Where do we even begin? The past couple of weeks have been an emotional, physical (and all the other –al’s) roller coaster for everyone.
Now that the initial shock is settling, Team LLK are picking ourselves back up and doing everything we can to ensure we are of service to those in our industry as well as the people within our community. We would like to update you on where we’re up to at LLK and the measures we’ve been putting in place.
Your living flame dome oven was a huge investment and is undoubtedly the beating heart of your catering operation. It therefore goes without saying that it needs to be well looked after, with regular services and preventative maintenance, to ensure a long life with as little downtime as possible. But how do you choose the right catering equipment engineer for the important job of keeping your oven working safely and to its full potential? This is the right time to be picky- don’t solicit the services of an engineer unless you are assured they meet these 3 criteria:
On the 24th March between 10:00am and 1pm, we are once again holding a free-to-attend ‘Engineer Training Day’ at our premises in Oldham on the outskirts of Manchester!
Have you had the same pizza offering for so long it’s even starting to make you yawn? Though classics like Margheritas and Meat Feasts have their place on a pizza menu, they aren’t exciting enough to maintain the buzz around your pizza operation. If you want to entice a whole new crowd of customers through your doors, it’s time to clear the cobwebs from your pizza offering and get creative with a takeaway topping!
Are you looking for a grill to cook the meat, cheese, vegetables or fish for your kebabs, yakitori or other dishes to succulent perfection? If so, you’re probably grappling with the steam vs. flame cooking conundrum. Allow this short blog to show you the ventilation, health and hygiene benefits of the lean, clean, steam cooking machines that are Electric Vapour Grills!
With pizza’s sky-high popularity (and profits!), it’s no wonder so many are looking to start up their own pizza business. The pizza operations that go on to be great successes, however, are the ones powered by quality items of pizza equipment that meet the individual needs of the site. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put our heads together to compile a handy checklist of the items you may need to make your pizza ambition a reality!
Your items of catering equipment are the cogs that keep your operation running smoothly and efficiently. Read our list of the most common catering equipment faults you’re likely to come across in a commercial kitchen so you’re ready to recognise them, report them and get them resolved, rapid!
Calling all savvy foodservice operators building their restaurant, café, hotel or other catering business on a budget- LLK are having a catering equipment clear out with up to 38% off mixers, bain maries, blenders and more!
Why would a professional foodservice operator solicit the services of an outsider to tell them how to do their job? Allow this blog to explain what an asset a consultant chef can be to your catering business.
Calling all catering equipment engineers! Kick off 2020 on track for professional development and personal achievement with our ‘Engineer Training Day’ held at LLK HQ in Oldham on the 15th January between 10:30am and 1pm.
The festive season is a time to be celebrated by your catering business; an inundation of merry revellers more than happy to part with their cash in the name of good cheer. Preventative maintenance can mean the difference between happy holidays and a nightmare before Christmas. LLK’s little helpers- aka. our team of catering equipment engineers, have thoughtfully prepared little parcels of wisdom.
Have you ever envisioned yourself as the proud owner of a thriving pizza establishment? Do you already run a catering operation but want to boost your profits with a new pizza offering?
Allow these 4 facts and stats to get you off the fence and on the road to achieving your pizza concept!
LLK were honoured to once again be the official oven sponsors of the 2019 National Pizza Awards hosted at Islington Metal Works in London! 16 of the best pizzaiolos in the UK pizza scene used the Cuppone Donatello oven to 'prove' they had what it took to be 'Pizza Chef of the Year'...
Team LLK touched down in Milan last weekend to assist our fantastic pizza equipment manufacturers, Cuppone, showcase their products at the 41st edition of Europe’s BIGGEST hospitality exhibition, HOST!
The excitement is palpable at LLK HQ- the liquids are separated, the suitcases are squished shut and our fingers are itching towards our passports. This weekend, Natalie, Kyle, Cat and Ian are taking to the skies to attend the hospitality event of the year, HOST Milano 2019!
Introducing the LLK Multifunction Mixer, a mixer than encompasses the capabilities of a dough mixer and a planetary mixer. Our Development Chef, Fabio, tested the versatility of this product in our onsite demo kitchen by making meringue, vegan mayo and dough. Watch our YouTube video to see how he got on...
Our Development Chef, Fabio, has travelled the world as an expert pizzaiolo and is so passionate about the art of pizza making that we truly believe tomato sauce runs through his veins. He has been LLK’s Development Chef since 2017, sharing his expertise and educating our customers to help them to realise their potential! His alumni include The Resolute Café in Marlow, Ditto in Thames Ditton and Pesto in the Trafford centre. Fabio is allowing our readers a detailed insight into his 3-day consultancy course to demonstrate why his personalised training programme is so worth the investment!
Following the retirement of our founder, Linda Lewis, LLK is striding into the future, with a bold re-brand and full website overhaul.
As a recent study revealed the unfortunate news that 60% of restaurants fail within the first year- here at LLK, we are working to improve this shocking statistic. We consider ourselves the pizza professionals in our industry who are equipped with all the knowledge needed to run a successful restaurant.
LLK is delighted to announce that we are once again a headline sponsor at this year’s H20 National Pizza Awards. This competitive event is held annually at the Iron Works in Islington, London as the place to be to showcase your pizza talent and be in the chance to win some serious dough, £1,000 to be exact.
Our Cuppone Heated Press is one of our most popular items of catering equipment and with very good reason- the Press flattens doughballs to consistently perfect shapes in seconds, taking over the arduous task of hand stretching from busy chefs without ever calling in sick.
The sun is FINALLY shining and just in time for outdoor event season to get well and truly underway! Whether it’s food, drink, music or family oriented, there’s an event to be attended almost every weekend of the summer. Revellers from far and wide flock to the festivities, open to the discovery of new sounds, experiences and new tastes al fresco style in the summer sun.
Food waste is a BIG topic right now- according to Wrap, the food sector produces 0.4 million tonnes of avoidable food waste per annum. This waste has a significant negative effect on our environment as it emits harmful greenhouse gases and speeds up global warming.
The legendary Linda Lewis, Managing Director at LLK, has decided to take a step back from the company after 26 incredible years in the catering equipment industry!
Linda will be handing the baton to her lovely daughter and our fabulous Commercial Director, Jenna Lewis, who returned to her role following her maternity leave at the start of 2019. Jenna’s role will involve focusing on business development as well as setting up our exciting new export department.