Chelsea FC

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Since winning and successfully completing the contract for the supply and installation of the catering facilities in the new West Stand at Stamford Bridge in 2000, Court Catering Equipment has become ever more involved in the day to day activities of the catering department at the famous West London Football Club.

We have forged a strong partnership with the facilities management team headed up by Chris Gleeson and for the past five and a half years have been responsible for the service and maintenance of the entire Club’s catering outlets throughout the stadium and also at its training ground and academy facilities at Cobham in Surrey.

The facilities at Stamford Bridge are vast, ranging from several production kitchens to satellite finishing kitchens and pantries and in addition the many match day food and bar kiosks that have to cater for the match day demands of the spectators in a very short time frame.

In conjunction with the facility’s manager we have drawn up a programme of routine service and maintenance combined with breakdown cover that involves one of our in house engineers attending site two days a week throughout the year and also being there on all match days –usually 30 games per season. By doing this we have dramatically reduced the ongoing problems that have previously occurred with the kitchen equipment through lack of regular maintenance which in turn has meant the Club’s maintenance budget has become more predictable and controllable.

With this success the contact has now been renewed three times and we continue to react to all Chelsea’s emergencies that inevitably occur at such a large and busy operation.

Furthermore it would appear that the Club remains more than satisfied with the level of our service as throughout the past few years we have become involved with the design and installation of all the various new and remodelled catering outlets that have taken place. This has ranged from redesigning all the food kiosks over the past two summers, the various new hospitality kitchens for the corporate sector of the market as well as designing, specifying and installing the two new kitchens and servery areas in the fist team building and new academy building at the Cobham training ground.
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