Catering Equipment and Kitchen Design by sparkunder16


Equipment and
Kitchen Design
  A MESSAGE FROM PETER HANSEN                                                                                                                                                                                020 7351 6933

             The faces change                                                                                                                                                                HANSENS
             but the service
             is always the best !                                                                                                                                        Over 60
             Lots of things have changed at Hansens over 60 years including the faces of the
                                                                                                                                                                         glorious years
             people giving the service. But it’s always a high quality of service. And it always has
             and will set us apart from other catering equipment distributors.                                                                                           of service to
                   olding a 60th anniversary was a memorable experience. But after the celebration itself                                                                the restaurant
            H      there was the sober realisation that we must really be getting something right to stay in
                   business for so long.
             Supplying London’s caterers is a competitive, always hectic business and there are plenty who
                                                                                                                                                                         and hotel trade
             have tried to compete in the past. Very few manage to stick the course.
                                                                                                                                                                         Hansens started selling ex-army potato peelers in 1946 and has
             From the very first potato peeler my Father sold in 1946 to the Charvet bespoke range recently                                                              grown into London’s most respected catering kitchen designer
             installed in the kitchen of London’s most celebrated chef, one thing has remained constant at                                                               and equipment distributor.
             Hansens and that is the quality of service.                                                                                                                    Hansens works with and for our customers. We will do our
             One thing that has really pleased me is the noticeable increase in the number of clients                                                                    very best to help find the answer to your needs, whether you


             visiting our extensive Chefs Shop showrooms. They come to see and try items from some of                                                                    want a new knife or complete new kitchen. Over the following
             the thousands we have in stock but also to sit down with one of our designers in our state of                                                               pages you will see examples of how we have worked with and
             the art Design Studio and (quite literally) design their new kitchen live on screen.                                                                        helped caterers over the years and how we have all benefited
             What we are really good at is helping caterers find the right kitchen layout or equipment product or                                                        from a lasting professional relationship.
             combination of those things and then delivering what we promise.                                       306 FULHAM ROAD • CHELSEA                               Whether you are a chef, restaurateur or entrepreneur we have
                                                                                                                        LONDON • SW10 9ER                                the experience and expertise to help you.
             What you get with Hansens is good advice, honestly delivered. With so much experience in this
             company, we should know what we are talking about.
             We spend £millions every year on catering equipment and are among the major buyers in the UK.
             What our customers get with any product from Hansens is the benefit of our huge buying power and
             experience, together with good advice to fit the right kit to budget.                                  Whatever you want...
             As I look around the office I can count the time many of our staff have been with us…not in years,
             but decades. For me – it feels like forever sometimes – but I am a relative newcomer compared with
             some – I’ve only been here since 1976!
                                                                                                                      ...whenever you need it!
                                                                                                                    DESIGN: Restaurant kitchen design is     needs, including specialist high quality   restaurateurs caters for all kinds of light
             We were able to celebrate 60 years because we deliver what we promise.                                 THE speciality of Hansens but it’s       fabrication and ventilation.               equipment and utensils such as pots,
             Our customers trust us to help them when it’s needed and respect and use our advice to their           about more than drawing pretty                                                      pans and tableware.
             advantage.                                                                                             pictures…Hansens understands how a       SERVICE & MAINTENANCE:
                                                                                                                    busy kitchen works, but also the needs   Hansens in-house team of engineers         THE VERY BEST CHOICE IN
             That’s why our customers keep coming back, time and again. Hansens does not advertise – the last
                                                                                                                    of the chef as well as the owner.        support the whole of London,               KITCHEN EQUIPMENT AND A
             time we produced published material like this was for our 50th anniversary.
                                                                                                                        With so much experience serving      providing emergency breakdown              WHOLE LOT MORE!
             “The best kitchens…the best equipment…ask Hansens.”                                                    London’s hotels and restaurants at our   cover, planned preventative
                                                                                                                    disposal, we also know how to put        maintenance and equipment
             All of our new business comes by personal referral.
                                                                                                                    exactly the right equipment package      installation services.                     HANSENS
             We look forward to offering you the same high level of service for the next 60 years.                  together to suit both menu and                                                      306 Fulham Road, Chelsea,
                                                                                                                    budget.                                  HANSENS CHEF’S SHOP,                       London SW10 9ER
             Peter Hansen                                                                                               Whether its light, medium, heavy     306 FULHAM ROAD: The ideal one             Tel: 020 7351 6933
                                                                                                                    duty or bespoke to order, Hansens will   stop shop AND online shop                  Email:
 KITCHEN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KITCHEN
EQUIPMENT                                                                                                           source the right equipment for your      ( for chefs and                              EQUIPMENT
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      HANSENS AND TOM AIKENS                                                                                                                                                                                                                         WWW.HANSENS.CO.UK

