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Cotswold Life Food And Drink Awards 2012 - Cotswold Food Hero PDF Print E-mail
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Cotswold Life Food And Drink Awards 2012 - Cotswold Food Hero

For the third year running Target Catering Equipment are proud to help sponsor the local Gloucestershire, Cotswold Life Food And Drink awards.  Nominations must be in by Friday 13th April.  The celebrations are expected to be an Olympian event as it also marks the 10th aniversary of the awards.

Cotswold Life Food And Drink Awards 2012

The award ceremony will be held at the prestigious Centaur venue at Cheltenham Race course on Monday 2nd July and will celebrate all that is great about locally produced food and drink.  Headline sponsors Warners Budgens, supporters of local suppliers and producers will once again be seen alongside many other local sponsors supporting their local businesses.

Who do you want to win?  Nominate them now for entry into the finest, local food and drink awards held in the Cotswolds and county of Gloucestershire and don't forget to book your tickets early to ensure a place at the awards ceremony, tickets are available to purchase from 1 May, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Take another look at the presentation of Cotswold Food Hero 2011 award at the ceremony last year:

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:11
 
Kitchen Refurbishment - The Royal Oak Gretton PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - March 2012
Friday, 09 March 2012 11:51

Kitchen Refurbishment - The Royal Oak Gretton

When the Royal Oak in Gretton, Gloucestershire closed it's doors, locals lost their popular village pub destination.  But good news was around the corner as restauranteurs Matthew and Wendy Brown, who already run the popular Wesley House in Winchcombe and the successful outside catering business Wesley House Events, took over the lease and the pub and restaurant has now reopened in time for the Cheltenham Gold Cup festival.

 

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After the complete internal refurbishment which included ripping out the old bars, this popular local hub has been brought back to life.  The kitchen also needed to be refurbished and Matthew chose Target Catering Equipment to carry out the renovations.  In order to keep costs to a minimum, the original kitchen ventilation system was able to be left in place and reused along with existing stainless steel tabling, gantry and shelving which were all modified at Target's Gloucester workshops in order to fit over the new Target hot cupboard and Gram fridges.

 

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With limited electrical power available and in order to comply with gas safety regulations, if the old ventilation system was to remain, gas equipment narrow enough to fit under the existing canopy was required.  UK manufactured, Lincat 600 series catering equipment proved to be the ideal solution for this small kitchen.

 

Commercial Dishwasher And Dishwasher Tabling

With a complete new premium dishwashing system designed and made by Target to fit exactly into the space available and a new streamlined glass washing area behind the bar which included a Target premium commercial dishwasher and glasswasher from DC Products, Executive Chef Alex Breech, Head Chef Rob Owen and Chef Lewis Dixon now have a new, workable kitchen and are ready for the off in Gretton.

 

 

 
Commercial Kitchen Refurbishment Replaces LPG With Induction PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Restaurant And Kitchen Design Latest News
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:03

Commercial Kitchen Refurbishment Replaces LPG With Induction

Set on the shores of two large sea lochs, Loch Glendhu and Loch Glencoul in the Scottish Highlands, the Kylesku Hotel became the most northerly commercial kitchen refurbishment undertaken by Target Catering Equipment.

 

Scottish Loch In The Highlands Award Winning Kylesku Hotel Kylesku Bridge

 

Following a visit last year to Sodexo's Remote Sites Aberdeen base, to supply a front of house, theatre induction cooking station, designed for use on oil platforms, Target's MD David Pedrette continued north to The Kylesku Hotel to discuss kitchen design plans with owners Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix and complete a survey of the hotel's commercial kitchen.

It was obvious that the LPG gas kitchen, which the owners had inherited with the hotel, was tired and needed a complete refurbishment and with gas bills averaging over £600 per month, an energy efficient alternative was needed.  Target Catering Equipment was chosen to design, manufacture and install their complete commercial kitchen which would also incorporate a bespoke induction range cooker specifically designed and manufactured by Target to suit Tanja and Sonia's requirements.

