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‘Overly-flexible kit’ risks compromising kitchen quality and consistency, warns Tortilla food boss

‘Overly-flexible kit’ risks compromising kitchen quality and consistency, warns Tortilla food boss

Operators who get too carried away with installing multi-functional kitchen equipment at the cost of kit that does fewer tasks risk compromising on the quality of the end product. That’s according to the head of food at Tortilla, Martyn Clover, who is in charge of ensuring kitchens produce consistent food across almost 40 sites run

Brasserie Blanc owner confirms board changes

Brasserie Bar Co, the business behind Brasserie Blanc and The White Brasserie pubs, has confirmed that Mark Derry will take over the role of executive chairman.  Derry, who is currently CEO of the business, inherits the position from Ian Edward, who will continue as a retained advisor. Edwards’ other board roles in the sector include

Winchester pizzeria raises the dough to target multi-site projects

Budding pizzeria chain Pi has announced its plans to expand its UK presence after it surpassed its fundraising target with time still left on the clock to secure more funds. Winchester-based pizzeria Pi has raised 116% of its £500,000 target on its Growthdeck private investor platform and is still open for further investment, offering a

EAT names former Masterchef star as its new executive chef

British food-to-go chain EAT has reinforced its commitment to developing its menu proposition by appointing a professional MasterChef finalist as its new executive chef. French-born Arnaud Kaziewicz, a MasterChef: The Professionals 2016 finalist, is stepping into the role with intentions of drawing on his experience at Michelin starred restaurants to enhance the menu. Holly Oades,

Electrolux stamps out buyers’ concerns with commercial dishwashing guide

Catering equipment manufacturer Electrolux has laid out a step-by-step guide to educate buyers through the process of selecting warewashing equipment for their commercial kitchens. The ‘Commercial Dishwashing Equipment Buyer’s Guide’ is available on the manufacturer’s website and has been written to help consultants, specifiers, designers, and owner-occupiers make well-informed decisions on the equipment they choose

Kitchen houses set to pay tribute to industry titan at Ceda annual conference

Ceda has confirmed it is supporting a charitable organisation set up in memory of one of the catering equipment industry’s most respected stalwarts as part of its 2018 conference. The 2018 Ceda conference will support ‘Jeff’s Way’, a charity established in honour of Whitco founder and managing director, Jeff Whitaker, who sadly passed away at

Dutch equipment brand launches in UK as an ‘alternative to established kit providers’

A European-wide foodservice equipment brand based in the Netherlands is looking to replicate the same success with UK operators as it has achieved with overseas caterers. Hendi UK officially launched in the country yesterday and hopes its offering will be an appealing alternative to established suppliers of kitchen equipment. The company, which has a global

Foodservice operators need to be ready for ‘surprise’ inspections from HSE

A global testing, inspection and certification firm has responded to Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) plans to bolster health and safety within the foodservice sector. Earlier this month HSE issued a statement to the food manufacturing sector, which includes restaurants and bakeries, explaining that it will be conducting surprise inspections over the coming weeks in a