Latest software can be retrofitted to older VarioCooking Center units, too – and it’s free
The latest software for Frima’s hi-tech VarioCooking Center includes new cooking processes, advanced HACCP logging and a new control panel display that’s even more intuitive and user-friendly than before. Best of all, the upgrade is not only available on all new Frima units, it can also be downloaded, for free, onto existing VarioCooking Centers, so owners of older models can benefit from the upgrades. Frima UK is part of Rational UK and the download is available from frima-online.com.
Frima cooks live at The Great Hospitality Show 2017
NEC Birmingham, January 23-25 Stand 320
Expert chefs will be test driving the latest hi-tech multifunctional cooking technology at Hospitality 2017. 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 see for themselves.
“Fantastic trip” for 15 UK catering equipment companies
On 13th and 14th October, 26 foodservice professionals representing 15 leading catering equipment distributors and kitchen design houses visited the new Frima factory extension, in Wittenheim, Alsace. The new factory has doubled the company’s production capacity and has been built to keep up with increasing demand for the multifunctional VarioCooking Center cooking technology.
Graham Kille is managing director of Frima UK. “These trips give our partners the chance to get training on the VarioCooking Center and learn about our business and the partner programme,” he says. “There is also the chance to network and find out about the opportunities and issues they face in designing modern commercial kitchens. The trips are very popular and, as our dealer partner network grows, we will be arranging more of them.”
Frima at TUCO Conference 2016, Stand 111, University of Exeter, 25th – 27th July 2016
A recent project by researchers from Zurich University showed that kitchens using Frima appliances can reduce energy and water consumption significantly – and produce a greater variety and volume of meals, in less space. Plus, they’re four times faster than conventional appliances. At the TUCO Conference, Frima will show two VarioCooking Centers on stand 111 – the large volume 211+ and the new, compact 112L. (more…)
Save energy and water, increase production, reduce kitchen footprint
Frima and Rational have teamed up to launch a new cooking concept called All-in-2. It combines two market leading multifunctional appliances, the SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses and the VarioCooking Center Multificiency, and is designed to answer the needs of the modern kitchen: energy and water saving, a compact footprint, consistent, high quality cooking results, high production capacity and lower costs.
Experienced chef says experiencing a Frima first-hand is the best way to understand its benefits
Frima UK has appointed Tim Calvert as its new Regional Development Chef with responsibility for the south and south-west of England.
An experienced chef with lifelong experience of the hospitality business, Tim’s parents owned pubs and hotels and he has run pubs himself. In his previous role as Development Chef for Rational Tim helped to grow business in his area by 75%.
“I am delighted to be joining Frima UK,” says Tim. “Working with a market-leading manufacturer of catering equipment, helping to demonstrate the benefits of cutting-edge cooking technology is an exciting prospect!
Market-leader responds to customer demand for flexible, 50 litre option
Frima has launched a new VarioCooking Center. The 112L is a two-pan unit, each with a capacity of 25 litres. Previous Frima two-pan units have had 14 litre pans and the new model was developed in direct response to customer demand.
Like the recently launched 112T, the new unit is a counter top model that can easily be installed on the work bench, on a stand or elsewhere. Thus even small kitchens can benefit from its high capacity, multifunctional cooking abilities. And the VarioCooking Center 112L is truly multifunctional: it can replace griddles, kettles, bratt pans, large pots and fryers and can be used to fry, deep fry, boil and confit.
FRIMA demonstrates advanced, multifunction VarioCooking Center 112T; visitors can book a four-week trial
Stand A41, Restaurant Show, Earls Court 2, 6-8 October
Visitors will get the chance to see the market’s most advanced multifunction cooking appliance in action at the Restaurant Show. FRIMA will be running live cooking demonstrations of its new, compact VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112T. This hi-tech table-top unit combines ultra-precise temperature controls, automatic cooking processes and intelligent software to make boiling, grilling, frying and even cooking techniques like sous-vide and confit simple. (more…)
Growing interest in VarioCooking Center multifunction appliance is boosted by launch of new model
Matthew O’Hagan is FRIMA UK’s new regional sales manager for London. Matthew is not only an experienced catering industry sales executive, having worked with top hospitality brands such as Carlsberg and Pepsico, but also a professional chef who has cooked alongside the likes of Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder.
“I’m excited to join FRIMA UK,” he says. “This is a fast moving industry and the VarioCooking Center is a truly innovative product, it’s got enormous potential in any modern kitchen design. This job lets me bring together my sales background and cooking, which is my passion.”
Matthew is tasked with helping FRIMA realise the huge sales potential of the VarioCooking Center in the UK.
SelfCookingCenters help C4’s Great British Roast at Castell Coch
As part of the C4’s Great British Food series, one of the programmes involves Heston Blumenthal cooking outside on location for a special event, at Castell Coch in Cardiff. As usual with Heston’s eye-popping recipes, the cooking has to be absolutely precise to create the ‘fantastical’ dish perfectly.
The filming crew’s normal suppliers weren’t able to get Rational combi steamers to the site in time, so the producers turned to Rational UK, who agreed to step in and supply them. (more…)