Ridley College Kitchen

Ridley College Kitchen

Project Summary

The Upper School Kitchen project is a comprehensive, interior renovation designed by the architectural, mechanical and electrical departments of Quartek for an ongoing, institutional client. Quartek staff also performed day to day, on site construction management of all trades on behalf of the ‘Constructor’, Ridley College. To accommodate this ‘Client as Constructor’ project model, Quartek tendered the work in trade-specific packages to sub-contractors of Ridley’s choice.

This design optimizes the kitchen’s functions by consolidating bulk storage and preparation areas together on the ground floor next to the existing loading dock. A new elevator connects this ‘prep’ level to the cooking area on the main floor above. Access to daylight is maximized for staff in all areas, including tray return and dishwashing. The hot entre servery allows the students to view the cooking process and connects this marche style kitchen to the adjacent Great Hall dining room.