A day out with Paul Hickman

As full combi training is included when you purchase a new Opus SelfCooking Center from Lincat, I recently had the opportunity of accompanying our development chef Paul Hickman on an end user Opus SelfCooking Center training day at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, in Burscough, Lancashire.

The Wetland Centre is currently creating a new kitchen and dining area for visitors to the centre. Their kitchen comprises an OSC61 Opus SelfCooking Center and from our Opus 700 series, 2 x OG7002 six burner range ovens, an OE7113/F catering fryer and an OG7301 salamander grill. They also have 2 x IC3 insect control units. (more…)

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Is energy saving a key factor in the decision to purchase?

In all honesty, caterers do not appear to take energy efficiency into account.  Even if they did it would be difficult to assess the claims made by equipment manufacturers regarding the energy efficient features of their products, since there are currently no industry standards which apply to energy efficiency. It is therefore practically impossible for individual caterers to make meaningful comparisons between competing equipment.

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On the spot – Steve Mitchell, Managing Director of Lincat

The Caterer & Hotelkeeper Magazine interviewed our MD, Steve Mitchell recently, here’s what he had to say…

Q: How would you describe your business?

A: We manufacture a wide range of cooking, holding and food display products. The range is growing all the time – we’re probably now the biggest wholly-British manufacturer of commercial catering equipment. We supply our range through a network of dealers both in the UK and overseas.

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Work Experience at Lincat

My name is Hannah and I am having work experience at Lincat from the 5th – 9th July 2010. To start with I was a bit apprehensive as office work is not on my list of jobs for the future, and the school had set me up with Lincat as a quick placement but it soon proved otherwise. (more…)

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Service matters – to your bottom line!

I wonder how often any of us buys anything on price alone.  If you are buying a new car that you need to rely on for your daily social and business use, do you go for the cheapest you can find? (“Yes, Sir, it’s got four wheels, an engine and a gearbox – it will suit you down to the ground”).  Or perhaps you need to consider its reliability and performance. After all there’s nothing more frustrating than a car that just won’t start, or one that just conks out, far from home in the driving rain.

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