Hotel Mandelhof

Project: Hotel Mandelhof
Category: Hotel
Where: Cornaiano, South Tirol
Line:System 700
Partner: Niederbacher GmbH


Located directly on the South Tyrolean Wine Route, in the rolling hills above Bolzano, the Hotel Mandelhof offers a wonderful starting point for hiking or cycling tours, trips to the swimming lakes or simply a relaxing day in 6,150 square meters of greenery with an outdoor pool and wellness area.

Guests can choose between thirty modern, comfortable rooms and suites, and their physical well-being is also taken care of: The breakfast buffet ensures a perfect start to the day with fresh juices, homemade jams, and sweet and savoury delicacies. Italian pasta dishes and traditional specialties are offered for a small appetite at lunchtime, and the five-course menu with a choice of options in the evening offers a tour of South Tyrolean cuisine completed.

The requirement

  • The entire kitchen area was redesigned with a focus on optimizing logistics, routes, ergonomics, performance, and technology.
  • More space and a pleasant and efficient working environment should be created for employees.
  • A new Island had to fit exactly to the customer’s requirements in terms of work processes and room layout.
  • The quality of the food and service should be increased as part of an optimal kitchen layout.
  • The visual appearance also has to be right – guests at the Mandelhof are welcome to take a look into the kitchen at any time.

The solution

  • The decision was made in favour of Ambach because the company is known for high-quality cooking technology and is a local manufacturer.
  • In order to expand the existing space, several walls were broken through, and the former boiler room was relocated. This created space for, among other things, a warehouse with cold cells, a preparation line, a dishwashing line and the main kitchen. Ambach tailored the new cooking block precisely to the needs of the Hotel Mandelhof, so that it fits optimally into the new kitchen layout with short distances and efficient work processes. From both sides you can access the passport, storage, and combi steamer in just a few steps.
  • The island has a starter line with induction, pasta cooker and bratt-pan as well as a starter line with grill, deep fryer and induction. The kitchen is designed for three to four cooks, but depending on how busy the restaurant is, it can also easily be served by one cook.
  • A cooking block from the System 700 line was installed, supplemented with System 850 modules, with a one-piece hygienic top.
  • Equipped with the Ambach Electronic Control and the digital thermostats from Ambach, the temperature can be adjusted to an accuracy of up to 1°C, all processes and recipes can be displayed precisely, Electronic Control also enables all relevant usage and consumption data to be read out.
  • The Electronic Control enables the monitoring of the device status and energy consumption of all connected devices with the option for optimization if, for example, cooking devices are switched on at high temperatures all day. Any device failure is detected immediately and can be remedied by the technician before any disruption to operations occurs.
  • Another major advantage of electronic control is the smart regulation of the entire circuit: the system intelligently distributes the power to all connected consumers so that power peaks are reduced. The chefs don’t notice this optimization because it runs in the background. You can use all devices as usual.

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


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


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.



Project: Nobu Hotel London Portman Square  
Category: Restaurant & Hotel
Where: London – UK
Line: System 850 
Partner: Design Consultant – Graham Barrie Design.
Kitchen Contractor – Berkeley Projects Ltd  

Located in the chic Marylebone district of central London, Nobu Hotel, London Portman Square is the most recent European opening for the iconic global brand synonymous with luxury and elegance.
The hotel has 249 contemporary rooms and suites whilst the exceptional menus, pioneered by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, are offered from a choice of venues including the Nobu Restaurant, Bar, Terrace and Lounge.

The requirement

  • The kitchen is located on the first floor and had to achieve the international ‘brand’ standard that distinguishes Nobu restaurants around the world.
  • To meet the demanding requirements of the kitchens, the equipment had to be robust, high performance and flexible to respond to the range of menus offered throughout the venue.
  • There are 200 seats in the restaurant, 70 in the bar and terrace and a further 80 seats available in The Lounge.
  • Various limitations imposed by the available space and services in the kitchen necessitated customised configuration of suited gas and electric equipment.
  • In addition, the kitchen pass is open and therefore aesthetics were an important element of the proposal, in line with the elegance and design of the restaurant.