                    Tom’s Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                   state of the art machines that              HANSENS DESIGN STUDIO
                                                                                                                                                   deliver the highest wash quality
                                                                                                                                                   combined with outstanding water

                    Cale Street
                                                                                                                                                   and energy-efficiency.
                                                                                                                                                       “The shelving is another
                                                                                                                                                   innovation. To maximise the use

                    Chelsea                                                                                                                        of space and ensure ease of
                                                                                                                                                   cleaning, the coldroom uses
                                                                                                                                                   modular and bespoke shelving

                    London SW3                                                                                                                     systems from EAIS including the
                                                                                                                                                   versatile and innovative ‘Fosterack
                                                                                                                                                   Removable’ shelving system. It
                                                                                                                                                   accommodates GN 1/1, 1/2, 2/1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ground floor layout of
    Tom Aikens              om Aikens, the eponymous          place to service the numbers and          easy as the ground rules are very          and 2/3 pans but the shelf grids
        was the
 youngest ever
    British chef
                    T       restaurant, opened in 2003
                            and achieved a Michelin star
                    in 2004 for its food, a mix of
                                                              the menu. From the inception,
                                                              Hansens worked closely with Tom
                                                              Aikens to specify the equipment
                                                                                                        clear and set very early on – we just
                                                                                                        make sure we keep to them!
                                                                                                           “Tom’s passion is contagious,
                                                                                                                                                   can be washed in the dishwasher!
                                                                                                                                                       “Good luck Tom.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tom’s (new) Kitchen.

