Illy Cafe, Park Plaza Hotel install choose the MerryChef E2S

High Speed Ovens continue our work with Park Plaza Hotel Group installing another Merrychef E2S, this time in the Illy Cafe at the hotel.

High Speed Ovens have installed a Merrychef E2S into the Illy Cafe at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster.

The flagship hotel in central London is within sight of Big Ben and Parliament and is busy 365 days a year. With over 1000 rooms in the hotel, the kitchens are constantly in action. High Speed Ovens have previously supplied a MerryChef E2S to one of the main kitchens to speed up room service.

Upgrading the Cafe Equipment

The latest installation is in the recently refurbished Illy Cafe at the front of the hotel. The aim of the new Merrychef is primarily to reduce the waiting time for food at peak service. Using a traditional griddle it is taking just over 3 minutes to cook a ham & cheese croissant. The Merrychef is typically able to toast croissants in 40 seconds. The high power (32A single phase) version of the oven is able to cook two in the same amount of time.

The secondary aim of the oven is to allow the cafe to expand their menu range. New products added to the menu include – loaded English breakfast muffins, hot baguettes and deep fill toasties. All of these item were ready in 1 minute or less. Core temperature averaged 85 celsius.

Executive Sous Chef Atish Raje: “We’ve been really pleased with the MerryChef we installed last year as it has had a huge impact on speeding up room service. The new oven here in the Illy Cafe will no doubt also help us at those very busy periods, particularly in the morning.”

As with all Merrychefs the E2S is fully certified ventless and can operate without the need for extraction making it perfect for front of house operation. Park Plaza chose the classic silver but is also available in Black or Red.

Park Plaza Sandwiches

For further information on the Merrychef E2S please email in any questions via the contact us form.