Electrolux Professional has been unveiled as the headline kitchen sponsor for Obsession 18, Northcote Manor’s annual festival of gastronomy.
The event, which will mark Obsession’s 18th year, will see a cross-section of elite chefs from around the world descend on the luxury Lancashire hotel and restaurant, which was awarded the AA Hotel of the Year, in January and February next year.
This year, which marks Electrolux’s third consecutive year sponsoring Obsession, is the first time the manufacturer has sponsored the kitchen.
The kitchen was designed in partnership with chef patron, Nigel Haworth, and executive head chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, and includes two tilting ProThermetic braising pans, used to boil, braise, griddle, steam, and an air-o-steam Touchline combi oven with an accompanying blast chiller in stacked formation.
Obsession 18 will welcome 21 leading chefs with 14 Michelin stars from both the UK and further afield, including chefs from India, Russia, Japan and Mexico, to cook their unique Obsession menus using Electrolux’s extensive range of commercial kitchen equipment on display on the Northcote kitchen.
Nigel Haworth said: “I chose Electrolux equipment because, five years ago when I built the new kitchen at Northcote, for me it was the best equipment for what our requirements were. I needed, from a plancha point of view, to be able to cook direct and indirect, and that for me is quite unique to the Electrolux plancha. Then I wanted induction, and they had a very good range of induction, so really all-round it worked for me.”