   (aged 26) to     classical roots, top-notch ingredients    package and the layout – together         both for Hansens and the
   achieve two      and flamboyant presentation               with all of the associated services       manufacturer partners producing the
 Michelin stars.    combined with the highest service         including power, water and                products for the new brasserie.
   His first star   levels.                                   ventilation.                                 “After 23 years in the industry it is   HOBART UK                                      EAST ANGLIAN INSTALLATION
   came within          But his first restaurant, elegantly       The other key skill is sourcing the   rewarding to work on a new                 It is now over 100 years ago that Mr           SYSTEMS (EAIS)
   8 months of      designed by Anoushka Hempel and           right equipment. With its 60 years        innovation – the basement cold             Hobart connected an electric motor to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Established in 1976 and situated in Kings Lynn,
                                                                                                                                                   a hand-operated coffee grinder,
       opening!     featuring well-spaced tables, is not      knowledge and experience,                 store. This is multi-compartmented         creating the very first piece of powered
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Norfolk, East Anglian Installation Systems (EAIS) is
                    the template for the second venture.      Hansens came up trumps because            with its own butchery section and                                                         now an established manufacturer of storage and transportation solutions for the
                                                                                                                                                   catering equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  commercial catering industry – all manufactured exclusively for Foster Refrigerator.
                        Tom’s Kitchen, is located in the      it knows how to get the very best         bespoke meat hanging systems. It           Since then Hobart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A comprehensive range of machinery which includes
                    site of an old pub around the corner      from specialist manufacturers.            also has glass walls and roof so           has always been at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                standard CNC presses and guillotines together with
                    from the restaurant. It features a 90-        Tom’s Kitchen places great            customers can look through from the        the leading edge of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                complex robotic welders, wire bending/forming and
                                                                                                                                                   catering equipment
                    seat ground floor brasserie, a first      emphasis on the highest quality           ground floor above and see the                                                                                          automatic coating plants, all situated within a 40,000 sq./ft
                    floor bar and games room (with pool       organic produce from British              quality of product and how things are                                                                                   factory enables EAIS to produce an extensive and
                                                                                                                                                        The eponymously
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                innovative range of equipment in various finishes, suitable
                    table, plasma TV, table football and      suppliers, Tom Aikens wanted to           done. Foster Refrigerator was              named Tom Aikens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for all coldroom, kitchen & dry-store applications.
                    backgammon), a second floor               show that aspect of the business off      selected for its total refrigeration       in Chelsea has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EAIS and Foster have just been awarded the 5 year
                    25-seat private dining room and a         to full effect!                           package.                                   gained not only
                                                                                                                                                                                                  OGC contract for the supply of all racking & trolleys required by the Public Sector. We
                                                                                                                                                   phenomenal critical
                    cheese and wine cellar with a tasting         “Tom has very high standards             “Like any top class kitchen, the                                                       currently hold contracts within the Brewery, Fast-food, Hotel and Retail sectors.
                                                                                                                                                   acclaim but also a
                    room.                                     and you have to be ‘on the ball’,”        pace is hectic. With the demand for                                                          EAIS also provides a reliable, nation-wide installation service.
                                                                                                                                                   Michelin star and a
                        The main dining room features         says Hansens Sales Director Rod           a mixed warewashing load including         whole host of industry awards. With a
                    an open-kitchen, rotisserie, wood-        Cullen (pictured left, below). “It is     glassware and crockery (as well as         reputation to protect and maintain
                    fired oven, spit-roast and grills.        very rewarding as well as                 shelf grids) Hansens called upon the       there’s no room for mistakes and
                                                                                                                                                   attention to detail is key to the
                        Restaurant design involves two        demanding working with Tom but            expertise of Hobart UK and specified                                  customer
                    key skills. Space planning – getting      his tunnel vision approach to             Hobart’s ASGW glasswasher and an                                       experience.
                    the right amount of equipment in          excellence almost makes it quite          AMX pass-through dishwasher –                                             Working         FOSTER REFRIGERATOR
                                                                                                                                                                               hand in hand       In refrigeration, one name has always led the
                                                                                                                                                                               with Hansens,      way. Foster Refrigerator, the UK market leader,
“I had very specific ideas on my ideal kitchen when I                                                                                                                          Tom Aikens         manufactures a wide range of award-winning
opened my first restaurant in 2003 and Hansens                                                                                                                                 has installed      commercial refrigeration equipment and
professionally guided me on the best design layout                                                                                                                             two Hobart         systems for the foodservice, bakery and retail
                                                                                                                                                                              machines, an                                           industries.
and appropriate equipment.                                                                                                                         ASGW Glasswasher and an AMX Pass                                                  Foster has
   “They have continued to work with me to upgrade                                                                                                 Through Dishwasher – and the same                                                 recently been independently audited and awarded
that kitchen and their continued support ensured                                                                                                   products in Tom’s Kitchen.                                                        the prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications
that I went to them when I started planning my                                                                                                          When it comes to warewashing                                                 (the recognised international standards in quality and
second site, Tom’s Kitchen.                                                                                                                        Tom Aikens, like any other                                                        environmental management systems).
   “Hansens staff work in a very collaborative way                                                                                                 establishment which refuses to                                                         The innovative refrigeration product range
with chefs and they truly understand different                                                                                                     compromise on quality, relies on                                                  includes the award winning Premier and Gastro Pro
                                                                                                                                                   outstanding supplier relationships and                                            refrigerated storage cabinets and counters, blast
kitchen needs according to the chef’s style of                                                                                                     the best quality machines on the                                                  chillers and freezers, walk-in coldrooms, refrigeration
cooking. I can heartily recommend them.”                                                                                                           market to ensure that every plate and          systems, specialist bakery refrigeration, prep stations, ice makers, water coolers and          KITCHEN
Tom Aikens                                                                                                                                         glass sparkles.                                temperature monitoring equipment.                                                              EQUIPMENT
                  KITCHEN PROJECTS                                                                                                                              “Hansens came up with all of the suppliers for this                                                 020 7351 6933
                                                                                                                                                                project. We had some preferred suppliers but Hansens
                                                                                                                                                                showed us a better way to go. I learned to trust them.”

