Williams Refrigeration will be supplying equipment for Hotelympia’s International Salon Culinaire competition again this year. Salon Culinaire is the largest and most prestigious chef competition programme in the UK. This year’s contest features 80 classes within four categories, and once again celebrates the skills of the UK’s hospitality industry.
For more than ten years, the organisers of the Live Theatre competition have chosen equipment from Williams and sister company Falcon Foodservice Equipment. These are timed cookery challenges, with the added pressure of a live audience watching every move. With competition at this level it’s vital that the equipment available to competitors performs well under pressure.
Williams has provided six Jade J1 upright fridges, along with one Jade LJ1 upright freezer.
The live theatre element of Salon Culinaire takes place throughout the four days of Hotelympia 2016, with challenges ranging from Perfect Pasta and the Dough Ball Challenge to the hotly contested Freestyle Dessert - plus La Parade des Chefs, where two teams compete to produce a three course meal for up to 100 covers.
With such an intense schedule, organisers have to be sure that their equipment choices are up to the task.
“We are very delighted to have been selected for Salon Culinaire again,” says Martin Laws, marketing manager at Williams Refrigeration. “The organisers have a tough responsibility to provide the most reliable equipment for competitors, so to be given this seal of approval again is a vindication.”