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Cornwall College looks for supplier to refurbish training kitchens

19 | 03 | 13

Cornwall College is to spend more than £175,000 refurbishing the training kitchens used by its catering students.

It has released tender documents that show it is looking for a supplier to install and maintain commercial kitchen equipment, Catering Insight reports.

The refurbishment will take place at the college's catering and hospitality department at the Camborne campus in west Cornwall. It will form part of a wider refurbishment of the Carlyon building.

The estimated value of the project is somewhere between £175,000 and £350,000 excluding VAT. It has been partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

The college has revealed the tender process will be managed through the procurement e-tendering software In-Tend. Interested catering equipment suppliers will need to download all of the relevant documentation using the platform. The deadline for bids to carry out the refurbishment is March 26th.

Cornwall College has already established a reputation for high quality catering equipment, with both the training and non-training facilities at the Camborne campus receiving a gold award from the Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food Safety (CHEFS) scheme for the third year running earlier this month.

The CHEFS award was established in October 2005 and is run by the Food Safety and Trading Standards agencies in partnership with Cornwall Council. It promotes safe, sustainable and nutritious food sourcing to improve health and wellbeing and to support the Cornish economy.

It was presented by Cornwall Council's commercial food and safety officer Brian Edgeler.

He commented: "This is the most prestigious award we give and reflects extremely high standards in food safety and hygiene, combined with offering a wide range of healthier food choices, incorporating local produce to the customer."

Mr Edgeler added: "The team has worked tremendously hard, and should be very proud of this achievement."

The award maintains Camborne's status as the only campus in the county to achieve the prize for both its commercial and academic catering outlets.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801558849-ADNFCR


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