possible. One of the best ways of doing this is through regular service and maintenance of your catering equipment. Indeed, faulty appliances ultimately lead to inconvenient downtime, which needs to be avoided. Abraxas offers service and maintenance packages, with our work specifically tailored to your working hours for minimal disruption. Taking out a plan will also give you peace of mind that you will be prioritised in the event of a breakdown and given that our highly skilled team is able to repair any equipment that we supply. Indeed, with many common parts carried in our vans, engineers are often able to complete the repair on first callout, saving time and removing the need for a repeat visit.

Full-service solution for school kitchens

Whether your school kitchen requires the simple replacement of a single appliance, a refurbishment or a completely new design and installation, Abraxas is confident in its ability to provide the solution.

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Reliability: Abraxas has been installing, repairing and servicing kitchen equipment since 1998 and has a long history of satisfied clients who vouch for our professional service. With a solid reputation and a strong base of repeat custom thanks to our competent customer service, Abraxas is the obvious choice when it comes to supporting your university or school with kitchen design, fitout and installation, as well as service and maintenance.

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Qualified: From F-Gas to Gas-Safe, all of our engineers are fully qualified for all the intricacies of kitchen equipment installation, as well as being able to understand and repair all of the equipment that we supply and install. In addition, all of our team hold enhanced DBS certification to allow safe working at schools, colleges and universities.

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Availability: Located in the West Midlands, Abraxas has the geographical advantage of being able to service an extremely wide stretch of the country. Most schools, colleges and universities within the main area of the country are easily accessible from our headquarters, giving you peace of mind that we can quickly reach you in the event of a breakdown.

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Creativity: Our team’s design skill and meticulous eye for detail, coupled with their safety training and qualifications, ensures that, when you trust Abraxas to design and deliver your new school kitchen design, you’ll get an end product that is safe, practical and aesthetically pleasing, making for a pleasant working environment.

Learn more about Abraxas Catering and Kitchen Equipment for Schools

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