Café owner John Gallagher explains why even the best oven needs back-up...
In the heart of Forest Row is a cheery, bustling café which has offered the residents of this popular East Sussex village a place to congregate and take a break for over eleven years. As Java and Jazz owner, John Gallagher, explains: “Our café serves this community, and gives the oldest, the youngest and everyone in-between somewhere to meet and socialise”.
The café concentrates on great coffee and great cake, proper Italian gelato from Turin, and authentic Italian hot dishes such as pastas and pizzas. As any food operator knows, an oven is the crux of the matter. But John believes that it is not just the oven that is the key to success.
“It is really important to have a great oven,” he explains. “But you also need the best service and support and people who know they are doing when it comes to installation. In my view it is the combination of our brilliant Sveba-Dahlen oven and the service that we receive from Jestic that has made our decision such a success.”
Having researched the market, the team found the Sveba-Dahlen P-series triple deck oven supplied by Jestic Foodservice Equipment. A well-established brand popular with many leading pizza brands throughout Europe, the reputation of these robust, highly regarded Swedish designed and engineered ovens is well established, and well deserved according to John:
“We have found that our new ovens maintain the temperature much better than the old one, and they lose very little heat when the doors are opened. They also heat up very quickly from cold and all of this means that we have made huge energy savings and our bills are down considerably.”
The team are delighted with the new decked oven which is easy to operate and to pre-set programmes. They also offer huge versatility and allow the chefs to have each oven at a different temperature, so pizzas can be cooked in one, a pasta dish in another and maybe bacon or even cakes in the third.
“We are extremely pleased with our decision to buy the triple deck oven and I would have no hesitation in recommending Sveba-Dahlen and Jestic Foodservice Equipment to other operators. They offer a brilliant combination of superb engineering and excellent service.”