Kiilto according to Pekka Terävä: Effective products and a responsible company

One cannot compromise on cleanliness in a top restaurant, but when you have to clean the kitchen as often as restaurants do, the process should be made as fluent as possible. That is where functional cleaning products and equipment come in.

Pekka Terävä, the Owner and Chef of a Michelin-star restaurant Olo, also places more significance on the functionality of a cleaning product than on its low price point.

- If a professional chef, a master craftsman, spends his time scrubbing surfaces using a bad product, it gets very expensive. Top chefs clean their own kitchens and the priciest aspect of that is the professional's own work, not the used cleaning agent.

As a restaurateur, Terävä also places emphasis on the safety of the cleaning products. He aims to select products that are demonstrably safe and as environmentally sound as possible.

- The cleaning agent often ends up in the sewer and as part of nature. Who would want impurities in nature? If you save in the wrong place you can cause damage to the environment that can then be very expensive, Terävä says.

"Kiilto is a partner"

A professional of kitchen hygiene is an important partner for a restaurateur. Terävä expects that he can trust Kiilto's help when he needs it, when a washing machine breaks down during the evening rush, for example. Ordering one's regular products is easy when you are familiar with the salesperson.

- We have worked together with Kiilto for a long time and the co-operation works. Kiilto is a responsible operator and the service works. We go through things with our contact person Mika Sipponen on a regular basis. We talk about what works and what could be improved. It is nice to keep yourself on top of things and hear about new products that make the cleaning work easier, says Terävä.

See how the kitchen of Pekka Terävä's restaurant Olo is cleaned after lunch: Restaurant Olo – Cleaning the restaurant kitchen after lunch


About Us

Kiilto is a family-owned group from Finland, with over a hundred-year history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. Kiilto develops, produces and markets chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial adhesives and fireproofing, professional hygiene, and consumer business. The key principles underlying Kiilto’s operations are environmental leadership, closeness, and commitment to the future. They operate in 11 countries and employ nearly 1000 people. In 2020 group's net sales amounted to 294 M€.





If a professional chef, a master craftsman, spends his time scrubbing surfaces using a bad product, it gets very expensive.
Pekka Terävä | Owner, Chef | Ravintola Olo