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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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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