Stamford Arms

The Stamford Arms is so much more than simply a spot for the residents of Groby to enjoy a drink; it is a pillar of their community. The establishment has been built around a strong company culture of community engagement and quality service, values which will fortify the business as it continues to grow. Starting from humble beginnings, this pub was given a new lease of life and purpose by catering industry veteran Brian Rigby, who saw the immense potential within. Brian took the time to listen to and understand the residents of Groby before providing them with a hub that not only served their community’s needs- it also served them delicious drinks and dishes!

Brian wanted to provide his customers with an offering that was speedy and satisfying, as is required of good pub grub, while still delivering a stand out dining experience. His research revealed that stone baked pizza ticked every box; simple to make when armed with the right catering equipment as well as trendy.

When sourcing the right kit to power the Stamford Arm’s pizza operation, consistency and quality were priority. They wanted every customer to be as pleased with their pizza as the last! They wisely selected the dream pizza making partnership; the Cuppone Heated Press and the Cuppone Giotto oven. The Press produces up to 400 perfectly uniform pizza bases a minute which can then be placed onto the Giotto’s rotating base till they’re evenly cooked and ready to be served. The ‘Arms’ display their Cuppone equipment pride of place in an open kitchen for their diners to watch the full pizza preparation performance, from dough ball to dish. Their powerful Giotto handles whatever workload is asked of it, producing anything from 40 to 300 perfectly stone baked pizzas per day. Its power is matched by its controllability- the Stamford Arms’ staff can adjust the settings to their precise cooking requirements, producing consistent, quality pizzas.

Brian says his Cuppone Heated Press and Giotto oven are “like partners in the kitchen, both working together to present the perfect pizza time and time again.”

“The decision [to choose Cuppone equipment] has been justified many times, mainly through speed of service when trading at high volumes. The Cuppone Giotto oven is the Ferrari of the pizza oven world, it has the engine of a formula one car. If you look after it, it will always be there for you. Ours hasn’t let us down in 8 years!”

When Brian needed to source equipment for the Stamford Arm’s new pop up outdoor pizza operation, he acquired the services of consultant, dealer and Groby local, Catering Support Services’ Shaun Sterland. Shaun worked closely with Brian and deployed his extensive knowledge on all things catering to recommend Cuppone’s Tiziano oven. After getting hands on with the Tiziano in a demo with Shaun, Brian decided this oven was ideal for baking the pop up bar’s trendy street food offering owing to its compact stature, economical running costs and simple controls. After COVID 19 hit, the small but mighty Tiziano stepped up to the plate and helped the Stamford Arms cater to customers cautious about dining indoors. Their outdoor pizza dining concept wasn’t just social distancing friendly, it also proved to be a hit with customers who loved the immersive, multisensory experience.

friendly, it also proved to be a hit with customers who loved the immersive, multisensory experience. Although the Stamford Arm’s pizza menu is ever evolving, their current best seller is the Shanghai; stone baked pizza topped with hand pulled duck breast, spring onions and drizzled with Hoi Sin sauce. Their thin, crisp pizza bases are provided by our trusted pizza partners at Deli Conti in Nottingham, producers of fine quality Italian pizza bases, flatbreads and dough balls. They even supply the Stamford Arms with gluten free bases which have ‘proved’ to be a huge success! The ‘Arms’ don’t limit their Cuppone equipment to just pizza making- they also whip up flatbreads and ‘Toni Breads’ (half sized pizzas with garlic, mozzarella and chillies accompanied by a side of olives) for those seeking a lighter bite.

Shaun Sterland doesn’t simply supply the Stamford Arms with catering kit; this multi skilled man has been trained on the technical aspects of Cuppone products by LLK’s Technical Director, Will. This enables Catering Support Services to act as a local LLK representative in Leicester, on hand to keep the Stamford Arm’s Cuppone kit in top working condition.

Brian says “Shaun has always been available for advice and research. He understands our business and listens to what we require. His experience in the catering trade is invaluable in what we buy and how we purchase it. Shaun’s knowledge and contacts in the business are invaluable to us.”

When asked why he is such a loyal Cuppone customer, Brian says “I choose Cuppone time and time again because they align with my own mission statement- Service, Quality and Standards. Enough said!”

butlins

Another holiday park embracing the popularity of the Italian concept is the popular family resort Butlin’s. In February of this year, LLK’s engineers headed over to Ludo’s restaurant situated in Butlin’s Minehead resort, to install their brand new Cuppone Giotto pizza oven and Cuppone heated pizza press. “Butlin’s recognised it was time to invest in their business, bringing themselves in line with the high street. Pizza being a concept that would make their business current” says Nick Brassett of YCE Catering Equipment in Leeds.

Working together with LLK, Nick specified the Giotto and press to the restaurant where the staff operating the equipment did have previous experience working at Ludo’s predecessor Pizza Hut. With the Giotto’s revolutionary revolving base, loading and unloading pizzas is child’s play. Add the Cuppone heated dough press to the set up and producing consistently beautiful pizzas can be achieved by anyone. “Ludo’s needed an operation that would allow them to deliver great food with pace. The Giotto was the obvious choice for front of house cooking as it is an impressive looking oven, adding the press was sure to make the operation effortless.” Says Brassett “So far all feedback from site has been great, particularly on the equipment, they love it. Which is great given they have previous experience with other brands!”

 LLK’s Technical Director Carl, who was on site to install the kit, also returned to deliver training to the employees at Ludo’s. LLK can offer their customers basic training on the use of their equipment to help reduce any unnecessary warranty calls. “We find that, more often than not, customers avoid reading instruction manuals, so this is usually the cause of many warranty calls. Being able to offer training on the use of our equipment helps customers maintain the oven and operate it correctly from the very beginning” comments Carl. 

