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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…)

Compact prep station for the compact kitchen

Williams’ new Onyx is the practical, energy efficient ‘real refrigeration’ solution for modern kitchens

Williams' new Onyx CPC2 is the practical energy efficient solution for modern kitchensIn a busy kitchen, chefs want to be able to access fresh ingredients instantly.  They also need to keep them refrigerated, for food safety.  And in today’s kitchen, the job has to be done in the smallest space.  That’s why Williams has launched a compact version of its market-leading Onyx prep station.  Combining a preparation work surface with top-mounted ingredients wells, undercounter storage and Williams’ advanced refrigeration technology, the new Onyx CPC2 delivers a prep solution that’s both practical and energy efficient.  It’s ideal for a wide range of food prep including pizza, sandwiches, salads, tapas and desserts. (more…)

Williams Refrigeration commemorates over 1,000 years of service!

It’s a family affair as Kings Lynn manufacturer’s long-serving staff celebrate awards

Kings Lynn company Williams refrigeration celebrates 1,000 years of long serving staffThe people who come to work for Williams in Kings Lynn tend to stay a long, long while.  In fact, the average length of tenure is over 15 years.  On August 15th the company held a ceremony to hand out its latest awards to its long-serving staff – two of whom were celebrating 30 years’ service!

In fact, adding up all the people who reach 15, 20 and 30 years’ landmarks gives a grand total of well over 1,000 years in total!    (more…)

Refrigeration for the Real World:

Williams’ upgraded cabinets and counters go beyond improving energy efficiency: British manufacturer raises the bar for food safety, reliability and practical benefits, too

A selection of Williams cabinets and countersWilliams Refrigeration has launched a series of improvements across its range of reach-in cabinets and counters.  The product lines incorporate a variety of new features and benefits, ranging from advanced castors, which enhance manoeuvrability, to a radical rethink of the internal airflow, which improves efficiency and food safety.  (more…)

Caledonian University Puts Heart into Campus Catering

Super Caley’s Falcon Kit and Williams Fridges Sort It

Williams refrigeration at The Heart, 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…)

Perfectly cool for schools

Williams Refrigeration on stand M26

The Main Event, LACA 2016, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham. 6th – 8th July.

Energy saving and sustainability are vital in schools kitchens.  Not Williams Jade HJ1will be on show at LACA 2016just because it’s right for the planet, but also because it makes solid financial sense, especially with equipment that uses energy 24/7 – like refrigeration.

On Stand M26 at this year’s LACA Main Event, Williams Refrigeration will be able to advise school caterers on how to use flexible refrigeration equipment to optimise space, adapt to changes in menu, speed up service and ensure food is kept fresh – whilst saving energy.


Edinburgh Post Grads have bespoke Williams fridges for bespoke Residence Hall

Fridges are ‘critical to success’ as Edinburgh University creates ‘fantastic model’ of social integration

Fridges are critical to success in Bespoke Residence Hall at Edinburgh UniversityWhen it comes to designing student residences for post grads, it must be recognised that they can have very different living patterns to undergraduates, so they don’t necessarily want the same kind of accommodation arrangements.  The classic student residence is a cluster of three or four rooms in a flat with a shared living room and kitchen.  Whilst this is still very popular, the University of Edinburgh has moved to create a more exciting model which recognises post grads’ preferences.  For example, they often don’t eat at the same time as their flatmates.  They often just want to snack.  And they have very different study patterns to undergraduate students, which impact on when they choose to eat and interact socially.  (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…)

First #loveyourfridge prize draw winners announced

Williams gives winners a little treat Robert Mitchell executive chef at Drake and Morgan with his prize hamper

Robert Mitchell, executive chef at Drake & Morgan was the delighted winner of the grand prize in the first #loveyourfridge prize draw organised by Williams Refrigeration.

The draw was open to anyone who contributed pictures or fridge care tips to the #loveyourfridge hashtag on Twitter. Top prize was a sumptuous hamper from Harrods, which included wine, champagne and a selection of luxurious food and confectionary. Three runners-up got a bottle of Taittinger Prestige Rosé Champagne and two champagne glasses each. (more…)