Founded in 1983

Fergus Liu and Tommy Cheung came from Hong Kong in the 1970s and opened some of the UK’s first Chinese restaurants. They established Far East Kitchen Solutions in 1983, initially selling catering equipment to the Chinese takeaway and restaurant industry.


Far East was one of the first manufacturers of gas wok cooking ranges, high power appliances that ensure your Chinese meal isn’t soggy! This was followed by the dim sum steamer and other oriental catering equipment. Throughout the 1980s, Far East gained experience in commercial kitchen design, planning permission and kitchen vent/extract systems. It also introduced American-style takeout packaging to the UK with its VIP boxes.


By exclusively manufacturing in the United Kingdom, a high standard of workmanship is ensured. Far East catering equipment is CE safety certified and quality monitored by BSI, then installed and maintained by our Gas Safe Register engineers. There’s over 30 years experience behind Far East products and services.


Far East can handle all your commercial kitchen needs from start to finish, entirely in-house. Initial design, planning consultancy, the vent/extract canopy and system, catering equipment supply and install, even the annual maintenance.


Sustainability is at the heart of Far East’s operations. The factory recycles several tonnes of material every year. VIP cardboard food boxes are a popular, environmental friendly, alternative to aluminium and plastic takeaway containers. Far East wok cookers and steamers are optimised to minimise gas and water consumption.

Coney Green Farm, Clay Cross
Far East's factory and head office, Coney Green Farm, Clay Cross
VIP takeaway packaging
VIP takeaway food packaging, created by Far East in the early 1990s
Far East service engineer van
Far East's 1989 brochure
Far East's 1989 brochure showing previous premises at Carrwood Road, Chesterfield

Over 1500 clients across Europe, including:

  • Camile Thai
  • Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok airport
  • China Tang at the Dorchester Hotel
  • Cosmo World Buffet
  • Din Tai Fung UK
  • Dim T
  • The Good Earth
  • Giggling Squid
  • Grand Imperial at Grosvenor Hotel London Victoria
  • Holiday Inn

  • Huawei Reading
  • Hutong at Shard Level 33
  • Incredible Kids
  • Oodles Chinese
  • Park Chinois by Alan Yau
  • Pho Café
  • PKL Group
  • Rosa’s Thai Café
  • Royal China Group
  • Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington