Dishoom chefs grateful for less downtime after grease intervention


Chefs working for Indian restaurant group Dishoom have given the thumbs-up to a new grease management system that has eased the burden of kitchen cleaning.

More than 70% of drain blockages in commercial kitchens are caused by the build-up of FOG generated from washing pots, pans and plates, causing blockages and so-called fatbergs, prompting Dishoom to look at how it could up its game when it came to grease management.

Starting with its 260-seat Carnaby branch, the chain replaced its existing system with a GreaseMaster grease recovery unit from The Filta Group.

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It is specially designed to fit under the sink to remove FOG before it reaches the drains and also works on dishwashers, rotisserie ovens and combi ovens, efficiently removing food debris and waste FOG without drain blockages or foul odours.

Nick Carpenter, maintenance manager at Dishoom, said: “Our Carnaby street branch sees intense trade with high volumes of food prepared daily including a Bombay breakfast, lunch, afternoon Chai and dinner and tipples. During an on-site survey by The Filta Group, it quickly became apparent the grease management system wasn’t effective enough and was the wrong solution for the outlet.”

The GreaseMaster unit has performed so well that Dishoom has replaced all the existing units at the site, resulting in a significantly reduced amount of grease collecting in its on-site pumping station.

“Our kitchen teams prefer the GreaseMaster for its simplicity as it doesn’t have any moving parts, which makes it easy to clean,” added Mr Carpenter. “The chefs really like it as it’s a robust piece of kit and if blocked can be cleared in just five minutes, minimising costly downtime and interruption to service.”

Filta is now putting together a bespoke, grease management programme for the whole Dishoom business, which comprises seven Bombay-themed cafés across the UK.

An order has also been placed for Filta’s automated extracting cleaning system, which reduces airborne particles of grease collecting in their kitchen ductwork, for its Edinburgh site.


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