fire suppression now for Varithek ACS front cooking

Rieber’s ACS Varithek front cooking stations have been selected for inclusion in TUCO’s Catering Innovation & Concept Solutions Framework and the CICS Dynamic Purchasing System for Lot 11 – Technology/Equipment (CAT11053-TU). Dynamic Purchasing Systems speed up the procurement process by making tendering much simpler. They also help to ensure best value for public sector caterers […]

PRIME COOKING Latest trends and technologies

Front Cooking: There is a trend for prime cooking to be more flexible and mobile…hence the term Front Cooking. University caterers, staff feeding caterers, event and street food specialists are using mobile, self-ventilating prime cooking equipment to create food stalls or service points as part of the mix of food service options. Because they are mobile, […]

Grab and go breakfast options

cold buffet display with K-Pot

YOGHURT WITH MINE PLEASE! Ideal presentation and food display ideas for retail display and education caterers. “Healthy eating and the move into plant-based eating is raising the game in terms of presentation,” says Gareth Newton, MD, BGL Rieber. “Grab and go means flexibility, the ability to set up a display quickly and attractively wherever it […]

Easy way to add meal capacity to cater for children’s parties and events

Thermoport Canteen with top trays open

With a capacity of 15-50 covers providing meals such as sausages, burgers, beans, baked potatoes, mashed potato, chips, hot dogs, fish fingers, curries, pasta etc, the Rieber Thermoport canteen is a quick way of adding extra hot meal capacity to cater for kids’ birthdays, or events and workshops. Trolleys can be personalised with attractive adhesive […]

K-Pot now controlled remotely with an app!

k-pot connect app control

K-Pot is the modern, ‘sustainable’ chafing dish, now available with ‘Connect’ — an app which means K-Pot can now be remotely controlled. Replaces traditional serveries and chafing dishes and introduces a new, sustainable approach to creating hot and cold displays for food serveries and counters. K-Pot can regenerate chilled or frozen meals, as well as […]


The new ‘Government Hub’ at Canary Wharf, London, has two new Varithek ACS 1600o3 front cooking stations. The Hub is the new workplace for thousands of civil servants, many moving from scattered central London offices, as the Government introduces new efficiencies. The Varithek ACS 1600o3 station has three Varithek cooking modules, with either heated, refrigerated […]

Madingley Hall, Cambridge

Madingley Hall is home to the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). It hosts many of ICE’s courses and is also a conference centre of distinction. An elegant country house built in the 16th century, the Hall is set in eight acres of gardens and grounds, some of which were designed by Lancelot […]

New front cooking servery at Birmingham Medical School

Two Varithek front cooking stations have been installed within a new Promart servery counter at the 380-seat restaurant at Birmingham Medical School. The 12-week refurbishment project, designed and delivered by Promart, has seen sales rise by up by 12% per day, reports Mark Houghton, Executive Chef, University of Birmingham. “Varitheks make the food look at […]


Rieber’s Varithek self-ventilating front cooking system at the Princess of Wales Hospital Bridgend is “going really well” reports Catering Services Manager, Michael Jefferies. “The staff have really bought into using Varithek and enjoy cooking in front of their customers. “We use the Varithek for cooking either stir fries, chicken dishes, burgers and noodles at lunchtimes. […]

Elementary protection for Birmingham dispensers

rieber plate dispenser heated twin tube

BGL Rieber has supplied heated plate dispensers for ward kitchens fitted with special factory-made steel mesh to protect the heating element from any foreign object falling in – such as rubber bands and menu cards – which may present a fire risk and/or alarm the staff and patients. The hospital was not happy with some […]