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Nisbets report finds positives from catering industry facing big business challenges

Nisbets report finds positives from catering industry facing big business challenges

A new industry report from catering equipment supplier Nisbets has identified an overarching sense of positivity within the sector as 2017 comes to an end. The Autumn 2017 Nisbets Pulse Survey reveals a strong feeling of business positivity from the more than 400 catering professionals surveyed. Of the surveyed participants, 76% claim to be on-track to


‘Theatrical’ catering equipment used by hotel chains set for UK-wide supply

Beverage system supplier JetChill is to offer Ripples Inc’s coffee printing device, Ripples, to the UK market. The Ripple Maker, a WiFi-enabled countertop device that prints high-resolution images and messages directly on to any foam-topped drink, such as cappuccino, Nitro-brewed coffee and foam-topped cocktails, is designed to provide foodservice and hospitality businesses with a new

Spare parts

GEV Group consolidates catering equipment spares market by buying UK rival

Two of the catering equipment market’s providers of spare parts are merging their businesses in a move designed to create “an engine for long-term growth”. GEV Group, which has its UK operations in Grantham but belongs to a German parent, is taking over Commercial Catering Spares, based in Lancashire. The pair will collectively offer a

The Hut, Colwell Bay

Retro refrigeration delivers a contemporary look for kitchen owner

When popular Colwell Bay restaurant The Hut decided it was time to refurb its dining area and kitchen, it knew that it wanted to make a statement that would resonate with customers. Owner George Adams brought in catering design firm Little Duffy to oversee the project, and he was quite clear that the company wanted

Alto-Shaam Vector multi-cook oven

Alto Shaam’s slimline multi-chamber Vector oven comes to the UK

Catering equipment supplier FEM has responded to demand for more space-serving cooking equipment by launching the Alto Shaam Vector multi-cook oven in the UK. The appliance offers up to four separate oven chambers in one compact unit and features a special new airflow technology that delivers faster, more even cooking. The fact it is a

FCSI sustainability award 2017

FCSI crowns Adande refrigeration cabinet as sustainability king

One of Adande Refrigeration’s latest models has won the top spot in the FCSI UK & Ireland’s Sustainable Catering Equipment Awards. The Aircell open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet was announced as the winner at a gala dinner this month, during this year’s Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) Annual Conference held at the

Chris Craggs receiving Princess Royal Training Award

Kitchen maintenance provider takes to the road to scout next quota of engineers

Commercial kitchen maintenance firm McFarlane Telfer put potential engineering recruits through their paces with a series of skills and aptitude tests this week. McFT hosted an assessment day following a month on the road touring university careers fairs, looking for potential young leaders to support growth plans in the UK and further afield. CEO Chris


Welbilt follows its instincts and unveils fresh Garland induction innovations

Catering equipment manufacturer Welbilt has increased its induction offering with the addition of  new smart technology-enabled equipment. The Garland Induction range, Instinct, comprises five table-top models in varying sizes, consisting of single and double hob modules, a wok and two griddles. The new Welbilt series boasts the first and only comprehensive control and monitoring system for induction,

NW 1408 Slim Fitter ice machine

Scotsman packs more punch for operators that need ice in big quantities

Hubbard Systems has launched a new Scotsman ice machine capable of producing almost 700kg of ice per day while still fitting into the industry standard 760mm (30-inch) wide format.  The newest addition to the NW Series, the NW 1408, is known as the ‘Slim Fitter’. Hubbard claims it breaks new ground in being the market’s only

Blurred kitchen

Final call for ‘Foodservice Equipment of the Year’ nominations

The deadline to enter products for the FEJ 2017 ‘Foodservice Equipment of the Year’ initiative is today at 5pm. Manufacturers, suppliers and operators are invited to enter their latest equipment to be part of a special December 2017 edition of FEJ that celebrates industry innovation. The edition will serve as an indispensable buying guide for restaurant operators,