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Lincat wins coveted Sainsbury’s Foodservice Excellence Award

Lincat, the UK’s leading manufacturer of commercial catering equipment, has won a prestigious Sainsbury’s Foodservice Excellence Award for demonstrating a ‘partnership approach to ways of working’. The award was presented at Sainsbury’s Supplier Conference in London recently.

Lincat have supplied a wide range of catering equipment to Sainsbury’s in-store cafes and food-to-go counters for many years. In particular, Lincat’s Development Chef, Paul Hickman, has worked closely with the Sainsbury’s Café Operations Team to introduce and develop the use of state-of-the-art Lincat Opus combi steamers.

It is for this work, especially, that Sainsbury’s wanted to recognise Lincat’s achievement in the form of an award, as Miranda Mardell of the Café Operations Team, explains…

“Lincat offers free onsite training with every new Opus SelfCooking Center, but Paul’s support to us has always been above and beyond the call of duty. His training has, without a doubt, been excellent; he has a great ability to adapt his presentation to meet the individual requirements of each of our teams.

She continued…

“However the support he has provided is far broader, ranging from bespoke menu development and programming tips to telephone advice and proof reading equipment manuals! All is done with great understanding of our business. Nothing is too much trouble.

“And, of course, we must not leave out Rob, who is equally supportive and helpful, as is the wider Lincat team in general. We’ve even been able to use Lincat’s facilities for our team meetings. We’re delighted to recognise their efforts with this award.”

Lincat have supplied catering equipment to Sainsbury’s 280 foodservice outlets for over 10 years. In addition to combi steamers, Lincat provides fryers, ovens, griddles, grills and boiling rings.

Nick McDonald, Marketing Director of Lincat said…

"We are extremely proud to win Sainsbury's Foodservice Excellence Award. It’s great to have developed such a strong relationship with Sainsbury's which is based not just on the performance of our equipment, but on the quality of our customer service and support."

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

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