Aspers Casino claims to have increased pizza sales by an extra 14% since installing two Ovention Matchbox 1313 ovens and five FWE TS-1663-36DL heated holding cabinets at its site in the Westfield Stratford retail complex.
It is claimed the Ovens ovens provide the capacity to cook two pizzas in less than five minutes, bolstering speed of service and improving the overall quality of the product.
The oven uses precision impingement technology, delivering over twice the volume of hot air and better air concentration than conventional conveyor ovens.
Food is cooked in a closed cavity, minimising the escape of hot air, for reduced energy consumption. Multiple catalysts break down grease into moist hot air, which is used in the cooking process, for improved quality and healthier product.
The catalysts and the fact that the chamber is only open whilst food is loaded or unloaded eliminate the need for kitchen ventilation hood systems, Ovention said.
Aspers Casino’s head of hospitality, Paul Taylor, said: “Cooking time and temperature are pre-programmed and food is automatically loaded into the cooking chamber with a tap of the user-friendly touchpad.
“The Ovention ovens have helped us improve productivity and deliver consistently high standards of cooked food quality. Operating around the clock means that there is potential for a large number of kitchen staff to use the ovens and the fact that they are so easy to operate simplifies training and maximises kitchen efficiency.”
The ovens, supplied by Gamble Foodservice Solutions, were specified by kitchen design and installation specialist, Court Catering Equipment, as part of an upgrade of the site’s foodservice facilities.