Top Story – De Melo, a taste of Italy in Teesside…

 Bringing a taste of Italy to Teesside... Entrepreneur & Ambassador for Richard Branson, Imran Ayoub was already the owner of a successful coffee house in Middlesbrough, Teesside when a family friend, already in the ice cream business suggested he should start making his own gelato to sell in the shop. Through family connections, Imran quickly established relationships with some of the finest Gelato names in Italy for his ingredients and recipes, the only thing left was to decide who he was going to ... Read more

Top Tip – Turn a Sota into a Panini

 All you need is a new grill rack... By simply purchasing a Grill Rack for your TurboChef Sota you can turn it into a TurboChef Panini. This simple addition allows you to serve toasties, wraps and paninis with the traditional 'bar marks'.         (Please note: the addition of the grill rack may limit the cooking ability of the oven, reducing the range of products being cooked) Steps for Operating the TurboChef Sota Oven: Control Panel displays “TurboChef Sota Oven Off, Ready To Clean”. (Photo 1) Ensure Cooking Chamber ... Read more

Equipment Review – Taylor Clamshell Grills

Two sided cooking... Burgers, fish, steak, chicken, panni’s and breakfast items etc – just a few of the things the L Series clam shell grill can cook. In fact Taylor L Series Clamshell Grill takes grilling to the next level. With a long standing partnership with most of the world’s major fast food chains, the Taylor Company has been a US market leader when it comes to fast cooking and grilling. The Taylor L Series grill features the latest in efficiency, safety and productivity. ... Read more

Top Story – BOO Burger

Say BOO to a burger and SHAKE it... Set on busy London Road in Leicester Boo first opened it's doors early in April 2017 with the dream of serving a basic but high quality burger and Shake menu. The owners took over 6 months just to create their burger recipe. So next on the list was to find out how to make a simple but high quality thick shake. Having looked at what some of the American chains were doing they contacted Taylor ... Read more

Top Tip – Check the fuse isn’t blown…

Do you have a frozen drink machine, soft serve freezer or oven which runs on a standard 13 amp plug? Has it suddenly stopped working for no reason? The first thing to check on any machine which plugs into a regular power outlet is the fuse. Some machines can operate quite close to the maximum rating when the motors and compressor are running and under some circumstances this can spike the power enough to cause the fuse to blow. If the fuse does blow, ... Read more

Product Review – Ice Cream vs Froyo

Which would you choose? In recent years, frozen yogurt has become a popular alternative to ice cream due to its reputation for being healthier. However, several factors need to be considered before deciding which frozen treat is best for you. Depending on the type of frozen yogurt and toppings you choose, ice cream may actually be the healthier choice. Ice cream and frozen yogurt are both frozen treats made from dairy, but there is a significant difference that sets them apart. In order ... Read more

Top Story – El Pastor

Sweetcorn & Avocado soft serve and Cacao Nib & Colima Lime sorbet... Just before Christmas, a fabulous new tacos restaurant opened in Borough Market, London. It was Wednesday morning, only two days before the restaurant was due to open, when the snap decision was made that soft serve ice cream would be a fabulous addition to the menu, complementing the amazing Mexican food and tacos. A call was made to Dave Bradford at Taylor UK... 48 hours is not a lot of time ... Read more

Equipment Review – Frigomat C125

Small, counter top, simple to use and freezes 2.8 litres of ice cream in as little as 12 minutes... Loved by chefs in restaurants up and down the country, the Taylor by Frigomat C125 is a small compact batch freezer for artisan ice cream, gelato and sorbet products. In only 12 minutes this little counter top machine will turn just over 2 litres of liquid mix - into 2.8 litres of frozen scoop-able ice cream. Simply turn it on, pour in your mix ... Read more

Top Tip – Who doesn’t like a nice bit of stirring?

Making up a powdered mix... Do you use a powdered soft serve mix like Taylor UK's Frozen Yopiu powder? Do you suffer from a slightly inconsistent finished product some times? Preparation is the key...   Everyone likes a good bit of stirring from time to time - this is one of those times! The biggest mistake which we see at Taylor UK is lack of preparation time when mixing up a powdered soft serve mix; whether it's Taylor UK's Frozen Yopiu powder, Caterlinks 'Fabbri Super Soft' ... Read more

Top Story – We’re forever growing bubbles…

Internet auctions are fine, but where's the back up when it goes wrong? Theo Foster, owner of Bubblicious in Birmingham had a dream to open a top quality dessert parlour offering a wide range of desserts at a competitive price back in 2013. Theo finally opened Bubblicious for the first time in 2014. The concept was to provide the people of Birmingham with high end 'artisanal' thick shakes, sundaes, Belgian waffles, crepes and gelato. Being a new venture and a sole trader, Theo had ... Read more
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