                       Antipasto Café Deli                                                                                                                      Grosvenor House,
                       7 Shepherd Market,                                                                                                                       Park Lane, London
                       London W1                                                                                                                                      or more than 20 years Sonny            name Hansens came up; they had            cream parlour; and they had to be

       Opened in                    here are no cars, no noise                                                                                                 F      Long, Project Director, has
                                                                                                                                                                      been building hotels for Marriott
                                                                                                                                                                                                             been involved in the redesign of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                             banqueting operation and fitting out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       capable of holding different products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       – ice cream, parfaits, pastries etc.
     June 2006,
 Antipasto is a
   testament to
                      “T            – it is a lovely isolated
                                    place right in the middle of
                      Green Park. There are five tables on
                                                                                                                                                                International, which currently
                                                                                                                                                                operates more than 2,600 sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of the banqueting kitchen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “This new project involves a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             complete overhaul; a new kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Everything about this unit – shape,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       size, performance – is special.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Hansens introduced us to AKE and
        patience.     each floor including one table capable                                                                                                        Long can claim to have managed           floor, sub-floor (over the Great          we all sat and talked about the needs
                                                                     MISSION: “To develop, maintain and enhance the
    Owner Jean        of seating 40, plus four tables outside.       company’s leading position as a supplier of
                                                                                                                                                                construction at over 200 hotels, most        Room), ventilation, M&E, plus the         and wants of the project to make sure
 Philippe spent       Ever since opening we have been                ‘choice’ for innovative equipment and service to                                           recently this includes the Grosvenor         design and installation of the kitchen    we all got it right. I am very impressed
        five years    busy – and busy is good!”                      the Foodservice and Refrigeration Industry.”                                               House where a new brasserie, coffee          and front of house services.              with the people from AKE and I am
      looking for         Hansens supplied the complete                 Valera represents world class brands and is                                             bar and bar is being constructed as              “We have very specific                sure we have the right product.
  the right site.     equipment package for the new                  proud of our continuing status as the UK’s No. 1                                           part of the major refurbishment.             requirements for our refrigeration            “I have been building hotels for
                                                                     commercial microwave supplier (SANYO) and our
    Three years       kitchen including refrigerated food            growing reputation as a major force in importing and distribution of
                                                                                                                                                                    “When I got involved we were             units. They had to be made to fit the     more than 20 years. Hansens are
     ago he was       display and storage equipment                                            commercial refrigeration with an ever improving                  looking for a kitchen contractor. I          space allocated; they had to have         right at the top of the people I have
  working for a       from Valera; the ‘Danny model 100’                                       and a sophisticated portfolio of products.                       asked ‘Who is the best’ and the              glass fronts like you see in an ice       worked with.”
       friend at a    four-deck refrigerated display unit, a                                       “Quality Products backed by Quality Service”
   restaurant in      ‘Hill Slimline’ refrigerated food                                        this simple philosophy has been our anchor since
                                                                                               our establishment in 1993 and remains the
        Shepherd      counter, two glass door chillers and                                     cornerstone of our continuing success.
     Market and       a chest freezer.                                                             A professional, friendly and solution-oriented
   knew he had            “During the hot weather in the                                       approach by our highly experienced team with a
                                                                                                                                                                  AKE–COOLING LTD

        found the     summer the Valera refrigeration was                                      vast knowledge base has enabled us to enhance
                                                                                                                                                                  AKE–Cooling Ltd, situated in                                          PRODUCTS:
  right location      very good, fantastic in fact,” says                                      the loyalty of our customers and continue our
                                                                                                                                                                  London, is the sister company to Austria’s largest and most           G Staff-assisted & self-service cabinets; uniform presentation –
                                                                     growth, both, in sales volume and market share.
 – and just had       Jean Philippe. “We have had no                    Our strategically located support and distribution centres in Essex and
                                                                                                                                                                  innovative manufacturer of refrigeration equipment.                     hot and cold cabinets in the same design
           to wait.   problems and they are doing a                                                                                                                   AKE produces refrigerated, heated and ambient cabinets in         G Heated and refrigerated dual-purpose ‘combination’ display
                                                                     Lancashire enable us to provide a swift and reassuring response to your needs.
                                                                                                                                                                  100% stainless steel and glass. Modern technology such as               cases featuring temperature ranges of 3°-12°C and 65°-85°C
                      great job of displaying our product.”
                                                                                                                                                                  laser cutting and automated welding allows the manufacturing of       G Refrigerated counters feature stainless steel evaporator and
                                                                                                                                                                  any custom-made unit.                                                   7 height options for 2/1 and 1/1 gastronorms
“I have been working in London opening and managing restaurants for seven years. I saw Hansens                                                                        Our philosophy is simple: Top-quality presentation of goods       G Optional high humidity display achieving 2°C and 80%
equipment in all of the businesses I used to work for. They are very well known and I got to know them well                                                       in brightly illuminated equipment, holding constant temperature,        humidity for pastries
when I opened a creperie in Fulham, just down the road from their Chefs Shop. Yes I would recommend                                                               as well the simplest cleaning methods.                                G Bottle cooling counters
                                                                                                                                                                      Planning: All units are available to view on AutoCAD              G Ice conservators
them – they have supplied me with really good stuff.” Jean Philippe Dizot de Montagu, Owner, Antipasto
                                                                                                                                                                  drawings and a photo slide show.                                      G Cooling shelves

