BUYERS’ GUIDE: Sneak preview of catering equipment innovations at Lunch! 2016


The Lunch! trade show takes place on September 21-22. Here’s our sneak preview of the catering equipment being showcased this year for buyers planning to head to the Business Design Centre in London.

Glen Dimplex is unveiling the new Titan Induction Range Cooker from Burco at the show. Built using the latest induction technology, the new British manufactured Titan Induction range cooker features a unique, five zone induction cooking hob with each zone featuring a ‘boost’ mode for when additional power is required, complete with a large 2/1 Gastronorm compatible oven (stand M331).

Exclusive to eXpresso PLUS is the new Lavazza Prontissimo range of coffee to go machines. Made using 100% Arabica blend that is enriched with grounded coffee, the machines create an Italian taste in a range of solutions from table-tops to towers. Additionally, the innovative Lavazza Eleganza will be showcased, offering advertising and drink personalisation (stand A200).

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Following feedback from last year’s show, Vantastec is launching Vantstec’s Snack-Tec Sandwich Van – a high quality conversion to suit those in the sandwich delivery and catering industries.  Developed in the increasingly popular Ford Transit Custom Limited, the conversion includes hot, cold, ambient and storage compartments (stand G21).

Pocket Enterprises is introducing Pokito: a reusable cup that folds down to 4.5cm to slip into a pocket or bag.  A spill-proof lid seals in liquid, and grooves insulate against heat.  Pokito repays its environmental footprint after 15 uses (stand SU-12).

Pop Up Cookspace is promoting its design-led mobile minikitchens, and tips on telling brand stories in temporary spaces.  Exploring the trend for fermenting and preserving, they’ll introduce seasonal leasing packages – a toolkit of minikitchens and trends insights for marketing experiences across retail, destination and event (stand A507).

The Rombouts Coffee team is showcasing the new Via Nova 4, which is a high-volume, traditional style, commercial espresso pod machine, capable of producing over 250 drinks a day.  It comes with the additional benefit of an autosteam function for creating foamed milk and high quality coffee in every cup (stand U114).

UCC Coffee UK & Ireland is unveiling the new Swiss-manufactured Black&White4c.  Providing a full range of specialty-style coffees, the compact, modular machine is intuitive and the simplest yet (stand M202).

The Alan Nuttall Partnership is introducing the new five-tier version of the Flexeserve Zone heated display cabinet.  With individually operated zones, each tier has its own temperature controls to save energy and maximise food quality and display times (stand G11).

Offundo is showcasing the capabilities and advantages of its Butter Spreader, demonstrating how this easy to use utensil can help reduce labour costs, save time and give a fresher end product (stand SU-4).

CMC DayMark is promoting its Piping Pal Range.  Integrating DayMark’s easy-grip design, with burst-resistant welds and a smooth interior that enhances product flow, the PipingPal range of disposable piping bags delivers the strength, durability and comfort of traditional canvas bags (stand A300).

Roller Grill UK is promoting its Refrigerated Display CD 800.  This panoramic display cabinet has LED white lighting in each corner and clear glass panels on four sides and above, whilst maintaining the correct temperature throughout the cabinet thanks to the ventilated refrigeration system.  Supplied with two clear glass shelves, access is via the rear glass sliding doors.   The display is available in two colours: black finish or stainless steel (stand M332).

Tea Fusion by Lipton machines is promoting its new software update, which can now brew iced teas and infusions. It also offers premium loose leaf teas at the touch of a button.  lunch! visitors have the opportunity to win a revolutionary Tea Fusion machine at the show (stand M115).

Packnwood UK has opened a new central London showroom.  Their full range of take-away packaging and catering disposables will be showcased in these new premises located in Holborn (stand M212).

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