Tag Archives: commercial refrigeration

The Hut goes retro to bring things up to date

Popular beach restaurant pleased with the impact new Precision refrigeration is having

The Hut is a popular restaurant situated in Colwell Bay, on the northwest coast of the Isle of Wight. Since opening five years ago it has established a reputation for the quality of its menu. “Our philosophy has always been to use local produce as much as possible,” owner George Adams explains. “The quality of the seafood we use is very important, so we need to be able to keep it in perfect condition until it’s ready to be used.”

The Hut recently completed a major refurbishment to improve both the dining area and provide an upgrade to the kitchen. George brought in catering design firm Little Duffy to oversee the project, and he was quite clear about the standard he expected. “It was quite a simple brief, really. We wanted the best of everything!

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The Northgate’s Precision fridges help deliver a ‘great experience’

The Chestnut Group aims to ‘bring a bit of Soho House to Bury’

“The defining pillars of The Chestnut Group are fantastic service, stylish interiors, and great food – and all of that should be synonymous with a great experience.  To deliver that, the kitchen and backbar equipment are very, very important.”  So says Philip Turner, founder of The Chestnut Group, a fast-expanding chain of hostelries based in East Anglia.  The Group uses Precision for its kitchen and backbar refrigeration in its six sites, including the recently opened The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds.

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Bottle coolers let staff get on with serving customers

Precision’s latest bottle coolers have maintenance-free condensers

Precision’s latest bottle coolers are high impact sales tools as well as being solid, reliable pieces of equipment with robust 32oC ambient refrigeration systems. They are designed to take the hassle out of back bar equipment with Precision’s new maintenance-free condenser fitted across the range.

With a stainless steel exterior and mirrored stainless steel interior, glass doors are fitted as standard, while internal LED lighting enhances the display. Adjustable perforated stainless steel shelves accommodate different sizes of bottles or cans, allowing for special promotions and seasonal changes.

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The ice guide part 4: Nugget Ice Cubes – fast, flexible ice

All ice is ice, right?  Wrong.  Here’s the lowdown on NUGGET ICE CUBES from Hubbard, the ice experts. 

She may not be the prettiest in the glass, but nugget ice sure is fast! The original “chewable” ice, its versatility, speed and relatively low cost makes it a popular choice for a wide range of applications, from fast food outlets to hotels.

Because it’s made from compacted flake ice, production is super-fast.  Nugget’s compact size also works well not just for chilling drinks but for food display and blending, too. While it’s not as attractive as its dice ice cube and supercube siblings, it’s a delight to bite!

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Getting better all the time

Precision has upgraded its space-saving 520 counter refrigeration

Foodservice operators are trying to cut down on kitchen space to make more room out front. More room out front means more customers, more turnover and more profits. But what’s going to take the squeeze in the kitchen? Refrigeration is a vital component of any catering operation, so now Precision has upgraded its narrow profile 520 counters to take advantage of the latest technologies to offer caterers the best refrigeration possible in the littlest space.

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The Gilbert Scott’s fridges: energy-efficient, hard-working and hammered!

Precision supplies FOH and kitchen refrigeration in top London restaurant

Precision refrigeration at The Gilbert ScottSome fridges have to put up with a lot.  Especially if they’re constantly-used counters in a very busy kitchen in a top restaurant in the heart of London.  The Gilbert Scott cocktail bar and restaurant is housed in the St Pancras Renaissance hotel.  When the Precision counters in the busiest sections of the kitchen needed replacing, the specifiers were told exactly which brand to go for this time: Precision.

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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…)

Precision launches energy-efficient double door freezers and fridges

MEPS-compliant two-door cabinets will be popular cost- and energy-saving options

Precision two-door cabinetResponding to the requirements of MEPS, Precision has launched upgraded versions of its two-door fridges and freezer cabinets. Offering low running costs and great energy savings, these British-manufactured cabinets are designed to provide professional caterers with reliable, efficient refrigerated storage solutions.

“Two-door cabinets are cost effective and space-saving, so they’re a popular option,” says Nick Williams, managing director of Precision. “The energy data disclosure required by MEPS-compliant refrigeration gives end users the opportunity to easily compare and select the most energy efficient equipment for their catering operation.”

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WC fields: Italian restaurant in former park toilet is a triumph

Space-saving refrigeration from Precision optimises operations in 15m2 kitchen

Precision Refrigeration at Festa sul Prato, LondonThe 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.

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Precision’s Retro design wins Heavy Equipment Award

Thetford company’s Retro Refrigeration wows judges

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Catering Insight Awards 2016 The Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

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…)