Catering equipment supplier FEM is positioning its Vector multi-cook oven as the ideal solution for restaurants that want to expand into the vegan sector.
With #Veganuary poised to boost consumer demand for vegan menu items, caterers are increasingly looking at how their kitchens can meet demand.
And FEM insists the Alto-Shaam Vector, which is new to its portfolio this year, will not only guarantee excellent food quality but ensure there is no cross contamination with animal or dairy product. One of its main features is that different product can be cooked simultaneously, in the same oven, in individual chambers with no possibility of cross over.
The company plans to showcase this ability at a series of Vector Live demonstrations over the coming weeks, as well as cooking up some flavourful and unusual vegan recipes.
“Vector is the only oven that allows simultaneous, high-quality preparation of a wide variety of food, with no cross contamination,” said Mark Hogan, commercial director of FEM. “Each chamber gives you individual control over temperature, fan speed and cook time. So you can have different foods, in the same oven, at the same time, with absolute safety, all cooked to the highest quality.”
Mr Hogan said the radical advance that sets the £13,000 oven apart is its Structured Air Technology. This innovation delivers a high velocity, vertical airflow from the bottom and top of each chamber.
It produces completely even temperature control, throughout each chamber, ensuring superior cooking quality while delivering super-fast results.
“The Vector means that chefs who want to branch out and add vegan food to the menu don’t have to worry about separate cooking appliances, or even cooking separately. When food in any chamber is cooked, staff are alerted with an audio alarm,” he added.
Research published this week showed that millennials predict vegan restaurants will be in the most demand in the next two years.