The model was developed in conjunction with Aspen Services, on behalf of a garden centre that was completely revamping its catering facilities.
Aspen managing director Ian DSweeten said: "The customer had a very clear idea of the display they wanted. It needed to be enclosed, as everything is served rather than grab and go. They didn’t want a standard design, so we approached Moffat to ask them to help."
The resultant design is Moffat’s new Flat Glass Display. Essentially a sheer glass box, it is two metres wide, and has three shelves to give maximum display space. Rear sliding glass doors give easy access for staff to serve customers or restock food.
A transverse compressor, mounted on the back of the unit, means there’s no need for a grill to the front. Inside the unit, cold air is blown up the back of the cabinet, cascading over the shelves, and is then sucked back into the refrigeration system to be ‘re-chilled’.
At the garden centre, which ordered two of the new Flat Glass Displays, the units are mounted on 30mm granite counters that have built-in cash till points. Tray pick-ups are mounted beneath the units, where serving staff can quickly reach them. Each display has a self-contained fuse board and runs from a standard 13 amp supply.
The customer’s old restaurant had about 100 covers, the new one has over 300.
Moffat also supplied all the fabrication for the new catering facilities, including a central prep island, dishwash tabling and shelving.