Located in the idyllic countryside of County Wexford and overlooking the Irish Sea, the Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel is one of the best hotels in Ireland. Visitors can enjoy a choice of spa treatments, a round of golf or explore the beautiful countryside.
With a range of dining options available for guests, the hotel serves an average of 1,200 covers every week. During the summer it can reach a peak of 600 every Saturday.
Recently the hotel expanded its main restaurant to cope with demand, to provide space for 170 diners in total, as well as completely refurbishing the kitchens with new equipment.
The work was carried out by Brodericks of Dublin. Sales manager Gareth Byrne explains, “The hotel had outgrown itself, the kitchen needed to be modernised. They wanted an open plan, theatre style kitchen and a one-piece cook line. Being in front of the guests it had to look good, and given the high pressure at peak times, it had to be able to cook food fast. The Falcon F900 range was the ideal choice.”
Falcon’s F900 range is a complete range of professional cooking appliances, which features the innovative Dynamic Link System (DLS)*. This is a new concept that allows appliances to be tightly joined together in any order. It combines the looks and hygienic convenience of a one-piece island suite with the flexibility of a modular system.
The cookline at Seafield features a 4-burner range, an induction hob, a chargrill, two fryers, a pasta cooker, a rise and fall electric salamander and in-fill tables.
Rita Barcoe, operations director at Seafield, is delighted with the new equipment. “The Falcon cookline looks great, it’s very contemporary,” she says. Not only does it look good, it works hard too. “When you’re catering for larger numbers you need equipment that’s reliable,” says Rita. “It’s already proven that it can keep up with our demand at busier times.”
The F900 range is designed for use in the toughest environments. Constructed with culinary grade stainless steel using state of the art techniques including laser cutting and projection welding, the products in the range are hard-wearing yet attractive enough to be placed front-of-house if required – combining form with function.
The Dynamic Linking System also makes cleaning easier, as it removes gaps that grease or debris could otherwise get into. “Our executive chef, Susan Lacey, is really pleased with how easy it is to clean,” Rita explains. “Anything that reduces downtime is a real boon.”
*Patent pending, application no. GB 1511389.7