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Hot Woks Noodle Bar Installs Cool Wok Induction Range
Commercial Catering Equipment News - January 2015

Hot Woks Noodle Bar Installs Cool Wok Induction Range

Oriental wok style cooking has always been associated with hot, flame filled kitchens with chefs labouring over high powered, water cooled gas stoves using vast amounts of energy.

So when Tim Constable found the ideal site for his open kitchen noodle bar and takeaway, which did not have a gas supply connected, he had to find an alternative fast, controllable, high powered heat source.


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After a trip to trial induction cooking at Target Catering Equipment's innovation and demonstration kitchen in Gloucester, it was clear that induction cooking technology was ideally suited to wok cooking.   Having curved galss and induction coils which are shaped to match the profile of the wok the induction cooktop optimises power which then passes into the wok.

The concentrated fast heat of induction opens up shop sites where kitchen ventilation and the use of gas causes complications with compliance to gas saftey regulations and planning conditions.

The Hot Woks Noodle Bar open kitchen is now offering food cooked for all to see in hygienic, safe conditions proving you can offer top notch oriental food cooked without the need for gas.

For futher information about wok induction cooking ranges please call 01452 40447.



Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication Completes Airstream Fit Out
Commercial Catering Equipment News - September 2014

Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication Completes Airstream Catering Trailer Fit Out

As custom stainless steel fabrication specialists designing and building commercial kitchens suitable for small spaces, it was right up Target Catering's street when they were commisioned to build and install a catering facility within an American Airstream 1962 Trade Wind trailer.

With trailer conversions and specialist vehicles needing a road worthiness certificate, from 28th October 2014, it was essential that the first task was to get the iconic Airstream IVA tested.  Modifing the trailer to comply with European and British specifications, the Airstream was then examined at the Avonmouth DVA test station where the modifications passed with flying colours.


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Next came the fit out incorporating custom built stainless steel catering equipment and a complete mechanical and electrical installation.

LPG modular kitchen equipment from the Lincat 600 series range was chosen by Target and installed on a customised on a roll in roll out system making cleaning easy and allowing the cookline to be easily changed if needed.

To enable more working space within the trailer, the front servery counter was also fitted onto a roll in and out system.  This enabled the servery counter to slide out under the gull wing side doors and awning.  Lincat hot and cold table top servery display units were fitted over a hot cupboard and an Adande fridge freezer drawer unit.


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At the frontend of the trailer a full size double catering sink with hand wash basin and under counter commercial dishwasher system were squeezed in place with a plate draining shelf positioned over.  Hot and cold water, along with power connections are supplied to the trailer from external services.

A purpose built kitchen ventilation canopy and high level ventilation system with designed and custom built by Target to ensure a comfortable working environment for the chefs working in the cantina with air quality and safety proven with a gas safety interlock system.

Set in the backend of the trailer is a Kamado Joe, Japanese style charcoal oven, which is ideal for smoking and slow roasting as well as BBQ grilling and searing.  This style of cooking uses lump wood charcoal which gives food a unique smoked flavour.

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Having been lifted into position by specialist crane operators, the Airstream now enjoys a permanent site at the stunning Royal Oak in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, providing a venue for outdoor special events and functions in the large beer garden and entertainment area.

For further stainless steel fabrication infromation please call 01452 410447.




Commercial Range Offers Dual Fuel Option For Seafood Restaurant
Commercial Catering Equipment News - August 2014

Commercial Range Offers Dual Fuel Option For Seafood Restaurant

A commercial range combining induction hobs, gas burners and French style plancha grill provides Nigel Bloxham and the staff at Crab House Cafe, Dorset, with an all in one bespoke cooking solution.

A Target commercial range integrating induction hobs and gas burners, who would have thought it?  For the chef that could not face being without fire in the kitchen Target had the answer and so their latest stove  was built specially for Nigel Bloxham for use in his seafood restaurant kitchen which is located near Weymouth.


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The new cookline also comprised 2 Adande fridge freezers with blast chiller option alongside Lincat filtration fryers, MKN combination ovens and the bespoke Target commercial induction stove with twin gas hob and Target plancha.  A fish preparation sink with stock pot tap and chopping board completed the cookline.


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The commercial induction range was designed by Nigel Bloxham to suit his very specific needs, it was then built by Target's specialist stainless steel fabrication team and installed by Target's skilled engineers.

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Simple straight forward no nonsense cookline solutions from Target made specially for you!

For further information please call 01452 410447 where a member of the Target team will be happy to help.

Induction Hobs Replace Gas At Eight Bells Inn Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - May 2014

Induction Hobs Replace Gas At Eight Bells Inn

Presitigious Cotswold's pub, the Eight Bells Inn located at Chipping Campden, had a problem.  The kitchen's gas equipment had been condemned and was non compliant because the ventilation system was old and inadequate.

