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Hutong Club

Hutong club achieve hygiene and design with Altro

Altro Whiterock, Altro Whiterock Satins

The restaurant Hutong club in Munich combines the flavours of the authentic food stall in the streets of Beijing, the so-called hutongs, with the creative interpretations of the Chinatowns in London and New York. Asian-inspired food, fresh and homemade, are at the heart of the menu. Drinks with Asian flavors complement the restaurant’s offerings.

Christian Ribitzki, former chef and co-owner of the restaurant near the Eisbach Munich Opera, is the managing director and chef of Hutong club. In his new Munich restaurant, the kitchen, utility room and kitchen corridor needed redesigning. The uneven walls and old tiles brought structural challenges that needed to be taken into consideration. In addition, specialist equipment such as the steam cookers and wok burner meant the product chosen needed to be able to deal with high temperatures and steam.

Christian Ribitzki said: “Hygiene in the kitchen is paramount. That’s why I attached particular importance to choosing an easy to clean and long-lasting solution.”

Ribitzki’s kitchen planner recommended to equip the walls with Altro Whiterock, a high quality, food-safe PVCu wall cladding. Altro Whiterock is among the world’s few wall covering solutions that have passed the certification achieved by HACCP International, the system for food safety. The wall covering is durable, waterproof and easy to clean. The specialised team of interior installers, Franz Kreuzpeintner Bauservice from Munich – Ismaning, installed the Altro Whiterock wall cladding.

“For the kitchen and utility room of the Hutong club we have selected Altro Whiterock Satins,” said Christian Ribitzki.

Altro Whiterock Satins provides impact resistance and hygiene with a stain-resistant, wipe-clean surface. It can withstand temperatures up to 60°C.

In the corridor between the kitchen and dining room the rich red ‘Moulin Rouge’ of Altro Whiterock Chameleon was used. Red stands for happiness in China, growth, joy and love - an appropriate colour for the catering industry, which focuses on enjoyment and good service.

Altro Whiterock Chameleon is available in 16 high impact, high-design shades to add a little bit of affordable luxury to a range of environments.

Altro Whiterock can be installed directly over existing tiles. The PVCu panels are fully bonded, creating a seamless waterproof surface, preventing water ingress and protecting the substrate.

Christian Ribitzki was pleased with the result: “I have recommended the wall covering solution already to another caterer.”

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