Light Equipment articles

Catering supplier reveals sales of paper straws outstrip plastic for first time

A leading catering supplier has revealed that sales of paper straws are now outselling their plastic counterparts for the first time. Manchester-based catering equipment supplier Stephensons said that data it has collated relating to recent straw sales show a marked shift in buying behaviour. It comes as a number of leading foodservice businesses and restaurant

Temper’s Neil Rankin called on to design the ‘ultimate’ barbecue knife set for chefs

Top UK chef Neil Rankin has teamed up with British commercial knife brand Savernake Knives to design what it calls the “ultimate bespoke barbecue knife set”. Mr Rankin, who runs two Temper restaurants in London, worked alongside Savernake directors Laurie Timpson and Philip Shaw during the design and prototype stages of the project, which aimed

Dutch equipment brand launches in UK as an ‘alternative to established kit providers’

A European-wide foodservice equipment brand based in the Netherlands is looking to replicate the same success with UK operators as it has achieved with overseas caterers. Hendi UK officially launched in the country yesterday and hopes its offering will be an appealing alternative to established suppliers of kitchen equipment. The company, which has a global

MARKET ANALYSIS: Why it pays to scrutinise the smallprint on your microwave warranty

Microwaves tend to be the unsung heroes of commercial kitchens, so when they break down it can have a disastrous effect on service. With that in mind, it pays for operators to look at the cover and support available to them in the event that the worst happens. FEJ delves into the world of microwave

Bonzer parent company initiates brand refresh

Light equipment specialist Mitchell & Cooper has implemented a brand refresh that it hopes reinforces its 137-year history while embracing modern trends and innovations. Since its formation in 1879, Mitchell & Cooper has strived to combine high quality British manufacturing with innovative product development. Its portfolio includes the Bonzer barware brand, which is well-established in

Mechline creates independent range of catering products

Mechline Developments has launched a new product line called AquaTechnix, which comprises a range of pre-rinse sprays, taps and faucets. The series is independent of any historic design and represents the next generation of pre-rinse sprays with matching taps and faucets. Using extensive experience gained in foodservice operations, engineering and service, Mechline says that it has “invested extensively”

Metcalfe gives cling film the snip with Australian kitchen invention

Metcalfe Catering Equipment has done a deal Down Under that could lead to UK chefs doing away with cling film and plastic wrap in favour of a more effective solution. The company has struck an agreement to sell the award-winning Flexsil-lid range of re-usable lids into the UK market. An Australian invention, the Flexsil-lid was

Signature FSE strikes agreement with patisserie consultant Claire Clark

Signature FSE has partnered with acclaimed patisserie consultant and pastry chef Claire Clark MBE from Pretty Sweet to demonstrate the precision of French manufacturer De Buyer’s new perforated tart rings at Hotelympia. In the world of high-end pastry, creativity is essential, which is why de Buyer, French manufacturer of pastry utensils since 1830, regularly works

Mitchell & Cooper releases expanded light equipment range

Light equipment supplier Mitchell & Cooper claims its 2016 product brochure is “arguably its most customer-conscious yet”. The Sussex-based company has put together a brochure that it says encompasses products that not only ensure precision preparation and superb service, but provide increased consideration for chefs and bartenders with a passion for producing something special with