How the Variant provided hand washing solution for Kathryn’s Homemade Cakes

Kathyn Matthews with one of her award winning cakes
Variant hand wash units for cake makers
The Variant hand wash unit is perfect for catering facilities

“The Variant unit is perfect!” – Kathryn Matthews

Kathryn Matthews is the driving force behind Kathryn’s Homemade Cakes – a business that has been growing rapidly since the inspired decision to expand by adding a purpose-built cake making studio in the garden.

The TEAL Variant

The Variant is a complete set of components which allows you to create a TEAL hot water hand wash unit within an existing counter or cupboard. Practical and cost effective, the Variant provides a cutting edge hot water washing facility.

Kathryn Matthews discovered the Variant and realised how suitable it was – enabling her to enjoy effective hand hygiene, despite having no mains water supply to hand.

“The Variant unit is perfect! It sits in a unit, looking like a conventional sink, but the water supply is portable, so negating the need to have plumbing fitted into the studio.” 

Kathryn's purpose built cake making studio
Kathryn’s purpose built cake making studio

The story of Kathryn’s Homemade Cakes

Kathryn Matthews has explained how the purpose-built cake studio came about.

“I have been in business, since the Autumn of 2007. I started, with the intention of filling clients freezers with home baking, but it has taken off in a completely different direction, after getting requests for Birthday cakes. The business has gradually grown and it had started to take over the whole house! I had cake boards, boxes and sugar stashed all over the house!

“The idea for the studio started with a throw away comment from my husband, that we could perhaps build a studio in the garden. 

“Electricity was easy to resolve, but plumbing was going to be a bit more of a challenge as it would mean digging up the patio to get a water supply into the studio and as it is also lower than the house, any waste water would need pumping away and we had started to look at putting a saniflo system in.

Cake studio for Kathryn's Homemade Cakes
The cake studio for Kathryn’s Homemade Cakes

“The plan was to still bake in my kitchen, but take all the cakes into the studio for decorating and I only needed a hand wash facility in there, as any washing up is taken back into my kitchen. It was after taking my daughter to have her ears pierced in a local branch of Claire’s Accessories and saw how they dealt with the hand wash/hygiene, that I started to research your company and products.

“The Variant unit is perfect! It sits in a unit, looking like a conventional sink, but the water supply is portable, so negating the need to have plumbing fitted into the studio.”

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Hand washing for all mobile caterers – and their customers!

Visible portable sinks can be positioned right where catering staff need them most.

Ideal for all catering related businesses such as Street Food suppliers, retailers, farmers’ markets and kiosks, outside catering, fast food outlets, ice cream vendors, coffee kiosks, sandwich bars and all other forms of mobile catering.

TEAL hand wash units are also perfect for customers who use your facilities!