In with the new for Royal and Ancient Clubhouse
New Falcon cookline for iconic St Andrews building
The world-famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews is home to a very busy cafe and dining area. The existing cooking equipment started to fail and was beyond repair so Graham Clark, Catering Manager, started looking about for replacement equipment, discussing the options with Grangemouth-based Main Contract Services.
A visit to the Falcon factory was swiftly organised, which included spending time looking at all the various products in the extensive Falcon showroom, where the new F900 Series impressed, and receiving a demo on different types of equipment in the development kitchen.
Graham was keen to try out the F900 equipment, but was also a fan of Falcon’s Dominator Plus induction ranges and Infinity fryers, both of which can be found across the St Andrews estate. The solution was to install a mixture of equipment, with the cookline comprising a G9581CR chrome griddle, G9460 chargrill, 2 x E3914i induction ranges and 2 x Infinity fryers.
“St Andrews Links Trust has Falcon equipment in all our clubhouse kitchens and it has proven reliable, durable and excellent value for money.” said Graham. “All the chefs love the speed and control offered by the induction products and the infinity fryers are a must to keep up with demand for our fish and chips. F900 equipment really looks and feels exceptional, so we really wanted some of this in the kitchen too. The service offered by Falcon has always been first-class too so for us there was never any thought of changing to a different manufacturer.”