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Winterhalter helps to make Number Six Number One

Owner of acclaimed Cornish restaurant thrilled with new equipment

Since moving to the charming Cornish port of Padstow in 2009, Paul Ainsworth has been creating his vision of the perfect restaurant. “My plan was never to make a gastronomic temple where the customers feel like they’re not worthy enough to be there, it’s about going out, eating fantastic food and having a great time.” His restaurant, Paul Ainsworth at Number Six, has been awarded 4 AA rosettes and a Michelin Star for its menu, which showcases the best of locally sourced ingredients with a modern take on classic British dishes.

Earlier this year, the restaurant was refurbished. Paul approached Salix, one of the UK’s leading commercial kitchen designers, to help him create his ideal kitchen. “I heard about Salix from Tom Kerridge, who knew that we were looking for a world-class kitchen. I’m a strong believer in the idea that the best PR is word of mouth. (more…)

‘Something else’: utensil washer at The Professional Kitchen is fast and efficient

First CPU dedicated to nursery schools installs large-scale Winterhalter UF to cope with volume

The Professional Kitchen is a new idea in catering: a central production unit that specialises in supplying healthy, nutritional meals to nursery schools.  Operating from its purpose-built facility near Basildon, it is already supplying 1,000 meals a day and is looking to expand to 2,500 or more.  All of which creates a huge amount of dirty pots, pans and utensils.  To cope with the cleaning, The Professional Kitchen has installed one of Winterhalter’s new UF Utensil Washers.  (more…)

The Top Ten KPs of the Year 2017

Shortlist announced for annual KP competition

The search for the 2017 KP of the Year is nearly over as Winterhalter, the company behind the awards, has announced the shortlist for this year’s trophy.

Judges for the 2017 awards include  James Horler, chief executive of 360 Restaurants; Richard Davies, executive chef of Calcot Manor Hotel; Anne Pierce, chief executive of Springboard UK; Sara Jayne Stanes, chief executive of the of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts; Hayden Groves, executive chef, BaxterStorey; and Stephen Kinkead, managing director, Winterhalter UK.

Stephen Kinkead was delighted with the continued response to the competition and said:  “The calibre of entries just keeps getting stronger and stronger.  This year was the most difficult to judge yet.” (more…)

High-tech cleaning for a high class hotel

Winterhalter helping Michael Caines’ new venture build shining reputation

Overlooking the mouth of the Exe estuary, Lympstone Manor is a Grade-2 listed Georgian manor house that has been transformed into a refined, contemporary hotel and restaurant by owner, Michael Caines MBE. One of Britain’s most celebrated chefs, Michael’s career has seen him hold two Michelin stars for eighteen consecutive years at Gidleigh Park.

His ambitions for this new venture include gaining a third one. “Be assured, Lympstone Manor will be one of the best hotel/restaurants in the UK and Europe. I am aiming at the top echelon!” (more…)

Connect with Winterhalter at Restaurant Show 2017

Stand CE30, 2-4 October 2017, Olympia, London

At this year’s Restaurant Show, Winterhalter will be showing how a connected warewashing system can revolutionise the professional kitchen, as well as delivering flawless wash results, time after time.

On stand CE30, visitors can see how networking Winterhalter’s warewashers, through the company’s new Connected Wash system, provides more continuity and efficiency in the kitchen – or in multiple kitchens. It makes warewashing more efficient, reliable and controllable. (more…)

Care Home warewashing: top quality, low cost package now includes online monitoring

Operators can check how machines are operating; Connected Wash also helps cut energy costs

Winterhalter’s Pay-Per-Wash scheme is changing the way care homes fund their warewashing: it gives users a machine, chemicals, machine service and customer support for a fixed pay-per-wash fee of as little as 26.2p.  Now Winterhalter has made it even more attractive by bundling in its Connected Wash package as part of the scheme, for free.  (more…)

70 Years of Winterhalter:

Ingenuity, internationalisation and a focus on the future

Winterhalter, the warewashing specialist based in Meckenbeuren, Germany, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017. For three generations this family-run company has stood for quality and reliability in the kitchen, and over the last 70 years it has led the market with its technical innovations.

The company was founded in 1947 by Karl Winterhalter, whose first big seller was the Backhexe (baking wizard), a portable electric oven. The development of the first dishwashers took place in the family home, with a garden shed used as the workshop. Jürgen Winterhalter, son of the company founder and current joint CEO of the Winterhalter Group, remembers the testing process: “My mother used to rub plates with spinach and leave them to dry in the sun. Then we’d wash them in the machine, and they actually ended up clean. It fascinated me.”  The company’s success story had begun and the GS 60 dishwasher was launched in 1959.  “My father’s message to restaurants was, ‘you can have clean dishes in the shortest possible time’ – and they loved it!” says Jürgen.  The popularity of the Winterhalter dishwashers led to mass production and the eventual development of additional manufacturing plants in Endingen (Germany) and Rüthi (Switzerland). (more…)

Danny Gill puts some buzz into catering recruitment

Danny Gill and Will Hodson urge chefs to run pop-up kitchen restaurants in schools

Take twelve 15 year old students and a couple of passionate chefs with Michelin experience, add a lightbulb idea, give them a kitchen for a day and what do you have?  Apart from a lot of hard work and a lot of fun, you have a possible solution to the catering industry’s skills shortage, with six of the twelve wanting to work in restaurants.

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Winterhalter relaunches service division

Kieran Lynch joins as managing director of expanding service operation

Winterhalter UK is to relaunch its service operation as a separate division within the company. The move is part of Winterhalter’s plans to expand its service operation into new areas, whilst continuing to provide first class national coverage to existing warewash customers.

As a key part of the initiative, Winterhalter has appointed a managing director, Kieran Lynch, for the service division. He will also join the board of Winterhalter UK. (more…)

Sanitising warewasher for care homes – and there’s no upfront cost

Winterhalter’s UC machines with thermal disinfection programme available with Pay Per Wash

For care homes, sanitisation is an essential. Winterhalter’s UC undercounter machines are available with a thermal disinfection option – and care homes can now install them under the Pay Per Wash initiative, which means there’s no upfront cost, operators simply pay for each wash as they go along.

The UC is a front-loading machine that’s available in four different sizes, small, medium, large and extra-large. The thermal disinfection wash cycle meets the HMT2030 regulations by washing at 73ºC for 3 minutes, delivering total hygiene control. Using this wash programme, the UC can handle up to 10 racks per hour, with the racks ranging in size from 400x400mm in the small model to 500x540mm in the extra-large. When the thermal disinfection programme is not required, the UC can handle up to 48 racks per hour. Its compact size means it can fit into small kitchens, while its high output means it can wash quickly and effectively. (more…)