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Grandma Dance’s Famous Scotch Egg Recipe

The Dance family, have been at the foundations of IDS for generations. We are after all,  created by Ian Dance who worked hard to build the business that his sons and grandson continue to evolve and grow today. Catering has always been a part of our lives and it hasn’t just been about providing our…

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Outdated Kitchen gets brand new makeover!

IDS were contacted by Clarence Park Bowling Club earlier this year to help bring their outdated kitchen back to life. Our role in transforming their outdated kitchen into a new modern up-to-date facility, was to provide drawings and plans, increase the gas supply, manufacture and install a new extraction and ventilation system plus supply, install…

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Autumn Supper Ideas with perfect baked potatoes

With an ending of the beautiful summer season, we’ve prepared for you one of the most favourite Autumn dishes, the classic baked potato. Enjoy this delicious and simple recipe, which is so easy to make in your HOUNÖ combi oven! We’ve made the perfect potato even easier to create with our Enamelled Potato Spikes which…

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Top tips on avoiding a summer ice machine meltdown

We know a great ice machine is a life saver, especially during the summer months so ensuring you have the right equipment is essential to the smooth running of your business. Here are top tips for choosing the perfect ice machine: Take ease of clean seriously! Reliability and ease of cleaning are key factors for…

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Size Matters. We know.

Size matters in small kitchens. That’s why we sell the full range of Houno CombiSlim ovens which is ideal for small-scale or satellite kitchens. They are space saving –  Gain maximum flexibility using minimum space with CombiSlim ovens. These combi ovens measure only 51.3 cm in width and fit into all professional kitchens. Expand your…

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Weekend Baking with Houno!

We have the perfect idea for some baking this weekend. One of our favourite teams, the HOUNÖ Chefs would like to share a recipe for a gorgeous marzipan cake. Indulge yourself with this delicious dish, which is so easy to bake in your HOUNÖ combi oven. Marzipan cake 12 portions Ingredients 500gr Marzipan 500g Sugar…

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A very happy customer in Somerset this week!

Unfortunately, last week we had a frustrated call from Abbey Tea Rooms in Glastonbury after their existing 12 year old electric oven range decided it wasn’t up to another festival season! They needed a suitable replacement that would fit in with their current demands, latest technology and still be environmentally friendly.   We quickly sent…

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IDS receives Construction Online Gold Status!

We are proud to announce that we have received Gold Standard status with Construction Online.   This means that our credentials have been assessed for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies. As well as enhanced pre-qualification, all Gold members are assessed for SSIP (Safety Schemes in…

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How to cook the perfect steak!

This month, we would like to share a perfect recipe for a juicy grilled steak prepared in on of our HOUNÖ ovens. Follow our preparation and tips for the best results. Grilled steak 4 portions Ingredients 4 Sirloin steaks sliced 3 cm thick Method 1. Brush the steak lightly with oil and keep in the…

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National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

  It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Even though its only three small ingredients, bread, butter, cheese, it’s proven to be the most popular comfort food IN THE WORLD! The Ancient Romans were the first civilisation to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich, but many cultures have invented their own take on the ancient…

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How to effectively avoid new water law change fines

A commercial kitchen without effective means of grease removal will now contravene UK water regulations. You may have read of the many fines issued across Thames Valley in the past 12 months or watched the recent Channel 4 or Sky documentaries about fatbergs and issues facing the UK’s sewers, but are you aware of the…

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2 x New Maidaid E505WS Glasswashers

IDS have Supplied, Installed and Commissioned both the Glasswashers at Home Farm Holiday Park in Burnham-on-Sea just in time for their big event this weekend. A Great job done by Glynn with the installation showing just how much IDS engineers care about their work. Another

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Pitco Fryer Suite in less than 48 hours

Screwfix head office in Yeovil required a new fryer urgently when their existing unit had failed them, IDS pulled out all the stops to supply and fit a new , Just in time for the Friday Fish & Chip day. The catering staff have been extremely impressed with the service provided by IDS and the…

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