Kitchen Design, Equipment Supply & Installation
In the summer of 2014, the Boelter Companies was approached by A. Pappajohn Construction Company to provide the foodservice equipment and installation for a 13,000 square foot commissary kitchen in Norwalk, Connecticut. Built to deliver meals for 1,400 associates who work for Bridgewater Associates—a global investment company—the kitchen needed to be capable of receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, holding, and shipping large volumes of fresh food to multiple Bridgewater locations. The goal was to have the project completed by the end of 2014.
The Boelter Contract Design Team reviewed design documents and offered advice about custom fabrication and high equipment specifications that required a sense of urgency due to the tight timeline. Boelter moved quickly to release shop drawings to production.
Construction began in October. After the general contractor had the floors, walls, and utility stub outs in place, the Boelter installation team installed floor troughs, walk in boxes, hoods, and roof top package for refrigeration, as well as the food service equipment, custom fabricated work tables, shelves, and specialty items. Before installation, all the elements had been shipped, warehoused, inventoried, and checked for damage by Boelter. With an eye on excellence and attention to detail, our team set in place, leveled, and tested all equipment. Finally, we installed options and accessories. Upon completion, Boelter performed a total review of the project; ensuring the strict guidelines of local and national code requirements had been met.
In December of 2014, the $850K commissary kitchen was ready to serve Bridgewater Associates, in order to prevent hunger and keep them happy.