Gas engineers recommended the complete replacement of the ventilation system just to remain compliant with regulations and this was going to be expensive.

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Neil Hargreaves, owner of The Eight Bells, thought there must be an alternative.  Following investigations he found that induction cooking may the answer but standard induction cookers would not be suitable for his kitchen.

Further investigations brought Neil to Target Catering Equipment, manufacturers of bespoke kitchen equipment and specialists in heavy duty induction cooking equipment.  Following a factory visit and induction cooking trials in Target's demo kitchen, the Eight Bells sceptical chefs found that Target's induction hobs were indeed faster than gas and more controllable.  Working together with Target's design engineers a bespoke induction range cooker that would slot exactly into the existing cookline was approved by Neil.


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All requirements for the new install were maticulously mapped out by Neil and including all new electrical service requirements, a new 3 phase power supply and the bespoke induction range cooker the complete refurb still proved to be cheaper than the original quote for a new ventilation system.

The Target induction unit was manufactured with precision to fit through the old medieval doorways in the ancient pub and it was easily manouvred into position over cobbled walkways on its height adjustable castors.


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With all preparatory work carried out before installation, the kitchen did not shut, and Target's installation team completed the install of the new induction stove, salamander grill and deep fat fryer before lunchtime service.

For further details please call 01452 410447





Commercial Range Cooker Completes Gilpin Hotel Kitchen Refurb Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - April 2014

Commercial Range Cooker Completes Gilpin Hotel Kitchen Refurb

Gordon Cartwright, executive chef director at the lake district Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, commissioned a Target commercial range cooker with induction cooktop and plancha grill for his new all electric kitchen.

Visionary Dining founder Cartwright pushed all the boundaries and defied convention with his new kitchen design.  The creative kitchen has no defined pass but multiple food preparation and assembley areas, each with its own suspended heat lamp, hot holding station.


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Portable induction hobs, sous vide water baths and other table top catering equipment is spread around the kitchen with the Target commercial induction range stove at the centre of the sections all ochestrated by Cartwright.

The induction range cooker requires no overhead ventilation in its central island position, with general kitchen ventilation provided by the original wall mounted extract system, the only thing remaining unchanged from the original old kitchen and saving a fortune in refurbishment costs.

Energy efficiency is a key driver for Cartwright and along with the induction stove, Target's rise and fall salamander grill with automatic plate detection bar, energy consumption is greatly reduced allowing an increase in bottom line profitablility.

For further information about Target commercial induction please call 01452 410447.






Induction Cooking Range Specified For Italian Cafe Kitchen Design Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - February 2014

Induction Cooking Range Specified For Italian Cafe Kitchen Design

A Target induction cooking range completes classic Italian Cafe's cookline for leading London equipment distributor and kitchen designer, Chiller Box Ltd.

Chiller Box re-designed the kitchen at Cafe Vergnano, located in London's South Bank centre development, and, whilst retaining certain elements to keep costs down, also supplied new equipment including a bespoke induction cooking range.

The deck pizza oven, Valentine fryers and pasta boiler line up was completed with a Target bespoke induction range which incorporates an induction cooktop and plancha with convection oven and grill under.  The bespoke induction cooking range is proving popular as a replacement to the traditional 6 burner gas range and equivalent radiant plate electric range.

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Chiller Box designers now specify induction as part of their energy efficient kitchen design package and working together with manufacturer's Target Catering Equipment they can deliver bespoke induction cooking solutions to suit their clients' needs.

Chefs love the instant heat and control that induction cooking gives and when used alongside the plancha grill the ideal versatile cooking station is created.  With integrated work surfaces and upstands to sides and rear of the induction range, cleaning is made easy as spillages are contained on the worktop, cooking directly on the commercial plancha means less pots and pans and thus reduces washing up.

Induction cooking is the cool alternative - the future of cooking in the catering kitchen!

Please call 01452 410447 for further details.

Commercial Plancha Goes Front Of House At Tapas Restaurant Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - February 2014

Commercial Plancha Goes Front Of House At Tapas Restaurant

Tapas bar operators, Imogen and Kieran, owners of Bravas Bristol, chose a highly polished, high chrome steel Target commercial plancha to sit front of house at their new venture, Bakers & Co located on Gloucester Road, Bristol.

The plancha is to be the main focal point, sitting alongside a multi deck Tom Chandley bakery oven.  Ideal for fast, front of house cooking the countertop plancha has totally separate plancha plates ensuring no cross contamination of product during peak time cooking.

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Having previous experience cooking on a plancha, chef Imogen chose Target's double plancha because of its quality and separate plate design.  The separate plancha plate design, as well as ensuring no cross contamination of flavours, also ensures energy efficiency, as when only one plate is in use, little heat is lost to the second plancha plate.  This lack of heat creep from one plate to the other is also important when different working temperatures are required.