                                                                                                                                                                I would definitely recommend                includes the reception area and 90-       corporate executives and lawyers in the
                      Northcliffe House,                                                                                                                        them.”
                                                                                                                                                                    Lauras Prusinskis, Owner and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            cover restaurant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is the brainchild of Lauras
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “The kitchen was used for the

                      London EC4                                                                                                                                Director, Northcliffe House
                                                                                                                                                                    The site of the old Daily Mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prusinskis who has spent two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                            putting his dream together.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TV series for several months –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      everyone was impressed by the size,
  Even before it              ome 14 top chefs from all            House, a new restaurant that later                                                           building, Northcliffe House features a          Prusinskis ran a chain of coffee      layout and the choice of equipment”
  was open, this
   designed and
                      S       corners of the UK competed
                              to secure their regionally-
                      inspired dishes a place on the menu
                                                                   opened in August.
                                                                       “Working with Hansens meant
                                                                   no headaches – it was all very
                                                                                                                                                                spacious basement kitchen and
                                                                                                                                                                storage area including substantial
                                                                                                                                                                coldrooms. Also downstairs is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            bars for 10 years (Slice of Life)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            nearby in the Smithfield/Theobalds
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Road area. The Northcliffe House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      says Lauras. “The Charvet cooking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      range is equipment that lasts – it’s the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rolls Royce of kitchen equipment. It
         specified    for the Queen's 80th birthday dinner.        straight-forward. Hansens are very        very good support. I don’t think there             100-cover bar and 50-seater                 site was chosen because of its close      is not the cheapest but I think it is
 kitchen was on       They were cooking in Northcliffe             positive, very helpful and gave me        are many companies like Hansens and                function room while the ground floor        proximity to the thousands of             good value for money.”
      view to the
      nation as it      CHARVET PREMIER                            modular ranges.                           specific cooking requirements – we will        manufacture them in virtually any shape      hygienic 3 mm thick one-piece tops
 played a strong        RANGES                                         The leading French manufacturer,      help you solve the problem.                    and colour you like including a true red!    which suite together our modular
 supporting role                                                   Charvet has 70 years-plus experience         Including 800, 900, 1000 series, modular/       Charvet modular ranges deliver           ranges.
                        Charvet manufactures                       of building ranges for the most           bespoke and fully bespoke ranges, Charvet      huge power outputs and – you will find           Any equipment shortlist should
     in the hit TV      high-power, high-                          demanding and discerning chefs.           has a product that is just right.              – are highly competitive in price for        include Charvet – the benchmark for
    series ‘Great       quality, competitively-                        Whatever practical constraints –         Bespoke island suites are the pride of      output with any other manufacturer.          build-quality, high power output and
  British Menu’.        priced bespoke and                         available space, limited access or        many kitchens and Charvet can                      Options include Charvet’s speciality,    value!                                                                                             EQUIPMENT
                  KITCHEN PROJECTS                                                                                                                           “Hansens were the first to help and guided us as to                                                          WWW.HANSENS.CO.UK
                                                                                                                                                             who to deal with. Working with Hansens is very
                                                                                                                                                             straightforward and efficient."

