Ringtons, one of the UK’s leading tea and coffee food service providers, has revamped its custom-built training centre at the company’s head office in Newcastle.
The revamped space now includes the installation of state-of-the-art espresso equipment and a brand new self-service coffee tower. Workbenches have also been adjusted and a mirror installed to facilitate the new equipment and create an ergonomic working environment, which is ideal for efficient and quality training. The new menus and signage represent an authentic café environment.
John Broad, training and development manager at the company’s trade division, Ringtons Beverages, says: “With increasingly discerning consumers demanding the very best quality coffee, caterers have to make sure they are consistently producing the best coffee possible – and one way to minimise the risk of them serving an inferior quality coffee is by taking advantage of technology available and making sure staff are fully trained on how to create the perfect coffee menu.
“We also anticipate an even greater market shift and demand for self-service coffee stations, as retailers and caterers are looking for more ways to reach a new audience and meet demand for high quality coffee on-the-go, whilst maximising the return on limited and valuable floor space. So, as part of our refurbishment we have installed a coffee tower within the training room to allow clients to fully appreciate the facilities first-hand and see its capabilities and how it would add value within their business. There’s very exciting times ahead for Ringtons.”
Ringtons Beverages division has been operating for over 30 years and training is an integral part of its offering. The division supplies leading hotels, restaurants and cafes with the highest quality tea, coffee, catering supplies and espresso equipment as well as training and cafe design services.