Gamble Foodservice Solutions has supplied an Ovention Matchbox 360-12 oven to the Galvin HOP Pub Deluxe in Spital Square, London. The oven was specified by kitchen design and installation specialist, the CCE Group, as part of a complete remodel of the site’s foodservice facilities. The Galvin HOP pub and restaurant, which represents a totally new drinking and dining concept, is on the site of the former Galvin’s Café a Vin.
Galvin HOP offers a broad range of seasonally inspired modern British fast food, complemented by a variety of speciality international beers and a comprehensive wine list. The 200 seater venue is open from 8:00 am for breakfast with service continuing until 11:30 pm. In addition to the eat-in menu, the Galvin HOP also offers takeaway food and has recently introduced a delivery service. A feature of the pub’s menu is a range of speciality hot dogs, which are served in brioche buns. During busy periods, the Galvin HOP serves up to of 300 hot dogs per day.
The CCE Group specified a front of house, purpose built and self-contained hot dog workstation, which incorporates the Ovention oven. The hot dogs are cooked fresh to order on the oven, which provides the capacity to cook up to eight dogs simultaneously in two and a half minutes. The oven is also used for cooking sausages, bacon and eggs for the breakfast service.
Pre-programmed cooking time and temperature are input via the Ovention oven’s user friendly touchpad, with food automatically loaded into the cooking chamber with a further tap of the touchpad. The Ovention model uses precision impingement technology, delivering over twice the volume of hot air and better air concentration than conventional conveyor ovens. Food is cooked in a closed cavity, minimising the escape of hot air, for reduced energy consumption. Multiple catalysts break down grease into moist hot air, which is used in the cooking process, for improved quality and healthier product. The catalysts and the fact that the chamber is only open whilst food is loaded or unloaded allow ventless cooking.
Group head chef for Galvin Restaurants, Kevin Tew, stated: “The Ovention oven offers a number of advantages over conventional cooking methods, not least in terms of speed of service and consistent food quality. It is very easy to use, which helps us make the optimum use of our existing manpower, increasing kitchen efficiency and productivity. The popularity of our hot dogs and the high level of repeat business are testament to the cooking quality, which the oven delivers.”
CCE Group’s managing director, Ray Costelloe, added: “The Ovention oven is a true innovation in the hospitality sector and represents the sort of equipment that we are offering to our clients to improve foodservice efficiency and profitability. In addition to its operational advantages, the product does not need an extraction system, saving on kitchen installation costs and avoiding potential planning permission issues.”