Many events have occurred at Italia Kitchen headquarter since we opened the training room in April 2016: chefs trainings, equipment testing and cooking classes. For Italia Kitchen Group is a great satisfaction being able to offer our customers a useful service which complements the quality of our work by adding a required support to the normal sale of kitchen equipment.
This month, our training kitchen has been the protagonist of two interesting events: the presentation of X-Oven charcoal grill and Marra Forni pizza oven.
X-OVEN CHARCOAL OVEN
The X-Oven is an Italian charcoal oven similar to “Josper” but with a different and better technology. It is equipped with an insulated chamber and an external, safe and functional fumes exhaust system, while its inner parts are made of porcelain stainless steel. Its removable grill drawers system is a distinctive trait. The drawers, mounted on ball bearing telescopic rails, have been designed to work at extremely high temperatures and offer maximum resistance to constant stress over time.
X-OVEN allows cooking different dishes at the same time at three different temperatures, all to the advantage of creativity and performance. In order to control the cooking process, the drawers open securely without the risk of gusts at high temperatures. The heat does not disperse, enveloping the food and preserving its juices and organoleptic properties. Working is easier and safer, the quality of the dishes is excellent and consumption savings are significant!
During the presentation, we have made a food tasting and our guests (chefs and restaurant managers) have been able to test the oven cooking some delicious food with the assistance of the X-Oven chef Mattia.
The engineer who projected the oven, Alfredo Mercurio, was present at the event in order to answer all the questions of the customers.
MARRA FORNI OVEN
Pizza training session with Marra Forni and its Neapolitan classic style gas oven was a real success as well!
Marra ovens are a perfect combination of craftsmanship, technology and functionality. Marra Neapolitan ovens are designed specifically to accommodate the high-volume pizza making of a true pizzaiolo. The dome and deck consist of refractory bricks with 4 inches of multi-layered insulation in the dome and 8 inches in the deck. The oven features a 18 inch by 9 inch opening along with a stainless steel flue collar atop the dome. A round flue adapter comes standard on all ovens.
The oven requires a 2” tolerance in all directions, and comes standard with a fire-rated tile clay dome. The Neapolitan ovens also features a 14 inch landing on the opening, as well as a control located between the deck and the top of the dome for getting a precise reading. Oven can be vented directly to the roof or vented through a powered type 1 exhaust hood with approved grease rated duct in accordance with all local and national codes. For wood burning ovens, they must be vented as a solid fuel burning appliance and must be installed following a manner that obeys all local and national codes and is acceptable to authority having jurisdiction.
The result is a crunchy, easy to digest, real Italian pizza!
For more information about these professional ovens, for tasting and training, contact Italia Kitchen Group in Dubai, we are at your disposal to answer any question you might have.
As we told you in the last December Newsletter, 2016 was, for Italia Kitchen Group, a very satisfying year for more than one reason: new acquired customers, a change of location both in Dubai and in Bahrain and the successful completion of prestigious projects.
In the first Newsletter of the year, we are pleased to show you some of the projects where we have worked in the kitchen realization and in the kitchen equipment installation.
Volante Dubai is a 35 floor residential tower comprising of 45 exceptional apartments all overlooking the Dubai canal and the Burj Khalifa. Italia Kitchen Group has provided the kitchen equipment for the private Club kitchen, bar and outdoor bbq area.
An upbeat new nightclub and karaoke bar in the heart of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, 5 star Waldorf Astoria Dubai Hotel. Mirage Club divided into Bar area, Main hall and 2 separate private vip rooms. Offering a warm ambience, welcoming everyone to high-class karaoke experience while serving signature cuisine by highly experienced chefs.
Since 1991, La Gaufrette has grown from just a café in to a full-fledged coffee shop loyally frequented by families, executives, tourists and even corporate. Year after year, La Gaufrette has grown to be one of the most respected and appreciated coffee shop within the UAE. The freshly brewed coffees and homemade pastries, cookies and sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients and a love for creating unique tastes. Italia Kitchen played a part in the realization of the La Gaufrette 5th branch in Maisan Towers 3, Al Barsha, Dubai.
The Italian Cuisine World Summit, which celebrates the 8th edition this year, the fourth in Dubai, ended last November 17th.
The event was a huge success, thanks to the enormous work done by the organizers Italian Restaurant Consulting and the Chefs came from all over Italy (and not only), who have made it possible.
The core mission of the summit was to bring the best Italian contemporary Michelin starred chefs in the best restaurants of Dubai, however the program included also Gala dinners, masterclasses, live cooking, a series of gastronomic competitions demonstrations like best pasta, best pizza and best espresso.
