Valentine Equipment were asked by Aldo Zilli to supply a twin fryer with just 12 hours notice for the new Cicchetti restaurant in Covent Garden after impressing him at New Concept’s Pizza Chef of the Year competition in Glasgow in October.

Italian catering equipment specialists New Concept are main sponsors of the Scottish Italian Awards and had invited Aldo Zilli to judge the competition including the Pizza Chef of the Year. They approached Valentine to provide an EVO 2525 twin fryer for the chefs to use and the fryer’s qualities stuck in Aldo Zilli’s mind as New Concept’s sales director Richard Pearson explains, “We asked Valentine to provide a twin fryer for the Pizza Chef of the Year as we know chef’s like working with them for their consistent performance, controllability and high quality. Valentine’s business development manager Kenan Koyman was at the competition to support the use of EVO and ended up talking to Aldo about the Valentine fryer. “

“I got a call from Aldo Zilli after the competition asking if Valentine could supply an EVO 2525 twin fryer. This was on a Friday lunchtime with the stipulation that the fryer be on-site the following day for the restaurant’s opening. I’m delighted we delivered on-time and Cicchetti Covent Garden has a great twin fryer that will see many years of service,” said Kenan Koyman.