Founded in 1952, Merrychef is the pioneer in the application of microwave energy in Catering in the 1950s and World’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of Accelerated Cooking Systems. Merrychef has been a part of the Enodis Family since July 2008. Manitowoc however, recently acquired Enodis last October 2008. With annual revenues of about US$40 million, Merrychef boasts of 140+ employees across 3 facilities in Ash Vale UK (Head office, Research and Development, Manufacturing and Service Center), Sheffield UK (manufacturing) and Fort Wayne USA (Distribution).
Merrychef also established their In-House Development Kitchen to demonstrate the company’s Cooking Capability. It will also be used to promote equipment usage with hot food retailers (end users), distributors and food manufacturers alike. The In-House Development Kitchen keeps a diary of live cooking demo’s and food/menu testing which is updated daily.
In partnership with major food manufacturers and hot food retailers, Merrychef is constantly investing in research and development to reduce order-to-table times, eliminate waste and expand menus. Merrychef ovens help our clients to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve profits.
“Accelerated cooking is ideal for quick service restaurants when cooking off hot sandwiches, pizza, pies and pastries. The EC401 cooks a tomato and mozzarella panini to perfection in just one minute and 20 seconds. “When Merrychef demonstrated the EC401 I was amazed at the quality of the food. And our customers vote with their feet, as the cafes and restaurants are increasingly popular. Accelerated cooking allows us to cook on demand, keeping ingredients chilled rather than cooking off larger quantities to keep warm.”
Brand Equipment Manager
Accelerated Cooking Technology® is an integral part of the company’s future food development plans as customers demand a combination of high quality food and increasingly speedy service:
“Our guests expect consistently fantastic food, time is always an issue, particularly during the day, and the Merrychef EC401 has become the hub of the Hungry Horse kitchen with a wide choice of baked and grilled items including our popular British Steak and Ruddles Ale Pie, Chicken New Yorker and breakfasts cooked perfectly within seconds.”
“Merrychef ovens are really simple to use, with minimal training necessary and maintenance is easy too, which is always a winner with operators.”
Head of Food Development
“Merrychef work with the Subway® product development team to ensure the brand gets the best out of the user friendly 402S. Merrychef has the capability to introduce and support accelerated cooking technology around the globe, which is the exciting bit for us”.
“As the backbone to our hot sandwich offer, the 402S is in constant use in store and we are delighted with the fantastic sandwiches it produces around the clock”.
“The professional support Merrychef bring to our team, from commissioning ovens on site to the excellent service guarantee gives us total confidence. Simple to use, the 402S is key to a smooth running fast-service operation”.
Andrew Mc Culloch
Director of Operations UK and Europe
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Specialty: Accelerated Cooking Technology
Awards: Subway 2008 Product of the Year Awardee
Energy Certifications: Energy Star
Regional Managers: Peter Hunkmoeller
Ownership: Privately Owned and Operated, 100% Made in United Kingdom