The solution

  • The Ambach System 850 line was the right choice to best satisfy Nobu’s requirements.  Modularity, performance and ease of cleaning thanks to the hygienic joining system, full H3 bases and the cooking suites designed to seamlessly incorporate the structural limits of the building.
  • The solution included:
    • Main kitchen: open burners, grill, oven, fryers, pasta cooker, grill, plancha and salamander
    • Satellite kitchen: open burners, oven, fryer, plancha and salamander
    • Suited banqueting equipment: tilting gas bratt pans, static gas kettles, open burners, gas fryers, grill and plancha
  • Ambach worked in partnership with design consultant Graham Barrie and the project management team at Berkeley Projects, ensuring the project was delivered on schedule and within budget.
  • “Ambach supplies a wide range of gas and electric equipment suitable for both banquet kitchens and those offering a la carte catering.  System 850 was the perfect choice for Portman Square. They supported me in all phases of the project and the end result is fantastic and represents excellent value for money”, says Graham Barrie – Graham Barrie Design.
  • “Ambach offer an unmatched quality of finish and an ideal combination of functionality and elegance which made the installation a pleasure” adds Oliver Tuff from Berkeley Projects Ltd. “Nothing was too much trouble for Toby Magness and his aftersales team”.
  • “Ambach equipment is versatile, robust and simple to use; we have full control of the kitchen and they are also easy to clean, ”says Michael Paul – Executive Chef, Nobu Hotel, London Portman Square.



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).



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.



Project: Adler Lodge Ritten
Category: Hotel & Restaurant
Where: Renon – South Tirol – Italy
Line: System 850
Partner: Niederbacher & Prostahl

Adler Lodge Ritten is located in the enchanted landscape of Renon, in South Tyrol, which has always been a place of refuge for those in search of tranquillity and relaxation.

The structure consists of twenty chalets located on the edge of the forest, around the central body or the pond, and twenty junior suites, located on two side wings, with spectacular views that extend up to the mountains of the Dolomites. Everywhere, sustainable natural materials and furnishings create a continuum between inside and outside for maximum guest comfort.

The Adler Lodge Ritten is also a haven for the palate. The chef Hannes Pignater and his team only use high quality local products to transform them into a unique blend of Mediterranean tradition and Alpine menu.

The brief

  • The restaurant of the Adler Lodge Ritten offers space for around 100 people. The kitchen is available all day: from the rich breakfast buffet with homemade specialties to lunch on the terrace and dinner with gourmet dishes that are served “under the stars”.
  • For the new open kitchen, the collaboration with an interior designer was essential to achieve a perfect integration between the cooking block and the restaurant areas.
  • A crane was required to transport and position the cooking island in the kitchen.

The solution

  • Head chef Pignater, who already worked at the ADLER Lodge ALPE (Alpe di Siusi), was very familiar with the Ambach quality and the excellent service of the South Tyrolean company Niederbacher.
  • Pignater has again confirmed the choice of Ambach for the Adler Lodge Ritten. In particular, together with Niederbacher & Prostahl, a tailor-made open kitchen from the System 850 line was realized in a special version with base units in hygiene standard H3 and tailor-made tabletops in black granite.
  • The result combines perfect quality, functionality, performance and design.
  • The project lasted from May 2018 to June 2019. Niederbacher supervised the execution of the work, including assembly and support. Responsible for the implementation of the project: Felix Andergassen from Niederbacher.

Mama Shelter


Project: Mama Shelter
Category: Hotel
Where: Shoreditch – London – UK
Line: System 850
Partner: Humble Arnold Associates – Foodservice consultant – Shine Foodservice – Kitchen contractor

Mama Shelter, London can be defined as a real ‘urban retreat’ in the heart of East London. Featuring avant-garde design, the hotel houses 194 bedrooms, two Japanese-style karaoke rooms, a gym, an indoor/outdoor courtyard as well as a bar and a restaurant with 100 seats that offers an informal menu based on local and traditional dishes.

The brief

  • For the restaurant kitchen, it was necessary to consider structural restrictions whilst retaining the conceptual design detail that also featured a supporting column in the middle of the space.
  • The suite included both gas and electrical appliances, connected by a pre-installed electrical MCB, gas rail and water connections. A discreet service panel was incorporated into the bottom of the suite, so the main connection points and electrical panel had to be perfectly aligned to facilitate installation and maintenance.
  • From the restaurant, the kitchen is visible on two sides and is a key focal point, so needed to work hard, look good and be easy to keep clean.

