Study 3: Chef and Spice Restaurant
Ventilation designed, manufactured and installed a hot
and spicy ventilation package for Indian buffet restaurant
Chef and Spice on Hinckley Road in Leicester.
project involved three extraction canopies including
a theatre canopy, an island canopy and a large wall
canopy. The theatre canopy was designed to overhang
an array of impressive display dishes. Customers select
food from the display and watch their food being cooked
in front of them by the chef on a Wok cooker. Underneath
the Island canopy was the chargrille where the bbq meat
and fish is cooked whilst the large wall canopy was
situated in the main kitchen at the back of the restaurant.
This is where the food is prepared and where the majority
of cooking takes place. This large canopy was designed
to cover the main cooking appliances, including the
Tandoori oven, various burner ovens and Indian Wok cookers.
All three canopies feature baffle filters running their
entirety. They also include lighting and supply air
intake. In the theatre canopy the supply air is brought
into the area by perforations in the front of the canopy
Each canopy has its own extraction system consisting
of its own fan and speed controller. Silencers were
fitted on all systems to reduce noise levels. Anti vibration
mountings on all ductwork, air conditioning units, fans
and termination cowls were also installed.
As part of the project, Coolstream Ventilation installed
four Daikin 14.5kW ceiling cassette air conditioning
systems, each with individual controls. The indoor units
serve the large restaurant seating area. The condensing
units were installed outside on a flat roof.
In the main kitchen stainless steel wall cladding was
fitted on every wall from floor to ceiling. The cladding
was glued to the walls and featured stainless steel
divider bars so that no screws were required for easy
Coolstream Ventilation supplied and installed stainless
steel shelving to the restaurant owner’s requirements
in the main kitchen. Also stainless steel tables, complete
with shelves below, were supplied to the client’s
specific measurements both in the restaurant and kitchen.
Coolstream Ventilation supplied specially manufactured
stainless steel sinks complete with taps and aqua sprays
in the kitchen too, whilst specially designed utensil
hooks completed the tidy, clean and modern look of the
Finally, one cold room was supplied and installed for
the storage of meat at -1 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees
Celsius. It included integral refrigeration equipment
and the maximum amount of three tier shelving.