Manitowoc has presented one of its Convotherm 4 6.10 easyDial combi steamers to Reddish Vale High School in Stockport for winning its LACA Main Event competition.
The contest took place on the Manitowoc stand at the exhibition, with the manufacturer inviting schools to explain in no more than 25 words why they should win the prize.
The firm chose Reddish Vale High School as it also caters for a feeder establishment, Abingdon Primary School. This scheme started 3 years ago when 80 extra meals per day were required, but this has now increased to 180 meals, on top of the 1,000 daily lunches served to the school’s own intake. All of this has been done using the same ovens that have been in the school for over 25 years.
The combi steamer was presented to Linda Banks, Reddish Vale’s catering manager and competition entrant. Steve Hemsil, national sales manager distribution – UK & Ireland at Manitowoc Foodservice UK commented: “We received more entries than we could have imagined for this competition and whilst every application was as deserving at the other, Linda’s entry just stood out for us. We look forward to supporting her as she gets familiar with her new Convotherm steamer.”
Banks added: “Even though I have only spoken to the Manitowoc representative for a brief period when he came for a presite inspection, I just can’t believe how technology has moved on. I really do believe that I am about to come into the 21st century and can’t wait to discover more about what it can do. I can’t believe my luck and can’t wait to start cooking with it – the pupils across both schools are in for a real treat!”
The new Convotherm 4 range is said to have low energy consumption and a functional design. The oven features Convotherm’s Advanced Closed System with Crisp&Tasty, and is available with easyTouch or easyDial controls.