Light equipment innovation was rewarded in this year’s Catering Insight Awards, with the Commercial Kitchen-sponsored Supplier of the Year: Light Equipment honour being won by Metcalfe Catering Equipment.
Key launches for Metcalfe this year include the Flexsil-lid, an innovative replacement for plastic film wrap and foil that covers gastronorm and steam pans, as well as Atollspeed high-speed ovens, for which it is now the UK supplier.
Furthermore, the company demonstrated its commitment to servicing its dealer base by expanding its factory and warehouse. The £350,000 project has enabled Metcalfe to modernise its manufacturing and assembly facility, allowing it to hold and manage stock more efficiently.
Metcalfe MD Neil Richards collected the award at last night’s ceremony and commented: “For us it’s huge because this is voted for by customers. It’s the ultimate prize for us; we’ve worked really hard over the years to improve what we do, so this is great, it’s just recognition for that.”