Las Iguanas has hailed the importance of refrigeration to its kitchens – and admits the number one priority is reliability as they “get a pounding” during a busy service.
One of the 50-strong Latin American casual dining chain’s newest locations is in Watford, where it specified a Precision 9 drawer prep counter to support speed of production and ensure homemade sauces and fresh ingredients stay fresh at constant temperatures.
The design of the Precision prep counter fits perfectly into the galley-style kitchen at Watford, and helps the overall efficiency of the kitchen, to plate and present menu items to customers.
The units are situated directly in front of the cooking range, so chefs can turn around and get the ingredients they need fresh from the counters.
Glenn Evans, head of food development at Las Iguanas, said the reliability of the products is particularly important to him.
“The fridges get a pounding in our kitchens, so they have to last, and meet the needs of the busy team. I love the efficiency the prep counters bring to our kitchens, and the flexibility it offers us, with storing ingredients and keeping them fresh, for our current and future new menus. The blinds can be used at the end of service, to keep the ingredients cold and fresh for the next day, and helping to reduce our food waste.”
Las Iguanas was formed in 1991 in Bristol, serving boldly spiced Latin American food from scratch to customers, and soon became a hit. Today, it serves more than 75,000 customers per week and is part of the Casual Dining Group.