 

Induction Range Cooker With Built In Griddle And Mini Combi

Previously relying on LPG gas, the hotel needed to upgrade its electrical supply to accomodate the new kitchen but with the extortionate existing gas bills, the projected savings gained by switching to induction cooking equipment and an all electric kitchen would soon benefit the running costs of the kitchen.

 

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Few would contemplate a project at such a remote site but Target, with its own team of designers, manufacturers and commercial kitchen installers could take on the complete kitchen refurbishment project including hygenic cladding of walls, commercial kitchen flooring and ceilings, mechanical and electrical services installation, manufacture of the stainless steel catering equipment, including the kitchen extraction system and the new induction cooking suite along with the supply of all the new catering equipment for the commercial kitchen.

Target's team completed the total kitchen refurbishment in 7 days whilst staying over at the remote site and enjoyed an outstanding level of hospitality by the patrons which also included fresh seafood which was delivered daily by boat.

 

Fresh Fish Daily Delivery For Hotel Restaurant Happy Clients In Their Refurbished Kitchen Red Deer Stag

Recently commended in the 2012 Good Hotel Guide and 2012 Michelin Guide To Eating In Pubs, The Kylesku Hotel now relies on Scottish hydro power for all its needs and with its state of the art new induction kitchen equipment and kitchen refit, Tanja and Sonia are well equipped for another busy season at this remote highland getaway.

"From start to finish Charlotte, David and the rest of the team were there.  We never knew of problems only solutions.  A project well managed and brilliantly executed.  Too bad I will need to wait 20 years for another one!!

"Hello all,

It's been 5 months already!  5 months of improved atmosphere in the kitchen, of improved productivity and much improved cooking!!  Thank you all again for the great job you did and we hope to see you all at some point again"

Sonia Virechauveix and Tanja Lister

The Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku by Lairg

Sutherland

IV27 4HW

 

 
The Speech House Hotel Kitchen Gets Induction Solid Top PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Induction Range Latest News
Friday, 27 January 2012 12:25

The Speech House Hotel Kitchen Gets Induction Solid Top

Based in a former 17th century hunting lodge, The Speech House Hotel, with its busy function suite and large garden marquee, was struggling to manage with the spiralling energy costs of LPG gas and an outdated kitchen and urgently needed an upgrade.

Energy specialist advisors were called in to survey the kitchen and suggest a way to reduce costs.  A change to more manageable and controllable electric catering equipment, including induction cooking technology was recommended and a visit to Target Catering Equipment's demonstration kitchen to trial cooking with induction and other energy efficient equipment was arranged.

 

The Speech House Hotel, induction solid top The Speech House Hotel, induction solid top The Speech House Hotel, induction solid top

 

On finalising the contract, Target's team of engineers set about removing all the redundant kitchen equipment and renovating the old Lincat hot cupboards which were also fitted with new hot pass gantries.  A new grill section gantry was manufactured and positioned over the existing fridge and table tops to create an island preparation area.

To replace the redundant LPG gas solid top and 6 burner gas range, Target Catering Equipment manufactured a bespoke Induction Solid Top Range Cooker incorporating an induction solid top with control power slide top.  The induction solid top replicates the features of a traditional gas solid top with programmable induction zones to enable graduated heat zones across the Ceran® glass top.

 

induction solid top range cooker

Providing extra oven space a versatile Blue Seal E31D4 oven and grill was incorporated into the Induction Soild Top Range Cooker.  The Blue Seal oven accepts standard gastro-norm containers and being programmable with simple digital controls, makes it ideal for the busy hotel kitchen.

The installation was completed ahead of schedule and Gill Hands, a director at The Speech House Hotel, is "over the moon" with the result.   The once sweltering kitchen has become a cool, calm and controlled cooking facility with energy efficient cooking technology producing perfect results using a fraction of the power previously consumed.

For further details about the Induction Solid Top Range Cooker call Target on 01452 410447.

 
Burford House Hotel Selects Customised Induction Range PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Induction Range Latest News
Friday, 13 January 2012 08:21

Customised Induction Range Cooker Solves Listed Buiding Kitchen Ventilation Restrictions

The time had come when Burford House Hotel needed to upgrade its kitchen in oder to comply with current gas safe regulations as well as insurance standards.  Listed buildings often offer the most challenging issues and unforseen circumstances when upgrading kitchens or embarking on renovations.

