Precision is the newest name in robust, dependable, UK manufactured refrigeration, for commercial catering environments.
From back bar, right through to upright gastronorm cabinets and prep counters, Precision products are manufactured in stainless steel inside and out – delivering the quality and reliability that you expect from a market leader – but at significantly better prices.
Space-saving refrigeration from Precision optimises operations in 15m2 kitchen
The pressure on retail space in London is incredible and when it comes to finding new sites for restaurants, a creative approach is essential. Now one enterprising restaurateur has taken things to the extreme, by opening up in ‘the smallest room in the house’. Except in the case of the Festa sul Prato, Italian Café and Restaurant, it is a formerly derelict toilet block in Folkestone Gardens, a small park in Deptford, South London. And it’s a triumph of both design and cuisine that is proving to be hugely popular.
Thetford company’s Retro Refrigeration wows judges
Precision won the prestigious Catering Equipment Award for best supplier of heavy equipment. The award judges highlighted the company’s radical Retro Refrigeration design, which combines classic style with the latest energy-saving technology. Precision is based in Thetford, Norfolk.
The award was presented at a glittering ceremony at The Globe, London, on 30 November 2016 organised by trade magazine Catering Insight. (more…)
Variety of refrigeration manufacturer’s range helps designers maximise chilled storage
The Taiwanese and Chinese street food-inspired restaurant chain BAO gets rave reviews. Its latest venue is in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, just off Tottenham Court Road, seats 47 and, if its established Soho site is anything to go by, there will be queues of eager eaters stretching down the road – a result of BAO’s outstanding dishes, low prices and ‘no-booking’ policy.
BAO specialises in ‘guabao’ which are Taiwanese steamed buns, as well as ‘xiao chi’ or small eats. A family owned business, the BAO story began with a six-seater bar and stall in Netil Market a few years back. “We opened our first restaurant in Soho in April 2015,” says Shing Tat Chung, co-founder. “Now we have this new venue in Fitzrovia. It’s an exciting time for us.”
Ambitious restaurant/outlet uses Precision Refrigeration to guarantee quality
The largest Albion to date, it offers a range of dining options suitable for everything from breakfast to dinner. With a menu that combines classic recipes with a modern sensibility, it also includes a Grill Room, a Pie Room and an Oyster Bar, all spread over two floors. Alongside dining, Albion aims to be an everyday resource for its local community. A grocery showcases the finest in British food, including charcuterie and a range of cheeses, while a bakery prepares fresh bread and pastries in-house. Ian Wood, Prescott & Conran executive chef, explains. “We make as much of what we sell here on site as we can, so we have a lot of quality ingredients we need to keep in top condition. Good refrigeration is very important to us.”
Precision claims some of the best energy ratings and running costs in the market for its new cabinets
Following the introduction of energy labelling for professional refrigeration, Precision redesigned its cabinets to conform to the European EcoDesign Energy Labelling Standard. The cabinets can now claim some of the best energy ratings and ultra low running costs on the market. For example, the MPT601 only uses 1.25kWh/24hr under EcoDesign test conditions, giving running costs of just £50.19 a year. (Based on energy price of £0.11/kW).
British manufacturer’s ultra-flexible, energy-saving individually refrigerated drawer unit
Precision has launched the latest version of its Variable Temperature Drawer, the individually refrigerated unit that provides a compact, incredibly flexible bulk storage solution, right in the heart of the kitchen. The new version, model VUBC121, is the first Precision individual drawer to launch since the introduction of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives and MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard). In independent tests, carried out by RD&T, the drawer scored ‘A’ when operating as a fridge and ‘B’ when being used as a freezer (EN16825 Climate Test Class 4). What makes the VUBC121 even more attractive, according to Precision, is that it offers the best value of any unit of its type on the market.
Precision Refrigeration shows off retro-themed, ultra-cool cabinet
Stand GE49, London Olympia, 3rd-5th October 2016
The Retro Refrigeration cabinet combines attractive, fifties-inspired style with the latest in modern technology to create an energy efficient, high performance refrigerator that will add designer class wherever it’s sited.
British manufacturer increases energy efficiency of products – with no increase in price
Following the implementation of Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS), all relevant Precision products now have energy labels, along similar lines to those found on domestic appliances. At this stage MEPS does not apply to products such as blast chillers, bottle coolers and prep counters with ingredients wells.
Francesca Hall’s talent and dedication secures help from British refrigeration manufacturer
Precision is sponsoring a triathlete who’s aiming for gold at the 2024 Olympics. 21-year-old Francesca Hall is already representing Team GB – for example, she’ll be wearing the Union Jack in Austria in August, when she’ll take part in the European Middle Distance Championships and then the Zell-am-See Ironman, which covers 70.3 miles, including a 1.9k swim, 95k bike ride and 21k run.
When used as part of a well-planned food production process blast chiller/freezers significantly improve service, reduce overall production times, cut food waste and hence costs, as well as ensuring compliance with food safety standards.
Precision has a range of blast chiller/freezers designed to provide easy to use, reliable, energy efficient chilling and freezing solutions in all sizes of commercial kitchens from very small intimate settings to large restaurants and hotels. (more…)