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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.

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Cutting Kitchen Consumption: energy down by 34%; water down by 53%

Research by Zurich University shows that multifunctional appliances deliver significant savings and improve BREEAM rating

Frima VarioCooking Center at ABB Schweiz AGResearchers at Zurich University studied the energy consumption in a commercial catering kitchen before and after a major refurbishment.  They found that, by switching from conventional appliances to the latest multifunctional cooking technology, the kitchen reduced energy consumption by 34% and water consumption by 53%.  Moreover, the new kitchen appliances were able to produce more food from less space.

Since kitchens are a major centre of energy consumption centre in a commercial building, the switch to modern, multifunctional appliances can also impact on a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating.

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TUCO Conference 2016: University research proves Frima cuts energy and water consumption significantly

Frima at TUCO Conference 2016, Stand 111, University of Exeter, 25th – 27th July 2016

Frima's 112L VarioCooking CenterA 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…)

LACA Stop Press: Rational and Frima launch All-in-2

Two market leaders, one proven space-saving multifunctional school kitchen design

Ivie Bello-Osagie has the All-in-2 from Frima and Rational in her school kitchenThe 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.

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All-in-2: Frima and Rational combine to offer the modern kitchen solution

Save energy and water, increase production, reduce kitchen footprint

All-in-2 from Frima and RationalFrima 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.

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Frima grabs gold at the Commercial Kitchen Show

VarioCooking Center 112L awarded Innovation Challenge Gold Award

Frima's new VarioCooking Center 112L won Innovation Challenge Gold AwardFrima UK was awarded the Innovation Challenge Gold Award at the Commercial Kitchen Show for the latest addition to the VarioCooking Center range, the 112L.

“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.”

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Frima appoints new Regional Development Chef for the south and south-west

Experienced chef says experiencing a Frima first-hand is the best way to understand its benefits

Tim Calvert new Frima development chefFrima UK has appointed Tim Calvert as its new Regional Development Chef with responsibility for the south and south-west of England.

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!

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Bradford Grammar School’s new Frima 311+ saves up to 15% on meat costs

Bradford Grammar School’s new Frima has helped save time and money, reducing spend on raw ingredients

Dean Winter, executive chef at Bradford Grammar SchoolBradford 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.”

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Frima appoints new London regional sales manager

VarioCooking Center’s ‘great results’ impress former Olympics chef

Darren Brinn has joined FrimaFrima 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.”

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See the latest FRIMA VarioCooking Center at Commercial Kitchen, The Catering Equipment Show 7-8 June 2016, NEC Birmingham, stand B6.

Frima's 112L VarioCooking CenterThe 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.

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Capacity to bridge the gap: FRIMA launches new VarioCooking Center

Market-leader responds to customer demand for flexible, 50 litre option

FRIMA's new VarioCooking Center 112LFrima 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.

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