Grande Cuisine hits the spot

Induc’Art only heats the centre of a plate.

Supplier, Grande Cuisine, has brought Adventys’ new induction-based plate dressing table, Induc’Art, to the UK market.

Aimed at the fine dining sector, as an alternative to the traditional hot pass, the Induc’Art system uses induction to heat the base and centre of a plate, but not the surrounding area or edges, to the desired temperature, and holds it there whilst the chef dresses the plate.

The result is said to be better control of food holding and an end to the risk of dishes being left to dry out on the pass under a heat lamp before being delivered to the customer’s table.

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And waiting staff may no longer have to advise customers not to touch the edge of their plate because it’s hot.

The Induc’Art unit automatically senses when a plate is placed onto one of the zones, ready to be dressed, and in a few seconds the plate will reach the temperature specified by the chef via the touch screen control panel.

As soon as the plate is sent to the table, the power is turned off to that zone, said to make Induc’Art an efficient concept too – energy consumption has been measured at around 25W per plate.

The temperature can be controlled to within 1°C and should remain stable without further intervention from the operator, whilst continuous measurement of the food temperature itself should ensures that each dish leaves the pass just as the chef intended.

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