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Snowflake GII cabinet

First Hoshizaki Snowflake GII Freezer takes up residence at Japanese Embassy

First Hoshizaki Snowflake GII Freezer takes up residence at Japanese Embassy

Hoshizaki UK’s first Snowflake GII Freezer has been installed at the Japanese Embassy in London after the embassy’s catering team specified a need for energy efficient and durable equipment. The Embassy took delivery of the new Hoshizaki model at its Mayfair address earlier this week, further strengthening its relationship with the Japanese-owned manufacturer.. The Snowflake


Grind looks to slash kitchen wastage with new tech system

Grind, which operates a group of café-bars and restaurants across London, has taken on a new eProcurement technology specialist in the hope of increasing control on its kitchen waste and costs as it grows. Caternet is supplying the service which will see Grind using the live priced recipe and live stock reporting functions within the

Buster and Eric icons

Cartoon icons take Meiko’s message to the kitchen masses

Meiko is aiming to get operators animated about its commercial warewashing products – by creating two cartoon-style characters to spearhead its forthcoming promotional campaigns. The company has conceived ‘Eric’ (which it says stands for Efficient, Reliable, Innovative and Clean) to champion its UPster U500 range and ‘Buster’ to accompany the UPster H500 pass-through model. New

Costa takeaway cup

Costa on track for 250 more sites as new equipment pushes growth

Coffee giant Costa remains on track to open between 230 and 250 new stores worldwide after achieving modest sales growth, Whitbread’s Q1 results revealed this morning. But growth within its restaurants was slower at +0.7% like-for-like. Costa’s sales growth (+1% like-for-like) has partly been attributed to the rolling out of its new breakfast and hot

Lainox combi ovens

Falcon takes over Lainox UK distribution from today

British manufacturer Falcon has seized UK distribution of combi oven brand Lainox following the Ali Group’s decision to shut down Dawson, which previously managed the business.   Falcon, which officially takes charge of Lainox from today, will supply Lainox products including combination ovens, parts and detergents, as well as provide technical and customer support. Falcon’s sales and

Crosbys kitchen 1

Software that can slash peak kitchen loads by up to 40% comes to the UK

Software that can slash peak kitchen loads by up to 40% will be made available to restaurants in the UK after a partnership between Cuisine-Europe and Sicotronic. The agreement will see Cuisine-Europe exclusively offer the German energy optimisation company’s solutions to customers running commercial kitchens in the UK. The energy efficiency specialist investigates and measures electrical consumption and changes

Rendisk food waste

ISS pledges to slash volume of food waste from its kitchens

ISS Facility Services UK has pledged to tackle food waste by signing up to the industry Courtauld Commitment 2025. The ambitious 10-year voluntary agreement brings together organisations across the food system – from producer to consumer – to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable, from the farm to the fork. The need

Hackit utensil

‘Best-selling’ utensil from Michelin star chef targets UK kitchens

The celebrity Scandinavian chef behind Norway’s “best-selling kitchen utensil” is bringing the product to the UK and will aim to supply it into commercial kitchens. The Hackit is a simple tool that quickly and easily breaks up mincemeat as well as effectively chops, mashes, crunches and mixes foods for easy meal preparation.  Its creator, Erling Sundal, a

Matt Perger and Eversys

Coffee innovator throws his weight behind equipment brand

Champion barista and Barista Hustle founder, Matt Perger, is collaborating with Swiss coffee equipment company, Eversys, on its range of super automatic coffee machines. Perger, who has consistently challenged the industry’s perception of the quality and capability of super-automatic equipment, will work closely with Eversys to launch its new machine later this year. He will

Jeremy Moore and Shaun Thomas, Arrow Solutions

Rinse aid supplier targets £1.5m of new business after product revamp

A UK cleaning products supplier is targeting substantial growth in its commercial hygiene business after launching a new professional dishwasher range. Arrow Solutions, which manufactures the products at its factory in the East Midlands, unveiled the ‘DW’ brand recently, featuring five high performance dishwasher detergents and three rinse aids. The new look is designed to