The Well Spa Resort

The Well Spa Resort

Project: The Well Spa Resort – Restaurant Mori
Category: Restaurant
Where: Oslo – Norway
Line: System 850
Partner: Metos AS

The Well Spa and Bathhouse Resort in Kolbotn is a sanctuary for the soul a few kilometers outside Oslo. At 10,500 Sq M it is the largest Spa resort in the Nordic countries comprising of 11 swimming pools and ice baths, 15 saunas and Turkish baths, 7 shower experiences, a Japanese style Onsen hot springs bath and an oriental Hammam.  Complemented by relaxation rooms, a beautiful restaurant and several bars in idyllic surroundings this makes The Well a genuine paradise for mind and body.

 

The requirement

 

  • Metos installed a 4.5m long Ambach System 850 line in the main kitchen 2020. The next phase of the development was the design and installation of an open kitchen for the 8th floor Restaurant Mori, an Asian themed restaurant with references to the traditional Japanese Kaiseki style. Situated in the 8th floor the Asian specialties can be enjoyed with a spectacular view over the nearby countryside.
  • The kitchen had to meet the requirements for this specific type of cuisine and being open to the guests, needed to have a clean, aesthetic design, in keeping with the restaurant. Located at the top of the building, the cooking island also needed to have a compact design to both simplify access and to save space in a compact kitchen.

 

The solution

 

  • A cooking island of System 850 appliances with a 1-piece hygienic top was chosen, in order to have powerful equipment in a modern design.
  • The cooking suite includes 6 induction cooking zones and 1 induction wok for maximum flexibility and power, designed with the restaurant menu in mind.
  • For ease of installation, Ambach pre-wired the suite at the factory and included an MCB Board in order to have only 1 single electrical connection and isolators for each machine integrated within the cooking island.
  • The MCB Board was integrated at the back of the suite in order to maintain a clean design at the front. The top and the sides of the cooking block are welded in 1-piece for maximum hygiene.
  • Away from the main cooking block is an Ambach Electric Lava Stone grill. A fantastic alternative to Charcoal grills, especially in places where solid fuel cooking is not allowed due to local regulations.

 

Progress

PROGRESS Headquarter

Project: PROGRESS Headquarters
Category: Company canteen
Where: Bressanone – Italy
Line: System 900
Partner: Niederbacher GmbH

PROGRESS is the market leader in the production of precast and reinforced concrete elements and is a provider of efficient and sustainable turnkey building solutions.  Their new headquarters in Bressanone was designed and built utilising the latest scientific research into workplace environmental studies.  Both the shape of the building and the arrangement of the interiors follow these principles to create a high-quality workplaces for the employees.  The movement flows between the individual work areas, meeting rooms and connecting areas.  The impressive 29.99 meter high main façade was also designed to take internal movement sequences into account and incorporates a regular sequence of windows and precast concrete walls. The prefabricated façade was refined with Lasa marble aggregates using a PROGRESS system specially developed for this requirement. Like the flush windows, it is intended to reflect the surroundings and look like a white grid framing the dark windows. The headquarters of PROGRESS has 8 above-ground floors and a volume of 24,500 m3, designed entirely in BIM. From planning to completion, over 80 companies were involved in the construction of the building.

The requirement

  • For its headquarters in Brixen, the company has designed a meeting place for its employees that is different from the classic canteen; a real restaurant with high-quality catering and a wide selection of dishes. A relaxing place to consume the lunch break surrounded by an ambience of refined design.
  • About 160 seats and 500 meals – the restaurant undoubtedly needed a high-performance catering equipment.
  • In keeping with the architectural principles, a solution was sought that combined all cooking processes in one suite, with a continuous surface.

