Developments in Care Home Catering

What are the latest developments in convection ovens, grills and steamers? Old fashioned Salamander grills often waste energy, but the new Charvet version has energy saving features which make it ideal for all-day use, often the case in care homes. Says Ian Clow, “The latest developments include Plate detection which saves approximately 30% energy by only turning up the heat from ‘standby’ to full power when a plate or tray is put under the grill. There are also two...

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Love Island for Langar Hall

There’s surprise as well as joy when the kitchen brigade at Langar Hall look over their new Charvet ONE Series cooking suite. The new ONE Series range is an island suite, replacing the old Charvet wall suite. Executive Head Chef Gary Booth: “When I walk into the kitchen, I still sometimes do a double-take when I see the new range because the old one had been in place for such a long-time. “The old Charvet cooking suite was an absolute workhorse, lasting...

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Restaurant Magazine Readers Choice Award 2020

The results from Restaurant magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards have been revealed following a survey of professional chefs. Votes are cast in 24 categories and in Best Cooking Ranges, Charvet achieved a “Highly Commended” award for 2020, adding to an existing ‘Chefs Choice’ “Winner” for Charvet, awarded by readers of Restaurant Magazine for the quality of our Modular Heavy-Duty cooking appliances. This year’s survey collated more than 12,000...

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Another sustainability case from Charvet

If you are looking for a new gas range, look out for the use of refractory cement around the heating elements. The cement withstands high temperatures and prevents the escape of heat, ‘focussing’ or directing the burner output onto the hotplate above and thus minimising energy wastage. The cement blocks are heavy, need extra engineering to keep them in place and are a cost that many of our competitors do not bear. But their use means energy saved! Charvet can use smaller...

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Sustainable cooking from Charvet

Cutting gas consumption on open burners. When using Charvet pan detectors, you could reduce gas usage by a conservative 50%, possibly more, and they will pay for themselves in 1 year, LPG users in 6 months! TO GET THE FULL PICTURE, WATCH THE FRENCH-MADE VIDEO HERE: Chefs love using gas and Charvet has developed an open gas burner that is about as energy saving as induction! The Charvet gas burner can have A pan detector built within which uses the same principle as...

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Perfect low temperature cooking

Perfect low temperature cooking

Charvet is renowned for the cooking power of its ranges and cooking modules and has now launched Low Temperature Cooking. Working in combination with bains marie and available on the Pro700, 800 and 900 Series and bespoke ranges, Charvet has launched a drop-in Low Temperature Cooking unit featuring digital controls, automatic water filling and water agitation to ensure consistent temperatures. Says Charvet UK Sales Director Ian Clow, “Temperatures can be set to within...

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PASTA COOKER, POACHER

PASTA COOKER, POACHER

There is no doubting the sheer power that comes with Charvet pasta cookers. At 11 kW for the electric and 13.5 kW for gas they have plenty of ‘grunt’ to suit the busiest of sites, but they are also very controllable thanks to a digital thermostat which also makes the Pasta Cooker ideal for other tasks such as sous vide poaching and slow-poached eggs. (For hygiene and ease of removal cook the eggs in a ziplock-style bag and attach the bag to the side of the bath with a clip...

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The ultimate modular cooking suite for The Comet Hotel

The ultimate modular cooking suite for The Comet Hotel

Element Bar & Kitchen at The Comet Hotel, Hatfield “It’s a relief not to have to bend down onto your knees to light a fryer,” says Comet Hotel Executive Chef Stephen Rey. That’s just one of the positives that Rey has noted about working with the Charvet ONE Series 4-metre long commercial cooking range, installed at Element Bar & Kitchen. “The range really puts out a lot of heat and there is a good mix of elements, some of which can do a double job – the pasta boiler...

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