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IDS Secure Equipment Sales and Installation in the Welsh Valleys!

IDS were awarded the equipment sales and installation for Shaw Healthcare’s Maes-y-dderwen Care Home at the foot of the Brecon Beacons this week.  Among theitems supplied were a Double-Door Refrigerator and a Houno C1.06 Combination Oven. For a range of Combination Ovens check out the ‘Shop’ on our website, now with online ordering.

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Congratulations to IDS Apprentice Stephen Graham

Congratulations to IDS Apprentice Stephen Graham who recently passed his theory test towards his full driving license after 100 lessons and 10 failures.  Stephen said “I’m proud to have finally passed my theory.  Once I got the spelling of my name right and worked out how to display my age it was a doddle.  My…

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IDS Secure Preventative Maintenance Contract

IDS are proud to have been awarded the Preventative Maintenance Servicing Contract for Queen Elizabeth’s Hospitals School in Bristol. Having a piece of catering equipment go down is every chef’s worst nightmare.  Preventative Maintenance Agreements from IDS can help your business avoid unnecessary downtime and also: Ensure your critical kitchen equipment is running at optimum performance…

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IDS @ Houno Showroom Opening

IDS were invited to the opening of Hounö’s new showroom at Middleby UK in Wigan recently. After a tour of the Middleby product range, including Pitco and Turbo-Chef, I was treated to the most unbelievable steak using Southbend’s gas grill! A quick change and back to the demo kitchen where Hounö chefs Martin and Edwin…

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IDS Celebrate National Fish and Chip Day

On Friday 2nd June IDS celebrated National Fish and Chip Day with an open day at our Demo Kitchen. The fish was sourced from the excellent Smith Fish in Westbury-on-Trym (www.smithfish.co.uk) and the chips peeled by hand from willing helpers and staff. The food was cooked using our in-house Falcon and Lincat fryers, with the…

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National Fish and Chip Day

IDS are supporting this year’s National Fish and Chip Day with some tasters cooked in our revamped demo kitchen. If you work in or manage a Commercial Kitchen why not pop in and say hello. In addition to the tasty treats, a range of commercial catering equipment will be on display for you to try,…

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IDS and Channel 4’s Eat The Week

IDS were asked recently to provide ‘behind the scenes’ catering equipment for Channel 4’s Eat the Week with Iceland.  A combination oven and dual fuel oven range were supplied, installed and maintained under a hire agreement for use in the prep kitchen at the studio in Portishead. Presented by Simon Rimmer, Eat The Week aims…

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Preventative Maintenance Contract & why it’s so important

IDS were invited to quote on some preventative maintenance at Guddi & Gikki today, an Indian Restaurant in Taunton.  Whilst there we got to sample the friendly service and delicious food on offer.  If you’re in Taunton why not stop by for some lunch or dinner, open from Tuesday to Saturday www.guddiandgikki.co.uk Preventative Maintenance Contracts from…

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Ian Dance Services Ltd are now FCA authorised

    Congratulations to IDS Managing Director Bruce Dance who is now approved under section 59 of the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA 2000), which in turn means that Ian Dance Services Ltd are now FCA authorised. This allows IDS to offer lease purchase and finance for catering products to both Sole Traders and…

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IDS and Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants

Ian Dance Services were recently the topic for a Case Study from Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants who managed to capture the essence of IDS in all its glory.  Albert Goodman said, “Family business Ian Dance Services Ltd are the South-West’s leading catering engineers. When you eat at your favourite restaurant or pub, the chances are the oven was…

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New installation at Beese’s Riverside Bar

IDS’ 4 Wheel Drive Transporters came in handy for a recent installation at Beese’s Riverside Bar. After selling the business a Retigo Combination Oven, IDS engineers were tasked with the intricacies of carrying said oven down a steep, wet path and into the kitchen area overlooking the river. With one engineer ‘too long’ to assist…

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IDS visit Houno factory in Denmark

Bruce and myself were invited by Middleby UK to visit the Houno factory in Randers, Denmark recently. After a 40 minute journey from Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, we arrived at the factory and were made to feel very welcome by our hosts. Our perfectly cooked Halibut! Following a brief outline of the itinerary for…

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IDS visit Clifton Food Range

IDS had an enjoyable visit to Clifton Food Range this morning where Charlotte and Fi offered up some lovely chicken, salmon and asparagus & egg using their ‘sous vide’ style of cooking in their world famous food baths! Sous Vide Sous vide literally translates from French as ‘under vacuum.’ It was developed in France in…

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Chef René Chapman Holds Another Rational Cookery Demonstration

The latest Rational cookery demonstration was held at IDS HQ this week and was a resounding success. Chef René Chapman was on hand to demonstrate the capabilities of the Rational combi-oven, preparing and cooking some mouthwatering food. Delegates were treated to Pain au Chocolat and Croissants with their tea and coffee, moving on to sample a full…

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