Light equipment supplier Signature FSE has reported a positive reaction to its live cooking event at the end of April in the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Two of the firm’s brands were showcased: Clifton Food Range for sous-vide cooking and livecookintable for front-of-house cooking.
Distributors, chefs, consultants, designers and caterers attended the two-day event, with each session involving a product demonstration by National Chef of the Year finalist David Davey-Smith from the Royal Air Force Worthy Down.
He prepared two dishes for guests: a main including sous-vide Dorset Cross BBQ lamb belly and lamb loin (cooked in advance in Clifton water baths and finished in a grill pan on the livecookintable induction unit), served with peas and spring onion, artichoke puree and pickled walnut ketchup and lamb jus; the dessert consisted of sous-vide rhubarb, aerated crème anglaise, pecan and maple clusters, rhubarb and ginger drizzle cake and sous-vide poached orange segments.
The purpose of the event was to introduce the brands’ product ranges, explain their various uses and demonstrate their benefits.
Signature believes the demonstation was successful in proving how the two brands work well together in efficiently catering for many guests: the Clifton water baths can prepare food in advance, cooked to temperature while keeping flavours and texture, while the livecookintable cooking furniture should allow chefs to cook indoor safely with induction technology.
The livecookintable includes an ‘airwall’, which is designed to extract instantly and leave the venue smoke and grease free. It can also enable a mise-en-place and plating area.
Clifton Food Range’s Sauce Bottlewarmer was also demonstrated and recommended by Davey-Smith as it allows keeping sauces warm and ready to use.
Other Clifton products displayed included the unstirred single-chamber water bath, stirred sous vide baths as well as the immersion circulator unit, which comes with its own carry case.
A livecookintable Professional 5 table was used for the demo as well as two induction elements and an airwall.
Furthermore, Signature used the MEC2’s augmented reality app to virtually visualise a livecookintable cooking system in the room with elements chosen by the customer.