Foodservice refrigeration specialist, Adande®, has linked up with equipment provider, Gamble Retail Solutions, to offer a range of hot food workstations. Designed as integrated solutions for the storage, cooking and service of hot food to go, the units are suitable for supermarkets, convenience stores, forecourt outlets, quick service restaurants, sports’ stadia, the leisure sector and any environment where there is a requirement for the fast service of quality hot food.

DSCF2063-new2Described by Adande® Sales Director, Karl Hodgson, as a foodservice profit pod, the units have a compact footprint of just 1100 mm width by 700 mm depth, making them ideal for operations with limited floor space. The cost of the workstation is less than £13,750, meaning that a complete 3 m x 3 m foodservice station, including shop fitting, can be put together for less than £18,000. Based on profits of just £35 per day, payback on the investment is achieved in less than eighteen months. Further profit opportunities are available by adding associated foodservice equipment, such as hot drink machines and chilled food displays, especially in high traffic areas.

Typically, the workstations comprise a Gamble Ovention Matchbox 1313 oven, conveniently mounted on an Adande® two drawer refrigerator. The ability to set the temperature of the Adande® drawers, through a range from +15ºC to -22ºC at the push of button, provides storage versatility, allowing operators hold chilled or frozen food to meet changes in demand and menu. The large capacity and stable holding temperatures of the Adande® also allow large volumes of food to be held conveniently at the point of service, over extended periods, without compromise to product quality or appearance.

The Ovention Matchbox 1313 oven uses revolutionary precision impingement technology, delivering over twice the volume of hot air and better air concentration than conventional conveyor ovens for speed and cooked food quality. The oven features two cooking surfaces, which load at the tap of a touchpad, allowing the preloading of one batch, whilst the other is cooking. There is also an automatic unload function to prevent overcooking. The controller can accommodate up to 1000 pre programmed cooking settings, each with three stages and two events, for optimum management of cooking time, temperature and independent blower speeds, eliminating the need for skilled foodservice operatives.

Food is cooked in a closed cavity with multiple catalytic converters, breaking down grease into moist hot air, which is used in the cooking process for improved quality and healthier food. The catalytic converters also clean the oven’s exhaust air, eliminating the need for costly and often inconvenient extraction hoods.

The oven may be used for cooking, baking, broiling, grilling a wide range of food, from chilled or frozen, including croissants, pizzas, paninis, toasties, steaks, burgers, pies, pasties, chicken wings, chips, omelettes and even a full English breakfast. Speed of service is another advantage of the Ovention oven; it can cook a steak in 3 minutes, a pizza in 2 minutes 30 seconds and a full English breakfast in 3 minutes and 40 seconds.

Scott Taylor, Business Development Manager, Gamble Retail Solutions, stated: “The combination of the Adande® drawer unit and our Ovention Matchbox oven, provides an ideal foodservice solution for fast food operators, allowing them to deliver an all day hot food offer of the highest quality. The workstations occupy a limited footprint, require a relatively small capital outlay with minimal running costs and can be operated by unskilled operatives, creating very attractive profit opportunities in a wide variety of foodservice environments.”

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