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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.


Award-winning warewashers at LACA Main Event

Winterhalter at The Main Event, LACA conference and exhibition

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 8th-10th July 2015

Winterhalter's PT machine will be on show at the LACA main event 2015Innovative systems mean the latest warewasher from market leader Winterhalter is faster and saves energy compared to conventional models, yet it delivers the best ever cleaning results. With speed, running costs and quality being essential when it comes to warewashing in schools, the award-winning Winterhalter PT Series of passthrough warewashers is sure to impress at this year’s LACA Main Event.

Visitors to the Winterhalter stand will be able to see specially designed exhibition version of the PT machine, which illustrates exactly how the patented full-flow filtration system works to constantly keep the wash water fresh and clean. (more…)

Hilton Birmingham Metropole saves 35% in energy with Rational combi steamers

“SelfCookingCenter’s user-friendly technology improves what we do.”

Paul Taylor of the Hilton Birmingham MetropoleCatering for an 800 bedroom hotel, with over 30 function and conference rooms hosting a stream of events for up to 1400 guests, means the 70 chefs at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole must be amongst the busiest in the UK.  Breakfast alone amounts to 168,000 covers a year!  Catering equipment has to be efficient, reliable and able to produce a wide variety of meals.

Recently Executive Chef Paul Taylor replaced some old combi steamers with six of the latest Rational SelfCookingCenters, for the banqueting kitchen.  He was so impressed that when it came to replacing the combination ovens in the lounge area kitchen, he chose SelfCookingCenters again.  (more…)

Pressure cooking takes the pressure off banqueting at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole

FRIMA VarioCooking Center Multificiency is ‘a world apart’ from conventional equipment

Executive Chef Paul Taylor with the FRIMA at the Hilton Birmingham MetropoleEvents, conferences and banquets at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole vary in number from 6 to 1,400. The main kitchen, where food for the events is prepared, has just replaced its bratt pans with a FRIMA VarioCooking Center Multificiency – and it’s made a world of difference, says Executive Chef Paul Taylor.

“It’s versatile, it’s fast, it saves energy, it gives us absolutely consistent results, and it reduces wastage and shrinkage,” he says.


Winterhalter unveils prototype warewasher at LACA Conference 2013

The Main Event, LACA conference and exhibition, Hilton Birmingham Winterhalter will unveil a prototype of its new passthrough for Schools at LACA Conference 2013Metropole, July 10-12 2013

Visitors to the LACA Conference 2013 will get the chance to have a sneak preview of the latest warewashers for schools, due to be launched in September 2013.

The passthrough machines are being developed by Winterhalter and will feature new technologies that save energy, water and chemicals.  They will also be highly adaptable, so that whatever the local conditions in terms of water quality, hardness and pressure, the machines will be able to deliver the best possible hygienic wash results.  (more…)