Trade kitchen supplier Howdens has completed the refurbishment of the kitchens at Rick Stein's Cookery School in Padstow, Cornwall.
Supplying everything from doors and worktops to taps and sinks, Howdens has created a finished look that gives the prestigious cookery academy a "homely and welcoming feel".
Howdens was a "natural fit" for the refit, with their large product offering meaning the client knew they would get "exactly what we wanted".
Howdens provided Navy doors from its Chelford range, Natural Oak cabinets, White Arabesque Marble Quartz worktops, brass accessories, and Lamona sinks and taps for the cookspaces. (Howdens is the UK's exclusive supplier of the latter.)
Speaking about the project, Nick Evans, head lecturer at Rick Stein's Cookery School and Restaurants, explains: "It was important that the cookery school retained its charm and that the products we chose provided a welcoming feel but also were built extremely well as they have to withstand a lot of use. Howdens were able to deliver on all these ‘must haves’, and we are very happy with the finished result".
Emma Dolman, interior and event designer at Howdens, elaborated on the process of turning the kitchen commission into a reality. "We worked closely with the team at Rick Stein’s Cookery School to ensure the design met their brief," she explains. "As well as fixed cabinetry, there was a need for mobile workstations and sinks to allow flexibility in the layout as required."
She continues: "Our designers were able to create units that matched the overall look and feel including the use of quartz worktops to guarantee longevity, as well as several practical features. It was a pleasure to design and the Howdens team can’t wait to attend one of the cookery events in the near future!"
Describing Rick Stein as a "stalwart" of British cooking, Sophie Leathley, marketing communications manager at Howdens, added: "Howdens were delighted to be asked to work on his cookery school. The feedback from the team has been fantastic and we are hoping to continue working with them on other projects soon."