Caterware and Meiko team up for production kitchen outfit

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Caterware has installed a central production unit kitchen for the London-based Levant Group, which is expanding its Middle Eastern cuisine venues with a new restaurant at Westfield shopping centre, London, called Comptoir Libanais.

The Blackpool-based distributor outfitting the new production kitchen with two Meiko FV130.2-GiO AirConcept utensil washers.

Mark Drazen, MD of Caterware said: “The client was moving into a new large central production kitchen in order to cope with its nationally expanding restaurant group and to ensure it can ‘future proof’ its continual growth and restaurant opening schedule for their Comptoir Libanais and Shawa brands.

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“They therefore need to wash large quantities of pots, pans and utensils and FV130.2 GiO AC utensil washers were installed within both the high risk and low risk potwash areas.

“The AirConcept system meant neither Caterware nor the contractor had to worry about what would have been an expensive and complicated condense extract scheme.

“The GiO system ensures that the customer does not have to concern itself with water quality issues and all the hassles which evolve from traditional water softeners, topping up with salt or regeneration.

“Backed up by Meiko’s after sales service and warranty package, choosing Meiko meant we could solve all the issues with one machine.”

AirConcept captures the waste air heat from the washing and rinsing process and feeds this hot air back into the machine to pre-heat the incoming cold water. This system reduces steam emissions by a claimed 80%, said to improve the climate within the wash-up area and result in a more comfortable working environment. In most cases, the system will eliminate the need for an overhead extraction canopy.

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