                      The London Marriott Hotel,                                                                                                             Noura, Hobart Place, Belgravia
                      Grosvenor Square                                                                                                                                ader Bou Antoun and Jean             established in Paris are maintained.             “There was a lot of demand from

           With an                    e have now brought                                                                                                    N         Paul Bou Antoun started their
                                                                                                                                                                      restaurant business in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Hansens were the first to help
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and guided us as to who to deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        our customers travelling London/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paris/New York for a London
       location in
     the heart of
                      “W              the back of house up
                                      to match the very high
                      standards of the front,” says Director
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                                                                                                                                                             early 70's in Lebanon.
                                                                                                                                                                 Owing to great success, the two
                                                                                                                                                             brothers decided in 1980 to open a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           with. Working with Hansens is very
                                                                                                                                                                                                           straightforward and efficient. When
                                                                                                                                                                                                           we see the plans for a new kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opening,” explains Hani Bou Antoun.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “We wanted to present a good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        image of Lebanese food – people do
   Mayfair, 236       of Engineering Hugh Hodgins, who                                 From simple equipment installation to assistance with menu            restaurant in Paris with seating for 30.      everything is clean and neat. If we          not know about the gastronomic side
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    the five-star     so, and if you think about the                               Delfield Sadia refrigeration, Frymaster fryers,                           success of which led to three more                                                         types), Moutabbal (puree of
           London     productivity expected by the                Lincoln conveyor ovens, Garland and Moorwood Vulcan                                        establishments with seating for 100.                                                       aubergine), kofta, garlic sauces,
   Marriott can       banqueting operation, that is a big         ranges, and Merrychef accelerated cooking products.                                            In 1999 Nader Bou Antoun                                                               soups – I wouldn’t be able to tell you
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                                                                                                                                                             decided to move to London and                 same day or next. Their                      how much food we produce using
      £14 million         “Each time I do a kitchen I ask the         Enodis equipment offers premium performance and high energy efficiency; great          had chosen two locations: one in              maintenance is also very good.”              them! Everything is produced in the     Hani Bou Antoun
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  back of house       Chef Steve Walker specified Garland                                                                                                    restaurant/Brasserie and one in                   Noura Belgravia opened in                service that day.                       Coupe.
      investment      and I wasn’t going to argue with that.    complete stripping of the kitchen          Garland was the perfect choice for                William Street, Knightsbridge, for a          August 2000 and now there are four               “We have similar machines in our
       by owners      Getting spares, service and               interior, new walls, ceilings and floors   The London Marriott’s banqueting                  delicatessen/patisserie. He has               in London plus the company’s latest          Paris restaurants – they are very, very
    Blackstone.       maintenance is easy and the prices        and the installation of an equipment       operation due to their build quality              overseen every detail in Noura's new          opening, the ‘Volt’ lounge bar and           strong machines and – given the
                      are competitive for the better quality    package centred on the heavy duty          and durability – two key factors for a            venture in order to ensure the                restaurant (modern European)                 amount of work they do – are also

