Sailing on to finish project for Regatta

The kitchen and bar area at Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth. Picture by Craig Allan.
The kitchen and bar area at Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth. Picture by Craig Allan.

A catering company sailed ahead to complete a major hospitality design and installation project ahead of a major maritime event.

Newcastle-based Crosbys Catering Equipment was appointed by the Inn Collection Group to design, install and fit out the kitchen and bar at the Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth.

The company was tasked with completing the £240,000 project at the Inn, on Blyth’s redeveloped quayside, before the The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The installation was carried out over a four-week period, with the cold rooms and canopy completed first, followed by the kitchen area, and finally the bar area.

As the Inn offers a varied menu including steaks, burgers, pizza and fish and chips, Crosbys sourced a vast amount of specialist equipment, from dedicated pizza ovens and combination ovens to a large charbroiler for cooking steaks.

It then carried out on-site training for the kitchen equipment with the newly-appointed teams of chefs and bar staff.

Paul Carpenter, project sales manager at Crosbys, said: “We’ve worked with the Inn Collection Group before and were delighted to be involved in such an exciting project ahead of the arrival of the Tall Ships.

“We were proud to be appointed to manage a project of this size and scope – and of the fact that we supplied everything from the kitchen and bar equipment to pans, chefs’ uniforms, cutlery and crockery.

“We had a strict programme of works to adhere to and all stainless steel fabrication was bespoke and made to order, so accurate site measurement was a must.

Paul added: “Our work for the Commissioners Quay Inn marks the latest of our specialist hospitality design projects this year.

“Our designers continue to go from strength to strength with their creative visions for our clients.”