After visiting Target's demonstration kitchen, partners Ian and Stewart decided on induction cooking and a customised induction range cooker design to replace old equipment which they had inherited with the hotel when they took it over.

 

Centre Stage Restaurant At Burford House Hotel Burford House Hotel - Burford - Oxfordshire Burford House Hotel - The Lounge

 

Having already used portable induction hobs, as a back up for the failing gas range, the choice to convert to induction cooking was already made and a customised commercial induction range cooker, with 8 cooking zones was designed incorporating a Blue Seal convection oven and grill and a mini combi from Convotherm.  All appliances had to run on 230 volt, single phase power supply.

 

induction range cooker

Target upgraded the electrical distribution system and rewired the cookline ready for the new equipment after walls were made good and clad in Altro whiterock wall cladding.

The existing ventilation outlet was enlarged to accept new ducting and new fan as well as a new, stainless steel ventilation system which was manufactured by Target.

To improve service and increase the plating up area, Target manufactured a heated gantry shelf to fit over an existing table ensuring piping hot plates and food left this amazing little kitchen in one of Burford's best loved hotels in the picturesque Cotswolds.

Completed before Christmas the kitchen was awarded a 5 star kitchen hygiene rating and operates like a dream for Stewart who commented

"life is so much easier with the induction cooking equipment and the powerful mini combi"

 
Traditional Italian Oven Hits The Mark At Punch Taverns PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Wood Oven Latest News
Monday, 02 January 2012 15:48

Traditional Italian Oven Hits The Mark At Punch Taverns

Punch Taverns's latest refurbishment at The Middle Bell, Staffordshire, created an Italian restaurant and authentic pizzeria using a rotating, traditional Italian oven made in Italy by MAM Forni, supplied and installed by Target Catering Equipment, sole UK importers.

The latest rotating oven installation at The Middle Bell, Barton Under Needwood was on the first floor.  The installation was made possible by the design of the oven which enabled all components to fit through a standard single door way.  Reuse of the existing chimney flue required no further planning consent in this listed building although a wall was removed in order to accomodate the traditional Italian oven. Finished in brick, the pizza oven looks the part in the Italian De Mezzo Restaurant.

 

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All traditional ovens are tried and tested at Target's factory prior to despatch to customers.  Each oven is individually supplied direct from MAM Forni in Modena using Target's own dedicated transport and installation team.

Target's MAM pizza ovens are available in many shapes and sizes with dome ovens suitable for domestic house installations as well as the largest pizzerias and restaurants.

 

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Wood fired or with a programmable gas burner for ease of use these traditional Italian ovens produce pizza in amazingly quick time as well as perfect real bread baked on residual heat which is held in the oven overnight ready for bread baking the next morning.

Surprisingly economic, the ovens only cost an average of £1.20 per hour to keep running on full power reaching a temperature of 300°C then considerably less once main operating temperature is reached.

Try before you buy at Target's demonstration and test kitchen, cook your own pizza recipe and see how good it really is in a MAM Forni, traditional Italian oven.

Call Target on 01452 410447 to discuss your Italian traditional oven requirements further.

 

 
Professional Induction Stoves - Unique Design For Easy Installation PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Induction Range Latest News
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:35

Professional Induction Stoves - Unique Design For Easy Installation

Target's professional induction stoves have a unique design which allows for easy installation where kitchen access is tricky.

With a fully equipped manufacturing facility, trained engineers, an experienced installation team and over 20 year's experience manufacturing stainless steel catering equipment for the hospitality industry, Target produce professional induction stoves to suit not only the chef but also the commercial kitchen space available.

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By integrating Target's unique design, which enables the professional induction stove's top to be easily removed for installation where access to the kitchen is tight or space is limited in the kitchen with a 3 year manufacturer's warranty and full service backup, you can have peace of mind when purchasing a Target professional induction stove.

