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 some 22 years – we still have the bratt pan and its working fine. The old suite was against the wall, but we moved the location to improve the ventilation in the kitchen.
“We need kit that is solid, so it was a no brainer to choose Charvet again.”
The Charvet ONE suite is gas powered and includes a Rise and Fall salamander, solid tops, gas hobs, chargrill, fryer, static oven and a much-loved Plancha which is used for dishes including pork belly and mini-muffins (24 at a time, for warm canapes).
Langar Hall Hotel & Restaurant consistently achieves outstanding ratings for its style, location and its dining. Situated at the end of an avenue of lime trees, next to a church and surrounded by gardens ancient moats, weekends can see 70 for lunch and dinner. There are also conferences, weddings and afternoon teas. Even on a cold and damp February Wednesday, there were 20 booked in!
The original Charvet suite was installed around 1997 by then Head Chef (Michael) Toby Garrett, whose photo sits proudly on the wall facing the pass. “He was a legend – it was his cooking and pioneering locally sourced produce well before it became a fashion that first put this place on the map,” says Gary Booth.
Gary’s team includes Head Chef Ross Jeffery and Chef Nick Davies – together the three of them have nearly 60 years’ service at Langar Hall! Find out more about this unique and highly rated hotel here: www.langarhall.com
Installation of the kitchen, by Garners Catering Equipment, was carried out over two weeks and included a new ventilation canopy and ceiling. The old three-tier pass was also replaced with an open unit.
“When we walked in for the first time, it was just ‘wow’,” says Gary Booth. “The key to choosing Charvet is its reliability and just how solid it is built.”
Langar Hall, Church Lane, Langar, Nottingham NG13 9HG