From humble beginnings

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Aug 2018

The history of Moretti Forni, the leading electric pizza oven company, in the words of its CEO, Mario Moretti. Today, Moretti is recognised as a global leader in pizza oven and bakery oven manufacturing. But like many great success stories, this one too has humble beginnings. The seed of the company’s success, before there even

Welbilt uncovers the Garland Xpress Grill at GulfHost

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2017

Leonard Parot, regional sales manager, Middle East at Welbilt showcases the Garland Xpress Grill for the first time ever at GulfHost 2017. What are you promoting at the show today? Welbilt is a global leader in foodservice equipment solutions so we are leading in the hot side with many cooking solutions, and on the cold

VIDEO: Rational rolls out full suite of kitchen innovations

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Sep 2017

Catering equipment supplier Rational is highlighting seven major innovations it has launched over the past 18 months at GulfHost 2017. Catering News Middle East spoke to CEO Michael Fuchs, managing director, Simon Park-Davis and Alexander Wimmer, senior area vice president BD EMEA on the sidelines of the event. What products are you showcasing at GulfHost?

Alto-Shaam introduces multi-cook Vector oven

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Sep 2017

US company Alto-Shaam, which has been in the Middle East market for 60 years, is at GulfHost showcasing its new vector oven, which allows users to control temperature, fan speed and time in multiple, independent oven chambers. Catering News Middle East speaks to Gabriel Estrella Talentti, director Middle East & Africa, Alto-Shaam to find out more.

VIDEO: Why Welbilt can’t wait for GulfHost 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Sep 2017

Leonard Parot, regional sales manager of Welbilt looks forward to interacting with foodservice operators and showcasing the company’s foodservice equipment solutions at GulfHost 2017. Part of Dubai International Hospitality Week, the event will place on 18 – 20 September at Dubai World Trade Centre. With ‘kitchens at the heart of the business’, Welbilt will this

Rational launches hood for extra small combi-steamer

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2017

Kitchen equipment specialist Rational has launched its condensation hood UltraVent Plus XS, offering improved air quality in the front cooking area of the SelfCookingCenter XS. The new accessory makes even grilling and pan frying in the front cooking area possible without steam or air impurities, making it perfect for open kitchens in restaurants, supermarkets and

Founder of oven company Rational dies aged 78

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Aug 2017

Siegfried Meister, founder, major shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of thermal food technology specialist Rational AG, has passed away at the age of 78. Supervisory board member, deputy chairman and Rational shareholder Walter Kurtz will assume temporary chairmanship of the supervisory board. A statement from the company said: “It is with great sadness

Club Rational welcomes 100,000th member

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Jun 2017

The 100,000th member has joined Club Rational, an internet portal for professional chefs launched by kitchen technology company, Rational. The club was founded in 2006 and today has platforms in 18 countries and in 15 languages. Sarah Obernosterer, marketing manager, Rational commented: “Through the Club Rational, our customers have access to ConnectedCooking, the networked kitchen.

Rational CombiMaster Plus now available in XS format

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

The Rational CombiMaster Plus is now also available in XS format with the same performance as its larger siblings. With a volume of just 0.2m3, the smallest unit from the CombiMaster Plus series fits into the smallest professional kitchens. With a compact size of 55.5cm deep, 65.5cm wide and a height of 56.7cm, the CombiMaster

Kitchen supplier Welbilt announces vice president sales for EMEA

by Crystal Chesters | 18 May 2017

Kitchen equipment supplier Welbilt (previously Manitowoc) has appointed Jean-Paul Roudier to the role of vice president of sales for the EMEA region. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for sales and distribution strategy for the EMEA region and will develop a solid team to continue driving strong sales and marketing performance and to

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