Small Kitchens, Big Results

Small Kitchens, Big Results

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Fitting out a full-scale kitchen can easily run into six figures or more for restaurant operators. With cost and size both key factors today, thinking about how we cook things should be top of the list of considerations before embarking on an equipment shopping spree

Fortunately for restaurant operators, foodservice equipment manufacturers have realized the need to provide smaller equipment choices, whether it’s for cost and space-saving reasons or as a reaction to the recent food-truck trend, with most having created lines of compact and multipurpose appliances that meet these requirements. When choosing equipment, it’s essential to make sure that no space is wasted, meaning that opting for multipurpose items sometimes makes most sense. Combi steamers, for example, can be positioned both for front cooking and at serving stations, where every centimeter counts. Energy and waste efficiency are also priorities today, with the latest technological solutions providing best-in-class power in a compact space, all while saving money.

THE BROASTER

Broaster
If it’s not broaster, it’s not broasted, so the saying goes. The genuine broaster chicken pressure fryer is a trusted iconic brand for great results that are delivered economically.
CUTLASS SAL
cutlass-v.com, broaster.com

Broaster
Insulated Holding & Transport Cabinets

THE CART

Insulated Holding & Transport Cabinets
The Pro Cart Ultra can hold and transport hot and cold food in a single cart. It maintains food quality and moisture and also keeps food safe while unplugged for four hours.
EASTERN IMPORT ME SAL
easternimport.com

THE SOUS VIDE COOKER

Fusionchef By Julabo
The Pearl and Diamond units from the Fusionchef Premium Sous Vide Collection feature all the functions required for cooking sous vide in a professional kitchen. This mountable version is particularly flexible and quickly assembled.
EQUIP’HOTEL
equiphotel-lb.com, fusionchef.de

Fusionchef By Julabo
FP-400i Continuous-Feed Food Processor

THE PROCESSOR

FP-400i Continuous-Feed Food Processor
The FP-400i continuous-feed food processor can process up to 88 pounds of food per minute, making it a great fit for commissaries, supermarkets and other large kitchens. Process up to 3,000 portions per day, two feed cylinders, stainless steel feeders and cutting tools. As with Hobart’s other continuous-feed food processors, you have the ability to slice, grate, shred, dice, cut julienne, crimp slice and create French fries in a variety of dimensions.
HOBART
hobart-export.com

THE SLICER

Slicer T250 From Magimix
The slicer T250 from Magimix has a sharpened blade diameter of 25 cm. Its heavy-duty engine means it can cut all kinds of hams, sausages and cheese just like a professional. Graduated handles allow the cutting thickness to be adjusted up to 15 mm.
BEHACO S.A.R.L
magimix.fr

Slicer T250 From Magimix
Vector Multi-Cook Ovens

THE OVEN

Vector Multi-Cook Ovens
With exclusive Structured Air Technology®, the Vector Multi-Cook Ovens control temperature, fan speed and cooking time in each individual oven chamber, cooking your dishes perfectly. Ideal for tight spaces, these models are ventless and waterless, and can be placed in any spot in or out of the kitchen.
ALTO SHAAM
alto-shaam.com

THE FRIDGE

Kalliope
For elegance and much more, the answer is Kalliope. This fridge is 100 percent made in Italy, from its structural glass frame and tempered glass to its AISI 304 stainless steel.
TOMADO SARL
tomado.net

Kalliope
Rapide Cuisine® Countertop Induction Range 
Irng-Pc1-3X

THE INDUCTION OVEN

Rapide Cuisine® Countertop Induction Range Irng-Pc1-3X
The Rapide Cuisine Countertop High-Powered/Heavy-Duty Induction Range IRNG-PC1-36 model’s programmable controls create preset programs for added consistency. A food temperature probe and four surface temperature sensors provide accurate cooking control.
HATCO CORP.
hatcocorp.com

THE DISHWASHER

The Hobart Advansys™ LXe Undercounter
This commercial dishwasher is designed to pack best-in-class cleaning power into a compact space, all while saving you money in water, energy and training. Available in high-temp and low-temp models, the Advansys LXe undercounter commercial dishwasher is perfect for bars, coffee shops, restaurants and care facilities.
HOBART
hobart-export.com

The Hobart Advansys™ LXe Undercounter
SelfCookingCenter® XS

THE SELF COOKER

SelfCookingCenter® XS
A small unit with all the power, intelligence and efficiency of SelfCookingCenter® – key functions to ensure top quality and maximum efficiency within a space measuring just 55.5 cm deep and 65.5 cm wide. Dynamic air circulation helps distribute the new heating elements’ and steam generators‘ enormous output perfectly throughout the cooking cabinet. Cooking temperatures of up to 300°C and intelligent climate management make even grilling, browning and au-gratin applications easy, even with full loads.
RATIONAL
rational-online.com

SMALL BUT MIGHTY WINNERS AT NRA

Each year, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) holds its 2018 Kitchen Innovations Awards, at which it honors progressive equipment that increases efficiencies and productivity for back-of-house operations and benefits restaurant operators. Awardees were hosted and their products showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Showroom at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, Chicago, US. Here are a few of the winners.

