The Milk & Sugar at Cardiff University Research Park

New campus centrepiece

Only the best products and freshest produce from local suppliers. The Milk & Sugar Collection - a group of independent cafés, kitchens, private lounges and an eco retail store – has made this motto their priority. The group has just opened its sixth outlet in the sbarc | spark building (Social Science Research Park) on Cardiff University's campus – a showcase project carried out by Shine Catering Systems putting MKN appliances centre stage. The Milk & Sugar Café on the University's Innovation Campus is open to the public, providing high quality fresh produce to University researchers, staff, students and local residents. The menu offers a comprehensive breakfast, brunch and lunch selection as well as specialities and excellent coffee. The centrally located outlet has become the new centrepiece of the building, accommodating university, industry and commerce and social facilities. The centre brings together 13 social science research groups collectively known as SPARK – the world's first Social Science Research Park, alongside Cardiff Innovations@sbarc, a hub for innovation, start-ups and spin-outs.


Milk & Sugar worked together with Shine Catering Systems, reliable partner for kitchen design and installation, to implement the kitchen concept. MKN's SpaceCombi® combi steamer ensures flexible cooking and even results – not least thanks to the integrated steam condensation HoodIn. The SpaceCombi® is therefore only 55 centimetres wide and perfect for small kitchens. Despite its compact size, it is a fully featured combi steamer and operation could not be easier with the integrated MagicPilot® system, even for untrained staff.



"The equipment is perfect. The kitchen flow is optimal and we use the SpaceCombi® equipped with MagicPilot® to prepare a wide selection of dishes – from full breakfasts and harissa scrambled eggs to baked sweet potatoes, vegan options and warm meals such as French fries, burgers and steak sandwiches."


- Tim Corrigan, owner of Milk & Sugar



Chris Hinton, Sales Manager at Shine Catering Systems, underlines the versatility and energy saving features of MKN's SpaceCombi®:


"The cooking chamber doors with triple glazed sealed units and low radiant heat transfer to the surroundings are just a couple of features that make an impact."



MagicPilot's® simple operating system and automatic cleaning impress the most:


"This is particularly important in a kitchen like ours, where unskilled staff and highly trained employees operate the appliances and at the same time we want to achieve consistent high quality results."


- Tim Corrigan

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