Hostservice are passionate about improving kitchens

through efficient and effective design.


With over 20 years experience in Aged Care kitchen and servery design, the team at Hostservice Commercial have a wealth of knowledge to share.

We enjoy collaborating with Architects to ensure an effective kitchen is designed which meets the client's needs and fits within the budget. Working within architectural and budget constraints while designing a kitchen which delivers of optimum efficiency and effective workflow is a challenge our team enjoys. We believe in sharing industry trends and drawing on our past experience to ensure the kitchens works for the client. By pointing up potential issues throughout the design stage, a lot of time, money and hassle can be saved later down the track. It's all about getting the best outcome.


So how do we work with architects?

Our inhouse design team use 3D CAD to model the kitchen directly into an IFC file supplied by the architect. This ensures everything fits perfectly within the architectural plans and makes co-ordination between the trades easy. Our designs can then be dropped straight back into the architect's files.

Our design process usually starts with spatial planning and concept design.  From here, we move through developed design and detailed design. Full service plans and schedules can also be created. Throughout the process we can develop 3D renders and walkthrough videos of the kitchen to help the client get a better feel for the design.


Hostservice are passionate about working together with architects to deliver kitchens that meet and exceed client's expectations.


The Process:


Concept/Preliminary Design

Engaging with our client to get a feel for what a kitchen means to you and your project is a key part of the design process. Particular emphasis is made of the flow and interaction from the customer’s perspective.
Once basic bulk and location are sorted we work in with your architects and our interior design consultants and suppliers. We will work with your operations team equipment that reflects the menu and operating method.


Developed Design

The decision making time. When we get to this stage we need to work out what is going to make the final cut. How does the project sit with your budget; what are the consequences of changing a particular item; how will it impact on your final offering?


Detailed Design

Now the final selection is made we set to work on the detailed plans, elevations and services schedules for each area of the kitchen. We engage with other consultants such and mechanical services, electrical and hydraulics to ensure there are no discrepancies.

With our accredited ArchiCAD software, we can also offer 3D plans and Virtual Walkthroughs for our customers.


Elevations, 3D Renders & Virtual Walkthroughs





Project Management

The team at Hostservice has extensive knowledge of the construction industry having come from an electrical trade background. This translates into efficient project management. Our project management services include site marking out and liaison with tradesmen to ensure services are installed in the correct position. This gives you, the customer, the assurance of a hassle free project.

We can also offer full ‘turn-key’ packages if required.

Delivery & Installation

Delivery of Hostservice supplied items can be coordinated into bulk deliveries to ensure there are no multiple deliveries to site.
The team will unpack, assemble and place the equipment. This ensures that the equipment arrives on time, undamaged and in the correct place. We are happy to work in with your preferred tradesmen to connect and commission your kitchen.


Hostservice Commercia Kitchens | Installation of appliances & services


Commissioning & Handover

Commissioning of the equipment is carried out in accordance with manufacturers instructions. A copy of all manuals is given to the client along with a servicing schedule. We recommend we set you up with a regular maintenance programme with a local provider, however this isn’t compulsory. We also offer a full range of utensils and small appliances to complete your kitchen.


We typically carry the training out over two stages, the initial training covers the basic operation and use of the equipment, setting them up to use and get some experience with each unit. We encourage staff to write down any non-urgent questions and we follow up with more detailed training covering these points a month after the kitchen is operational. We also give training to maintenance staff on basic servicing routines on the equipment and can supply servicing manuals if required.

After-Sales Service & Backup

Full backup and support for our product is provided throughout New Zealand. With 50+ combined years of service experience we are well qualified to support our product both remotely and hands-on. We fully back-up our product with a large range of spare parts which can be dispatched overnight throughout New Zealand.


 Contact us for information on how we can design your commercial kitchen.