Chinese restaurants & takeaways often have custom built Wok Cooking Ranges. In these ranges there are a number of Woks which sit on water cooled tubes which house the fierce open gas flames. Tower recently had to repair one in the Leicester area.
Bowing to client pressure Paul Surman of Tower Commercial Catering recently became certified to “install, exchange, disconnect, service, repair, breakdown and commission Domestic Gas Cooking Appliances” in a commercial environment.
Across the Midlands there are a significant number of organisations which use domestic gas cooking appliances:
- in a demo or training environment
- schools and colleges training chefs and providing domestic science (or cookery) classes
- in a development (R&D) environment
- food manufacturers who make for the domestic food market – microwave meals, boil in the bag etc and need to do development work on domestic appliances
Such organisations have found it difficult to retain the services of qualified gas engineers to support their businesses.
- Domestic engineers are rarely able to service this equipment because the insurance / liability requirements that commercial enterprises place on them are too high to be affordable / viable.
- Commercial gas engineers are rarely correctly certified to work on domestic gas appliances.
With the CKR1 certificate which Paul now holds (and the necessary insurance cover of Public Liability – £5,000,000 / Employers Liability – £10,000,000) he is now able to provide organisations with the full range of certified gas engineering services covering both commercial and domestic cooking appliances.
Tower engineer, Paul Surman, recently completed and was certified against the Lincat Service Training Course. Lincat are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of commercial fryers, ovens, griddles, grills, chargrills, induction hobs, merchandisers and hot cupboards.
Many of Tower’s clients use Lincat equipment and Paul has significant experience both in using the equipment as a Chef some years ago and in more recent years as a catering equipment engineer.
A Tower client recently had an all electric kitchen fitted and the LPG gas disconnected. This may be the way forward, as the cooking rings are all induction, combined with Rational combis and electric fryers.
A very beautiful show-piece kitchen.
In conjunction with Crocodile Catering Tower recently installed a new kitchen at Leicester Racecourse. The kitchen included equipment from Lincat, ChefQuip, Polar and bespoke fabricated tables and canopy.
Tower have been working with Blue Seal equipment for many years.
Today we install, service and repair all types of Blue Seal catering equipment and, as a Blue Seal preferred contractor, we cover warranty claims in the East Midlands (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire).
Blue Seal are one of the leading manufacturers of commercial kitchen equipment. Their manufacturing base is in Christchurch, New Zealand and they have a very strong presence in the UK with their UK head office in Birmingham.
Their brand range includes:
Their product range covers:
Barbecues, Bench Tops, Bratt Pans, Chargrills, Combination Steamers, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Fryers, Glasswashers, Griddle Toasters, Griddles, Holding Cabinets, Hood Washers, Induction Cooktops, Mixers, Oven Ranges, Ovens, Pasta Cookers, Salamanders, Target Tops
The Rugby Christian Fellowship contracted Tower (through partner Euro Catering Ltd) to transform an empty room into a complete kitchen during November.
When our engineers arrived the room was a complete void, with just a few pipes sticking out of the wall. When they left (3 days later**) it was a working kitchen with:
- Palux 4 ring Induction hob
- Palux Vario Pad
- Giorik 10 Grid Combi Oven
- Hot Cupboard & Light Gantry
- Extraction System
- Sinks & waste disposal
Tower performed all of the electrical, plumbing and waste connection work. All equipment in the kitchen is electrically powered.
**Taking just 3 days for a complete kitchen installation project such as this one is unusual. Tower don’t generally recommend that clients plan for such a short turnaround time unless they have very unusual circumstances and the budget to support such a project.