Endorsed products

Nisbets Chef Works jacket
Company: 
Nisbets

Working in a hot kitchen environment can be tough, so when it comes to choosing the right kit, chefs shouldn’t just focus on their cooking equipment. Deciding on the appropriate uniform is just as important.

No company understands the demands of the kitchen more than leading catering equipment supplier, Nisbets, who in addition to offering a full range of products, exclusively supply Chef Works’ culinary uniforms in the UK and Ireland.  Following extensive testing, the Chef Works Cool Vent jacket has been awarded ‘Approved Product’ status by the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Andrew Green, director of operations of The Craft Guild of Chefs, said: "Jackets are iconic to a chef’s appearance, and are arguably the most essential garment in their working wardrobe.  With this in mind, a jacket which exudes the qualities of their profession; one which offers comfort, style and exact fit; and which aids temperature control, is vital to today’s chefs. 

"The Chef Works Cool Vent Chefs Jackets more than satisfy the requirements expected by Craft Guild of Chefs members, and so it is with great pleasure that I’m able to announce that they have exceeded the pass mark for our coveted ‘Approved Product’ status. This allows chefs to choose products which have been recognised as being excellent within the industry and which have been tested by their peers, giving them confidence in their purchase.”

The Craft Guild of Chefs members commented on how the Jackets were “considerably lighter than the jackets they currently wear”, whilst adding they were “also very comfortable”.  Described as “first class” and “a perfect fit”, chefs commented how they were impressed that “they allowed them to move freely and without restriction”.  Chefs liked the Jackets’ great quality and appearance, which they deemed “very appealing”; made with a material that “felt good and strong”.

The heat of a bustling kitchen is a key consideration when choosing which jacket to wear and the Craft Guild Chefs were particularly impressed with the Chef Works Cool Vent Chefs Jackets’ ventilation.  The large back vent, designed to draw moisture away from the skin just like sportswear, provides “noticeably more airflow”, giving excellent ventilation.

Of course once a jacket has been worn, it needs cleaning.  Testers all commented on how well the Chef Works Cool Vent Chefs Jackets washed and were impressed that they retained size, shape and colour. “Often jackets can feel tighter once washed, but this wasn’t the case with Chef Works Cool Vent Chefs Jacket”.

Featuring buttons instead of poppers, chefs commented on how these make the Chef Works Cool Vent Chefs Jackets look “more classic in style”, giving the Jackets a premium feel.

Chefs concluded that the Chef Works Cool Vent Chefs Jacket is an impressive, lightweight garment, of good quality; which they would happily wear instead of their current jacket and which they would recommend to colleagues.

Chefs tested the Chef Works ‘Montreal’ Cool Vent Unisex Jacket, which is available in either white or black (A914/B054).

For more information and/or to view the huge range of kitchen equipment available from Nisbets, please visit www.nisbets.co.uk.  Alternatively, please call 0845 140 5555 or head to your nearest store.

Pan’Artisan’s dough ball range
Company: 
Pan’Artisan

Pan’Artisan’s range of dough balls have been ‘highly accredited’ under the Craft Guild of Chefs Product Endorsement Scheme, achieving a grade ’A’ rating and use of the ‘Approved Product’ logo.

The Company put forward a selection of its dough balls for the product endorsement programme  – all of which received excellent feedback from the three industry chefs who unanimously agreed that the dough balls were easy to use, of superior quality and that they would be happy to continue using them.

Popular inclusions in the dough ball range are; pizza dough balls which come in a variety of sizes and are made using an original Neapolitan recipe, allowing greater elasticity of the dough, for an exceptional, final flavour, along with their Sourdough dough ball, a speciality that is much in demand at present, yet can be time consuming and require skill to produce.  Pan’Artisan’s sourdough dough ball offers busy caterers a tangy, distinctive flavour and a popular menu choice.