 

professional induction stove

Incorporating the very latest, high quality, German, heavy duty, VDE tested induction technology with quality drop in fryers, French planchas, griddle fry plates, which can be either flat, ribbed or both, bain maries, pasta boilers, water chargrills or equipment of your choice, Target manufacture professional induction stoves to suit every style of cooking.

Call Target Catering Equipment on 01452 410447 to discuss your requirements further.

 

 
Production Kitchen Chooses Energy Efficient Catering Equipment PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Induction Range Latest News
Monday, 19 December 2011 13:52

Production Kitchen Chooses Energy Efficient Catering Equipment

Relocating their production kitchen to purpose made facilities in Stirchley, Birmingham became top priority for Keith Trinder and Trevor Bailey as their events catering business progressed from strength to stength.

Specialising in outdoor catering and events catering, Tommy's Catering wanted an energy efficient, all electric production kitchen.  Target Catering Equipment's commercial induction range cooker incorporating heavy duty induction hobs and two built in deep fat fryers teamed with a Rational SCC 101E combination oven was chosen to provide an effortless cooking facility for Tommy's quality products.

 

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Target also manufactured the ventilation system replacing the existing skylight with a weatherproof soaker sheet and fan cowl housing to minimise visual impact and provide the ventilation requirements needed for the energy efficient, Target commercial induction range.

 

commercial induction range deep fat fryer

With completion of the installation of the production kitchen in time for the busy Christmas period, Tommy's Catering were able to automatically cook turkey crowns and all the trimmings to perfection, with no shrinkage and great taste, in the new Rational SCC combination oven.

For further details on energy efficient catering equipment call Target Catering Equipment on 01452 410447.

 

 
Commercial Dishwasher System Cleans Up At Prestigious Preserves PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Commercial Dishwashers Latest News
Friday, 09 December 2011 14:16

Commercial Dishwasher System Cleans Up At Prestigious Preserves

Target Catering Equipment's premium range commercial dishwasher was chosen by Kitchen Garden Preserves of Stroud, Gloucestershire, to final wash their award winning preserves jars before packing and despatch.

Kitchen Garden Preserves, who export preserves worldwide, recently won a large order to supply it's speciality preserves to John Lewis.  This required production to be stepped up to meet demand, especially with the start of the Christmas season.

 

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The laborious task of washing and drying each jar individually before the labels were stuck on needed to be streamlined, this was where Target was able to help.  Target designed and built a special roller conveyor jar washing and drying system to link to the commercial dishwasher system.  This would now enable the Christmas orders and all future orders to be processed quickly.

 

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With the help of the commercial dishwasher system and the simple but effective jar drying system, Robin And Barbara Moinet and their team are now able to fulfil orders and the production of Stroud's famous hand made preserves has been accelerated.

For further information on commercial dishwasher systems call Target Catering Equipment on 01452 410447.

 
Bar Design Goes Tropical At Coco Beach Cocktail Bar, Cheltenham PDF Print E-mail
Commercial Catering Equipment News - Restaurant And Kitchen Design Latest News
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 14:43

Bar Design Goes Tropical At Coco Beach Cocktail Bar, Cheltenham

Target Catering Equipment's latest bar design at Coco Beach Cocktail Bar, Cheltenham, included stainless steel under bar cocktail equipment, topped with a bespoke bar counter and frontage which created a unique and stunning bar design.

 

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Working closely with Marcel Frichot's design consultants, Target designed and built the bespoke bar, glasswash station and bespoke stainless steel counter top incorporating the undercounter refrigeration.  The bar design resembles a driftwood plank and comprises of brass and French Oak.  The back bar display fridges, under the stainless steel counter top, are set off with mirrored panels and glass shelving to the rear, producing a stunning backdrop for the cocktail mixers and liquers.

 

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Designer LED lighting, set under the bar counter and behind display cocktail mixers, spirit and liquer bottles, creates a colourful back bar and also produces a dramatic effect to the bar counter front.

 

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To complete the atmosphere a movie projection screen behind the bar shows evocative images of warmer climes - sun, surf and cocktails, Coco Beach Cocktail Bar, Cheltenham, a great place to end the night or begin the evening.

 

 
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