Wellocks of Lomeshay, Lancashire is a well known quality supplier to the restaurant, pub and hotel trade of both fresh and dry ingredients sourced from all over the country and abroad, but mainly from local producers and farmers who take pride in what they produce.
The forward thinking company is on a mission to supply great quality food with traceability and superior taste, buying direct from the producers and taking the individual story direct to the chefs. “It gives us the edge – ‘the perfect ingredient’,” says Jonny Baron, Sales Director, Wellocks.
So it made perfect sense to install a cutting edge eco-kitchen as the next step in quality control to make sure these ‘perfect ingredients’ become ‘perfect dishes’. To this end, Wellocks appointed CHR Foodservice Equipment to deliver its new development kitchen at their warehouse HQ in Lomeshay.
Jonny explains: “The all electric, energy efficient eco-kitchen at Wellocks came about after talking with Paul Neville of CHR about my vision for a new state of the art development kitchen. We needed somebody who could really understand what I wanted to achieve and I was also keen to use a local company. At the same time I really wanted a ‘northern’ kitchen – for example we have used Cumbrian slate on the walls – and I liked the fact that CHR’s Eco-Chef range is manufactured here in Liverpool.