Endorsed products

Panasonic NE-1853 Microwave Craft Guild Chefs approved product endorsement
Panasonic NE-1853 Microwave
Company: 
Panasonic

Panasonic's latest professional microwave, the NE-1853 has become the first microwave to achieve 'approved product' status by the Craft Guild of Chefs under its Product Endorsement Scheme.

The NE01853 boasts 15 power levels offering accuracy and flexibility in cooking and comes with 30 programmes, including 5-stage heating. The microwave also features a power-saving and maintenance-free LED light which can be left off during cooking and set to flash on and off when the program is complete.

A new ‘heat boost’ button to give recipes a final boost to bring a dish up to temperature and a new LCD display to replace the dated LED unit. The new model has dual feed (top and bottom) for even heating and comes with 13amp power supply.

All chefs involved in the testing process agreed that the ability to program the LED light to flash at the end of the cooking cycle was a great idea in a busy, noisy kitchen.

Iain Phillips, sales and marketing manager of Panasonic UK Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to have received this endorsement from the Craft Guild of Chefs but what has been most pleasing about the whole exercise was larning that chefs do recognise that by paying slightly more for equipment with a better build quality results in greater value for money in the long run.

“They were all in agreement on this with one chef saying he ‘fully agreed’ and another saying, ‘I am a huge believer in paying more for premium products and find it always works out to be more cost effective.”

KNORR Professional Jelly Bouillon
Company: 
KNORR®

KNORR Professional Jelly Bouillon has secured one of the most respected endorsements in the industry – approval from the Craft Guild of Chefs.

The newest and most innovative stock on the market, KNORR Professional Jelly Bouillon, offers a revolutionary jelly format and is the closest to scratch made stock that’s available to buy.

As a continuation of its success, it has undergone thorough testing with the Craft Guild of Chefs over a period of two weeks. Independent operators made up the panel, and reported back with glowing reviews.

The simplicity and range of applications for the product stood out for the chefs. Having sampled it in glazes, marinades and sauces, the chefs commented on the product being ‘easy and versatile to use’.

The quality and flavour were also rated highly by the panel, with one chef describing its taste as ‘spot on’.

The chefs were also reassured that it did not contain any of the 14 allergens listed in European Regulation 1169/2011 on Food Information to Consumers. By using KNORR Professional Jelly Bouillon, there is no compromise when avoiding allergens.

KNORR Professional Jelly Bouillon now has the seal of approval from the Craft Guild of Chefs, and can display the ‘approved product’ logo. This instantly recognisable seal reinforces its quality to professional chefs.

For more information on KNORR Professional Jelly Bouillon, or to request a free sample, visit www.knorrjellybouillon.co.uk

Nisbets Tsuki knives
Company: 
Nisbets

Nisbets’ range of Tsuki knives have achieves a coveted Craft Guild of Chefs accreditation.

The knives were put through their paces across a two week period, with feedback demonstrating that they had impressed across the board; receiving praise for quality, performance and style.

Simon Clark, head of catering at Great Ormond Street Hospital and one of the chefs who tested the knives, described them as ‘’well made, comfortable and very sharp.’’ He also noted that they were ‘’durable’’ and that he found it easy to maintain a well-honed edge.

Made from a Japanese VG-10 stainless steel core, hardened up to 60° Rockwell rating, Tsuki knives provide outstanding cutting performance. Two layers of attractive damascus steel cover the core to protect against corrosion, whilst the ergonomically designed micarta resin handles provide excellent grip.

The range includes an 8” Chefs Knife, 5” Santoku Knife, Paring Knife and Utlity Knife amoungst others. A number of knife sets and wallets are also available.

Other endorsed Nisbets products include:

  • Vogue Heavy Duty Pan & Non Stick Tray Range
  • Cool Vent Jackets

For the full Tsuki range visit www.nisbets.co.uk/Tsuki or call Nisbets direct on 0845 140 5555.

Speciality Breads, Ciabatta, Brioche
Speciality Breads’ Ciabatta and Brioche Range
Company: 
Speciality Breads

Artisan bakers Speciality Breads are celebrating after its Brioche and Ciabatta ranges gained the much-sought after “Approved Product” endorsement from the Craft Guild of Chefs.
 
The Red Tractor certified company, which supplies it’s freshly-frozen premium range to leading pubs, restaurants, hotels, caterers and cafes, submitted its ciabatta products plus its four-strong brioche range (Roll, Slider, Hot dog and Loaf) to be scrutinized by the Guild’s expert panel.
 
With all the breads rising to the challenge and meeting the Guild’s strict criteria for quality, Speciality Breads can now proudly display the Craft Guild of Chefs’ “Approved Product” logo on packaging, therefore benefiting from the weight, the quality assurance mark carries.
 
Managing director Peter Millen said: “It’s a fantastic achievement and a great honour to gain this endorsement from a prestigious and quality-driven association like the Craft Guild of Chefs.  We have always been confident our products can stand up to anything out there when it comes to quality but it’s great to gain recognition from experts and the accreditation will provide real value as we look to drive further growth. The credit has to go to our incredibly skilled bakers and of course our unbelievable Red Tractor approved British flour.”

Approved products:

  • Brioche: Mini Bun, Mini Hot Dog, Full Size and Loaves
  • Ciabatta: Mini Baguette, Baguette & Roll

For further information or to stock Speciality Breads range, contact 01843 209442 or visit www.specialitybreads.co.uk

Speciality Breads Glazed Sesame Seed-topped Brioche Roll
Company: 
Speciality Breads

Speciality Breads, the Red Tractor-certified artisan bakers, has kicked off its 2016 NPD programme with the launch of a new Glazed Sesame Seed-topped Brioche Roll.

The rolls offer a premium point of difference and are being targeted at the café, pub, restaurant, garden centre, hotel and wider foodservice sectors. The 90g rolls come sliced and in boxes of 48, approx cost for 90g unit 65p.

Peter Millen, managing director of Speciality Breads, said: “Demand for our brioche rolls was incredible in 2015 so we have been working hard to ensure that our offering continues to develop when it comes to variety and quality. 

“With innovation in foodservice kitchens moving at an incredible rate, it’s important that we continue to offer new ideas and unique, high quality products to keep up and if possible, ahead of trends.”

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