Falcon

Falcon is the market-leading UK manufacturer of professional cooking equipment. With a company history going back nearly 200 years, Falcon now supplies operators throughout the catering industry, exporting around the globe. Its comprehensive product portfolio is backed by award-winning customer support.

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Shaune Hall joins Falcon Foodservice as Development Chef

New appointment will help Falcon to enhance customer service

Shaune Hall joins Falcon Foodservice as Development ChefFalcon Foodservice has announced that Shaune Hall will be joining the company as Development Chef, taking over from Neil Roseweir, who is retiring.

Born and raised in South Africa, Shaune has many years of experience in the industry. Most recently he has been Head Chef Trainer at Forth Valley College in Stirling, where he was responsible for work-based apprenticeship programmes as well as managing the operations of the college’s catering unit. (more…)

The Rise of the Grill

Falcon’s F900 Rise and Fall Grill combines great performance and efficiency

Rise and fall grillFalcon’s latest product offering is the F900 Rise and Fall Grill (model E600).  Part of Falcon’s new F900 Series, it combines functionality with built-in energy and cost savings.

The F900 Rise and Fall Grill is very energy efficient as it uses automatic plate sensing technology to only activate the heat source when the tray is placed into the unit, just like induction. The grill’s powerful infrared elements ensure instant heat-up and precise temperature control, which also saves energy, as well as time. Even cooking is achieved with the middle of three elements turning off for 8 seconds after 25 seconds of all three being on full power. This delivers a consistent heat across the entire tray as well as adding to the overall energy efficiency. (more…)

Caledonian University Puts Heart into Campus Catering

Super Caley’s Falcon Kit and Williams Fridges Sort It

Falcon at Caledonian UniversityWith 17,000 students, catering at Glasgow’s Caledonian University is a huge operation.  The brand new main restaurant is part of a major rebuild, The Heart of the Campus project.  “It’s called The Heart partly because it’s right in the middle of the campus,” says head of catering, Frank McCabe, “but also because it’s built round leafy courtyards where customers can relax in the fresh air – and because it’s designed to inspire social gatherings.”  At the heart of any catering operation is the kitchen – and the heart of The Heart is built around cooking equipment from Falcon and refrigeration from Williams.

“The restaurant reflects the rich ethnic mix of students here,” says Frank.  “It’s essentially a food hall with a wide variety of different offerings, many cooked live – it’s great theatre.  So we have everything from salad bars to sushi counters to soup stations, burgers on the flame grill, pizzas, a soup station, deli bars, fresh fruit, grab & go merchandisers…”  (more…)

Commercial Kitchen, The Catering Equipment Show, 7-8 June 2016, NEC Birmingham

Stop Press: Falcon’s F900 flies in to Commercial Kitchen Show

A Falcon F900 cookline will be on stand G36Award-winning cookline featured on Nelson’s Catering stand

Visitors to the Commercial Kitchen Show will have the chance to see an award-winning cookline in the shape of the Falcon F900.  An F900 suite is to be on display on the Nelson’s Catering stand, number G36.

Designed and manufactured in Britain, the F900 only launched late last year yet is already winning plaudits around the globe.  “F900 cooklines have been installed and are working well in kitchens from Guernsey to the Gulf, and this is an ideal platform to further showcase the equipment,” says Barry Hill, marketing manager at Falcon. (more…)

Busy Izzy’s ‘shiny shiny’ F900 cooking appliances excel in ‘really, really busy’ bistro

Head chef Izzy Kerr of Jam Jar restauantIf you’re lucky enough to be in Bridge of Allan, Stirling, then the place to go is Jam Jar.  This contemporary café restaurant, open from 8am till 10pm, is, in the words of head chef Izzy Kerr, “really, really busy.”  They serve up to 2,500 covers a week and Izzy describes the food as “modern British bistro,” but there are distinctive and popular flourishes.  For example, Jam Jar’s latest version of a steak sandwichis based on braised beef brisket cooked in its own liquor, and it goes down a storm.

As this is Stirling it’s also Falcon Foodservice Equipment country, which is lucky since Izzy is a big fan of the British manufacturer.  When the company was developing its F900 Series Izzy was delighted to be asked to field trial several of the new appliances – especially as Jam Jar was in the process of a kitchen refurbishment.  Her input helped the Falcon R&D team perfect the designs.  (more…)

Falcon and Williams provide theatrical flourish for Salon Culinaire

Top British manufacturers supply equipment for live cookery competition at this year’s Hotelympia

Falcon and Williams at the Hotelympia Salon CulinaireFalcon Foodservice and Williams Refrigeration will be supplying equipment for Hotelympia’s International Salon Culinaire competition this year.

Salon Culinaire is the largest and most prestigious chef competition programme in the UK. This year’s contest features 80 classes within four categories, and once again celebrates the skills of the UK’s hospitality industry.

For more than ten years, the organisers of the Live Theatre competition have chosen equipment from Falcon and Williams. These are timed cookery challenges, with the added pressure of a live audience watching every move. With competition at this level it’s vital that the equipment available to competitors performs well under pressure. (more…)

Falcon F900 Series Making its Debut at Gulfood 2016

First chance for Gulf region to see Falcon’s new product range     

The Falcon F900 is making its debut at Gulfood 2016For Falcon Foodservice Gulfood is always an eagerly anticipated and extremely important event in the calendar. This year’s event is even more important as it provides the perfect platform to display the new F900 Series of equipment at a major exhibition for the first time.

The F900 Series is designed to combine form and function, providing chefs with a range of stylish, versatile and practical cooking equipment that offers flexibility, capacity and functionality to any kitchen. (more…)

Falcon’s Range is the best a chef can get – for the fourth year running

9,500 chefs vote Falcon the Chef’s Choice Range for 2016

Falcon's range is the best a chef can getMore than 9,500 chefs from independent and multiple restaurants voted in the 2016 Chef’s Choice Awards – and for the fourth year running, they gave the gong for Best Range to Falcon.

“It’s a great accolade, especially when you consider the competition we’re up against,” says Falcon’s marketing manager, Barry Hill.   “We are a British manufacturer with a 200 year history – so we’re all the more proud to maintain the highest quality of engineering, manufacturing and design, and to deliver the best a chef can get.”  (more…)

Get up close with the F900 at Hotelympia 2016

First chance forhospitality industry to experience Falcon’s exciting new cooking appliance Series

Stand 3530, Hotelympia, London ExCel

29th February – 3rd March 2016

Falcon's F900 fryer, with the rest of the F900 Series, will be on show at Hotelympia 2016The Falcon stand, 3530, at Hotelympia 2016 marks the first opportunity for the industry to get up close with the brand new F900 Series.

The F900 is the first major launch from UK manufacturer Falcon in nearly twenty years and despite only just being released, it’s already creating a buzz in the UK industry. It is the first British-built series in this category of cooking appliances, which has been dominated by European manufacturers. (more…)

Falcon picks up the heavy award

UK distributors vote Falcon their favourite heavy equipment supplier

Catering Insight Award for Heavy Equipment 2015; Falcon's Lawrence Hughes, right, with Toby Wand of Fresh MontgomeryFalcon has won Catering Insight’s Heavy Equipment Supplier of the Year award for 2015. The award is voted for by distributors and reflects the high regard in which Falcon is held by its business partners across the UK.

Announcing the award, Catering Insight editor Clare Nicholls said: “The winner is a company that has broadened its portfolio this year and the investment it has made has ticked all the boxes for efficiency, running costs and durability.”  (more…)