                      of equipment we needed.”                  Garland Master Series of boiling           very busy all-year round night and                standards of quality and service              adjacent to Noura Belgravia.                 very faithful.”
                          The new kitchen involved a            tables, ranges and chargrills.             day operation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  This was a totally new concept     launched Robot Coupe (UK) Ltd        preparation machines, stick
“Hansens designed and installed The Cobalt Kitchen for the hotel two years ago. They packed a lot of                                                                                             in food preparation, transforming   and has since opened offices in      blenders and new innovations
                                                                                                                                                                                                 previously labour intensive         ten countries around the world.      such as the first commercial grade
equipment into a small area and met the deadlines. There were no major issues – it was a good                                                          ROBOT COUPE –                              chores such as hand slicing,       The name Robot Coupe has             hand held blender, mini stick range,
experience. That was the reason we chose to go with Hansens for the refurbishment of our banqueting                                                    WORLD LEADERS IN                           dicing, shredding and grating      become synonymous with the           and Robot Coupe’s “Blixer”, a
kitchen. Theirs was also the best bid of the three we obtained.                                                                                        FOOD PREPARATION                            into easy, automated tasks and    very best in catering equipment.     combination food processor
   “Hansens are very professional and have proved to be accommodating and flexible. They are not afraid                                                Back in 1965 Robot                         at the same time improving            Robot Coupe’s product line        blender in one machine. Their
to share their opinion and – for people who have been doing kitchens for as long as they have – I would                                                Coupe SA in France                        consistency and precision of        now includes more than 70 food       machines cater for establishments
expect them to have one. It has been a positive experience working with Hansens.”                                                                      developed the industry’s                 vegetable cuts, mixes and purees.    processors, vertical and table top   of all sizes, serving from 10 to
Hugh Hodgins, Director of Engineering, The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.                                                                    first commercial food processor.             In 1977, the company             cutter-mixers, vegetable             3000+ covers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Things are different now, the
                      Scalini, Walton Street, London                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hansens business has grown and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        now they employ salespeople so
            Mario                    y first restaurant was     clean and fix them and bring them          kitchen last year.                                                                                                                           we don’t tend to see Peter as
       owner of
                      “M             actually Chinese,”
                                     says Paggetti. “Peter
                      Hansen’s father used to give parties
                                                                back like brand new!”
                                                                    More restaurants followed
                                                                including Sale Pepe in 1974 and
                                                                                                               The kitchen operates from the
                                                                                                           basement and the equipment
                                                                                                           package included all of the prime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mario Paggetti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (right) with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chef GiGi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        much. But if I were opening a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        restaurant, I would go to them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Hansens have been
           Italian    there. I was always impressed by          Scalini itself, which opened in 1988.      cooking equipment, beverage                                                                                                                  very, very reliable over
     restaurant       the way he would try to save me           Now operating with a staff of 41,          machines and upright fridges and                                                                                                             many years and I would
  Scalini, is one     money. For example, he would take         Scalini has 95 covers and Hansens          freezers and counter refrigeration from                                                                                                      recommend them, no
    of Hansens        the ranges away, strip them down,         designed and installed its new             Precision Commercial Refrigeration.                                                                                                          problem.”
    established                                                 Welcome to Precision, the newest           commercial refrigeration, know what          steel inside and out - delivering the      no patter; just good, solid,
    customers.                                                  name in robust, dependable, UK             matters most in a busy, demanding            quality and reliability that you           functional products that you can
                                                                manufactured refrigeration, for            kitchen.                                     expect from a market leader – but          depend on, 24 hours a day, 365
                                                                commercial catering environments.              Upright gastronorm cabinets,             at significantly better prices.            days a year. And to prove it, we
                        PRECISION                               Precision refrigeration is brought to      worktop and prep counters, right                 When you talk to Precision –           back all our products with a
                        COMMERCIAL                              you by people who, with over 100           through to heavy duty back bar, all our      you're talking to people who               straight-talking, no quibble full                                                                               KITCHEN
                        REFRIGERATION                           years' combined experience in              products are manufactured in stainless       understand your needs. No frills,          parts and labour guarantee.                                                                                    EQUIPMENT
                   HANSENS – PROJECTS                                                                                                                                                                               020 7351 6933

                          Osteria dell’Arancio,
                          Kings Road, London
                                                                        “Because I used to drive past the
                                                                                                                    Visit HANSENS for...
       dell’Arancio is                                                  showroom every day.”
         quite unlike                                                       She added, “Hansens were very                DESIGN STUDIO                                                     CATERING EQUIPMENT,
             any of its                                                 good in advising on the design. I                Hansens offers a complete design, planning and installation       SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
       neighbours in                                                    was mostly interested in the cost;               service for all types of caterer, from the smallest pub or        Customer service in the catering market is really defined by
            the Kings                                                   the chef in what he was getting.                 guest house to restaurants, hotels and even ship’s galleys.       the standard of equipment maintenance.
            Road. The                                                   Different styles of design went                      We encourage our clients to visit our Design Studio here         Hansens policy is to offer the highest level of service
               original                                                 backwards and forwards – a galley                in Chelsea, where working together with our experienced           possible to our contracted customers, including the best
        restaurant of                                                   style was cheapest but we                        designers using the latest CAD technology, they can watch         emergency breakdown repair service in London.
             the same                                                   eventually settled on an island                  their dream kitchen come together on screen.                         Our planned preventative maintenance and breakdown
           name is in                                                   design as the chef was adamant                       Our design expertise covers all aspects of the kitchen        service is carried out by our own team of highly-experienced
       Grottammare,                                                     that was what he wanted.”                        including prime cooking, refrigeration, storage and               engineers, all of whom hold the necessary safety and
       in the Marche                                                        Restaurateur Jasper Wight was                ventilation. We also design and install bars and dining areas     technical qualifications. Just as importantly, all engineers are
       region of Italy.                                                 brought in to project manage the                 and we happily work direct with you as a client, or with          factory trained and regularly updated on technical
                                                                        refurbishment of the building and                your architect, designer or builder.                              developments, ensuring accurate diagnosis and a fast fix.
                                   steria adheres to the same           restaurant opening.                                  What our clients receive from Hansens is the honest              Hansens offers a range of maintenance contracts, with

