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Chef Makes The Grade With Craft Guild Of Chefs Endorsement
The CHEF range of premium fonds and jus from Nestlé Professional has secured top marks through the Craft Guild of Chefs’ esteemed Product Endorsement Programme. The range will now carry the respected logo which includes the ‘approved product’ stamp of approval on its packaging and promotional literature.
The Programme, enables food manufacturers to test existing products and those under development using leading chefs from across the hospitality industry - establishing whether products are ‘fit for purpose’.
The results of the questionnaire submitted to the Craft Guild of Chefs by Nestlé Professional show that the range excelled across all areas, including flavour, appearance, preparation and packaging. The range of products were found to be authentic in colour and flavour and the stocks were rated easy to prepare and suitable for use in a wide range of dishes.
Martin Lines, marketing director, Nestlé Professional comments, “The Craft Guild of Chefs Endorsement Programme carries real weight across the industry and we are thrilled to receive this accolade. We pride ourselves on delivering the finest stocks which make life simpler for chefs who are under increasing pressure in kitchens where time is of the essence.”
Known for their superior quality, versatility and ease of use, CHEF fonds and jus are ideal for chefs that don’t have the time or resources to create their own stocks and sauces from scratch.
Based on traditional recipes, the White Chicken, Basic Brown, Vegetable Stock or Jus de Veau Lié, all have a clean, natural taste. All products within the range are low in saturated fats and contain no added MSG or hydrogenated vegetable oils. They can be reduced and thickened without impairing flavour, acting as a blank canvass allowing chefs to unleash their creativity and create world-class dishes.
Further demonstrating its support for the hospitality industry, CHEF is sponsoring the Banqueting Chef category at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2009. The awards, which are regarded as the chef’s ‘Oscars’, recognise and reward the leading talent working in kitchens right across the industry. CHEF looks forward to presenting the coveted accolade to the banqueting chef who judges believe has made an outstanding contribution to the industry at the ceremony held at the London Hilton on 1 June.
CookTek induction units
MCS Technical products
All of MCS Technical Product’s CookTek induction units have been approved by the Guild. These can be built in, free standing and drop in induction units. Managing director Steve Snow says that to gain a pass by the Guild you have to get at least a grade C. “We got an A and only one other product has ever achieved that, and that was a food product.”
Three chefs tested the equipment for ease of use, cleanability, mobility, power and controllability, and appearance, and thought the manual was very good. Temperature holding capabilities got high marks as well as the three years labour and warranty, adds Snow.
Cavity Protections Systems' Microsave liner
Cavity Protections Systems
Cavity Protections Systems’ MicrosaveTM liner has been awarded ‘endorsed product’ status by the Craft Guild of Chefs.
The MicrosaveTM is a specially developed rigid liner that can be removed, washed at the end of service and replaced for use time and again avoiding cross contamination of burnt food particles, making the microwave interior much easier to clean and avoiding down time and costly repairs.
All chefs involved in the testing agreed that the MicrosaveTM was very easy to use, would make a huge difference in cleaning time and was a great investment as it could help to extend the useful life of their microwave ovens.
The MicrosaveTM is intended to outlast the average commercial microwave oven and offer good value for money.
Pat Bray, managing director of Cavity Protection Systems Ltd, said: “We were delighted to learn that the MicrosaveTM was so well received by the chefs that carried out the testing and that they felt it was worthy of endorsement. We have many years of expertise in microwave ovens and see the regularity of breakdowns caused by thorough cleaning procedures not being adhered to.
“The MicrosaveTM has been well received by the industry for many years and to have the endorsement of the Craft Guild of Chefs makes us very proud indeed.”