Foodservice refrigeration producer Adande has teamed up with ice cream equipment manufacturer Carpigiani to offer a range of dedicated dessert workstations.
Designed as complete solutions for the preparation, production, storage and plating of professional artisan gelato product, the units are suitable for restaurants, hotels, fine dining, delicatessen and ice cream parlours. The dessert stations have a compact footprint of 1,100mm width by 700mm depth.
The workstations are available in a variety of configurations, including a layout which has Carpigiani Boil 5 and Labo 8 12 E units mounted on an Adande two drawer refrigerator. The worktop of the Adande unit can also accommodate additional equipment, such as a whipped cream machine.
Base mix ingredients are heated in the Boil 5 before the liquid is transferred to the Labo 8 12 E, where flavouring is added and the mix is stirred and chilled to -8°C. The gelato is then transferred into pans for pull down to the suitable storage temperature in the Adande unit. For high volume operations, a pre-prepared UHT gelato mix may be poured directly into the Labo 8 12 E.
The bottom drawer of the unit may be set at -18°C, which is the optimum temperature for the longer term storage of gelato, eliminating the formation of ice crystals. The upper drawer may be set at -14°C, during service, which is a suitable temperature for soft scoop service.
Alternatively, the lower drawer may be set at -14°C for holding gelato during service, with the upper drawer set at +4°C for the storage of complementary ingredients, such as fruit, toppings and sauces. The top drawer, at +4°C, may also be used for chilling dessert plates and sundae glasses.
The units are castor mounted, allowing them to be moved easily for cleaning regimes. The drawers and the gelato equipment each operate on a 13Amp power supply, and no plumbing or water supply is required.
Carpigiani has recently opened a development kitchen at which chefs and ice cream operators can gain firsthand experience of the dessert workstations. Appointments for demonstrations at the Carpigiani facility are available upon request.