Stuart Jackson, Director of Sales said: “We are absolutely delighted with this result and to have received this endorsement.  We think that our range of dough balls provide a consistent, premium quality product for busy operators, eliminating the need for specialist skills or equipment and this has now been verified.  To receive comments such as, ‘I would struggle to notice the difference in the final product up against freshly made’ and ‘Sourdough and pizza are far better than any other product used’ is high praise indeed and makes us very proud.”

Its pizza bases also made the grade and have been approved by the Craft Guild.

For more information on the Pan’Artisan range of products call 01730 811490 or visit www.panartisan.com.

Pan’Artisan's pizza bases
Company: 
Pan’Artisan

Pan’Artisan’s range of pizza bases, aimed at the education sector, have achieved an above average rating under the Craft Guild of Chefs Product Endorsement Scheme.  The pizza bases were trialled and rated by a panel of senior education sector chefs and exceeded the pass mark that enables Pan’Artisan to utilize with confidence the Craft Guild of Chefs ‘Approved Product’ logo.

The Company has developed two pizza bases especially for the education sector and with children’s nutritional needs in mind.  They are provided frozen, are low in fat and have a reduced salt content of 0.75% to ensure they comply with nutrient-based Government standards.  As with all of Pan’Artisan’s pizza bases, they are hand finished and made with the best quality ingredients; they contain no GM products or artificial flavours or preservatives.  This pizza range is available in conventional rounds from 12” to 16” and easy to portion 15” x 11” rectangles.

The ‘Deep Pan White’ and ‘Deep Pan Brown with 25% Wholemeal’ bases are extremely popular with students as well as caterers offering a children’s menu; by using fresh and healthy topping ingredients its now easier than ever to complete a nutritionally balanced food offer. 

For more information on the Pan’Artisan range of products call 01730 811490 or visit www.panartisan.com.

Pan’Artisan’s Focaccia and Tasca bread pockets
Company: 
Pan’Artisan

The Craft Guild of Chefs has awarded Pan’Artisan’s Focaccia Romana and Tasca bread pockets its highly esteemed ‘Approved Product’ status.

Following rigorous tests by a panel of chef judges handpicked by the Guild, each product was declared worthy of the accolade, which is designed to promote confidence in the chefs and consumers using them.

Judge comments included: “The (Focaccia Romana) tasted as good as it looked, I love the rustic homemade appearance”; “I found the product to be very versatile - using it as a pizza or topped flatbread base was the obvious use but it also worked well cut as breadsticks or as a sandwich or warm wrap.”

“The uniqueness of the Focaccia Romana is its practicality and diversity and the homemade appearance gives it a good point of difference.”

Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s
Company: 
Mars Foodservice

The Craft Guild of Chefs has awarded Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s entire range of ready-to-use foodservice sauces its highly prestigious accreditation.

Comprising 18 flavours, including Uncle Ben’s Sweet Thai Chilli and Mexican Salsa varieties as well as the Dolmio Creamy Tomato and Pesto - each received either an A or B grade (the highest scores possible) after rigorous testing.

As well as being suitable for gluten-free diets and vegetarians, which judges praised for “making it a lot easier to use and serve dishes to a varied customer base,” they also said jars were ‘the perfect size for cooking’ and ‘much better than alternative brands previously used.’

Other endorsed items are as below:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Long Grain Rice
  • Wholegrain Rice
  • Abbiatta Sauce
  • Balti Sauce
  • Black Bean Sauce
  • Bolognaise Sauce
  • Chilli Con Carne Sauce
  • Hickory Sauce
  • Katsu Curry Sauce
  • Korma Sauce
  • Madras Sauce
  • Mexican Sauce
  • Rogan Josh Sauce
  • Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • Sweet & Sour Sauce with Crunchy Vegetables
  • Sweet Thai Sauce
  • Szech Sauce
  • Texan Sauce
  • Tikka Sauce
  • Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • Tomato & Pesto Sauce

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