                          O        philosophy of its Italian
                                   sister, offering a choice of
                          seasonal and authentic dishes, with
                                                                            “Our architects had worked on
                                                                        Tom Aikens restaurant and they also
                                                                                                                         advice gleaned from many years working in the industry.
                                                                                                                         Hansens project managers have decades of experience
                                                                                                                         working worldwide. No matter how deep the basement or
                                                                                                                                                                                           service visits arranged to suit your type of operation and
                                                                                                                                                                                           your budget.

                          an outstanding wine list and the                                                               how tall the building, we can solve any services or access-       EXPORT


                          chance to taste some really fine                                                               related issue and this does mean, on occasion, that we            Our expertise in exporting manufactured goods and
                          wines by the glass.                                                                            have to dismantle and then rebuild equipment to get it            services spans more than three decades, shipping goods
                              Two special wine dispensers                                                                inside the building.                                              to all four corners of the world. From Abu Dhabi to
                          store eight bottles each in an                                                                     Hansens offers huge expertise and experience and you          Argentina, Australia or Russia, no matter what your
                          oxygen free environment, enabling                                                              can see from the accompanying editorial how our                   requirement, sea/air freight, packing, insurance, planning
                          customers to taste some really fine                                                            customers trust us. If you would like to find out more about      and installation or local after sales support our experienced
                          and expensive wines by the glass.                                                              kitchen or restaurant design, our project managers are here       personnel are here to help.
                              Massimo Garofoli, the chef who            recommended Hansens,” says                       to discuss your requirements and will happily visit to               Hansens export representatives regularly visits the Gulf
                          had come from Italy especially to             Wight.                                           provide onsite advice and an outline proposal.                    States where we have an extensive network of contacts.
                          open, recommended Electrolux to                   “Hansens were fanstastic from a
                          Osteria owner Rachel Hampson.                 design perspective and if I were
                              Hansens are the London                    trying to do a high-end full service
                          distributor for Electrolux and
                          Hampson knew the name:

                          ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL
                                                                        restaurant, I would happily
                                                                        recommend Hansens.”
                                                                                                                         CHEFS SHOP
                          Professional operators in all sectors need to be able
                          to rely on highly performing specialist equipment.                                             Hansens Chefs Shop holds thousands of stock items covering all the main
                          They want concepts that will help them greatly satisfy their own customers,
                                                                                                                         requirements from plates to pots and pans, bar sundries, knives, cookware, light
                                               thus generate additional value, and reach superior levels of
                                               return-on-investment. They demand trusting relationships                  equipment, menu covers and signs.
                                               with responsive professional partners who will support them
                                                                                                                         Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am to 5.30 pm
                                               long-term whatever their business, size or location.
                                                   Electrolux Professional meets their requirements by                   Whether you ask a question on the phone, via the website or visit in person you can
                                               providing them with comprehensive foodservice and
                                                                                                                         be sure of comprehensive market knowledge and an expert answer from our
                                               laundry solutions that are specific to their field of activity and
                                               guarantees optimum service through the most extensive                     knowledgeable and helpful staff. For specialist or hard to find items, Hansens has the     Whatever
                                                                                                                         experience and contacts to trace the product and arrange for the fastest delivery times.
                                               and knowledgeable network of sales and service centres
                                               world-wide.                                                                                                                                                          you want...
                                                   Electrolux Professional employs dedicated best-in-class

                          and passionate professionals who innovate proactively for 100% satisfaction of
                          its customers’ demand and needs, thanks to an in depth understanding of
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