Local Council Supports Community Members With Training On Ice Cream Making Skills

Local Council Supports Community Members With Training On Ice Cream Making Skills‘We at Halton Borough Council work very hard to offer our community members the opportunity to learn and experience new skills.  One such new skill we were particularly keen to implement was the production of freshly made delicious ‘homemade’ ice-creams.

Upon researching the market place it quickly became apparent the equipment we required was very specialist, therefore, we knew we would have to find a company who had the longevity in this field and would support us now and in the future, to include recommending batch freezers and pasteurisers, provide recipes and formulations, offer advice on all aspects of health and safety, train us on using the equipment and to support us during the initial production.

As part of our investigations we spoke with Taylor UK and their Area Manager, Craig Beech, who following his visit to the proposed ice cream parlour location, which included detailed discussions, we quickly realised that we had found a company with enough experience and industry knowledge to help us achieve our plans and objectives.  After a number of detailed discussions we soon overcame a number of utility issues we had by way of the flexibility of the ‘Taylor by Frigomat’ range of artisan ice cream equipment; this flexibility along with the help and advice offered resulted in us making the decision to order the ice cream making equipment from Taylor UK, and we have to say to date that we have been delighted by our choice.

Our longer term plans are to increase the production of our homemade ice cream to such a volume that we can begin to supply local schools and other council operated venues, whilst at the same time offering the opportunity for adults with learning difficulties to learn new skills.  I look forward to my relationship with Taylor UK and thank them and Craig for their help’

Shirley Dempsey, Head of Catering, Halton Borough Council – May 2012.