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Connected Wash: advanced online management system maximises kitchen efficiency

Winterhalter’s latest ‘Next Level Solution’ project also minimises warewasher costs

connected-wash_advert_int_enWinterhalter has launched a new system that exploits the latest networking and digital technologies to make warewashing more efficient, reliable and controllable.  Initially available for Winterhalter’s UC Series of undercounter machines, Connected Wash allows Winterhalter warewashers to be networked to provide more continuity and efficiency in the kitchen – or in multiple kitchens. (more…)

‘Ninja in the kitchen’ is KP of the Year: Mick’s the pick in toughest year ever

Judges unveil 2016’s top Kitchen Porter: Mick Dunn of Rubens at the Palace

kp-of-the-year-2016-mick-dunn-left-with-stephen-kinkead-of-winterhalterThe KP of the Year for 2016 is Mick Dunn of Rubens at the Palace, London SW1.  “Mick won in the face of some incredibly tough competition – the toughest year ever – which shows he’s absolutely a top man in his field,” says Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter, the company behind the KP of the Year awards.  (more…)

Winterhalter builds the case for carbon footprinting

Catering equipment supplier speaks at Carbon Trust’s ‘Standard Bearer’ Conference

paul-crowley-2016Winterhalter talked about its experiences with carbon footprinting at a workshop held by The Carbon Trust as part of its recent Standard Bearers’ Conference, held on 12 October 2016 at 30 Euston Square, London.  The Conference attracted big names including Lego, McDonald’s and GlaxoSmithKline.

“Many of the delegates were looking at the science behind our carbon footprinting,” says Winterhalter marketing manager Paul Crowley, who made the workshop presentation jointly with Dominic Burbridge of The Carbon Trust.  “The Trust required a huge range of elements to be factored in before they could create a carbon footprint for each Winterhalter warewasher model – most of the questions from the floor focused on how those elements came together to create the footprint figure.”  (more…)

Winterhalter warewashers help “future-proof” kitchen at The Landmark London Hotel

Iconic five star London hotel upgrades its entire warewashing system

winterhalter-machines-in-operation-at-landmark-londonThe Landmark London hotel has some of London’s most prestigious event and banqueting spaces and every year hosts numerous bar mitzvahs, weddings, launches and conferences.  The hotel has an array of function areas, from the Grand Ballroom, which can hold up to 750 people, to the intimate Interview Suite, which comfortably seats six people. On any one day the hotel’s events team can be catering for up to 2,000 people and, given the emphasis on impeccable service and high-level presentation, the glass and tableware that guests use has to be pristine. When The Landmark London decided to upgrade its warewashers it chose Winterhalter machines.  (more…)

Westfield London puts sustainability in the scullery

Winterhalter warewashers provide a ‘first class, innovative solution’ for expanding retail centre

Winterhalter warewashers provide first class, innovation solution for the Westfield Centre, LondonThe food court at the Westfield Centre in Shepherds Bush is high end and an incredibly busy operation.  Warewashing is centralised and has to cope with up to 9,000 plates and bowls a day, plus associated cups, glasses, cutlery and so on.  The variety of outlets and cuisines, from British to Lebanese, means the machines have to cope with different types of soiling as well as a complicated mix of tableware.  (more…)

Winterhalter puts its best foot forward at Conscious Hospitality 2016

The Restaurant Show, Stand UD41, Olympia, London, 3rd-5th October.

UC-M Excellence with integral ROVisitors to this year’s Conscious Hospitality Show, part of the Restaurant Show 2016, will be able to find out more about how the right warewashers can transform running costs and the environmental impact of warewashing, as well as producing sparkling clean wash results time after time.

Winterhalter is the first catering equipment company to achieve carbon footprint certification through the Carbon Trust, and representatives will be on stand UD41 to explain how this will help caterers to choose the most efficient equipment with the lowest lifetime cost. (more…)

St Mary’s takes three

Winterhalter dishwasher, glasswasher and utensil washer help prestigious boarding school maintain highest standards

St Mary's School Ascot owns a suite of Winterhalter warewashersSt Mary’s School Ascot is an independent Roman Catholic boarding school for girls with 400 pupils aged between 11 and 18. The catering team works hard to provide the girls with a high standard of cuisine, with an emphasis on healthy eating. When it was time to refurbish the kitchens they needed a complete warewash system capable of providing consistent results every day.  “We wanted reliability,” says school bursar Giles Brand. “Our consultants recommended Winterhalter.” (more…)

“KPs are the key players in the kitchen” says chef Duncan Miller

With £10k-worth of prizes in KP of the Year 2016, more chefs shout out for their KPs

Duncan Miller Head Chef at Galgorm Resort  SpaJohn Whyte and Duncan Miller work at two of Northern Ireland’s most popular hospitality establishments, the former head chef at Armagh City Hotel, the latter Galgorm Resort & Spa. Both spoke in support of Winterhalter’s Kitchen Porter of the Year awards, discussing the KP’s importance not just in their restaurants, but in any commercial kitchen.

“Our hotel has a five-star rating, and it’s not just the chefs that are involved in that, it’s mainly the KPs,” says John Whyte. “They’re the ones who are making the kitchen run smoothly. They often help the chefs, too; their day is endless.” (more…)

Winterhalter manager becomes KP hero for charity

Isiseko Summer Party raises over £3k for homeless children in S. Africa

Is YOUR KP a hero?  Nominate them for KP of the Year 2016

Winterhalter's KP for a night Keith O'Brien, left, with Chef Thomas Leatherbarrow at the Isiseko Summer PartyEach year the folk at Winterhalter pick one of their own to spend a shift being a KP.  It’s partly to promote the KP of the Year Awards, which were conceived by Winterhalter, but also to highlight the hard work and dedication of kitchen porters up and down the land.  At the same time, it’s a great opportunity to see a colleague making a fool of themselves, trying to do a professional’s job and suffering big time.  In the past the task has fallen to managing director Stephen ‘Kinky’ Kinkead, but he looked like he was starting to enjoy the pain too much – so this year the Winterhalter folk picked business development manager Keith O’Brien. (more…)

“They are the glue that holds the kitchen together”

As entries pile in, acclaimed chefs lend their support to KP of the Year 2016

Chris McGowan of Wine  Brine higher res jpegThis year marks the fourth Kitchen Porter (KP) of the Year competition and so far it is going great guns. Entries have been pouring in from all across the UK, with many esteemed chefs such as Chris McGowan (Wine & Brine) and Jay Eisenstadt (Stormont Hotel) lending their support.

KP of the Year was developed by Winterhalter UK in partnership with The Caterer as way of recognising and celebrating the challenging, diverse and often overlooked role KPs play in the commercial kitchen. As well as pubs and restaurants, the competition is open to schools, universities, conferences and hotels across the UK. Any establishment with a KP worth praising should consider entering. (more…)