Charvet’s flue-free kit a TV hit with Michel Roux

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Charvet has been watching Channel 4’s new TV series with Michel Roux Jnr with added interest this week, as participants are training on its Pro700 cooking suites.

The series sees the chef mentoring eight young people with varying disabilities, ranging from Tourette’s Syndrome to blindness, and was filmed at Bromley College’s Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College in Orpington.

Kitted out with heavy duty Charvet cooking suites, the kitchens have no protruding oven flues or central service spines to obscure the view over the cooking area, helping lecturers keep an eye on students and also making camera work easier.

The new Career College is one of only three in the country pioneering a new Career College concept. This aims to provide young people with a robust academic education, while equipping them with practical skills within specific industries.

The venture is backed by high profile advisors, including representatives from the Hilton, Hyatt, Dorchester Group and Springboard UK. Additionally, TV chefs Chris and James Tanner are celebrity patrons.

“The Charvet Pro700 proved the ideal choice for classes,” said Gerry Shurman, consultant at Bromley College. “We know Charvet equipment is robust and durable and provides good value for money. More importantly it is as safe at it gets for training students, easy to clean and maintain.”

Shurman added that the lack of protruding oven flues or central service spines to obstruct the view made teaching easier for staff and students.

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