Stokehouse Restaurant setting the bar for sustainability

The iconic Stokehouse Restaurant in St.Kilda integrated an eWater Reticulated System during their rebuild and now uses it extensively for both back and front of house. The system was commissioned with the opening of the new restaurant and to date has used over half a million litres of eWater solution, replacing conventional chemicals across all areas of the new restaurant. We caught up with Owner Frank van Haandel and Group Kitchen Manager Ben Pigott recently to find out how they were going.

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Stokehouse Restaurant
I’m really excited that the Chefs love it...they have told me that it’s better than what they could have ever anticipated.
Frank Van Haandal
Frank Van Haandel
Owner

At a Glance

Client:

Stokehouse Restaurant

Location:

Melbourne
Victoria

Industry:

Hospitality

Installation:

2017

System Type:

eWater Reticulated System

Application:

Food Prep
Kitchen Cleaning
Front of House Cleaning

The iconic Stokehouse Restaurant in St.Kilda integrated an eWater Reticulated System during their rebuild and now uses it extensively for both back and front of house.

Background

Rebuilt after a devastating fire in 2014, the new restaurant will become Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star building of its kind. The new two-level building is home to a refreshed and larger Stokehouse restaurant, casual dining space Pontoon and beachside fish and chip kiosk, Paper Fish in St Kilda.

Rebuilt after a devastating fire in 2014, the new restaurant will become Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star building of its kind. The new two-level building is home to a refreshed and larger Stokehouse restaurant, casual dining space Pontoon and beachside fish and chip kiosk, Paper Fish in St Kilda.

Green Innovations

The Green Star rating is given based on the sustainable design, construction and operation of the building. Many innovative technologies have been utilised including solar power, onsite composting, sustainable and recycled materials, geothermal heating and cooling, and low-carbon concrete.

In addition to these innovations, a reticulated eWater hygiene system was integrated throughout the building to support their green technology package. The system was commissioned with the opening of the new restaurant and to date is replacing an estimated 300 litres of synthetic chemical hygiene consumables each month

Stokehouse restaurant dining room

The value is clear for Biniris

By design, eWater has been integrated through out the kitchen with 8 Automatic VDW Handwash stations and 11 AY tap outlets distributed across the venue. This allows the team to use eWater for both kitchen and front of house applications that include:

  • Handwash
  • Food preparation
  • Degreasing & pot wash
  • Floor cleaning
  • Equipment cleaning & sanitising
  • Table & bar cleaning
  • Window & stainless cleaning

The Results

A year and half after commissioning, eWater remains a core part of the teams day to day protocols. Today it is contributing to the buildings 5 Star Greenstar rating and has lead to the replacement of an estimated 4,500 litres of undiluted chemicals

This is the equivalent to over 900 five litre plastic containers of chemicals2. With the investment in place and active use across the restaurant, the team are on their way to paying back the capital expenditure in just under two years.
It actually works better than regular chemicals... based on that alone I would recommend it.​
Ben Pigott
Group Kitchen Manager

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