New venture by highly acclaimed chef Michael Caines MBE has all mod cons
Michael Caines MBE’s distinctive approach to cuisine has seen him become one of the most acclaimed chefs in the world, earning two Michelin stars during his time as head chef at Gidleigh Park. For his latest venture, he has transformed Lympstone Manor, a beautiful Grade-2 listed building situated in the Devonshire countryside overlooking the Exe estuary, into his vision of contemporary country house hospitality.
His plans for Lympstone Manor include earning a third Michelin Star. ““Be assured, Lympstone Manor will be one of the best hotel/restaurants in the UK and Europe. I am aiming at the top echelon!”
Frima’s fast and versatile VarioCooking Centers will be on show at the LACA Main Event 2017
Stand M74-73, 5th-7th July 2017, Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
At this year’s LACA Main Event, Frima will be explaining just how quick and easy it is to cook a variety of dishes with the latest hi-tech multifunctional cooking technology. Frima’s VarioCooking Center can boil, fry, deep fry and confit, replacing griddles, kettles, bratt pans, large pots and fryers. Alongside all its cooking processes it can also slow cook overnight and fast cook under pressure. It takes the concept of multifunctionality to a new level, says the company – as visitors to the Show will be able to find out for themselves.
Two more recruits for market-leading multifunctional appliance brand
Frima UK has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two more regional sales managers. Martyn Lewis will be responsible for the South East, while Mohammed Khalid Samad will be part of the team covering the London area. They join as Rational UK takes over the running and supporting of the Frima brand in the UK.
Frima’s ultra-efficient “workhorse” is highly praised by judges
Frima’s latest VarioCooking Center won the Microwaves and Rapid Cooking Category at this year’s prestigious Caterer Product Excellence Awards. A multifunctional cooking appliance, the VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112L was praised for its speed, efficiency and versatility, as well as its durability, with the judges describing it as a “real workhorse”.
Manufacturer unveils new factory, which doubles production capacity
FRIMA’s first Partner Convention attracted over 100 distributors, planners and consultants to the company’s head office in Wittenheim, France. No less than 24 of them came from the UK and Ireland, representing 19 different business partners.
“Of course this was a great opportunity to show our partners our new factory and give them some details about FRIMA’s new product developments,” says Graham Kille, managing director of FRIMA UK. “However, another key driver was to get us all together to network and exchange ideas.
“We are extremely grateful to all those who accepted our invitation, the more so as they gave up two days of their valuable time for us. We’ve had great feedback, and I know they felt the convention was well worth the investment.” (more…)
Lee Hall to work with distributors to increase CookingLive demo sites
FRIMA UK has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Lee Hall as Regional Sales Manager for the East Midlands and East Anglia.
Lee is an experienced chef – he started in kitchens at the tender age of 14 and subsequently worked in a variety of venues including gastro pubs, five star hotels and spas. He’s also an experienced foodservice sales professional whose previous companies include MKG Foods and Corkers Crisps, where he controlled the UK wholesale division, working with multiple foodservice operators and major retailers such as WH Smith and Amazon.
“I’m thrilled to be working with such a well-known and respected manufacturer of catering equipment,” he says. “Being at the cutting edge of cooking technology is really exciting – working with a range of equipment that brings genuine, clear benefits to caterers’ businesses, especially in terms of reducing time and costs, compared to traditional appliances.”
Stocks take half the time, have more yield, and are perfectly clear in multifunctional appliance
Set in the iconic building on the Southbank, the Oxo Tower Restaurant offers an eclectic menu built around British and European classics. It serves over 200 covers a day but, like many urban restaurants, kitchen space is limited. This means catering equipment needs to be as efficient as possible, while delivering the best cooking results. Recently head chef Jeremy Bloor installed a FRIMA VarioCooking Center. He and his team are so impressed they are about to install a second one.
“I first saw the FRIMA at a catering exhibition,” says Jeremy. “Its versatility and ease of use were very impressive.”