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Caledonian University Puts Heart into Campus Catering

Super Caley’s Falcon Kit and Williams Fridges Sort It

Williams refrigeration at The Heart, Caledonian UniversityWith 17,000 students, catering at Glasgow’s Caledonian University is a huge operation.  The brand new main restaurant is part of a major rebuild, The Heart of the Campus project.  “It’s called The Heart partly because it’s right in the middle of the campus,” says head of catering, Frank McCabe, “but also because it’s built round leafy courtyards where customers can relax in the fresh air – and because it’s designed to inspire social gatherings.”  At the heart of any catering operation is the kitchen – and the heart of The Heart is built around cooking equipment from Falcon and refrigeration from Williams.

“The restaurant reflects the rich ethnic mix of students here,” says Frank.  “It’s essentially a food hall with a wide variety of different offerings, many cooked live – it’s great theatre.  So we have everything from salad bars to sushi counters to soup stations, burgers on the flame grill, pizzas, a soup station, deli bars, fresh fruit, grab & go merchandisers…”  (more…)

Perfectly cool for schools

Williams Refrigeration on stand M26

The Main Event, LACA 2016, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham. 6th – 8th July.

Energy saving and sustainability are vital in schools kitchens.  Not Williams Jade HJ1will be on show at LACA 2016just because it’s right for the planet, but also because it makes solid financial sense, especially with equipment that uses energy 24/7 – like refrigeration.

On Stand M26 at this year’s LACA Main Event, Williams Refrigeration will be able to advise school caterers on how to use flexible refrigeration equipment to optimise space, adapt to changes in menu, speed up service and ensure food is kept fresh – whilst saving energy.


Falcon and Williams provide theatrical flourish for Salon Culinaire

Top British manufacturers supply equipment for live cookery competition at this year’s Hotelympia

Falcon and Williams at the Hotelympia Salon CulinaireFalcon Foodservice and Williams Refrigeration will be supplying equipment for Hotelympia’s International Salon Culinaire competition this year.

Salon Culinaire is the largest and most prestigious chef competition programme in the UK. This year’s contest features 80 classes within four categories, and once again celebrates the skills of the UK’s hospitality industry.

For more than ten years, the organisers of the Live Theatre competition have chosen equipment from Falcon and Williams. These are timed cookery challenges, with the added pressure of a live audience watching every move. With competition at this level it’s vital that the equipment available to competitors performs well under pressure. (more…)

Williams: the coldroom kings at Hotelympia 2016

Refrigeration for all from Williams

Williams main Hotelympia focus will be a stricking coldroom like the one at Sophies SteakhouseOn stand 3530 Williams will be showing its superiority in the refrigeration domain. From designer coldrooms to compact counters and from blast chillers to Grab and Go displays, Williams has it covered.

A major focus of the stand will be a striking coldroom that exemplifies the way these back-of house essentials are coming to the fore. Increasingly they are used not only for general storage of both fresh and frozen produce but also, with designer cladding and viewing windows, are making their way front-of-house for dramatic displays of foodstuffs such as meat, cured fish and drinks. (more…)

Pamper your fridge with Williams

Williams Refrigeration #loveyourfridge care packs

As part of their ongoing #loveyourfridge campaign, Williams Refrigeration is offering users a care pack with useful items to help keep fridges looking and performing as good as new.

Included in the pack is a polishing cloth, a bottle of stainless steel cleaner and a condenser cleaning brush, as well as a guide full of tips for looking after your fridge, and some stickers and sweets – so users can give themselves a treat after they’ve shown their fridge some love. (more…)

#loveyourfridge at Christmas

Williams wraps up fantastic prizes for the season of goodwill to all men… and fridges

Williams offers the chance to win lovely prizes in time for ChristmasWilliams Refrigeration is offering the chance to win lovely prizes in time for Christmas as part of their ongoing #loveyourfridge campaign. Up for grabs are three bottles of Taittinger Prestige Rosé Champagne for runners-up and a luxurious hamper from Harrods for the overall winner.

For a chance to win, simply share your fridge-love with the world via Twitter using the #loveyourfridge hashtag. For example, tell the world why you love your fridge, share a photo or tell us your favourite fridge maintenance tip. No matter what you do, as long as you include the #loveyourfridge hashtag you will be entered into the prize draw. Winners will be chosen on 11th December, leaving plenty of time for prizes to be delivered before Christmas. (more…)

Ali Group partners with the prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015

Williams Refrigeration provides event’s catering coldrooms and foodservice refrigeration

The Jane, Antwerp, was best restaurant in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015, which were partnered by Ali GroupNow in its seventh year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015 is the only worldwide event dedicated to recognising the excellence in design and innovation for every imaginable food and beverage space.

Williams Refrigeration’s parent company, Ali Group, was delighted to partner this year’s event, held at the Old Truman Brewery, and themed around “A Story – Building Emotions’’.  The venue was transformed into a spectacular event space for this foremost hospitality design awards function. (more…)

Houghton Hall and The Flying Kiwi choose Williams Refrigeration

Chris Coughborough’s new display units fit grand setting and stimulate sales

Chris Coughbrough in the Stables Café at Houghton HallBuilt in the 1720s for Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall in North Norfolk remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses, designed to reflect the wealth, taste, and power of Great Britain’s first Prime Minister.  The Hall has been owned by the same family for over two centuries, and now rests with the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his young family.

Houghton is open to the public from May through Octoberand visitor dining can be found in the Hall’s imposing Stable Block – where the Stable Café is a ‘masterpiece’ by Chris Coughbrough, aka the Flying Kiwi. (more…)

Williams’ ‘Cool Riders’ contest Springboard Paris Challenge

Cycling team represents foodservice manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and operators

Springboard Team Velo Challenge 2015 London to Paris Cycle 17th – 19th Sept

The Williams Cool Riders, l-r, Julian Shine, Stuart Timms, Malcolm Harling and Mark Froydenlund.Williams Refrigeration’s team for the Springboard London to Paris Cycle Challenge has been carefully selected.  Malcolm Harling, sales and marketing director of Williams, says the team, which is called the Cool Riders, is an elite group, recruited from the very best pedal pushers across the whole of the foodservice industry.  “Or, to put it another way, we’re a mixed bag,” he adds.  (more…)

Love Your Fridge with Williams Refrigeration

A good fridge is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any kitchen, but it’s usually taken for granted, Williams wants to put an end to this.

#loveyourfridge with Williams RefrigerationWilliams Refrigeration has decided that it’s time these stars of the kitchen get the recognition they deserve, and is launching the #loveyourfridge campaign. The aim of #loveyourfridge is to help raise awareness – in a light-hearted manner – of the vital role fridges play in commercial kitchens. It will help ensure your fridge has the longest possible working life by highlighting simple maintenance tasks that can keep it in tip-top condition. (more…)