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With almost 30 years’ experience, Silver Chef is Canada’s only dedicated funding partner to the hospitality industry. We work with businesses across the industry from restaurants to hotels, coffee shops to caterers and more so that they can start, operate and grow their business success.

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Each restaurant owner requires commercial kitchen equipment which suits their specific needs. The Silver Chef funding solution is flexible so you have the freedom to run and evolve your business.

Silver Chef are equipment funding specialists to bars and hotels. Whether you’re starting up and need a complete fit out, or searching for new commercial equipment items to add revenue lines to your business, we can help.

Franchises are a fast growing and evolving sector in Canada. Silver Chef has a specialist team devoted to helping franchisees source quality commercial equipment.

For just 5 coffees per day, you can access $10,000 of the latest coffee equipment. Silver Chef helps café and coffee shop owners access the equipment they need to drive successful growth.

It doesn’t matter which hospitality sector you’re in. Silver Chef can help you fund it! Whether you need a small fridge or a complete commercial catering kitchen, we can help you get the revenue generating equipment you need.

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Soft Peaks Vancouver

Dan and Ken Kim opened the doors of Soft Peaks with the ambition of bringing their love of great soft serve ice cream to Vancouver. Being foodies at heart, Dan and Ken passionately pursued culinary experiences around the world. Experiences which lead to the realization that Vancouver lacked one treat to which they held dear, great soft serve ice cream!

This realization quickly grew to an obsession. Many long days and nights were spent researching processes and hunting for the perfect combination of organic ingredients for their ultimate product which would go on to set new standards for Vancouver ice cream lovers.

We spoke with Dan and Ken about their obsession and product.

What sort of challenges did you face in bringing this inspiration to reality?

Dan: We spent endless time testing and refining recipes that our local market would enjoy, we got there in the end.

Ken: Our biggest challenge however was to find the perfect equipment we needed, which also fit our budget.

How about your soft opening, I heard it offered a few surprises?

Dan: We were shocked by the huge crowds in our store. We felt we were truly blessed for the warm welcome by our customers. It was a real surprise, a challenge, but a good one! We started with only one machine during our soft opening week, but it was not enough to accommodate large volumes of orders. Luckily we were recommended Silver Chef and we had a second machine within a week.

How has renting with Silver Chef allowed your business to grow?

Dan: Using Silver Chef allowed us to get an additional machine so that we could keep up with large volumes of orders in fast pace.

What did you like best about using Silver Chef?

Ken: It was a simple and quick process. We were approved within a day, we could understand the paperwork easily and most importantly it really helped our cash flow.

What does the future have in store for Soft Peaks?

Dan & Ken: We’re always looking to add more and different products to keep our customers happy. Recently, we have added our newest creation to our menu: ice milk bars. These frozen treats are made fresh in house each morning with our signature organic milk soft serve recipe in various different flavours, such as Blueberry, Strawberry, Matcha and Red Beans, Chocolate, and Mango. Growing will also include collaborating with other local businesses and engaging our community in sharing what we have to offer.

Thanks Dan and Ken, we wish you luck with your growth. Silver Chef is right behind you!

'Our biggest challenge was to find the perfect equipment we needed, which also fit our budget'

Ken & Dan Kim
Soft Peaks

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Nomad Vancouver

Set in the trendy realm of Main St, Vancouver sits Nomad. Now in their second year of operation Nomad has already stamped its footprint into the vibrant culinary scene of Vancouver and claimed a range of awards to boast about such as number 1 best bartender in Vancouver and number 2 Vancouver brunch location.

The Nomad journey started with the coming together of 4 men all living at different parts of the globe and all with firm roots in hospitality. Each of which possessed a unique talent to be reckoned with.

We spoke to Taylor Burnham, Manager and Part Owner said that the idea of Nomad was to create an experience that they couldn’t find in their hometowns. One which would have their customers enjoying dishes crafted from an array of seasonal ingredients fresh off the farm. ‘We also wanted to create a fun yet relaxing atmosphere that was upmarket without being pretentious,’ said Taylor.

The Nomad clan knew that their journey would be rocky and unpredictable. When asked about the challenges Taylor said that, ‘before opening it felt like we were living and dying with new information every day. One day we would think things are fine and then an investor would pull out or a loan we thought to be secured didn’t come through.  Both of these things happened before the construction even began.’

‘Our biggest roadblock was definitely securing finance. This was tough right from the beginning at the application stages and again throughout each time we needed to get funds released. This was especially hard because everything hinged on us being able to get a business loan.’

‘When it came to equipment we had a solid idea of what was needed. However, despite the extensive homework there was no way that we could scope the full cost as we didn’t have a complete understanding of what the full kitchen requirements were. There is no way of knowing what size fridge or oven you’ll need or what volume of coffee you’ll sell.’

'Using Silver Chef meant that we had the flexibility to get the equipment that we hadn’t accounted for.'

'Better still we weren’t forced to get bottom of the line equipment. This was important because we pride ourselves on the best food coming out of our kitchen and the right equipment is essential for that.’

‘We also got additional fridges after opening but using Silver Chef meant that we could do it without the stress of our cash flow.’

When asked about the Silver Chef experience Taylor responded, ‘the whole experience was quick and easy! We were approved for funding based on what our business needed, we didn’t have the stress of knowing that we were stuck with everything. To top it off everybody was so pleasant to deal with.’

So what does the future hold for Nomad?

‘We’re looking to grow into food retail. Partnering with Silver Chef will enable us to make those decisions simple. For example, for adding ice cream to the menu we’ll make the decision based on how many scoops we would need to sell in order to cover our weekly rent. 

Taylor Burnham
Nomad Vancouver
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With almost 30 years’ experience, Silver Chef is Canada’s only dedicated funding partner to the hospitality industry. We work with businesses across the industry from restaurants to hotels, coffee shops to caterers and more so that they can start, operate and grow their business success.

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