Frima helps patisserie service stay Pretty Sweet

Claire Clark, co-founder of Pretty Sweet, with the Frima 211.Claire Clark, co-founder of Pretty Sweet, with the Frima 211.

Frima’s multifunctional cooking technology was one of the main appliances Inox Equip installed for its recent project at patisserie service Pretty Sweet.

Pretty Sweet has Frima’s 211, which has a 100-litre capacity pan and a footprint measuring 1,164mm (w) x 914mm (d) x 1,100mm (h).

Claire Clark founded Pretty Sweet in 2014 with Sarah Crouchman. Between them they have worked at some of the finest restaurants in the world and have earned some of the industry’s highest honours. She said of the Frima appliance: “It’s a bit unusual to find a machine like this in a patisserie. But there’s not many with our levels of production!”

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With eight full-time and seven part-time staff, Pretty Sweet supplies cakes and pastries to a range of clients including Harrods and the five-star hotels, The Berkeley and The Royal Horseguards.

The service can create up to 8,000 of its most popular products every day, so being able to produce large quantities is essential. “For example, we can use it to make a whole batch of lemon curd at once,” explained Clark. “And the automatic control system means we can leave it to cook and get on with other things, knowing that it’ll come out exactly how we want without sticking or burning.”

Frima’s VarioCooking Control system’s options are selected via a touchscreen interface. It is designed to constantly monitor the food, and is able to make temperature adjustments.

Clark added: “We’re very happy with the Frima. It gives us a huge amount of control, and knowing that we can set it running with no intervention lets us focus on more complex things.”

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