Jersey dealer moves client to all-electric affair


Catering equipment and refrigeration distributor Jersey Deep Freeze (JDF) has helped one of the island’s top casual dining restaurants overhaul its kitchen set-up and move to an all-electric operation this week.

The St Helier-based company carried out the installation of a new Athanor cooking suite at The Oyster Box in St Brelade’s Bay. The site is owned and operated by Jersey Pottery Ltd, which has multiple restaurant and catering outlets in Jersey.

The project was co-ordinated by JDF’s Gary Fogg, who oversaw the removal of the old modular gas equipment and conversion to the electric Athanor island suite.

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Along with the change and re-orientation of the kitchen, the pass was moved 600mm into the restaurant area to give a better working flow to the whole operation.

Steve Hobbs, managing director of Signature FSE, which supplied the suite, said: “The decision to move from gas equipment to electric was a major driving force based on the cost of gas in Jersey, ongoing servicing costs and power consumption.”

He said the suite comprises two 14kW multi-zone induction hobs, two double Plaque Athanor planchas and one single radiant hob. A set of hot holding drawers are positioned below the top, while two CAPIC high-light salamander grills are mounted above it.

Jersey Deep Freeze belongs to the Jersey Electricity Company and has been servicing and maintaining refrigeration equipment for local companies in the retail and leisure sectors since the 1950s.

Jersery Electricity took a controlling interest in the company 15 years ago to maximise business opportunities and benefit from an established support infrastructure.

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