Compact water-saving iPlus is big hit with judges
Warewashing specialist Winterhalter won the prestigious FCSI sustainable catering equipment award for 2016, which was announced during the CESA Conference.
The winning product was the UC Excellence-iPlus, an undercounter warewasher that features a new, hybrid technology that saves water while giving the best possible results. Judges described the product as ‘a compact, integrated solution providing a direct water saving.’ (more…)
Winterhalter’s latest ‘Next Level Solution’ project also minimises warewasher costs
Winterhalter 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…)
Judges unveil 2016’s top Kitchen Porter: Mick Dunn of Rubens at the Palace
The 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…)
Catering equipment supplier speaks at Carbon Trust’s ‘Standard Bearer’ Conference
Winterhalter 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…)
Iconic five star London hotel upgrades its entire warewashing system
The 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…)
Winterhalter warewashers provide a ‘first class, innovative solution’ for expanding retail centre
The 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…)
The Restaurant Show, Stand UD41, Olympia, London, 3rd-5th October.
Visitors 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…)
Winterhalter dishwasher, glasswasher and utensil washer help prestigious boarding school maintain highest standards
St 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…)
With £10k-worth of prizes in KP of the Year 2016, more chefs shout out for their KPs
John 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…)
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Is YOUR KP a hero? Nominate them for KP of the Year 2016
Each 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…)