At the home of this multi award-winning Human Resources software & services company, Contract Caterers faced the challenge of increasing an existing 350 head staff dining operation, to a 1000 cover space.
Enter CED, partnering a premier Catering Consultancy & charged with creating a vibrant eating space, at the heart of this newly located Nottingham business.


Successful corporate dining is highly dependent on the design, quality and reliability of the catering equipment provided, to ensure a successful volume operation.

The chosen design solution provides two locations at the perimeter of the seating space, with the main counters arranged front-of-house and support kitchen to rear.


A satellite cafe area location offers impulse sales and coffees, available both within and outside the main lunch time serving period.


To improve customer flow, the main counters are formed in a horse shoe, surrounding a classic barrel ended island salad station, with condiment pick up at the perimeter of the counter space provided by a straight grab n’ go/ condiment run.


On entrance to the staff dining space, the light grey dove of the solid surface counter surfaces make for a calming contrast with the vibrant reds and burgundies of the selected fascia panels, delivering a bright and inviting space for the customer.

Heated and ambient under counter storage is cleverly thought out, as to is plate storage – conveniently housed in the impressive Island salad station.


An exciting menu awaits visitors to the servery, where Ceran presented hot food offers combine with theatre-prepared salads, creatively presented at eye level from within CED’s classic Kubus range of drop- in displays.

Over at the satellite cafe area counter, a corner-located servery is seemlessly positioned against the building fabric, so as not to interfere with customer flow. The design space here is operator served, featuring formal front countering, set off by high impact laminate fascias & wrapped with unique vinyl decals.


The twin chilled Kubus multi-decks serve up freshly prepared food and drinks, with a supporting steel back counter for fresh coffee, under-counter refrigerated storage and food preparation. Operators enter the counter space via a themed and hinged gate.


As the new environment goes operational, the true art of CED’s integrated bespoke food countering comes alive, creating another personalized corporate restaurant and a delighted client.


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