The Target commercial double plancha is a unique design with two seperate plates rather than a single plate with a machined divider in the middle of the plate, as can be found in other double plancha products.  Grease gullies around each plate maintain this total separation and drain into a large capacity drainage drawer enabling easy cleaning all around.

For further commercial plancha information please call 01452 410447.



Commercial Induction Cooking Range Completes All Electric Cookline
Commercial Catering Equipment News - January 2014

Commercial Induction Cooking Range Completes All Electric Cookline

When On The Waterfront Pub, located on Exeter's historic quay, was preparing for yet another busy year, a commercial induction cooking range was commissioned in order to help keep up with demand at this unique restaurant and waterside pub.

A double plancha, to enable ultra fast grilling and searing of meat and fish dishes, was paired with an electric induction cooktop completing the all electric cookline in this busy kitchen.  With the two separate cooking zones allowing the plancha plates to be used individually or together as demand dictates, also cutting down on the considerable amount of pot and pan washing up in the kitchen.

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The unique Target plancha design enables the heat to radiate from the centre out across the mirror polished plates, cooling towards the outside edges and providing the graduated heat chefs love.

Coupled with energy efficient induction hobs for pot and pan work the cooking suite is ideal.  Designed by the consultant chef for South Devon Inns to increase profitability and improve working conditions in the vaulted cellars of the listed waterfront building kitchen.


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Incorporated into the induction cooking range is the latest Adande energy efficient refrigeration drawer unit, favoured by chefs for its accurate cold holding characteristics and dual function as either a fridge or a freezer which can be activated at the flick of a switch as need demands.

Mounted on heavy duty castors which make light work of moving the cooking range for cleaning and general maintenance.

For further information please call 01452 410477.

Commercial Range Cooker Solves Case For Ince Law Chefs
Commercial Catering Equipment News - December 2013

Commercial Range Cooker Solves Case For Ince Law Chefs

The Target commercial range cooker, incorporating inbuilt cooking equipment along with induction cooktops, offers chefs the ultimate choice to suit every cooking style uniquely designed for individual requirements.

The latest Target induction range cooker was designed and installed for International Law Firm, Ince & Co in a top floor, private dining facility close to Tower Bridge and overlooking the St Catherine's Dock Marina.

With ever increasing energy costs, businesses looking to reduce overheads are replacing old, costly to run cooking equipment with new energy efficient equipment that can save them in operating and running costs.  Not only does induction cooking reduce costs, with energy efficiencies of some 90% compared to traditional gas and electric range cookers, it also improves the working environment and reduces health and safety hazards in the catering kitchen.

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Chefs love induction as it's fast and controllable, just like gas but without the generation of excess heat which can waste up to 70% of the heat generated.  Induction cooking keeps kitchens much cooler thus reducing the need for excessive ventilation systems.

The commercial range cooker, designed and manufactured for Ince & Co, incorporated a high spec FriFri fryer with an easy to use manual oil filtration system which allows the cooking oil to be filtered and reused.  Providing maximum output, the fryer's advanced frying technology provides lower oil absorption and produces consistently crisp results for healthier food.

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The Target commercial range cooker is easy to keep clean with seamless cooking surfaces and easy wipe clean induction cooktop, thus time is saved, and the drudgery of cleaning reduced.

Happy days for all that work in catering kitchens as well as for those that pay the bills!

For further Target induction cooking range details please call 01452 410447.




Gloucester Rugby Chooses Electric Induction Cooking Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - November 2013

Gloucester Rugby Chooses Electric Induction Cooking

Target Catering Equipment beat off fierce competition to secure a place supplying and fitting the new fine dining kitchen in the Legends Lounge Restaurant at Gloucester Rugby.

Gloucester Rugby's finance director and club secretary, John Parker, wanted to upgrade facilities at the club in preparation for World Cup corporate entertainment.  Several local catering equipment businesses were invited to tender for the works.


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After considerable research, the club decided that an all electric kitchen incorporating an induction cooking range was the answer.  Designed, manufactured and installed by Target, the kitchen design utilised to the full the tiny space available and would allow for meals to be prepared and cooked efficiently in house at this famous sports venue.

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Along with solving the kitchen ventilation issues associated with the enclosed kitchen, and complying with the fire and safety regulations at the stadium, Target's energy efficient and safe induction cooking range would once again provide the centre piece for the kitchen.

Target's innovative commercial kitchen design and bespoke manufacture combining induction cooking with a Blue Seal convection oven, Rational combi ovens and a balanced air ventilation system proved to be a winning combination at Gloucester Rugby.

For further information please call 01452 410447


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