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Lincat Opus Combis chosen for WorldSkills London 2011

Lincat, the UK’s leading manufacturer of commercial catering equipment for cooking, holding and display, has been chosen to be an Official Supplier of the WorldSkills Cooking Competition 2011. As a result, 19 Lincat Opus OSC61 SelfCooking Centres and three Silverlink 600 electric salamander grills will be put through their paces by the world’s most talented young chefs, as they compete for the ultimate prize of a WorldSkills gold medal.

WorldSkills London 2011, the world’s largest skills event, will take place at ExCel London from 5-8 October. Over 1000 young people, from over 50 countries across the globe, will gather together to compete to be the best of the best in a wide range of vocational skills, from cooking and creative arts to IT and engineering. The reigning cooking gold medal holder is Adam Smith of the Ritz, London, who triumphed at the 2009 WorldSkills competition in Calgary.

“We’re delighted to become an Official Supplier of the WorldSkills Cooking Competition 2011. It’s a great vote of confidence in our products that they have been chosen for such a prestigious event”, said Nick McDonald, Marketing Director of Lincat. “It’s exciting that our equipment will be put through its paces by some of the world’s brightest young cooking talent, watched by the great and the good of the hospitality industry worldwide.

He added…

“It’s satisfying too that our equipment will, after the event, be supplied to further education colleges throughout the UK to create a positive, lasting legacy.”

The Opus SelfCooking Center is easier to use than any conventional combi steamer. Using a touch screen you simply select the food and how you want it cooked. The SelfCooking Center does the rest, automatically selecting the cooking mode, temperature time and humidity levels. It can, however, also be used in manual mode to allow chefs all the control and creativity they require.

Lincat offers two kinds of combi steamer: Opus SelfCooking Centers and Opus CombiMasters. Gas and electric versions of each are available, with 24 models in all. Sizes for both specifications extend from 6 x 1/1 GN to 20 x 2/1 GN.

Lincat Ltd manufactures one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of catering equipment. Products are sold throughout the UK and in over 50 countries overseas through a network of international distributors. Lincat Ltd is a member company of the Middleby Corporation.

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