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Lec Commercial two-door pizza prep counter

Lec targets Italian restaurant chains as it branches into pizza prep counters

Lec targets Italian restaurant chains as it branches into pizza prep counters

Lec Commercial is continuing the diversification of its catering equipment portfolio by branching into the supply of pizza prep counters. The refrigeration brand, part of Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances, has recently expanded its offering into glass frosters and saladettes. The addition of dedicated pizza prep counters is a further string to its bow as it

Oliver Bell, head chef, Indigo Hotels York

Jamie’s Italian chef leaves for role with hotel group

A former head chef for Jamie’s Italian has left the chain and switched over to the hotel  market to run Splendid Hospitality Group’s Hotel Indigo York. Oliver Bell will serve as head chef of the 101-bedroom location following his time at Jamie’s, where he progressed from sous chef to head chef in the space of six years.

Falcon Dominator Plus electric chargrill

Falcon updates Dominator Plus series to give operators added firepower

Falcon Foodservice Equipment has extended its Dominator Plus series of prime cooking appliances with three new models – two electric chargrills and a twin-pan electric fryer.  The two electric chargrills feature powerful elements that reach temperature even more quickly than gas, making them ideal for kitchens that can’t, or prefer not to, use gas appliances. 

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

Berghoff Kamado BBQ

Sous Vide Tools branches into barbecue equipment

Sous Vide Tools has launched a range of ceramic BBQs in the fashionable Japanese Kamado style, producing high temperatures for searing, roasting and grilling but also allowing for low-temperature cooking and smoking. The multifunctional Ceramic Berghoff BBQ, available in two sizes and three contemporary finishes, has a tough ceramic shell constructed for uniform heat circulation,

Houno ovens

Fri-Jado inks exclusive partnership agreement with Houno

Uxbridge-based foodservice and food retailing equipment provider, Fri-Jado, has signed a partnership deal with Danish combi oven manufacturer, Houno. Under the agreement, Fri-Jado has exclusive UK distribution rights for Houno products in the UK food retailing sector, including supermarkets, convenience stores, forecourt outlets and food-to-go operations. Houno claims to offer the world’s broadest choice of


Grande Cuisine introduces problem solving electric chargrill

One of the leading UK suppliers of professional cooking appliances, Grande Cuisine, has delivered an electric chargrill. The supplier introduced the new equipment claiming the Capic electric chargrill can be “easier to operate and clean” than its gas-powered counterparts. The Capic model, is 400mm wide and is an option in the 700, 800 and 900

Rational CombiMaster Plus XS

Rational shrinks CombiMaster as compact trend continues

Rational’s CombiMaster Plus electric combi oven is now available in the XS format, designed to deliver with the same performance as its bigger siblings. The now smallest unit from the CombiMaster Plus series is said to fit into the smallest professional kitchen. Furthermore the automatic cleaning function is now available for all the CombiMaster Plus

Crown Verity

SPECIAL REPORT: Your outdoor BBQ equipment questions answered

Spring is upon us and that means it won’t be long before the weather presents an abundance of al fresco dining opportunities for foodservice operators. One of the biggest growth areas lies in outdoor BBQs — but it is imperative that operators have the correct professional equipment to hand. Here are the answer to all


Valoriani develops web resource for complete pizza oven info

Pizza oven supplier Valoriani has upgraded its website to create a portal where customers can find everything they need to know about its equipment. The company has overhauled the site content with a view to providing a comprehensive overview of equipment information, including AVPN Accreditation, DEFRA Licensing, individual oven specifications, frequently asked questions and recipes.