The solution

  • Ambach proved to be the best choice to offer a custom solution that took into account the structural and logistical constraints of the project.  System 850 offered the flexibility and performance that met the challenging brief.
  • Access to the room that formed the kitchen was difficult. For this reason, prior to delivery, Ambach incorporated a frame and customized protection solution onto the cooking-suite to facilitate delivery and positioning into the kitchen.
  • The stainless steel plinth, base modules and one-piece top forming the upper part of the System 850 suite, all surround the supporting column, designed and executed with continuity and precision.
  • Keith Elkington Transport undertook the delicate handling and delivery, whilst Shine Foodservice carried out the final positioning and installation under the guidance of senior project manager Mike Coxford.
  • The overall result was a great success for Mama Shelter thanks to the teamwork throughout the project, designed by Humble Arnold and installed by Shine Foodservice.

Hotel Café Royal


Project: Hotel Café Royal
Category: Hotel
Where: London – UK
Line: System 900 Exclusive Range
Partner: Baz Associates

Opened in 1865 on Regent Street in the heart of London, Hotel Café Royalneeds no introduction. In the five-star luxury class and owned by The Set Hotels group, its guests have included two kings of England – Edward VIII and George VI, Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and music legends of the calibre of David Bowie, Mick Jagger and the Beatles and the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
There’s no question about the culinary range reaching the level of expectation of an extremely demanding clientele. From the restaurant of international chef Laurent Tourondel which bears his name to Cakes & Bubbles with the famous desserts prepared by the Michelin three-star chef Albert Adrià and the cocktails in Green Bar and Ziggy’s, as well as the traditional afternoon teas served in the historical Oscar Wilde Lounge.

The brief

  • Suzy Baz, founder and president of eminent consultancy Foodservice Baz Associates, was appointed to rethink the Hotel’s new F&B offering.
  • Baz had already worked with the company Alrov Luxury Hotels, owners of Café Royal, handling various projects in Europe and Israel. “We all knew it would be exciting”, she recalled as a comment on the first time she took part in the brainstorming phase for renovation of the hotel alongside architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni.
    The project, started up initially as a ‘simple’ redesigning of the main kitchen in the restaurant, soon became much more far-reaching to include also the creation of a new sushi bar planned together with chef Tourondel.
  • “The requests included in the brief were truly the most challenging I’d ever come across. The new equipment for the kitchen had to be innovative and designer and ensure reliability and top performances”, commented Baz.
  • No separation between back and front of the house for the kitchen. The two areas had to be thought out in parallel with a view to continuity. To do this Lissoni decided to opt for a colour choice coordinated with the colour of the kitchen, floors and extractor hoods.

The solution

  • Thanks to its high flexibility, reliability and design, Ambach was found to be the most suitable choice for meeting the needs of the Hotel Café Royal.
  • Baz was very familiar with Ambach kitchens after choosing them for the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, another client with very high demands in terms of quality and design and also part of The Set Hotels group.
  • For Café Royal Baz proposed a single unit with induction hob from the Ambach System 900 Exclusive Range line in stainless steel with black finishes. A salamander and under-top fridges are also an integral part of the kitchen.
  • The key distinctive feature of the kitchen remains however its design, fully custom-made in every detail such as, for example, the rounded corners. “It may seem like a minor detail but, in a project such as this, it’s the small details that make the difference”, claimed Baz. “Appearance and finishes are crucial in top-of-the-range open kitchens”.
  • The greatest challenge of this project was to remodel the kitchen while the hotel stayed open and fully operational. “It was essential that our guests were not disturbed by the work”, commented Ido Shitrit, project manager at the hotel.
  • “Times of access to the building were limited and rigid. We also had to adapt all the pre-existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that had to remain”, explained Baz.
  • “The end result was great thanks to the excellent coordination and collaboration between all stakeholders, including also the dealer C&C Catering, involved right from the outset in the design work alongside the rest of the team”, commented Baz.