The VarioCooking Center® Multificiency® from Frima is a brand new generation of cooking systems that will change the way chefs operate in the kitchen.
It makes many conventional cooking systems obsolete. It’s a multipurpose cooking tool combining a tilting pan, a kettle and a deep-fat fryer, making a compact three-way system with a sophisticated and easy to use computerised control and monitoring system.
It not only cooks up to 50% faster than conventional appliances, but also delivers great savings – up to 40% lower energy and water consumption, less food shrinkage and lower fat consumption – leading to higher profitability on food sales.
Frima at TUCO Conference 2016, Stand 111, University of Exeter, 25th – 27th July 2016
A recent project by researchers from Zurich University showed that kitchens using Frima appliances can reduce energy and water consumption significantly – and produce a greater variety and volume of meals, in less space. Plus, they’re four times faster than conventional appliances. At the TUCO Conference, Frima will show two VarioCooking Centers on stand 111 – the large volume 211+ and the new, compact 112L. (more…)
Two market leaders, one proven space-saving multifunctional school kitchen design
The LACA Main Event will see the launch of All-in-2, a new kitchen design concept from Frima and Rational. Designed to answer the needs of the modern school kitchen, it combines two market-leading multifunctional appliances, the SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses and the VarioCooking Center Multificiency, to allow caterers to cook everything they need in a compact cookline. As well as saving space compared to conventional appliances, All-in-2 also saves energy and water while delivering consistent, high-quality cooking results, a high production capacity and lower running costs.
Save energy and water, increase production, reduce kitchen footprint
Frima and Rational have teamed up to launch a new cooking concept called All-in-2. It combines two market leading multifunctional appliances, the SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses and the VarioCooking Center Multificiency, and is designed to answer the needs of the modern kitchen: energy and water saving, a compact footprint, consistent, high quality cooking results, high production capacity and lower costs.
VarioCooking Center 112L awarded Innovation Challenge Gold Award
“We are very pleased to have received the Innovation Challenge Gold Award,” says Graham Kille, managing director of Frima UK. “It is great recognition for all the hard work the Frima team have done, and reflects our market-leading position as specialists in multifunctional cooking.”
Experienced chef says experiencing a Frima first-hand is the best way to understand its benefits
An experienced chef with lifelong experience of the hospitality business, Tim’s parents owned pubs and hotels and he has run pubs himself. In his previous role as Development Chef for Rational Tim helped to grow business in his area by 75%.
“I am delighted to be joining Frima UK,” says Tim. “Working with a market-leading manufacturer of catering equipment, helping to demonstrate the benefits of cutting-edge cooking technology is an exciting prospect!
Bradford Grammar School’s new Frima has helped save time and money, reducing spend on raw ingredients
Bradford Grammar School’s busy catering operation features a full breakfast menu, snacks during break, and a lunch service that feeds up to 1000 pupils daily. With just one servery, peak times between 12.05 and 13.30 are “fairly frantic,” says executive chef Dean Winter.
Dean joined the school just over a year ago. Before he started he went to another school to familiarise himself with its catering operations and it was here he witnessed firsthand the Frima VarioCooking Center Multificiency in action.
“I saw its capabilities and as soon as I started at Bradford it went straight on my wish list.”
VarioCooking Center’s ‘great results’ impress former Olympics chef
Frima UK has appointed Darren Brinn as Regional Sales Manager for London. As a highly experienced chef, Darren has headed up large commercial contracts for several leading organisations including BT and GSK. Most recently he was executive chef at Aramark UK’s HQ in Northwood, where he helped support delivery of catering for the 2012 London Olympics.
“Once I decided to switch into sales the opportunity to join Frima was too good to miss,” he says. “I am familiar with the product line – to be honest, it’s been something of a passion of mine. It’s a premium piece of technology that truly makes chefs’ lives easier. It’s fast, easy to use, energy-saving and produces great results.”
The FRIMA family will be out in force at Commercial Kitchen, The Catering Equipment Show, with three different models on the stand. The biggest is the 211+ floor-standing version and the smallest is the counter top 112T, while the newest is the counter top 112L.
These models will give visitors a great overview of the FRIMA range. The FRIMA VarioCooking Center is a modern, multifunctional cooking appliance that can replace kettles, large pots, bratt pans, fryers and griddles, saving 30% or more space in the kitchen. It’s super-fast too – four times faster than conventional cooking. For even speedier cooking the 211+ has a pressure cooking feature that can cut cooking times for products such as casseroles, soups and stocks by 50% or more.
Market-leader responds to customer demand for flexible, 50 litre option
Frima has launched a new VarioCooking Center. The 112L is a two-pan unit, each with a capacity of 25 litres. Previous Frima two-pan units have had 14 litre pans and the new model was developed in direct response to customer demand.
Like the recently launched 112T, the new unit is a counter top model that can easily be installed on the work bench, on a stand or elsewhere. Thus even small kitchens can benefit from its high capacity, multifunctional cooking abilities. And the VarioCooking Center 112L is truly multifunctional: it can replace griddles, kettles, bratt pans, large pots and fryers and can be used to fry, deep fry, boil and confit.