Client Testimonials

Executive Chef

Darren Goodwin

In the planning stages of opening Grafene restaurant we had a meeting with Jason at HK after a few recommendations and we are so pleased we did. After listening to our ideas and surveying the site HK came up with various solutions and ideas of their own eventually together we came up with a fantastic kitchen, high quality design, energy efficient induction, Unox stacking combination ovens, Inka charcoal oven and marble worktop in the stand alone pastry kitchen. The design allows fantastic work flow, ease of use, clean and airy environment added with indoor herb growing shelves and integrated butchers block give a great finishing touch It was an absolute pleasure to work with HK, always at the end of the phone, always receptive and excited to look at ideas. Right up to completion and beyond!

Susan Fischer / Rupert Rowley, Fischer's Baslow Hall

"The new kitchen has provided us with a more efficient work space and, in addition, a Tasting Bench enabling guests to dine in the kitchen. This is proving to be very popular. In summary we would not hesitate to recommend HK" “We are delighted with the kitchen refurbishment and the many benefits . . . We are looking forward to creating innovative dishes with our new precision cooking capabilities... “

K. Pickering / P. O'Neil

“Employers can see for themselves what our students are capable of. They know our training has a real depth behind it. Every piece of equipment was selected on the basis of the college’s particular requirement. HK’s partnership through the Ali Group put Barnsley on the map when it comes to catering”

Kay Johnson, Trafford College

“I am delighted that I was fortunate to have been recommended HK before planning our new kitchen at Trafford College. I don’t believe that you just buy a kitchen, but if you do, that creates a problem as I know from past experience. HK delivered the complete package, a cutting edge design, a manufacturer that is interested after the purchase and a complete maintenance programme”.

Chef Lecturers

Mick Burke / Len Unwin, Sheffield City College

“Sheffield College commissioned HK projects to design and deliver new culinary training facilities at our City campus. The major investment into the creation of innovative, cutting edge commercial kitchens and hospitality facilities to rival the world’s leading hotels and restaurants, was part of a plan to improve our existing status as a centre of culinary education excellence. Working alongside HK we have gone on to create world class facilities for not only teaching, but also events such as the Craft Guild of Chefs semi-finals, Skills for Chefs and demonstrations by Oriol Balaguer. HK shared our passion and vision to make our facilities truly outstanding.”

Curriculum Team Leader for Hospitality and Catering

Gary Schofield, Kirklees College

"Quality, robust products with an excellent hygienic finish and such an easy cookline to maintain. Seeing how this is built and the corners executed exceeded all expectations"

Hospitality and Client Experience Manager

Kay Johnson

"I have worked with HK for many years now across different sectors and they don't just install a kitchen, which is what makes them very different to many suppliers out there. They take the time to build relationships with their clients. Our kitchens actually start being designed well in advance of builders going on site. HK, working with architects, project managers through to site managers, ensure we get kitchens and food service areas that are bespoke to the individual home and the well-being of our residents. The knowledge we gain from HK helps us to make the right decisions in terms of kit that is not only fit for purpose but in line with legislation, energy saving and above all the environment. Quality is never compromised when working within our set budgets, rather creative thinking to negotiate what works for us as a company"

Project Director

Neil Brook

"HK successfully managed the Rezidor's and Bowmer and Kirkland's requirements from the initial design stage right the way through to the installation and client demonstration in a professional and dilligent manner cognisant of the financial constraits and the occupiers aspirations in the Park Hotel in Manchester"

Operating Director UK Multiple Operating Business

'"HK have understood and embraced our culture and business ethos by adopting a totally open and transparent approach to all aspects of our relationship and together with mutual sharing of ideas, ranging from equipment innovation to operational processes, this has allowed us to remain at the forefront of the ever changing casual dining out market"

Kevin Scholey

“I have been involved with HK on a number of projects in FE and commend them on their professionalism and passion. From inception to completion they are 100% behind the project and their commitment never falters regardless of what the project throws up! I have always had a fast response to any query or question raised and have not come across any problem they have not been able to respond to in a timely and satisfactory manner. The team are dedicated and loyal and a pleasure to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending HK for your kitchen projects”

Head of Catering Sheffield Halllam University

Jon Broadhurst

Regarding Il Barista “I am delighted with the finished product. It blends very effectively into the “grand “environment, though the modern lines and materials do a great job in delivering a contemporary coffee service. It has been a big hit with our customers.”

Head Chef

Ian Maclaren

Regarding Elizabeth House "We're really proud of it and feel privileged"

Retail Manager

Gareth Lowe

"Matt and the team at HK were fantastic in the design and delivery of our kitchen refurb here at Diamond Kitchen. We'd been left with a series of issues from the original fit out that had to be rectified and improved and all the HK team were able to spend time understanding these issues before giving some great solutions by design. It was refreshing to discuss at length the details without too much jargon and I was impressed by their enthusiasm for the work. Once the design was finalised the team completing the fit out were neat, efficient and conscientious on site and delivered within the agreed timeframe which in itself was very brief - largely as they looked to minimise business disruption but manufacturing as much off site as possible. The new kitchen now looks and feels like it should. We have a more user friendly workspace, better flow through the food areas and an easier to clean and manage environment. It's clear HK possess a wealth of experience and they understand a variety of cooking styles and manufacturers allowing them to adapt situations accordingly - eg our Frima cook station. Matt and the team were also very accommodating with a couple of late additions and amendments to the spec and they worked hard to overcome a supplier issue ensuring we were able to still reopen on time with minimal issue"

Head of Development

Duncan Pitfield

"Excellent a job well done. More work to follow"

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