Container Kitchen Winner Revealed

To celebrate its 70th birthday, Burns & Ferrall wanted to
do something different, special and unique to the hospitality
industry, and something that would keep in line with the
company’s purpose – to be the innovative heart of hospitality.
In this spirit, Burns & Ferrall mixed innovation with
creativity and developed the Great Container Kitchen Giveaway.

The crowd gathered at Taste on Auckland’s Normanby Road, where
Epiphany Café from Hamilton was revealed as the winner of the
fully-furnished shipping container kitchen, valued at over
$125,000. Oliver Pataray, head barista for Epiphany Café, was on
hand to accept the prize.

Epiphany Café was founded in Hamilton in 2016 and is best known
for its hand-made doughnuts and quality coffee. There are now ten
locations in the North Island with five more on the way and planned
expansion into the South Island. The company was recently named
2018’s Emerging Franchise of the Year at the Westpac New Zealand
Franchise Awards, and Paratay said that the Great Container Kitchen
would help them train up staff and increase capacity at their
factory.

“We’re very excited and very lucky to have won the
container,” said Pataray. The Great Container Kitchen will be put
inside their central factory in Hamilton, which produces goods for
Epiphany Café franchises across the country.

“We’ll use the container are training for franchisees,
particularity the baristas. Fingers crossed in the next year or two
we’ll be undergoing expansion overseas, so having the container
as a base for our training will be very helpful.”

Burns & Ferrall CEO Tony Broome was pleased with how the
competition was received and said that Epiphany Café was a worthy
winner.

“The Great Container Giveaway has been a fantastic way to
celebrate our 70th birthday,” he said. “It’s been a great
competition and we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our
suppliers and everyone else who made this possible. It’s been an
exciting twelve months building up to this, and congratulations
again to Epiphany Café.”

The finalists ranged from small independents like Wanaka Gourmet
Kitchen to nationwide restaurant chain Cobb & Co and Foodstuffs
North Island – Courts Fiji rounded out the top five, making the
Great Container Giveaway an international competition.

Source: FS – All-Hotels-Blogs
Container Kitchen Winner Revealed