Pro Foodservice Reps will be showcasing new and innovative products at Hotelympia 2018 on stand 2130.
Come and see Team PFR and representatives from manufacturing partners to view the latest tabletop, buffet, bar supplies, knives and utensils and pizza supplies from around the world, available in the UK.
American metalcraft will be launching their new Crave Collection of break-resistant melamine dinnerware. In a wide variety of sizes in plates, platters and bowls, Crave combines artisan-quality melamine that captures the look and feel of china.
Mercer Culinary has introduced a range of rose gold and matt black platting tools to add style to chefs’ presentations in open kitchens and chefs’ tables.
Celebrating 250 years of artisan porcelain manufacture, Revol Porcelaine’s stunning hand finished collections need to be seen and touched to be fully appreciated. Hot on the heals of the Succession and Sphere collections (both of which will be on display) comes Solstice, unique multi – textured porcelain plates and bowls for discerning diners and operators – and Equinoxe White Cumulus, which adds pure white enamel on a black clay to the popular Equinoxe Collection.
Part of the Revol Group, Mealplak offers an innovative range of food – friendly, non-porous table and buffet ware created from the unique resin composition Nacryl®. Admired for its bright colours, subtle translucence and silky touch, it is appreciated by professionals worldwide for its resistance to the constraints of everyday use.
Barfly By Mercer is a range of barware essentials and accessories designed to deliver optimal appearance, temperature, consistency and proportion in every glass–with masterful results.
The REVOL plant is a history handed down for 250 years, with each year bringing them a little closer to the chefs and their restaurant tables. Watch video>>
Revol believes that their proximity to the world’s chefs is the result of mutual values of sharing, authenticity, family history and heritage successfully handed down from generation to generation.
At Revol’s plant in the Drôme region, there is a shared expertise that their workers love to talk about, and which they teach and hand down to their own children, who will take the story forward in turn.
Since 1768, and the union in marriage of Pierre Revol and Madeleine Carrier, Revol has seen nine generations of faience makers, then porcelain makers. The 250 men and women working in the company are striving to prolong this extraordinary family saga and to pass on all the art and passion of the profession.
On the major anniversary of two and a half centuries of activity, Revol’s Heritage team has delved into the reserves and found some moulds from yesteryear, iconic pieces and ranges that are deeply rooted in the tradition of French cuisine.
The style and elegance of the handles – usually known as “ears” – on Revol’s “round dish with ears”, which were once minutely decorated by hand, have won universal acclaim and are now the symbol of a collection paying homage to Revol’s skills and to the foundations of good French cooking.
The mould of this piece has been made by hand to provide the vein effect to the handles and give them the vintage appearance that is now once again in fashion. This famous dish is an elegant way to serve your egg dishes, along with vegetables and gratins.
It is thanks to this type of collaboration, and by accepting the numerous challenges set by artist and exceptional chef Régis Marcon, that Revol has been able to come up with tomorrow’s colours for its own creation, as well as refine the industrial processes required to create the enamel’s nuances and effects.
Gradation, texture, shine: a chef’s signature means a myriad of details that must be perfected with precision in order to produce a plate that is both unique and mechanically reproducible for chefs around the world.
This phase of R&D is essential to our craft and allows us to continue to discover and improve our techniques of production and the skills of our artisans.
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The beginning of 2018 has already seen some big changes at Pro Foodservice Reps, the UK’s foremost manufacturers’ representative group, with new premises, new team member and new website.
Strong growth in 2017 expedited the need for bigger premises and further investment, and at the beginning of January the PFR team moved to a brand new rural business centre close to Leicester. The newly converted stables at Rolleston Lodge Business Centre houses a sizeable office, integral warehousing, showroom and private meeting area. With its convenient central location and extensive free parking, PFR invites dealers and operators to take advantage of the meeting facilities and learn all about the brands PFR represents, including CED Fabrications, Linda Lewis Kitchens through to Unox UK.
Charlotte Deykin has been promoted to sales manager and Hayley Sumner joins the team in a sales support role. Deykin has been with PFR since 2015 and has progressed swiftly to senior management.
To celebrate this exciting progression and communicate the company’s direction, PFR has updated its branding and launched a new website profoodservicereps.co.uk . The new site brings together the brands PFR represents with added functionality and content for dealers and end users.
At Hotelympia 2018 PFR will be hosting its own stand for the first time, showcasing American MetalCraft, Baselite, Mercer Culinary and Revol, with manufacturers’ senior management teams converging from the US and France. A programme of activities is planned, along with new product launches including a very special 250th anniversary collection from Revol Porcelaine.
In addition, Induced Energy, Precision Refrigeration and Viessmann will be exhibiting in their own capacity supported by PFR personnel in what is sure to be an unmissable event.
PFR Sales Director, Ross Gibson commented “PFR has just celebrated its 3rd birthday, and we are delighted at how successful the manufacturers’ representative model is proving in the UK marketplace. Everything we are now doing and planning for 2018 and beyond is aimed at taking the business to the next level, and providing the best possible service to our partners, their dealers and operators. We would also like to wish Wayne Bennet all the best in his new role, having previously served the PFR board with his upmost professionalism.”
Revol’s famous and elegant Sphere plates have been reinvented in a new prestige collection with three new motifs.
Here, the most precious elements of cuisine and music are blended: the composer’s talent, precise gestures, subtlety in choosing notes and ingredients and the harmony of the result, awaking the senses to generosity and enjoyment.
Revol has taken the daring step of making three variations on our Sphere plate, giving the artists that you are a chance to bring out all your audacity!
Let the concert begin, for the greater pleasure of the taste buds!