The solution

  • Taking into account the form and architectural elements of the structure, an individual solution was developed: A single cooking island that integrated all cooking appliances (including bulk and traditional cooking appliances) as well as two Ambach IQ (Touch-screen controlled, Electric, tilting, pressure bratt-pans).
  • The work-top was manufactured as a continuous, one-piece hygienic top. The high-performance Ambach System 900 product line for the most demanding environments was chosen, suited into an appealing, minimalistic design.
  • Cement, a material closely linked to the core business of PROGRESS, was utilised for special elements in the kitchen alongside more traditional materials such as stainless steel in the kitchen along with marble and wood finishes in the buffet area.
  • The positioning and installation of such a large and heavy cooking suite was well thought out and executed perfectly, combining precise functional requirements with an appealing design during the construction process. This was made possible by the close collaboration between Ambach, Niederbacher (Thomas Krismer, Armin Romen), PROGRESS and the architectural firm Dearstudio (Arch. Manuel Gschnell).

 

The Londoner

THE LONDONER

Project:  The Londoner
Category: Hotel
Where: Leicester Square – London – UK
Line: System 700, 850 & 900
Partner: Berkeley Projects Ltd

Located in the heart of London’s West End, The Londoner is a major new development on the World renowned Leicester Square.  Maximising the value of the location whilst complying with strict planning laws required innovative design solutions and resulted in a spectacular development with the deepest habitable grade commercial grade basement in London.  Amongst the deepest in the world, there are 6 levels below ground totalling some 30 meters in depth and with 9 levels above, housing 350 rooms, 35 suites, an underground pool & spa, cinema and a ballroom capable of seating 850 guests.  As you would expect there is also a variety of restaurant and bar options to choose from in this luxurious “super-boutique” 5 star hotel.
Inaugurated in September 2021, The Londoner has attracted great interest from the outset, hosting many well-known events, including London Fashion Week.

The requirement

  • It was necessary to make the best use of available space and maximize production through high-performance and flexible solutions with both gas and electric equipment.
  • The design needed to incorporate one-piece top suites, modular back to back islands and also included counter-top appliances for the finishing kitchens.

The solution

  • Thanks to the great flexibility of across the Ambach range, design consultant Humble Arnold Associates developed a solution that ensured compliance with the highest hygiene standards and that harmoniously incorporates the structural columns within the cooking areas of the building.
  • The selected equipment from the Ambach System 700, 850 and 900 lines supplied by the kitchen contractor Berkeley Projects is installed over 5 floors and includes the banqueting and staff kitchen, fine dining front of house as well as satellite kitchens, each with their own unique requirements for bulk cooking, a la carte and finishing.
  • ” Ambach have been nothing but consistent, from design intent, through to design development & delivery. A robust, honest, transparent approach from concept through to completion, inclusive of client handover. An absolute joy & credit to the Berkeley team” – Phil Denne, Managing Director – Berkeley Projects.
  • “Ambach were a pleasure to work with, the attention to detail and approach to coordination were fantastic, the quality of the suites were brilliant. Very hard wearing and easy to use. The chefs are over the moon” – Connor White, Lead Project Manager – Berkeley Projects

 

One & Only Portonovi

ONE & ONLY PORTONOVI

Project : One&Only Portonovi
Category : Hotel
Where : Montenegro
Line : Chef 850
Partner : Gastro-Tim

In May 2021 Kerzner International Group opened in Montenegro, the first European super luxury resort of One&Only Portonovi. Positioned at the entrance of Boka Bay, a fjord-like idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic Sea, One&Only Portonovi is the jewel of Europe’s most fashionable new riviera. In addition to the hotel complex consisting of 113 rooms, suites and swimming pools, the resort has also a residential district of sumptuous villas, each with a private beach and pool. Perfectly in balance with the chic, waterfront location, World-class dining is offered by the à la carte restaurant ‘Sabia’, which bears the signature of Giorgio Locatelli, offering a refined and contemporary menu. In addition, the guest has opportunities to appraise the choices offered by ‘Tapasake Club’, Japanese restaurant, and ‘La Veranda’ with its authentic Montenegrin cuisine.

The requirement

  • High-performance kitchens were needed to meet the needs of the various restaurants: 116 indoor and 84 outdoor seats for ‘La Veranda’, 81 indoor, 64 outdoor and another 100 covered by the pool for ‘Tapasake Club’. Finally, another 15 seats inside and 28 outside for the bar.
  • Versatility – It was essential to combine the needs of very different kitchens by integrating multipurpose equipment.

