Tag Archives: school catering equipment

LACA Stop Press: Rational and Frima launch All-in-2

Two market leaders, one proven space-saving multifunctional school kitchen design

Ivie Bello-Osagie has the All-in-2 from Frima and Rational in her school kitchenThe LACA Main Event will see the launch of All-in-2, a new kitchen design concept from Frima and Rational.  Designed to answer the needs of the modern school kitchen, it combines two market-leading multifunctional appliances, the SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses and the VarioCooking Center Multificiency, to allow caterers to cook everything they need in a compact cookline.  As well as saving space compared to conventional appliances, All-in-2 also saves energy and water while delivering consistent, high-quality cooking results, a high production capacity and lower running costs.

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Shape-up school dining rooms

Moffat’s innovative Cube Clearing Trolleys clear up after school meal times

Moffat's Cube Clearing TrolleySchool meal times are not only important for fuelling children’s bodies, they are a valuable learning experience – teaching children about social responsibilities and encouraging them to take an active role in helping to clear away after their meal. This is of particular importance when the dining room is also the school hall and used for lessons, meetings or assemblies after lunch.

That’s why Moffat has launched a ‘quick clear’ Cube Clearing Trolley, part of the popular Versiclear range. This eye-catching mobile clear-away trolley is designed to double the useable area for school children to dispose of food waste and deposit trays and crockery and reduce clearing time. It conveniently folds into itself when not in use, so is compact and easy to store.

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Transporting, serving and clearing: Moffat shows its school catering solution at LACA 2015

Moffat’s PF12 food transport heated holding cabinet will be on show at LACA 2015The Main Event, LACA conference and exhibition, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 8th-10th July 2015

When specifying school catering equipment, it’s important to consider the pupil journey, from start to finish. Which is why, at the LACA Main Event 2015, Moffat will be showing equipment specially designed for all areas of school catering, from heated food transport to counters and clearing.

On the stand will be Moffat’s PF12 food transport heated holding cabinet, which is designed to hold hot food at optimum temperatures for serving, without spoiling. This unit is ideal for schools as meals can be prepared then held, ready to wheel-in and serve as soon as the lunchtime bell rings. This is especially suited to multi-purpose areas and when the kitchen is separate from the dining room.

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Historic school gets state-of-the-art catering facilities

FRIMA makes sure pupils get food fast at Charterhouse

Gael Daval of Charterhouse with the FRIMA VarioCooking Center 112Charterhouse, a leading independent school with a 400 year history, moved from London to its current 250 acre site in Godalming, Surrey in 1872. It’s a stunning campus with beautiful old buildings and rolling playing fields. Inside the buildings, ancient and modern mingle in harmony and state-of-the-art rules, especially in the new kitchen that was up and running for the 2013 autumn term.

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Move on up – how to cope with increasing school meal numbers

Moffat’s Versicarte mobile counters make best use of space in school dining areas

Versicarte yellow group of mobile counters from MoffatThe pressure on primary school caterers is set to increase as the numbers of hot meals served is expected to rise significantly in September, with the introduction of free school meals for all children in the reception to Y2 age range.

Primary schools are looking for ways to increase their dining capacity without encroaching on teaching space or resorting to new build. Moffat’s British-built Versicarte mobile servery counters are an ideal solution. They allow caterers to change the layout of the food service area as numbers increase, and, after serving, the Versicarte units can be wheeled away to allow the space to be used for other purposes.

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Full marks for Moffat

Moffat countering streamlines service at Shebbear College

Moffat counters at Shebbear CollegeShebbear College is an independent co-educational school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. Set in 85 acres of unspoilt north Devon countryside, Shebbear College has an impressive campus with sports fields and endless possibilities for outdoor activities as well as state of the art educational facilities.

Nutrition is an important part of pupil care, as Shebbear is a boarding as well as a day school. All the food is freshly prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. Pupils are offered a choice of meals, including hot main dishes, vegetarian selections, a range of cold meats, freshly made sandwiches and baguettes and a varied salad bar.

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Moffat Versicarte food service trolleys bring London Games kudos to school meals

Southampton Parents Welcome Schools’ Olympic Legacy Catering Equipment

Selection of units from Moffat's Versicarte rangeFeeding 10,000 school children every day is no easy task, especially when dealing with a variety of different school buildings and layouts.  Southampton school meals service uses Versicarte trolleys, from British manufacturer E & R Moffat, throughout its foodservice operation.  Recently, when more Versicartes were needed for the ‘fleet’, Southampton struck lucky: they were able to get them at less than half price, thanks to the Olympic Legacy agreement.

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LACA product news: Moffat’s new heated Grab and Go merchandisers keep hot food fresh

The Main Event, LACA conference and exhibition, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, July 10-12 2013

Moffat Grab and Go merchandiserMoffat will show its latest Grab and Go merchandiser display cabinet for hot food at the LACA 2013 Conference, alongside its ever-popular Versicarte range of mobile servery units for school catering. 

“An increasing number of schools are buying Grab and Go units, in response to student demand for high-street type catering,” says Gary Allen, Sales Director of Moffat.  Moffat has developed a special circulating air system that gently warms the product without making it soggy or dry out – so it stays hot and fresh for longer.  “Where schools can score against the high street is in offering tasty, healthy food.  These heated units help maintain food quality.” 

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FRIMA VarioCooking Center Multificiency 211 takes on school catering

Improving working practices in the school kitchen

FRIMA VarioCooking Center Multificiency 211When schools are planning a new build or a kitchen refurbishment it is an ideal opportunity to look at new cooking technology and how it can improve working practices. The latest FRIMA VarioCooking Center Multificiency 211 combines all the functions of a fryer, griddle, bratt pan, kettle, tilting pan and pressure cooker in one unit. This means it takes up far less space than separate pieces of equipment and can be working continually before and during service.

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LACA Preview: FRIMA shows new VarioCooking Center® Multificiency®

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 11 – 13 July 2012

FRIMA’s new hi tech VarioCooking Center Multificiency combines all the functions of a fryer, griddle, bratt pan, kettle, tilting pan and pressure cooker in one unit. Not only that but it’s three times as fast, and uses 40 per cent less energy, than conventional cooking appliances.

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