Hrishikesh Desai at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Hrishikesh Desai - 2010 Roux Scholar and 2010 National Chef of the Year, has been named executive chef of the four-star Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in Cumbria
Award Winning Chef, Hrishikesh Desai outside The Gilpin Hotel

The Gilpin is a friendly, family-run hotel with a long-standing team. ‘Hrish’, is the reknowned Michelin starred restaurant where, Executive Chef Hrishikesh Desai’s imaginative dishes combine Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver modern British dishes with a twist of Asia.

"The Adande helps in organising the sections, so less movements, less work and my chefs can easily see what they need, so it’s great!"

"If I could sum up in one word - Amazing! I would thoroughly recommend Adande to anyone"Hrishikesh Desai, Executive Chef

Michelin Star Gilpin Hotel & Lakehouse had Adande units delivered to two main kitchens within the Hotel in October 2016  

Adande spoke with the former National Chef of the Year, Roux Scholar, & Michelin star Executive Chef, Hrishikesh Desai, to see what benefits Adande refrigeration is bringing to this fine long-standing establishment consisting of two luxurious hotels on two separate estates with two significant restaurant offerings

Did you experience any benefits from using the Adande unit? 

“Very much so, particularly with the organisation and ease of service. Hygiene is important, of course, and Adande is really so very easy to clean.  But, most importantly, they maintain the temperature at all times; especially when we are in 
full service.” 

Did you find any improvement in the food quality?

“Freshness of the food is paramount  and Adande aids longevity of the product - I trust its holding abilities.”

Have you noticed a reduction in food waste?

“Yes! Prep food is not squandered or spoiled; I have really seen a lot less waste from my Adande units.” 

Have you noticed or experienced seal breakage?

“I have been using Adande for around 10 years and have never had that problem.”

In using the Adande, have you noticed less obstruction or traffic in the kitchen?

“Yes - the Adande helps in organising the sections, so fewer movements, less work and my chefs can easily see what they need, so it’s great!”  

Has it helped during food audits? How so?

“If the Environmental Health Officers drop in, they can witness the modern Adande system, and can be assured we are looking after the products we hold - the displays are so clear!” 

How will you summarise your experience with Adande?

“If I could sum up in one word - Amazing!"  
“I would thoroughly recommend Adande to anyone.” 

How did you find support information and Customer Service at Adande?

“To be honest I have never had to use Customer Service for problem-solving, but when I have spoken with them they are really very helpful.”

Any other comments you would like to add?

“I trust the Adande refrigeration system - it has never let me down, and I have 10 drawers set over two kitchens: 6 in the Michelin star Hrishi restaurant and 4 drawers in the new Gilpin Spice opened in November 2016, which I have high hopes for.”

The Gilpin Hotel & Lakehouse, Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE

Tel: 015394 88818