Firm chafing at the bit over foodservice innovation

Name: Jim Kearney; Company: CBL Equipment; The pitch: an energy efficient chafing dish that promises to reduce energy bills

22nd August, 2015
James and Jim Kearney of CBL Equipment Jason Clarke

The chafing dish – that raised, silver dish so ubiquitous at buffets where food needs to be kept warm – has been used in catering for more than 100 years with little to no improvements.

In efficiency terms, it lags behind, costing on average €1.20 per hour to operate. However, CBL Equipment has unveiled the Castle Chafer, which has reduced the running cost to between 20 cent and 25 cent per hour.

Father and son duo James and...

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