Gloucester-based Target Catering Equipment has redesigned and outfitted a new kitchen for The Angel Inn at Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire.
The hotel and restaurant’s kitchen was refurbished to reflect a blend of contemporary and traditional styles.
Included in the install was Frima’s tabletop VarioCooking Center 112T multifunctional cooker
Despite measuring 962mm wide by 800mm deep and 400mm high, the 112T has two 14litre pans, giving it the same capacity as its larger sibling, the VCC 112.
It can replace kettles, tilting pans, bratt pans, fryers and griddles, and it is said to be up to four times faster and save up to 40% in energy consumption compared to conventional appliances.
The Angel Inn’s head chef Adam Clayton commented: “I will admit, at first I was a bit sceptical that it could do everything it was supposed to. But now we’ve had it for a while we’re really happy with it.”
“It’s very versatile. I can use one pan to make stocks and sauces, while the other side cooks meat.”
The cooking processes are automatic and monitored by the built-in VarioCooking Control system with notifications for when user input is required.
Clayton added: “We now have an all-electric kitchen, no gas at all. The 112T heats up so quickly, so there’s no need to have the burners on all the time. The kitchen is much cooler now, plus it saves energy and money.”