Frozen food distributor Central Foods has unveiled a new product development kitchen at its Northamptonshire headquarters to help in developing and showcasing the products it offers to foodservice operators.
The kitchen has been fitted with the latest state-of the-art equipment including induction hobs, combi ovens, fryers, griddles and microwaves. It will also be used to trial new products that the company is considering listing, as part of its commitment to sourcing and offering high quality, on-trend products for foodservice operators across the UK and beyond.
“This new facility enables Central Foods to improve the way we showcase our products, as well as ideas of how best to serve them,” said Gordon Lauder, managing director of Central Foods. “It will also help us when trying new products that we are considering adding to our range – helping us to keep abreast of the latest trends and continuing to offer our customers an appetising selection of food products that go down well with their own customers.”
The company supplies more than 400 different lines, ranging from vegetarian and free-from items, meat products, bakery items and canapés through to buffet products, desserts and puddings.
Gordon adds: “The development is an extension to our current offices and has a glass roof, which fills the room with natural light – allowing us to showcase our products in the best possible way and take images for use on social media, to offer inspiration to chefs and kitchen staff across all types of operations.”