The December issue of Foodservice Equipment Journal is now online and available to read as a free digital edition.
This month’s edition, which can be downloaded HERE, is packed with the latest insight and comment on foodservice equipment trends and operator innovation – including the much-anticipated results of this year’s ‘Equipment of the Year’.
Operators will be rushing to see which brands made it into our list across five distinct categories for what is the ultimate market rundown on the launches that have had the biggest impact in the UK in 2016.
Keeping with the product theme, we also take a look at some of the key trends and developments in the cooking suite market and predict what developments are in store for 2017, as well as sharing some key data on the UK pizza market following our trip to the European Pizza and Pasta Show.
FEJ also headed down to Chertsey this month to meet with none other than Nick Vadis, culinary director of Compass Group, the UK’s largest caterer with sales of £2 billion a year.
Fresh from his trip to Germany, where he coached England team to gold medal glory at the World Culinary Olympics, Nick showed us around his multi-purpose kitchen facility – one of the most impressive we have ever seen – and shared his views on equipment innovation – as well as spilling some of the secrets behind England’s foodservice success!
Meanwhile, we also catch up with former Nando’s operations chief, John Nelson, who is charged with making MOD Pizza a force in the UK restaurant market. MOD Pizza is the US chain set up by the founders of Seattle Coffee Company and its UK operation is backed by Carphone Warehouse founder Sir Charles Dunstone.
With five sites already launched, and a further 10 planned for next year, John discusses the challenges of bringing American service to the UK market and explains why the ovens that power its ‘pizza in four minutes’ promise are all sourced from Dorset.