BGL Rieber is creating a series of recipes perfectly suited to the ventless ACS Varithek front cooking system. Whether you are a contractor, school, university or hospital caterer, we hope you find the recipes inspiring. ACS Varithek Recipes: Varithek Drop Pancakes with Berry Compote, 20 portions Recipe Video Varithek Chicken Sate, 10 portions Recipe Video […]

Cook and serve fresh food, here, there and everywhere

ACS Varithek allows caterers to create kitchens wherever they choose. The ACS Varithek brochure from BGL Rieber shows the front and theatre cooking capability of this self-ventilating and now optionally fire-supressed cooking station. Key advantages are that you can turn unused space into a kitchen and servery; and that the chefs are out front interacting […]

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, […]


fire suppression now for Varithek ACS front cooking

BGL Rieber supplies the Varithek ACS front cooking station and K-Pot electric chafing dishes to contract catering customers across the sector including schools, universities and hospitals. Says Gareth Newton, MD, BGL Rieber: “Our contract catering and public sector customers tell us they want to provide choice and they want it as good as they can […]

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 […]

Newsletter: Rethinking garden centre catering

Whether it’s because of social distancing or a change in people’s tastes and expectations… the hospitality business is changing, and the way we cook and serve food must change with it. BGL Rieber has produced an informative newsletter for operators of garden centres and nurseries who want to take their catering operation ‘out front’, making […]

Focus on… being prepared – eat safe, stay safe

BGL Rieber has launched its latest newsletter for care homes and their caterers. We all had little or no notice, or time, to prepare for the first wave of the pandemic. But with grit and determination, the care homes across the UK managed to cope brilliantly and pull through. With the potential of a second […]

AMEREX fire suppression now available for Rieber Varithek ACS front cooking stations

BGL Rieber has just concluded a deal with foodservice fire suppression specialist AMEREX, whereby AMEREX KP Strike Electronic Control System (ECS) with electrical detection can now be fitted to Rieber ACS front cooking stations. BGL Rieber has the design rights to this system, which can be retrofitted to ACS units worldwide if required. From the […]

‘POP-UP’ CATERING CONCEPT wins prestigious Prime Cooking award

Rieber’s Catering Circle has scooped top prize in the 2019 Caterer Product Excellence Awards, Prime Cooking category. “This category was judged on efficiency, functionality, design and benefits to the end-user,” said The Caterer’s Products & Suppliers Editor, Lisa Jenkins.​ “And in a world where the traditional kitchen now includes a varied range of equipment, prime […]


Rieber’s crowd-loving self-ventilating theatre cooking station – the Varithek ACS AirCleanSystem – is currently wowing audiences at Pinewood Studio’s new catering facility. The system was supplied as part of a Space Group project to design, supply and fit-out a new studio canteen at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Pinewood famously is the studio behind Star Wars […]