Lincat to the rescue after BBC fryer failure

Catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has given itself a pat on the back after supplying equipment that averted a potential crisis in the recent final of the BBC’s Great British Menu.

Finalists Colin McGurran, Phil Howard, Daniel Clifford and Simon Rogan were given the task of cooking an Olympic Banquet for a string of British sporting stars, but they encountered problems when a piece of kit malfunctioned.

According to Lincat, the floorstanding gas fryers that had been provided were failing to reach and maintain the required oil temperature to deep fry the main components of Daniel Clifford’s dish.

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Although Lincat did not name the brand of fryer that was causing the issue, it said Rogan was able to procure three of its Silverlink DF66 countertop electric fryers in the nick of time to ensure that a successful main course was delivered.

“It was fascinating to see our products put through their paces by one of the UK’s finest chefs, and it’s very satisfying that they were able to rescue the situation and help Daniel Clifford complete the main course,” said Nick McDonald, marketing director of Lincat.

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