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29 October 2021| News
Japanese Hospitality – Omotenashi

The essence of hospitality is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and mentality. A word has evolved in Japanese usage that does not exist in any other language. It describes the Japanese approach to hospitality in a wonderfully accurate way.  Omotenashi. O-mo-te-na-shi. But what is "Japanese Hospitality" and how is it different from our western understanding...

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27 October 2021| News
Cocktails in Movies: The Great Gatsby

Cocktails rightly take pride of place in many movies and can become as iconic as the characters themselves. With our "Cocktail in Movies" blog series, we are taking a close look at our favourite movie-featured cocktails, and confirm, what we all already knew. Cocktails are more than just liquids mixed together, but a culinary art...

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21 October 2021| News
Learn from a Bartending Pro

Bartender and Co-Owner, Jenner Cormier of Bar Kismet, shares his award-winning bartending techniques and cocktail recipes using Hoshizaki ice ( Film by Alex Mitchell of In stainless steel shaker add fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, spruce tip amaro, bonded American whiskey, a bit of egg whites, shake with sphere ice in order to whip...

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14 October 2021| News
Hoshizaki rolls out refrigerated sushi display cases with LED lights

Hoshizaki is once again leading-the-way with design-led, commercial refrigeration solutions having expanded its speciality sushi case portfolio with shining, new LED models. By offering LED lights as a feature with their sushi cases, Hoshizaki  will not only be providing both the caterer and customer with a clear and illuminated view of the contents within the...

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13 August 2021| News
Sly Augustin’s recipe for summer happiness

With summer here and the temperatures rising there’s no better way to stay cool and celebrate the lifting of lockdown restrictions than with a delicious cocktail. We speak with renowned mixologist Sly Augustin and owner of the award winning Trailer Happiness bar in West London - who gives us his take on the importance of...

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29 July 2021| News
Have you ‘herd’ Black Cow’s summer drink suggestions?

Jason Barber, who is a fifth generation dairy farmer and one of the founders of Black Cow gives us his take on refreshing cocktails for summer, the importance of ice in drinks and their new ready to drink Negroni. Tell us about Black Cow Vodka? How did your business start and what makes Black Cow...

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01 July 2021| News

This year’s theme is #NextGenCooling, the Future of Refrigeration, and it is the perfect opportunity to highlight the interesting people working for and with refrigeration. Think about the engineers who help manufacture the refrigeration devices of the future, but also the chefs and mixologists working with the products that keep the food fresh and the...

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25 June 2021| News
Cool is cool

Refrigeration. When we hear this word, we might think about food, drinks, and ice. But have you ever thought about what refrigeration does? How many parts of our lives are determined by functioning refrigeration? Think about vaccines, that need to be stored in cold conditions. Without refrigeration, billions of people who suffer from Diabetes wouldn't...

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22 June 2021| News
WORLD REFRIGERATION DAY – Meet Hoshizaki’s very own cooling champion

To celebrate World Refrigeration Day 2021 and its theme of: ‘Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World’ – we speak to Hoshizaki UK’s Technical Manager Stuart Kayes about his amazing 25 year career from apprentice engineer to Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration. When did your career in cooling begin? I started my career...

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18 June 2021| News
Ice Maker Sourcing Tips for Maximum Hygiene

Although not always recognized as such, ice is actually a food item, and the ice maker that produces ice is considered a food production machine. This is why not only functionality features should be in focus. It is recommended to source products that are designed to minimize contamination hazards. Poorly made, stored, or handled ice...

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18 June 2021| News
Smart Ice Maker Technology for Maximum Hygiene

IM Cubers Meeting even the strictest hygiene requirements, these true allrounders offer many application possibilities in segments including the foodservice and medical sector. But how does it work? A dedicated jet of freshwater is injected into each of the closed cells. Excess water leaves the closed cell through a set of outlets. The cell walls...

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18 June 2021| News
Ice Maker Food Safety Tips

Bars and Restaurants have been closed or have been operating on a lower capacity. To get your machines and your staff up to speed, we have gathered the most important info for ice maker operators. Clean parts, clean ice. If you want to re-start your Ice Maker after a longer downtime, there are some simple...

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