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Williams’ new BDM in the Middle East

AFE brands look to grow business in increasingly important and competitive market

Williams has expanded its sales force in the Middle East region by appointing Daniel Hall as the company’s Business Development Manager. Daniel will work alongside the existing four person team based in the AFE offices located in Dubai.

As well as promoting Williams products, Daniel will also support the other AFE leading equipment brands in the region –  Falcon prime cooking equipment and Mono bakery equipment (more…)

Freshly Squeezed Refrigeration for School Kitchens

Williams Refrigeration at LACA Main Event 2017

Stand M26, 5th-7th July 2017, Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Williams squeezes the latest refrigeration technology into school kitchens at LACA 2017On stand M26 at this year’s LACA Main Event representatives from Williams Refrigeration will be on hand to advise school caterers about how to get the best from their refrigeration and their kitchen space.

School kitchens are notoriously tight on space and as pupil numbers increase there is the added issue of an increased demand for school meals. This calls for kitchen equipment that is compact in size but big in performance. (more…)

T4’s The Commission commissions Williams and Falcon

Heathrow’s new casual dining restaurant needs fast, compact, energy-efficient catering equipment;

Airedale Group’s airside kitchen for Delaware North hits the mark, straight off the bat

Williams products in use at The Commission HeathrowThe Commission is a new 175-seater casual dining and cocktail bar concept created exclusively for Heathrow’s Terminal 4.  A Drake & Morgan site, it’s operated by hospitality and foodservice company Delaware North and is open 16 hours a day, from breakfast to late night dinner and snacks.  Since it’s ‘airside’, there are lots of restrictions – for example, getting service engineers in for breakdowns takes time.  Meanwhile, it’s a high-pressure site with a constant stream of customers who often want to be served quickly.  All of which means the catering equipment has to be reliable, efficient and capable of delivering a high performance, which is why The Commission has Williams refrigeration and Falcon cooking appliances.

The kitchen project was managed by the Airedale Group.  The airside restrictions were further complicated by build hold ups resulting in Airedale’s window for installing the kitchen being cut from ten days to just three. (more…)

Paradise Found: Falcon and Williams make waves in US Virgin Islands

Well impressed by British manufacturing excellence: Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort introduces European-made catering equipment for the first time

The kitchen at the Renaissance Carambola Beach ResortThe Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort, St Croix, in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), is a luxury resort in a paradise setting.  Guests expect the best and to make sure they get it the hotel recently refurbished the kitchen of its Saman restaurant, which offers a hybrid Italian/Indian à la carte menu.  Serving up to 120 covers, it has an open air dining terrace, featuring ocean views, as well as indoor seating.  (more…)

Williams at the Waterfront:

Williams prep Coldroom at the Waterfront BelfastColdrooms, blast chillers, counters and uprights set to perform at Belfast’s premier venue

The massive extension to Belfast’s Waterfront Hall has doubled the size of the site’s conference and exhibition facilities.  Belfast Council estimates that the new venue will contribute £39m per year to the city’s burgeoning business and tourism market.  Catering is a huge operation and the new facilities are designed to be as flexible as possible, so that the caterers can serve multiple functions of 200 to 500 people, or larger events for up to 1500, with the option of buffets, silver service and plated banquets.  (more…)

Williams invests £1.5 million in plant and equipment

Norfolk manufacturer committed to continual improvement of internationally regarded business

dsc_0015As the culmination to its 2016 investment, Williams saw the delivery and installation of two major items of plant and equipment to underpin the company’s policy of innovation and continuous improvement; and underscoring its ongoing commitment to quality, reliability and energy efficiency focus. The company, based in King’s Lynn, has established a worldwide reputation for the quality and reliability of its award-winning products. (more…)

Newcastle restaurant is pleased to meet Williams refrigeration

Williams products help popular Newcastle restaurant make the grade

williams-products-help-newcastle-restaurant-pleased-to-meet-you-make-the-gradeBased right in the heart of the trendy High Bridge quarter, Pleased To Meet You is one of the jewels in the crown of Newcastle’s culinary scene. Launched originally as a bar offering over fifty varieties of gin, alongside a selection of craft beers, fine wines and cocktails, it has rapidly expanded with a sophisticated cocktail lounge and, most recently, a restaurant. With up to 250 covers on Saturdays and 150 on weekdays, it has already established a strong reputation. (more…)

wagamama values Williams’ willingness to adapt

Refrigeration manufacturer “goes extra mile” to guarantee each restaurant has the best equipment

williams-work-closely-with-wagamama-to-supply-right-refrigeration-equipmentSince first opening back in 1992 wagamama has become one of the UK’s most successful restaurant chains, with over 121 branches in the UK and a growing number of restaurants in other countries too.

Staines is one of the latest towns to get its own wagamama’s, with a new restaurant that’s proving as popular as ever. “We’ve been serving over 3,000 customers a week since opening,” says executive chef Steve Mangleshot, “As you can imagine, it gets pretty busy!” (more…)

New Jade Duo

Williams adds two models to its ‘top of the range’ refrigeration range

williams-new-jade-j500-cabinetWilliams Refrigeration has added two new upright cabinets to its popular Jade range.  The J400U and J500U both feature bottom-mounted refrigeration systems and increase the ‘Jade choice’ by offering new storage capacities of 410 and 523 litres respectively (the established J1 has a capacity of 620 litres).  Both are available in chilled and frozen storage versions.

“The Jade is our most popular range of products,” says Martin Laws, marketing manager at Williams.

“The new models mean we can offer a much wider choice of cabinet sizes, allowing customers to choose the model that best fits their kitchen space.  The new sizes have been developed in direct response to customer demand.”  (more…)

Keeping it cool at Catering Equipment Expo

Williams Refrigeration, Catering Equipment Expo, Restaurant Show 2016, Stand CE5

One of the products Williams will be showing at Restaurant Show 2016Williams will be showing a dynamic selection of its commercial refrigeration on stand CE5 at the Catering Equipment Expo in this year’s Restaurant Show at Olympia, London.

From front-of-house refrigeration to specialist blast chillers, the Williams stand features key examples from its range.  They cover essential areas in restaurant refrigeration, from ‘Grab and Go’ to back-of-house. (more…)