Catering equipment supplier Valentine & CuisinEquip has opened a new test kitchen in Greater Manchester, enabling customers in the north the opportunity to see its latest range of equipment first-hand.
The facility at Ashton-under-Lyne features an operational development kitchen alongside a conference and meeting room where the Valentine & CuisinEquip’s team can deliver equipment consultations, product demonstrations and comprehensive training on everything from Valentine fryers and Vito oil filtration to Bottene artisan pasta makers and LightFry commercial air fryers.
The company has also expanded its facilities in Reading, Berkshire, where its head office has been located for several decades. This has included increasing the development kitchen by 50% and adding a brand new conference room.
On the development work, Steve Elliott, sales director at Valentine & CuisinEquip comments: “We’re proud to offer our customers some of the most respected service and support standards in our industry – having done so in the UK for the best part of 70 years. With a truly nationwide network of customers, dealers and distributors, we felt it was important to offer those in the north a more convenient and accessible location to view the latest equipment in the Valentine & CuisinEquip portfolio.
“At the same time, we felt it important to invest in our head office in Reading – bringing the facilities in line with our company’s values of quality and excellence. Our new development kitchen and conference facilities do just that. Enabling our team to demonstrate the capabilities of our range, while also giving our customers the opportunity to try the equipment, using their own foods, in modern and comfortable surroundings.”