Commercial Kitchen Design & Cafe Design in Sydney & Brisbane | Australia

Design & Shop Fittings


Food Consultants, Designers & Fitouts Specialists

Specialist design consultancy

Over 65 years experience in commercial design

Dedicated project co–ordinators

2D and 3D presentations

Imagine a design consultancy specialising in your business, the Hospitality Industry. With a technical resource of over 60 chefs and managers from wide ranging operational backgrounds, specific Product Managers in associated areas such as refrigeration, stainless steel fabrication and furniture, our industry knowledge is second to none. With a combined commercial kitchen design experience of over 65 years, dedicated project co–ordinators, this is Southern Hospitality Design + Build & Petra Project team.

All this experience, knowledge and creativity enable the commercial kitchen design Team to function effectively and efficiently whether they are developing a new scheme, or modifying an existing site. Producing comprehensively detailed CAD plans, drawings and interior schemes for the customers and construction teams, which understand, interpret and communicate the ideas and requirements of a project. The Design Team works regularly with some of Sydney’s most highly regarded Architects, Interior Designers and Construction Companies, on some of Sydney’s most notable projects, to produce some of the most well considered hospitality solutions. We understand that each project has different requirements and as such we can vary our level of service to you accordingly, from wide ranging kitchen operations to full interior and brand / concept design. Our design documentation in both 2D and 3D CAD format allows a seamless coordination process with Architects, Interior Designers and other consultants. The level of documentation can be developed to include full interior detailing and specifications to allow competitive tendering for sub contractors, DA & Construction Certificate applications and construction. The Design Team can produce presentations, ranging from 2D scaled layouts to a full 3D CAD visuals and ‘walk-through’ models with each component specified.

Our unique team of internationally experienced designers have offices in five international locations to offer a truly national service. This allows for flexibility on all sizes of projects undertaken, such as collaboration on larger, or time sensitive projects and continuity with the design documentation. All jobs are assigned an individual project co-ordinator who liaises between you, the client, and all other resources required to successfully complete your project. Additionally, we can manage the entire process for you and offer a full design, supply and installation package. From the initial brief to concept design, design development & full documentation package, fixed price quotation and implementation. Petra Equipment can also offer full training at handover and ongoing scheduled maintenance support. The earlier we can be involved in the project, the more value we can add in terms of design expertise, catering equipment specification & product compatibility.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your project further & confirm our commitment to a successful partnership. This Portfolio presents examples of successfully completed projects in a wide variety of environments for your further consideration.

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Project Management

With regards to efficient & cost effective Project Management services we can offer the following:


Hold a pre–contract meeting with all necessary parties & confirm general working practices, access, program & future meeting dates. Place & administer all orders. Administer statutory approvals. Ensure all final lease & franchise documentation details have been completed. Arrange pre site handover inspection & approve condition / lease details have been met. Obtain key from Landlord.


is the development of your interior concept where we will produce graphic communication and construction documents including: specification of finishes, furniture, fixtures, décor elements and assembly of Sample Boards culminating in a presentation of the concept for your approval. We will develop an interior design package customised to your staff and patrons’ specific needs from both a functional and aesthetic approach.


can be developed to suit your project requirements and may include branding consisting of graphics & signage concept design, specification of materials, construction, print media & coordination between graphic designer and/or signage company.


Project Manage the contract through to Practical Completion, hold regular site meetings to monitor progress, report any issues or problems & ensure workmanship & finish is acceptable. Arrange for council inspections, as required by the contractor, through to Completion Certification. Coordinate deliveries of FF&E & integration of sub–contractors. Arrange for commissioning & testing of all equipment & fittings (installation and testing of pass through dishwasher, commercial freezers or ice makers). Arrange for any necessary catering equipment training & final sign off & handover. Prior to hand over review site document & rectify any snagging defects. Arrange operator access for training purposes. Arrange final inspection for DA & Construction Certificate approval. Complete project file & hand over to Site Manager & copy to client where required. Administer all invoices & progress payments checking against approved budget.


Finalise all remaining invoices, opening defects, & general issues that may arise. Carry out period of defects inspection, oversee any remedial works & approve final payments. Review project generally including all suppliers, equipment, services & procedures. Consider operational feedback and agree any amendments to the project package / brief. Sign off project.

The above services whilst not exhaustive, are an indication of the range of Project Management services we can offer and tailor to suit your individual needs and project requirements.

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