The solution

  • Ambach proposed the Chef 850 line, capable of combining the demand for high performance
    and customization with exclusive finishes and unique details.
  • As required, to meet the different needs, Ambach integrated some special equipment: from pasta cookers to induction ranges, from multifunction bratt-pan to griddles and fryers, to name just a few.
  • In the kitchens of restaurant ‘Tapasake’, the modules of both islands are connected utilising the exclusive Ambach junction system, providing a waterproof junction between appliances and work-tables.
  • The unique solid and robust hygienic tops are able to withstand sudden changes in temperature and adapt perfectly to any type of configuration.
  • Thanks to the smooth surfaces, rounded edges and neutral bases in full H3 standards, Ambach kitchens have also proved to be the optimal choice in terms of ease of cleaning and hygiene

  • For the design and construction of the kitchens, Ambach worked together with the consulting company Gastro-Tim. Work began in 2019 and ended at the beginning of 2021. The total area occupied by the kitchens is more than 2000 square meters and also includes open kitchens with live cooking stations.

  • The communication between the partners involved was excellent. The overall result met the required delivery times and achieved the high level of customer expectations in terms of the quality and performance of both the Ambach product and the punctuality in the installation.

Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus

MANDARIN ORIENTAL BOSPHORUS

Project : Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus
Category : Hotel
Where : Istanbul – Turkey
Line : System 700, System 850 & System 900
Partner : Makpa

The 5-star luxury hotel, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus is located in a strategic position for visiting lively Istanbul and at the same time represents an urban oasis in which to relax among swimming pools and spas, surrounded by the lush greenery of gardens and parks. Only two external floors are above ground, with seven others located below sea level, offering a decidedly unique stay experience.
The two restaurants within the hotel, Novikov and Hakkasan, are among the most well known, popular gastronomic destinations in the city.

The requirement

  • The hotel kitchens had to be extremely high performance and robust to meet the demands of the restaurants and large scale event catering.
  • High quality equipment was therefore required to compliment the prestigious hotel and match the level of its culinary offers.

The solution

  • For this reason, the consulting company MAKPA has successfully proposed the Ambach range of appliances. System 700, 850 and 900 lines were selected throughout the hotel and was carefully designed to meet the different needs of each area.
  • The flexibility and modularity of the vertical and horizontal components, configured together with the special Ambach joining system made this project a real success with total customer satisfaction.
  • MAKPA has been working on this project for about 2 years. General manager Hakan Küçüker together with his deputy Barkın Yeşilova led the design team in close synergy with Ambach.
https://www.makpa.com/
https://www.mandarinoriental.com/istanbul/bosphorus/luxury-hotel

MPS AmaLucia & MPS AmaSiena

MPS AMALUCIA
& MPS AMASIENA

Project: MPS AmaLucia & MPS AmaSiena 
Category: River ships
Line: System 850 & Chef 850
Partner: Ahorn Grootkeukentechniek B.V. 

The AmaLucia and AmaSiena river cruise ships launched this year to join the celebrated European fleet of AmaWaterways, enhancing the offer for which the American company is renowned, offering exceptional standards of comfort and luxury in river cruising.  These include double balcony cabins, connecting cabins and a range of dining options from the delicious cuisine of the Chef’s Table restaurant.

Sister ships of the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the elegant AmaLucia and AmaSiena travel the cruise routes along the Rhine between Basel and Amsterdam with a capacity of 168 passengers each.

The requirement

  • For the two new ships, AmaWaterways needed extremely reliable, high-performance kitchen equipment suitable for non-stop use, throughout the day from breakfast to dinner.
  • The available space was very limited and the galley was located at the ground floor of the ship.
  • The equipment also had to be extremely flexible and easy to work on to allow for any maintenance whilst cruising.


The solution

  • Together with their partner company Ahorn Grootkeukentechniek B.V., AmaWaterways chose the reliability, flexibility and performance of the Ambach appliances from the System 850 and Chef 850 lines.
  • Thanks to the special joining system developed by Ambach, the appliances guarantee a robust, hygienic seal.
  • Post installation, the chefs on board were fully trained in the use of the equipment whilst the on-board engineering team instructed on how best to deal with any servicing requirements.
  • The working group led by Frank Verschure had about three months to install the kitchen complete with stainless steel cladding, extraction and cooking appliances.