As well as the past years, this edition saw the participation of Italian Kitchen Group as a sponsor for the kitchen equipment.
For the Gulfood Manufacturing internal exhibition, the Speciality Food Festival, and most of the events occurred after the trade show as the gala dinner on the terrace of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, the brunch at the Jumeirah Golf Estates and the Italian Street Food Festival at Westin Mina Seyahi Hotel, our best professional kitchen equipment have been used.
The professional Electrolux cooking range is designed with the same precision as a jewel of rare beauty. With over 40 different cooking options, Thermaline is a kitchen like no other, a tailor-made masterpiece, the perfect mix of reliable innovation, high efficiency and one-of-a-kind design.
COMBI OVEN AND BLAST-CHILLER
Electrolux Professional combi oven and blast-chiller range have been designed to work together for a completely integrated process, the best solution for the most demanding foodservice professionals, which involves the full cooking of food, followed by rapid blast chilling, storage at controlled temperatures and regeneration before distribution.
Libero Point Electrolux is a versatile compact mobile kitchen-like equipment designed to hold electric top appliances, allowing to prepare and serve fresh and nifty dishes to everyone, anywhere and in record time. The Libero Point with integrated refrigerated drawers extended the range of Libero mobile cooking units and preserves fresh foods while keeping you closer to the foods you need.
ITALFORNI BULL OVEN
Italforni Bull oven is made of highly resistant steel and is coated with shock and high temperature-resistant, tempered and stained glass. Aesthetically pleasing, Bull has been designed to emphasise its rigorous and clean-cut lines.
On the top a new range of hood adds character and personality to the entire unit.
Consisting of 1,2 or 3 120×100 cm chambers, BULL has uncommon technical features and adapts to any requirement. The design and prominent shape of the new extraction and motorized hood recall a bull’s head-forward stance.
The new control board consists of a series of digital controllers designed to manage both the oven and the prover through function icons and touch-sensitive buttons.
The surface of the user interface is made of a single tempered glass, with a customized display, whose design and easy of use play a primary role. The extraction motorized hood, can be matched with a steam-damper kit complete with activated carbon philtre for vapours and odours, making the connection to the flue not necessary.
Use of new single heating elements inserted into the refractory stone of the top and bottom of the chamber, strengthened on the front side of the oven (door).
A 30% energy saving thanks to the double insulation created by the glass coat and by new ecological insulating fibre both on the chamber and the door, the latter equipped with double glass.
MARANA NAPLES OVENS
This oven is the outcome of Marana Forni’s intensive cooperation and development programme undertaken in association with the master pizzaioli of Naples.
Impressive teamwork, in which the experience of the Neapolitan Pizzaioli and the technological skill of Marana’s craftsmen has created a unique appliance certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana for both wood- and gas-fired operation.
Vesuvian lava stone is included in the exclusive mix of materials used for the oven’s construction.
All these are just the same excellent kitchen equipment we always recommend, according to their needs, to all our valued customers.
Italia Kitchen Group offers comprehensive solutions and project management services for all industrial kitchen and laundry equipment sector in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Mauritius and Maldives.
This video contains the best moments of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 with Italia Kitchen Group:
by Martina Bettella
Mercato is the last Skelmore Hospitality Group’s concept (the one of Roberto’s Restaurant & Lounge in DIFC) which opened in Dubai last May 2016.
Their motto is “We don’t just like food, we love it”.
“It perfectly shows!” we could answer them.
The restaurant incorporates a retail space featuring fresh pasta, including roasted coffee beans, cured meats, bread, pastries and an open kitchen which let the clients see with their own eyes the baker and the chef making bread, pizza or pasta from scratch. The chef takes great care in selecting the best quality ingredients.
As you enter Mercato, you are welcomed by a fragrance of fresh bread, vibrant colors, and a vivid atmosphere inspired by Mercato Centrale in Florence, an historical place to buy groceries that has been renewed and it has become a meeting place for food lovers and gourmets. That is exactly what Mercato is.
For all these reasons, it was an honor for Italia Kitchen Group to be part of its project and realization.
We asked to Mercato’s manager, Mrs. Grazia, what he think about the work that Italia Kitchen’s project manager and technicians made for Mercato:
Time that Mercato project’s born, we immediately thought of relying on someone with great experience and seriousness that could provide us support in any emergency situations, requirements found immediately in Italian Kitchen Group…THANK YOU !
So if you haven’t already, visit Mercato to experience deliciously prepared dishes and the best customer service in town!
by Martina Bettella