Leading the way in catering innovation

Bondholder and family firm, Cattermole Group, is helping to bring leading catering innovations to the county as it becomes the only business in the area to specialise in Rational appliances favoured by some of the country’s top chefs.

Cattermole Group, which has been operating in the city for over 30 years, has become a Rational dealer – the only company in Derby and one of only a handful in the Midlands with the prestigious title.

Rational was founded in 1973 and is recognised as the world leader in hot food preparation appliances. Leading innovation in the industry the German manufacturers were the first to combine steam and convection cooking in 1976 and their Rational appliances are now seen in professional kitchens across the world.

Fellow Bondholder The Derby Conference Centre, in London Road, can now cater for up to 1,000 people in a day and is one of the first businesses to benefit from the new local service.

Matt Hutchings, Managing Director at The Derby Conference Centre, said: “The Derby Conference Centre is growing and we needed to update our kitchen facilities to keep up with demand.

"It is great to have a leading supplier of products that are used in professional kitchens across the world here on our door step."

Adam Cattermole, Managing Director at Cattermole Group, said it was fantastic to be able to offer Derby businesses such world-renowned products.

He said: “The catering industry is growing and consumers are becoming more aware of not only price and quality but how their food impacts on the environment and the world around them.

“Having leading equipment which can keep your food fresh and full of taste for longer is essential in delivering high quality goods.

“At Cattermole Group we are proud to help local businesses to deliver, exceeding expectations and supporting business growth in the region.”

The news comes as the family firm has also been chosen as a Foster service and supplier for the area.

With over 50 years of experience Foster is the leading refrigeration system manufacturer in the country for corporate catering.

Cattermole Group, which is made up of two generations of the Cattermole family, has over 70 years of experience in the industry and is recognised as a leading catering equipment and maintenance service in the area.

Working both for domestic and commercial customers they can offer everything from a part for your cooker to maintaining multi-site catering facilities at large conference venues.

As one of only seven Linda Lewis Kitchen Gold Standard Members in the country, they also support pub chains such as Marston’s in servicing and repairing authentic Italian pizza ovens.