Northern Ireland-based distributor, JD Catering Supplies, has opened a new test kitchen and showroom at its headquarters in Cookstown.
Director, Jason Currie, detailed: “In today’s marketplace, people vote with their feet, so it is important we create the right environment to show case our equipment.
“Hence why we build a state of art test kitchen to show our products in operation.”
Equipment on display includes a Retigo combi oven. The manufacturer held a live cooking demonstration in the JD’s kitchen to give the distributor’s customers an insight into the Retigo product range.
The demonstration was carried out by a chef from the Radford Chancellor consultancy – Chancellor himself is a non-executive director of Retigo.
Currie added: “The chef came over for the day, and showcased our first cooking demo in our test kitchen with Retigo ovens.
“He first of all talked about the control panel on the oven and all of the oven’s features, followed by cooking a range of foods from breakfast, to steaks, breads and vegetables to show a vast range of its cooking abilities.
“Our customers were very impressed with the operation, and one comment from a customer leaving was, ‘great facilities and a great oven’.”