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Montague ovens to help Scottish steak concept venture south

Montague ovens to help Scottish steak concept venture south

A Glasgow-based steak restaurant is opening its second UK site this year in Manchester and its kitchen operations will be spearheaded by a high-spec Montague oven which it will use to bring its unique food offering to English customers. Alston Bar & Beef will be the first venue in Manchester to offer Tweed Valley steak

© Licensed to simonjacobs.com. 09/07/2014 London, UK. Kyle Barnes, head chef of The Eagle, right and Sam Wilbraham, Marketing Director and Executive Chef  for Hull based PriFura who produce a small ceramic block for use by commercial kitchens using large quantities of cooking oil. The product sits in the bottom of fryers and doubles the life of deep fat fryer oil. Photo credit: Simon Jacobs.

FriPura calls for cleaner frying techniques in battle to beat obesity

Hull-based FriPura has called for companies to adopt cleaner frying techniques to slash the number of calories and fat levels in commonly eaten foods in response to peak in obesity figures. The bid to encourage healthier frying techniques comes as Public Health England plans to work with food producers and retailers, which the government hopes

Rory MacPherson, chef of the Forth Hope, with the Falcon Dominator Plus oven range

Falcon oven sets sail for the Amazon to feed crews for two decades

Falcon Foodservice Equipment has donated one of its flagship Dominator Plus ovens to Vine Trust’s #FloatTheBoat campaign to deliver a fully-equipped primary healthcare vessel to the Peruvian Amazon. The unit is setting sail for a six-week Atlantic crossing in a 30 metre boat, the Forth Hope, from Rosyth, Scotland to Iquitos in Peru. The Forth Hope’s

Lec Commercial two-door pizza prep counter

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

SAMSUNG CSC

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

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