U TLUSTÝCH

U TLUSTÝCH

Project: U Tlustých 
Category: Restaurant
Where: Lednice – Valtice – Czech Republic
Line: System 850
Partner: Goz Gastro s.r.o.

Various historic buildings, parks and gardens make up the nature-culture complex of Lednice-Valtice that is one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe.  U Tlustých is a well-known restaurant in Lednice, only a few steps away from “Chateau Lednice“, in the beautiful wine growing region South Moravia, Czech Republic.   The restaurant, which opened in 2009, offers typical regional dishes as well as specialties of European cuisine.

The Requirement

  • The Tlustý family, owners of the restaurant, decided to renovate the kitchen to be more functional and efficient in order to guarantee a high level of quality that underpins the restaurant’s reputation.
  • Average meals: 400-600 per day with peaks of 800 during peak hours.
  • The old kitchen was squeezed into a very small space, equipped with appliances and tabling from various different manufactures without any operational criteria.
  • Electric power and storage space was limited.


The solution

  • Goz Gatro s.r.o. assisted the restaurant owners in finding the solution that best suited the needs of the restaurant. The choice fell on the Ambach System 850 line.
  • A combination of Electric and gas appliances were incorporated into the design – deep fryer, gas range with two cooking zones, electric pasta cooker, bain-marie and multi bratt-pan.
  • Various open bases were incorporated into the island for storing for plates & pots and spreader tables were suited to maximise the work-top areas.  Water columns were integrated into the potrack to free-up additional space.
  • Kitchen design and specification took a total of two months, while the kitchen installation took just a day!
  • The work team:
    • Goz Gastro under the management of Pavel Doležal, responsible for production
    • Marek Horák and Aleš Hrad: technical office
    • Arch Anna Fajkus – design

HOTEL GASTHOF STEINEGGER

HOTEL GASTHOF STEINEGGER

Project: Hotel – Gasthof Steinegger 
Category: Hotel & Restaurant
Where: Appiano – South Tirol – Italy
Line: System 850 & System 900
Partner: Niederbacher 

The hotel – Gasthof Steinegger *** is an ideal destination for a totally relaxing holiday and is in the perfect position to explore the beautiful, natural surroundings of the local countryside.   Located in Appiano on the Wine Road, one of the most important wine area in South Tyrol, it offers an exclusive panorama from the terracing at an altitude of 600 meters.

The hotel – Gasthof Steinegger *** is much more than a hotel. The owneing family Eisenstecken delights guests with typical dishes of South Tyrolean cuisine combined with a wide choice of appetizers from Italian culinary culture.  The delicacies are offered inside the restaurant and on the panoramic terrace, in the “Bauernstube” and finally in the shade of the portico during the summer months.

The requirement

  • The property needed to renovate and expand the old kitchen with more innovative and high performance equipment.
  • The union between the old building and the new structure was particularly sensitive and needed to be designed and executed with particular care.
  • A custom designed kitchen was therefore necessary to accommodate the numerous structural constraints of the project.


The solution

  • The customer selected Niederbacher as the kitchen design and build contractor and Ambach as the catering equipment manufacturer. The company’s detailed design proposals and use of technology immediately convinced the Eisenstecken family.
  • A cooking suite from the System 850 modular line was chosen, equipped with both electric and appliances.
  • The main island is equipped with induction hobs, pasta cookers and solid tops from the System 900 line, featuring larger cooking surfaces. The pasta cooker was specially designed to incorporate a Sous-vide setting to offer an alternative cooking method.
  • Thanks to greater flexibility and the high performance guaranteed by Ambach, the new kitchen can now serve up to 400 meals a day, 250 seats and 90 hotel guests.
  • The electrical equipment has been connected via an energy optimization system that can offer potential savings of up to 30% in energy use.
  • Whilst the entire renovation project lasted a year, the installation of the cooking system took place quickly and smoothly over a period of just 10 days! Following the commissioning and handover process, the experts at Niederbacher undertook the training of the chef team the prior to the reopening.
  • The consultant team included Hannes Hofer (Niederbacher) and the designer Markus Sölva (Niederbacher).

