Soft play to Fish & Chips
KFE are proud to have recently
supplied a 4 Pan Kiremko high efficiency wall range into The Fish Works in
Largs. Owners Ross and Tiffany Irvin run a few kiosks at the beach in
Scotland’s West Coast town, the businesses have been in the family for over 40 years.
At that time Largs was a popular holiday destination so the Irvin family's
child's play kiosk was a must for children, however times change and so did
they; converting it to a quality Fish & Chip Shop. We asked Ross what made
them make that decision and why they decided to choose KFE as the company to
have a passion for good food and when we decided to change the sweet shop and
soft play area into something different, fish and chips, given our location on
the promenade, seemed the natural choice.
used to travel far and wide on our days off to visit really good fish and chip
shops up and down the country. We then though it would be great if we could
have our own up market fish and chip shop. We have been in catering our whole lives,
however, fish and chips was something neither of us had ever done before. It
was going to be a challenge but one that we were both eager to take on.
got in touch with a number of frying range companies and our very first meeting
was with KFE’s Gordon Hillan. We really clicked with Gordon and loved his ideas
for the shop and range. He quickly grasped the vision we had for the shop and
what our aims were. From there things progressed and on we were having meetings
with architects and builders and we were consulting Gordon the whole way. He
was even present at some meetings himself!
became apparent very quickly that KFE were an impressive firm and could give us
exactly what we were looking for. It was great to call on his vast experience
of the industry to answer all the questions we had. I doubt there's much Gordon
doesn't know about fish and chips! In fact, I’m still phoning him to this day
with various queries and we’ve been open for over two months now. I’m surprised
he hasn't blocked my number! He’s always happy to help though. After thoroughly
researching other frying range manufacturers the quality and experience of KFE
really shone through.
that we got down to configuring the range which was made easier with a trip to
the very impressive QBtech Factory in Woerden, Holland. There we were able to
see how the ranges were made and meet the people who design, build and ship
them. Which, as a prospective buyer, was fantastic.
installation process went very smoothly for us. We were informed at all times
when the range would arrive and what needed to be in place for when it did. We
couldn't have asked for any more than what we received. The whole process was
handled very professionally.
had the privilege of attending KFE’s School of Frying Excellence in Market
Deeping which really set us in good stead for commencing our journey into the
Fish and chip industry. To have been taught everything to do with running a
successful fish and chip business by people who themselves, have run multi
award winning shops and restaurants was invaluable to us.
have been open for around nine weeks now and things have been going really well
for us. We have been nominated for two Dine In awards for Best Fish and Chips
and Best Newcomer Takeaway and have made it into the final top ten for both
categories. The weather has been kind to us overall and we have enjoyed some
sunny spells which has let us really see what a KFE range is capable of.
are now looking to the future and hoping things carry on as well as they
started for us, we are hoping to bring home an award at the Dine In awards and
even get our name known at the National Fish and Chip Awards. If things keep
progressing well who knows maybe we might even think about The Fish Works 2.’
would like to welcome both Ross and Tiffany to the KFE Family and the wonderful
fish & chip industry we all enjoy being part of. We look forward to working
with them for many years to come and being at the Scotland’s Dine In Awards on
Monday 24th July to see the winning takeaways announced, good luck
Story By: KFE
Web Link: www.kfeltd.co.uk
Date : 20-07-2017
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