Lincat Opus Combis chosen for WorldSkills London 2011

Our equipment will be put through its paces by some of the world’s most promising young chefs in October, under the watchful eye of hospitality industry figures from around the world.

That’s because Lincat has been selected as an Official Supplier of the WorldSkills Cooking Competition 2011, the world’s largest kitchen skills event.

We’ll be supplying 19 Lincat Opus OSC61 SelfCooking Centers and three Silverlink 600 electric salamander grills for competitors to use as they battle for the WorldSkills gold medal.

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Work Experience Jack Dickenson-Fogg

This week I have had my work experience at Lincat, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. To begin with I was quite nervous, but as soon as I arrived I was made very welcome. I have been in various departments throughout the week, which gave me a good insight into the many different roles within the company.

On my first day I had an introduction with Nick McDonald, the Marketing Director. In this Introduction I was informed of the many products made at the factory in Lincoln, and some of the basic background information of Lincat. This then set me up to begin working in the marketing department. During this time in the marketing department I had various different projects to complete, my first project was to evaluate the Lincat website and compare it to the other catering appliance manufacturer’s websites. Then I had my health and safety talk, with Paul Bilboa, this included a tour around the factory and a quick quiz on back injury. After completing a short course in health and safety I was awarded a certificate in manual handling.                                                            

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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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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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Battle of the Boil

When it comes to combis, is an in-built steam generator better than a steam injection system?

In a word – yes! In-built steam generators produce steam more efficiently than a steam injection system and so use less water. They also deliver a number of key performance advantages.

The most important of these is that fresh steam is always available and its presence in the cooking cabinet can be accurately measured and therefore controlled. This is essential to ensure perfect, consistent cooking results.

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