ASTIR PALACE

FOUR SEASON ATHENS ASTIR PALACE

Project: Four Seasons Athens – Astir Palace
Category: Hotel
Where: Vouliagmeni – Athens – Greece
Line: Chef 850 & System 900
Partner: Xenex, Foodservice Humble Arnold & Associates

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is the benchmark for hotel hospitality in Greece. Located on the Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons is the ideal place for those looking for a peaceful seaside escape while remaining just 30 minutes from the historic city centre.

Inside, a wide variety of restaurants serve an expansive gastronomic offer. They range from ‘Pelagos’, a destination par excellence for lovers of innovative modern dishes inspired by the traditions of the Aegean, to ‘Taverna 37’, a seaside restaurant based on local specialties and up to ‘Mercato’, an elegant Italian trattoria.  ‘Avra’ is an informal lounge is for all day dining together with ‘Aston’, a further restaurant with breath-taking views.

The requirement

  • The renovation works were on a massive scale.  All kitchens, restaurants, lounges and bars were totally transformed.
  • The expectations of quality, finish and standards was very high. To satisfy the many culinary demands of the hotel, it was necessary to focus on extremely high-performance equipment and every detail was explored.


The solution

  • For the new kitchens, Four Seasons chose Humble Arnold Associates as the Foodservice Design Consultants, who proposed the Ambach kitchens in the Chef 850 line for maximum modularity and configuration flexibility along with System 900, solid and robust to meet the high productivity requirements.
  • Long-term Ambach collaborators and experienced contractors Xenex were appointed as the main kitchen contractors, chosen by the client because of their experience and ability to meet the customer expectations in terms of quality and timescale.
  • The project was completed on time in exactly one year, with the final results that not only satisfied but exceeded the client’s expectations.

UAB ASGAARD PROPERTY

UAB ASGAARD PROPERTY

Project: UAB Asgaard Property
Category: Restaurant
Where: Vilnius “Senatoriu Pasazas“ – Lithuania
Line: System 700
Partner: Metos UAB

UAB Asgaard Property is a real estate company founded in Vilnius with more than thirty years experience in designing, constructing and investing in modern, multi-use properties including business parks, offices and restaurants.  Their recent collaboration with The Farmers Circle in opening two exciting new restaurant venues lead to some challenging design requirements.

Farmers Circle is a 600 hectare organic farm in the nearby Ukmerge district offering events, conference and experiences has a holistic “farm to fork philosophy” with nature and sustainability as its core values.This was to be sympathetically incorporated into the restaurant concepts – 14 Horses and Nineteen18 in Vilnius Old Town.

The brief

  • A total of three kitchens were needed in addition to the bar area.  Ground floor prep kitchen, fine dining kitchen serving “14 Horses” on the first floor and finishing kitchen for the “Nineteen18” restaurant located on the second floor.
  • The limited kitchen spaces with irregular walls and corners required carefully considered, custom-made fabrication.
  • The cooking islands had to include drop-in appliances that exactly met the customer’s needs and requests, in terms of function and position.


The solution

  • For both restaurants, the customer chose the compact and high performance Ambach System 700 product line, while the suite in the ground floor preparation kitchen was designed with Metos equipment, individually constructed on site due to the difficult stairs and narrow passages.
  • Due to the same restrictions, the Ambach kitchens were also delivered in individual modules and welded on site by ambach technicians.
  • In addition to the Ambach cooking appliances, Metos supplied combination ovens and salamander grills, along with two cold plates positioned above refrigerated tables.
  • The design of the kitchen layout began in mid-2019 with supply in May 2020 (works inevitably delayed due to COVID).  The complex installation was completed in two months, opening as scheduled in August 2020.
  • The installation of the equipment was carried out by Metos engineers under the close guidance of the Ambach aftersales team. Training on the correct use of the appliances was also followed by the Metos corporate chef.
  • The customer was impressed throughout the planning and installation phases of this complex project and totally satisfied with the quality of the end result throughout.