Innovation can be challenging but it can also be exciting, and for the last seventy years Burns & Ferrall has supplied kitchen equipment to businesses throughout New Zealand as the heart of innovation. Describing themselves as the “stainless steel people”, and operating out of the Auckland suburb of Penrose, the original Burns & Ferrall began with a modest operation of strong basic sheet metal fabrication skills. However, even then the company recognised the importance of investment in equipment and people, purchasing a major hydraulic press of 400 tonnes’ capacity within the space of just eight years.

The more they have listened over the past seven decades, the better they have understood the vision of the client. From cooking equipment, bakery, clean up, and a huge range of glassware, foodservice, and kitchenware items, Burns & Ferrall are the true one stop shop for hospitality, foodservice and bakery operators. From humble beginnings in 1948 to an iconic commercial and domestic kitchen company, Burns & Ferrall has an established reputation for customer service excellence and product support that is second to none.

Burns & Ferrall is experienced in the design of and fit-out of many restaurants, bars, catering facilities and customised designed facilities for more than 70 years and has been involved in a vast range of industries from healthcare, catering, supermarkets, QSRs to name a few.

Located in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and across the Pacific, Burns & Ferrall take the overall responsibility for project management of the scope of work in terms of the kitchen fit-out, with personnel assigned specially to run and administrate the contract.

Burns & Ferrall proposes that drawings of product not requiring site measure be approved and where applicable fabrication can be done immediately. These items can be built and stored awaiting installation. This will ease the pressure build all items in a short fabrication window and streamline production. All items would be available for inspection and sign off once built.

To celebrate this 70 year milestone, the company wanted to do something different, special and unique to the hospitality industry, and something that would keep in line with Burns & Ferrall’s purpose – to be the innovative heart of hospitality. In this spirit, Burns & Ferrall has mixed innovation with creativity and developed the Great Container Kitchen Giveaway.

Up for grabs is a fully equipped, fully functional commercial kitchen housed inside a custom built recycled container – an amazing container kitchen worth over $125,000.

Anyone can enter the competition – it’s that easy. Spend $1000 or more with Burns & Ferrall to automatically go into the draw. The main benefit for one lucky person will be that they will have a fully functional restaurant ready to open for business almost immediately. The other advantage, for all those that enter, is of course that they will have purchased $1000 or more of the best tabletop product or commercial kitchen equipment in New Zealand – you can’t beat that.

The competition runs from 1 June 2018 to 31 January 2019, with the winner to be announced at the FoodFirst Gala Dinner on 11 March 2019, held as part of the FoodFirst Expo on 11 and 12 March. Sponsors include RATIONAL, BDR Max, Garland, Winterhalter, Turbo Air, Frymaster, Silverchef, CSL Containers, Restaurant & Café Magazine, Project Floors, Food First, Staybrite Stainless Fabricators, T&S, Nuovair and Contract Flooring.

When clever solutions to industry challenges are needed and costs for opening restaurants eye-wateringly high, Burns & Ferrall delivers. Now they’re offering a life-changing opportunity for one lucky hospitality professional.

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