Level RF Oven

THE RADIO FREQUENCY OVEN

Level RF Oven
The next wave: radio-frequency (RF) cooking, the ventless Level RF Oven ‘learns’ to recognize food items and direct RF energy to cook them to prescribed standards. The Level can identify multiple dissimilar foods and cook each simultaneously to its own standards, to finish at the same time.
MARKOV
markovcorp.com

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THE STEAMER

SonicSafe™ Ultrasonic Scale Prevention for Steamers
Ultrasonic technology breaks up limescale particulates suspended in water, continuously preventing scale from adhering to heating elements and generator walls.
VULCAN
vulcanequipment.com

SonicSafe™ Ultrasonic Scale Prevention for Steamers
Peel-a-ton

THE PEELER

Peel-a-ton
Fresh from Japan, this new machine automates labor-intensive fruit and vegetable peeling. The peeler is programmable for nine different fruits and vegetables in all, ranging from apples to potatoes, and other similarly sized items. It allows for various thicknesses of peeling and comes in two sizes for smaller and larger operations.
ASTRA
peel-a-ton.com

SPACECOMBI – SO MUCH PACKED INTO SUCH A LITTLE SPACE

Many professional chefs appreciate the multifunctionality and user-friendliness of a modern combi steamer. However, some of them are unable to accommodate standard models in their kitchens, or need their combi steamers situated suitably for front cooking and at serving stations, where every centimeter counts.

With the space-saving SpaceCombi models, MKN offers a professional solution, which is specially tailored to these conditions.

The SpaceCombi measures just 55 cm wide, yet is still equipped on a par with larger models. The state-of-the-art MagicPilot ‘touch & slide’ operating concept with information steps and Favorites function, the automatic cleaning system WaveClean and the consumption display GreenInside are just a few examples of user-oriented features which make the SpaceCombi a high-performance, professional appliance. In addition, it offers astounding capacity of 6 x 1/1GN (SpaceCombi Compact) and 6 x 2/3 GN (SpaceCombi Junior), despite its slim width.

Similar to the FlexiCombi, the SpaceCombi is also available in the MagicPilot and Classic versions, allowing users to decide for themselves whether they want to operate their combi steamer in a similar way to a smartphone, with easy touch and swipe gestures, or via the classical control system.

HORECA LEBANON WINNER ENJOYS TRIP TO DUBAI

This summer, chef Jad Alkhishen from the Phoenicia Hotel, visited MKN and its Culinary Innovation Center in Dubai as the 2018 winner of the MKN Horeca challenge. Together with MKN application specialist Rabih Al Aaraij, Alkhishen had the opportunity to tour some of the prestigious MKN reference kitchens and experience the various fields of application of the MKN professional cooking technology. Afterward, he was able to cook at the MKN Culinary Innovation Center, alongside chef Paul Hage, owner of Habak restaurant, famed for his Habak Dubai Urban Lebanese street food.

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Elias Rached
Regional Director of Sales
MKN
rac@mkn-middle-east.com
mkn.com

“With space being a great issue in today’s professional kitchens, multifunctional equipment, like modern combi steamers, provides a great solution, especially the MKN SpaceCombi Compact, which is 55 cm wide and still offers the full professional capacity of 6 x 1/1 GN”

THE PERFECT STEAK IN MINUTES – EVERY TIME

Infrared has become a buzzword in cooking, beginning back in 2000, when the patent for the infrared burner expired and the technology was released in the market.

The most important fact about infrared grills and burners is their ability to generate much higher temperatures than normal grills and to heat up much faster than standard models. It’s not uncommon to hear users say that these grills can reach surface cooking temperatures of well over 700°C in as little as seven minutes.
The Mercatus® Power Grill is an ultra-high-temperature, infra-red grill that enables you to make restaurant quality steaks with an amazing caramelized crust, with minimum effort.

The German-designed Power Grill heats up to a fantastic 800°C, allowing you to cook meat, fish, vegetables and fruits in super-quick time to lock in the natural juices, flavor and nutrients. There is no quicker and better way to grill.
• German engineered and crafted in form and function
• Healthy ceramic, infra-red, high temperature grilling (heat from above)
• 1500°F (800°C) high temperature grilling, with propane or electric power
• Cooks a one-inch steak to medium-rare perfection in 60 seconds per side
• Restaurant quality dishes – creates a pure flavor explosion
• Grills meat, fish, chicken, shrimps – even desserts
• Easy to clean – removable parts are dishwasher safe
• Europe’s favorite way to BBQ, with a high temperature, infra-red grill.

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Karim Mougharbel
Study and Design Manager
Armobel
karim@armobel.net
armobel.net

“As exclusive agents and distributors for many reputable American, European and Asian companies, we were able to become a leading firm in our field by constantly studying the market, in order to identify our customers’ needs and offer high-quality products, combined with valuable consultancy services”

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