A uniquely personal foodservice design consultancy

Andrew and Elaine Powis are the only husband and wife consultancy partnership in commercial catering facilities design. This means we are uniquely placed to offer a genuinely warm, personal and professional service to all market sectors from concept to completion in the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe.

Our combined 40 years’ experience working as lead consultants on catering design projects of all sizes and budgets includes kitchens, serveries, front of house areas, ventilation, fire suppression and waste management systems.

3 September 2015

"We felt that since they (Sterling) were a smaller company we would get their undivided attention. The equipment is good quality and they specified to a higher standard than I would have probably gone for. That is the advantage of a consultant like Sterling, they know what’s on the market and what it does. We’ve had very few snagging problems with the equipment. It went in, it fitted and it worked. Sterling also designed a very good barista served coffee shop…"

David Chapman, Head of Catering Services, Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London, Egham

The brief was to include a dining-in and takeaway service from the refectory, known as The Hub, for 1,000 students, corporate hospitality for 400 with several functions taking place at the same time, a Coffee & Deli servery, and a separate dining facility on the lower floor for 300 summer language students or private use within the existing refurbished building.

This was achieved by the main kitchen undertaking the preparation and bulk cooking with the majority of theatre cooking being front of house on a central island with induction woks, pasta cookers and waffle irons.