Three reasons to choose a semi-commercial kitchen from Steelplan


We’ve supplied kitchens at hundreds of churches across the UK, from rural ministries to huge city cathedrals. Whether your church needs a kitchen revamp or is looking to open a fully-functioning community café, Steelplan can tailor a space that works perfectly for you and your community – bringing a cosy, stylish aesthetic together with durable steel construction.

Here are three ways Steelplan Kitchens are perfect for church buildings.

Keeping it cosy
Commercial kitchens can be austere, to say the least. Stainless steel, for all its practicality, isn’t the most attractive finish for an entire kitchen (hence why people don’t tend to fit it in their homes). Yet for a space that receives as much wear and tear as a church kitchen, a domestic shell just won’t cut the mustard; porous materials like MDF can harbour bacteria and won’t hold up under repeat use.

That doesn’t mean you have to choose between comfort and durability. Our polyester powder-coated doors come in a wide range of colours that lend a comfortable, stylish finish to your kitchen: so that the space works like a commercial space but feels like home.

"One area that I feel particularly pleased about is the colour scheme. There was a great range of colours available for the units, which meant that I could be creative."
Alexander Dunn, Church Warden at St Nicholas Thames Ditton

"We are delighted with the kitchen - it looks good and is so easy to clean, making it look like new every day! The cupboards and doors are well made and the units are strong and sturdy but look smashing - so many thanks for the semi-commercial kitchen we now have. In fact, we were so pleased that we recommended you to our sister church."
Rev. Nichola Jones, Stockland Green Methodist Church.

Making it easy
Taking your kitchen from idea to reality can be a daunting task, especially when you are trying to juggle ideas from everyone in the committee and keep the project within budget. Our free design and planning service can help you to craft a kitchen with the help of experts who have fitted hundreds of kitchens in churches of all shapes and sizes. We know how to tailor everything from the kitchen counters to the electrical appliances to your Church’s unique needs, so that you get a kitchen that works for your community.

"Steelplan really laid out the whole project for us and made us feel that we were in control. Unlike others who bid for the project, Steelplan really had thought of everything. They knew the right questions to ask to create the best solution for us and even brought models of the shelves and units to show us."
Julia Corps, head of St Joseph’s Hall Committee

Keeping you safe
Our kitchen designers know that there’s more to designing a semi-commercial kitchen than aesthetics and practicality. Safety is paramount, and making sure that your space meets basic requirements can be a difficult task.

With a wealth of experience designing kitchens for churches, we’re able to provide kitchens that meet the safety standards laid out by your local safety advisor.

Lockable cupboards - Every church kitchen needs a COSHH cupboard to store chemicals and hazardous materials, to keep harmful substances away from little fingers and also to make sure that only authorised volunteers can access them. We can install a COSHH as standard, but also have a variety of other lockable solutions to suit you, including master suite locking.

Layout - The way your kitchen is arranged plays a big part in passing risk assessments. From fire exits to DDA advice, we can help you create a safe, accessible safe for everyone.

"I thought that Ian [Badis, Steelplan Kitchens Design & Consultancy] must have had a background in food preparation, because he just seemed to think of everything. His working knowledge of a semi-commercial kitchen was really impressive, but he didn’t pressure us into making any snap decisions. His sensible comments and friendly manner made his advice all the more welcome; it was so refreshing to work with someone who had such intuitive knowledge in their field."
Alexander Dunn, Church Warden at St Nicholas Thames Ditton

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