We have been very busy in the last few months coordinating the hand over of FriFri high specification fryers from their old base in Italy to our factory in Lincoln. Since the 1st August we have assumed full responsibility of the design, manufacture, technical support, sales and marketing of all FriFri products .
Though currently not widely known in the UK, FriFri (pronounced ‘free free’) fryers are recognised throughout the rest of the world for their extremely high specification. Delivering maximum output from a minimum of floor space, they also extend the life of cooking oil.
It was incredibly exciting to see our products put through their paces by one of the UK’s finest chefs in the final of BBC cooking competition Great British Menu, which aired on Friday 8th June. The finalists were chosen to cook an Olympic Banquet hosted by British rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, for a guest list which included Dame Kelly Holmes, Jonathan Edwards, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Steve Backley.
However, when the floorstanding gas fryers provided were failing to reach and maintain the required oil temperature to deep fry the main components of Daniel Clifford’s dish; he was faced with a serious problem.
After a few frantic phonecalls, Daniel was able to procure three Lincat Silverlink DF66 counter top fryers in the nick of time, which enabled him to cook the food to perfection and deliver a successful main course.
Our products are built to provide enduring reliability and high performance, and it was great to see them rise to the challenge for such a prestigious event.
When it comes to baking the perfect loaf, Dave Dobson is convinced that slowly does it best. Dave runs artisan Barefoot Bakery from his home in Spalding, Lincolnshire, in his bare feet (it gets pretty hot in there)! He believes bread that is mixed, shaped and left to prove naturally for over 20 hours before being baked is not just tastier than the mass produced bread we buy from supermarkets, it is healthier too. (Supermarket bread is often made from modified flour and the addition of enzymes to make the yeast work faster so that a loaf can be produced in under an hour.)
When a new catering establishment was required at Lincolnshire County Council’s Oak House business start-up centre, it seemed fitting for it to be a start-up café. As an experienced caterer who had always worked for others, Mary Haitt was pleased to have the opportunity to develop her own start-up business at the centre – Southside Café.
A straightforward request you might think, given the fact that Lincat maintains a stockholding of over half a million spare parts and components. However it soon became clear that Rod’s fryer was rather special – due to its advanced age.