Vastly experienced professional clicks with British refrigeration manufacturer
Precision has appointed Les Simmons as Managing Director of the company’s Middle East sales office in Dubai.
Les is one of the catering equipment industry’s best known faces, having worked with some of its top refrigeration brands, including Scotsman and Hoshizaki, for over thirty years. Most recently he has represented Gram Hoshizaki in the Middle East. (more…)
MEPS-compliant two-door cabinets will be popular cost- and energy-saving options
Responding 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.”
Hubbard Systems tells you why gourmet supercubes bring out the best in your drink
For such a seemingly simple item there are a dizzying number of ways to make an ice cube. These different forms each have their own strengths and uses. Ice is ice? Don’t you believe it!
For example, pouring bourbon over ice will stop aromatic compounds within the drink evaporating. This allows more of them to be released within the drinker’s mouth, making for a more complex taste.
Visitors are impressed by versatile nugget
On Jan 31 Hubbard Systems took a group of consultants to visit the Scotsman factory in Milan. The trip was an opportunity for the visitors to find out about Scotsman’s latest nugget ice machine technology.
“Nugget machines are incredibly efficient – but it’s difficult to explain the technology without seeing them in action,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems. “The new nugget icemakers were very well received. Nugget ice is relatively new to the UK. It’s very versatile – for example, if can be used both for drinks and for food display – and its method of production is very eco-friendly. Plus, a small machine can make big volumes of ice.”
Space-saving refrigeration from Precision optimises operations in 15m2 kitchen
The 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.
NW308 fits industry-standard global footprint and is easy to look after
Hubbard Systems’ new Scotsman icemaker is a modular cuber that’s designed to fit in the global 560mm / 22inch footprint. The NW308 is the latest in the NW Series and makes the classic six-sided 12g dice ice cube. It can also be supplied to make the 6g half-dice ice cube. Its space-saving footprint is highlighted by the fact that it vents from the top – so it can be built in to tight gaps, with no need for side clearance.
Gourmet ice cubes, dice, superdice, cubelet, nugget, flake, superflake and scale: but which ice is best? Hubbard Systems offers ice adv-ice.
Apparently the Inuit really do have fifty or more words for snow. They’ll know there are lots of different types of ice as well – yet some foodservice operators think ice is ice. They’re wrong. For a start, there’s the very obvious difference between ice cubes and flake ice. But different cubes have different characteristics, too. Some are softer, some harder, some clearer and so on.
Hubbard Ice Systems, which markets Scotsman ice machines in the UK, reckons it’s time the market woke up and smelt the coffee. Or, in this case, the ice. The company has produced an update to its popular Guide to Ice, which is available to download from scotsman-ice.co.uk.
Coldrooms, blast chillers, counters and uprights set to perform at Belfast’s premier venue
The massive extension to Belfast’s Waterfront Hall has doubled the size of the site’s conference and exhibition facilities. Belfast Council estimates that the new venue will contribute £39m per year to the city’s burgeoning business and tourism market. Catering is a huge operation and the new facilities are designed to be as flexible as possible, so that the caterers can serve multiple functions of 200 to 500 people, or larger events for up to 1500, with the option of buffets, silver service and plated banquets. (more…)
Norfolk manufacturer committed to continual improvement of internationally regarded business
As the culmination to its 2016 investment, Williams saw the delivery and installation of two major items of plant and equipment to underpin the company’s policy of innovation and continuous improvement; and underscoring its ongoing commitment to quality, reliability and energy efficiency focus. The company, based in King’s Lynn, has established a worldwide reputation for the quality and reliability of its award-winning products. (more…)
Variety of refrigeration manufacturer’s range helps designers maximise chilled storage
The Taiwanese and Chinese street food-inspired restaurant chain BAO gets rave reviews. Its latest venue is in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, just off Tottenham Court Road, seats 47 and, if its established Soho site is anything to go by, there will be queues of eager eaters stretching down the road – a result of BAO’s outstanding dishes, low prices and ‘no-booking’ policy.
BAO specialises in ‘guabao’ which are Taiwanese steamed buns, as well as ‘xiao chi’ or small eats. A family owned business, the BAO story began with a six-seater bar and stall in Netil Market a few years back. “We opened our first restaurant in Soho in April 2015,” says Shing Tat Chung, co-founder. “Now we have this new venue in Fitzrovia. It’s an exciting time for us.”