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
The 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…)
Well impressed by British manufacturing excellence: Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort introduces European-made catering equipment for the first time
The 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…)
Falcon launches new combi ovens with improved functionality and ease of use
Falcon has taken the functionality of combination ovens to a new level with the launch of its latest models. These units are available in programmable and manual versions, with both benefitting from improvements to construction, aesthetics and usability.
The top of the range ‘T’ models feature an upgraded user interface. The new high definition colour tablet-style touchscreen is incredibly easy to operate. It can be completely configured to suit each individual kitchen’s requirements, with the home page able to display the most frequently used programmes, which can then be started with just one touch. (more…)
Falcon’s F900 Series Chrome Griddle is aesthetically-pleasing and practical for front-of-house
When specifying equipment for open theatre-style kitchens, it needs to be functional, in terms of cooking food perfectly and not emitting too much waste heat, as well as looking good – and being easy to keep that way. Falcon’s latest product offering, the gas-powered Chrome Griddle is ideal for front-of-house cooking and has proven to be one of the real headturners of the F900 Series. (more…)
Powerful new laser cutting technology offers significant improvements in production
Falcon Foodservice has invested in a powerful new laser machine, as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its manufacturing plant. This is a significant advance compared to Falcon’s previous laser, and will dramatically increase the speed of manufacture of its product line, as well as enhancing the cut quality, design flexibility and overall responsiveness to customers. (more…)
New appointment will help Falcon to enhance customer service
Falcon Foodservice has announced that Shaune Hall will be joining the company as Development Chef, taking over from Neil Roseweir, who is retiring.
Born and raised in South Africa, Shaune has many years of experience in the industry. Most recently he has been Head Chef Trainer at Forth Valley College in Stirling, where he was responsible for work-based apprenticeship programmes as well as managing the operations of the college’s catering unit. (more…)
Top British manufacturers supply equipment for live cookery competition at this year’s Hotelympia
Falcon 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…)
9,500 chefs vote Falcon the Chef’s Choice Range for 2016
More than 9,500 chefs from independent and multiple restaurants voted in the 2016 Chef’s Choice Awards – and for the fourth year running, they gave the gong for Best Range to Falcon.
“It’s a great accolade, especially when you consider the competition we’re up against,” says Falcon’s marketing manager, Barry Hill. “We are a British manufacturer with a 200 year history – so we’re all the more proud to maintain the highest quality of engineering, manufacturing and design, and to deliver the best a chef can get.” (more…)
British manufacturer’s new catering equipment Series is just the job for Middle East kitchen design
9 November 2015, the British Embassy, Dubai
Falcon Foodservice Equipment launched its new F900 Series of commercial catering appliances to the Middle East market at a special event at the British Embassy in Dubai on November 9th 2015. The launch was hosted by HM Deputy Consul General Ian Gibbons and attended by leading foodservice operators, consultants and equipment suppliers in the region. (more…)
Latest Falcon Range combines great looks with rugged construction and superior performance
Falcon’s latest product offering is the gas-powered F900 four burner Range. Part of the new F900 series, and available with a choice of burner sizes, it combines rugged performance with good looks, making it ideal for busy catering kitchens, whether back or front of house.
The standard unit’s hob has four 9.5kW twin flame burners, ensuring fast heat up times. Falcon also offers 4.2kW burners as an alternative. The Range can be configured with a mix of the two burners, to suit customer requirements. All burners feature individually protected pilots to minimise energy wastage. (more…)