SERVICE

We are in the most fortunate position to be representing Cuppone in th UK. Cuppone are one one of the oldest and renowned names in the market today and have been designing and manufacturing pizza equipment for more than half century. Taking advantage of today's most up to date technology, they have pioneered a range of equipment that allows customers to easily perfect the art of making pizza.

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LK are delighted to introduce to you our very own range of gas living flame and wood-fired pizza ovens! Lovingly developed over 10 years, our beautiful new range of ovens feature the latest technology and innovation, inspired by traditional techniques. Our innovative manufacturers possess extensive knowledge and experience and are experts in their field.

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We consider ourselves a one stop shop for all things pizza. Our vast range of pizza equipment will expand your offering for creating the best pizzas this side of Italy, including mixers, rollers, dividers, and rounders.

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LOAN

LLK’s Food preparation range will get your customers’ dishes prepped to perfection with authentic Italian brands such as IGF and FAC.

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COOKING EQUIPMENT

Your customers can make cooking easy with LLK's range of cooking equipment. Allowing frying, grilling and displaying of delicious dishes every time.

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PIZZA ACCESSORIES

We like to consider ourselves the pizza people, experts in supplying pizza equipment to the UK. We're your one stop shop for pizza accessories to offer you the complete package in all things pizza.

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2 Leicester Rd
Groby
Leicester
LE6 0DJ

EQUIPMENT: CUPPONE tiziano, CUPPONE HEATED PRESS
CUPPONE GIOTTO

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

If you are opening a takeaway and need a great value oven that you can rely on to produce excellent pizzas, then this is the range for you. In order to meet the growing demand for a pizza oven that would be suitable for the takeaway market at a low price, Cuppone created their economy range of ovens. These machines started with a very basic design, however true to Cuppone form they soon evolved into the ultra stylish looking Tiziano Oven that we sell today. The Tiziano Economy Ovens, like the rest of the Cuppone range, come in a wide array of choices to suit all budgets and requirements.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

If you are opening a takeaway and need a great value oven that you can rely on to produce excellent pizzas, then this is the range for you. In order to meet the growing demand for a pizza oven that would be suitable for the takeaway market at a low price, Cuppone created their economy range of ovens. These machines started with a very basic design, however true to Cuppone form they soon evolved into the ultra stylish looking Tiziano Oven that we sell today. The Tiziano Economy Ovens, like the rest of the Cuppone range, come in a wide array of choices to suit all budgets and requirements.

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Once you’ve got the perfect dough mix, the next step to creating the perfect pizza is to get your dough pressed into perfectly uniform pizza bases. Cuppone’s patented Pizza Press was made for this exact purpose. The Cuppone Pizza Press is a huge time saver when pressing out dough balls for pizza-making. Our patented design is invaluable for pizzerias and restaurants that have a high turnover and will pay for itself in no time by saving you money on a skilled Pizza Chef.

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The Cuppone Giotto Oven is everything you would expect from a Cuppone Pizza Oven and much, much more. Innovation and technology have once again enabled Cuppone to be the first to reinterpret the needs of a modern Pizza Chef and provide a new tool to make their work easier than ever before. Superbly elegant, extremely practical and functional, the Cuppone Giotto Oven is the first ever electric oven with a revolving stone base. The Giotto ovens guarantee high productivity and stand comparison with any other type of oven: electric, gas or wood-burning.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Cuppone Giotto Oven is everything you would expect from a Cuppone Pizza Oven and much, much more. Innovation and technology have once again enabled Cuppone to be the first to reinterpret the needs of a modern Pizza Chef and provide a new tool to make their work easier than ever before. Superbly elegant, extremely practical and functional, the Cuppone Giotto Oven is the first ever electric oven with a revolving stone base. The Giotto ovens guarantee high productivity and stand comparison with any other type of oven: electric, gas or wood-burning.

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SERVICE

We are in the most fortunate position to be representing Cuppone in th UK. Cuppone are one one of the oldest and renowned names in the market today and have been designing and manufacturing pizza equipment for more than half century. Taking advantage of today's most up to date technology, they have pioneered a range of equipment that allows customers to easily perfect the art of making pizza.

VIEW PRODUCTS

GOLD STANDARD SERVICE

LK are delighted to introduce to you our very own range of gas living flame and wood-fired pizza ovens! Lovingly developed over 10 years, our beautiful new range of ovens feature the latest technology and innovation, inspired by traditional techniques. Our innovative manufacturers possess extensive knowledge and experience and are experts in their field.

VIEW PRODUCTS

SPARES

We consider ourselves a one stop shop for all things pizza. Our vast range of pizza equipment will expand your offering for creating the best pizzas this side of Italy, including mixers, rollers, dividers, and rounders.

VIEW PRODUCTS

LOAN

LLK’s Food preparation range will get your customers’ dishes prepped to perfection with authentic Italian brands such as IGF and FAC.

VIEW PRODUCTS

COOKING EQUIPMENT

Your customers can make cooking easy with LLK's range of cooking equipment. Allowing frying, grilling and displaying of delicious dishes every time.

VIEW PRODUCTS

PIZZA ACCESSORIES

We like to consider ourselves the pizza people, experts in supplying pizza equipment to the UK. We're your one stop shop for pizza accessories to offer you the complete package in all things pizza.

VIEW PRODUCTS

LIVING FLAME

LK are delighted to introduce to you our very own range of gas living flame and wood-fired pizza ovens! Lovingly developed over 10 years, our beautiful new range of ovens feature the latest technology and innovation, inspired by traditional techniques. Our innovative manufacturers possess extensive knowledge and experience and are experts in their field.

VIEW PRODUCTS