Part of the London South East Colleges network, Orpington College’s second phase of teaching facilities, designed and installed by Hallmark Kitchens, features heavy-duty Charvet cooking power with gas hobs, solid tops, induction hobs, grills, fryers and ovens.

Pictured is the view of the Pro 700 training suites, from the lecturer’s customised Pro 800 suite.

Orpington College was London’s first Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College when it launched in 2014. The first phase of teaching kitchens was equipped with two Charvet Pro 700 training suites.

Consultant Gerry Shurman chose the  initial Charvet line-up: “We know Charvet equipment is robust and durable and provides good value for money.

More importantly, it is as safe at it gets for training students and easy to clean and maintain.

Another advantage is that there are no protruding oven flues or central service spines to obstruct the view, so teaching staff can see everything going on.”

Orpington College provided the setting for the Channel 4 TV series, Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr. Sam Grace, Executive Producer at Twofour (who produced the series) said: “Michel Roux Jr sets very high standards for his eight trainees, as he does everything he can to help them find work in the restaurant industry. On such a major Channel 4 production, we needed a location that had equally high standards when it came to its facilities, kitchens and training restaurant – and Orpington College fitted the bill perfectly.”

The best in commercial cooking suites at Orpington College.