Full English Breakfast in less than 10 Minutes?

The Benefits of a Combi Oven – and a Full English Breakfast in less than 10 Minutes!

A combi oven can be one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in any commercial kitchen. Designed with innovative technology that allows it to perform many different functions inside the same unit, a combi oven can cook with convection, steam, or a combination of both. But what are the real benefits of combi ovens?

VERSATILITY

Because combi ovens create a cooking environment that is precisely controlled in terms of moisture and heat, they are ideal for a variety of cooking techniques. With a combi, operators can cook, roast, steam, smoke, grill, braise, bake, fry, reheating, and even grill.

YIELD

Because combi ovens can actually provide moisture instead of removing it, they allow for greater yields, especially when cooking meats and proteins. Standard convection ovens do not provide this benefit.

MAXIMIZE KITCHEN SPACE

Commercial kitchens are usually small, cramped places that don’t have any extra space. In fact, foodservice operators often have to make choices on what types of equipment they can use, thus impacting menu creation. With a combi, you can get the maximum capabilities out of that small footprint while at the same time adding menu variety.

EASE-OF-USE

With the innovative combi ovens available on the market today, operators can enjoy the ease-of-use that comes with pressing a pre-programmed button. Want to fry some eggs,  grill cheese sandwiches, bake some pastries? Just put them in the oven and press a button. The oven will do the rest.

A FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST IN <10 MINUTES – REALLY?

How to cook a full English breakfast of bacon, black pudding, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread, hash browns and of course Lincolnshire sausages in less than ten minutes demonstrated by Lincat’s Development Chef, Paul Hickman

Paul uses the Lincat Self Cooking Centre to produce an amazing full english breakfast which looks and tastes amazing!

Discover more about Lincat combi ovens and the potential of combi oven technology in your foodservice operation. Busychef can help you attend a Lincat demo at our Leeds development kitchen to discover more.

Eight Things That Chefs Would Never Admit To!

1. Chefs are fussier than you think

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You might think chefs need to eat everything to get new ideas for their wonderful new creations, but the truth is most chefs are not willing to eat EVERYTHING. The top 5 foods that chefs hate most are liver, sea urchin, tofu, aubergine and oysters, of all things. Only 15% of the chefs said they ate anything.

Avoid pasta and chicken when eating out

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Why? These dishes are not worth the prices on the menu. Pasta and chicken dishes are easy to make at home, and chefs said that if they are paying £15 for a dish, they want something they don’t usually make, or at least is not that easy to make.

Chefs love fast food, TOO!

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You may think chefs would avoid fast food but actually most of the chefs claim they love fast food. The favourite chains among chefs’ votes: KFC and McDonalds.

Chefs work hard for low pay

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Chefs usually work between 60 to 80 hours a week and almost all of them work on holidays. 65% reported making less than £25,000 per year, compared to waiters taking home an average of £600 per week.

Specials are usually experimental dishes

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You may think that special menu items usually are the popular dishes, but the truth is that specials are just a chefs’ way of using old ingredients to try out new ideas or serve seasonal ingredients. Only 5 chefs admitted that they try to empty out the fridge with nightly specials.

Don’t order fish on Sunday

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Several chefs warned, “We don’t get fresh deliveries on Sunday.” So if you order seafood on Sunday, you might have the food less tasty/fresh.

Does 5 seconds rule work?

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Yes, 25% of the chefs surveyed said they’d pick up food that dropped on the floor and cook it. So the 5 seconds rule works, at least for the chefs.

Restaurants mark up wine by A LOT more than you might expect

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A lot of chefs said that the wines on their menu costs 3 times what the same one costs in a supermarket.

With thanks to Al for his contribution – and my wandering mind which made most of this up.