Thinking of introducing all-day dining? Here are some practical tips

In the current economic climate, more and more pubs are thinking about introducing all-day dining in a bid to maximise profits. But first-time ventures into the world of catering can prove daunting.

Pubs need to select the best cooking equipment to cope with numbers they plan to serve, the choice of food on their menu as well as more practical considerations of kitchen space and cost. Getting the right advice on the right products from the start will prevent costly mistakes and profit-swallowing refits. (more…)

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Buying Guide – catering on a budget…

Is there catering equipment out there for those on a budget? Well many caterers have recently asked us just that, and we’re pleased that yes there is!

There are plenty of great options for caterers who are finding their finances at a bit of a stretch and who are looking for reliable equipment that is also cost-effective. For smaller outlets, we recommend our Lynx 400 range of counter-top catering equipment as the perfect solution during these tough financial times.

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Why are ranges still popular?

I was asked for my thoughts recently on whether the traditional 6 burner oven range has had its day. 

It was an easy question to answer because despite the economic downturn we’re still selling many more traditional cooking ranges than we did a decade ago and the proportion of ranges sold, relative to other items of equipment, has also grown.

So, far from having had its day in busy kitchens, we believe the range is more popular than ever. Here are some thoughts as to why…

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Lincat Equipment – cheaper today than in 1972

Not that we’re hoarders or anything, but I came across a 1972 price list the other day.  Lincat was founded in 1971 so this must be the earliest piece of sales literature still in existence.  Nothing like today’s 48-page, full-colour masterpiece, it was a simple 2?sided photocopy (probably “photostat” back then) of a typed list. (more…)

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Buying guides

Chefs preparing foodCooking Equipment Buying Tips

What to consider when buying catering equipment will, of course, depend on the type of equipment you’re looking for. Investing in a combi steamer will require an entirely different decision making process to buying a small, table top commercial deep fat fryer. However we hope that these notes offer good general advice, which is applicable to most categories of catering equipment.
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