We have a new Director!

He will not like that we’ve put this picture up but it certainly needs to be shared! This is Jamie shaking hands with his Grandad, Ian Dance, on starting his work experience back in 2005! As a business created by Ian Dance over 30 years ago, we are a company who have consistently evolved through…

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Proud to announce the launch of Synergy Grill Technology at IDS

Here at IDS, we are always searching for the latest innovations to help make running your commercial kitchen easier, safer and more efficient. We are proud to be stockists of the brilliant new Synergy Grill Technology products. Created by British innovator, Justin Cadbury, the Synergy Grill offers pioneering, award-winning technology. High power and low energy…

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Grandma Dance’s Perfect Sponge Cake

Grandma is back with the lightest, airiest sponge cake recipe you’ll ever try! We don’t know if it’s the way she makes them or the love she puts in them but they truly are the best sponge cakes you’ll ever have. Director Glynn joined his mum in the kitchen to learn the tips and tricks…

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Grandma Dance’s Festive Sausage Rolls

We’ve a cracking Christmas recipe for you this week from Grandma’s kitchen! You’ll be wanting to add this to your Christmas festive menu, we’re sure. The whole team at IDS enjoyed creating these delicious sausage rolls after a busy week. Let us know if you make them too! Festive Turkey Sausage Rolls Quantity – 24…

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Congresbury Cafe Makeover

We’re pleased to share with you a brand new installation we’ve completed for the Congars Cafe in Broad Street, Congresbury which officially opened last week. Owner of the cafe, Sonia, came to us in need of a brand new kitchen to help make the most of the space available. We completed everything from designing the…

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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Outdated Kitchen gets brand new makeover!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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