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Precision Keeps Michel Roux Jr Chilled at Le Gavroche

Precision Refrigeration Ltd. Hall: Za'abeel Hall 1 Stand: Z1-B28
The complete kitchen refurbishment at Le Gavroche saw a wide range of Precision cabinets and blast chillers being installed. “In a two Michelin star restaurant you have to demand the best: the best raw ingredients and the best kitchen equipment,” says owner Michel Roux Jr. “I chose Precision because they are great fridges.” The Precision units are also versatile in terms of their shape and capacity, which is vital in a kitchen where space is not only at a premium, but also usually not fridge-shaped! “A lot of restaurants, especially in London, have layout problems similar to Le Gavroche,” says Michel. “There are walls that can’t be moved. Precision come in and they find the particular fridge that fits that available space. They’re very flexible. We’ve got all kinds of counters here, some with drawers, some with doors, some actually wall-mounted.” Michel is particularly pleased with the Precision drawer units. “The beauty of refrigeration with drawers is that even during a busy service the temperature remains constant. With the old units the temperature was always fluctuating. With the Precision units you can be assured that the fridge is doing its job and is staying cold.” Sustainability is a key issue for Michel, so the Precision units’ energy efficiency is another key benefit. “Everything is designed to be as eco-friendly as possible – for example, the cabinets’ insulation is based on recycled vegetable oils, rather than petrochemicals. One of my blast chillers is a big monster of a cabinet, but it’s so efficient, it just runs off a 13 amp plug, which is great. It’s on castors so I can move it around and just plug it in elsewhere if I need to. “I feel Precision’s models are better than other fridges out there. The drawers feel sturdy and strong. You
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