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Goodbye Jules

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Goodbye Jules

Jules Sevelson, painter extraordinaire and creator of the original SCK logo, we will miss you. RIP.


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Fun Friday 12 December

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, December 15, 2014

Our fun Friday facebook post is

How do you keep children entertained in your restaurant?

  Fun Friday Post 

Papadino's Restaurant in Katoomba has this covered. The last time I was there they provided dough, a rolling pin and a cookie cutter to my son. They then baked the cookie and handed it to my son to take home. What a winner! And talk about smiles all around, my son was beaming.

I have also seen this before in a restaurant in California when we lived there with the same great results.

What are you doing?

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Hospitality Staff systems

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, December 11, 2014

In larger hotels, clubs and chain restaurants comprehensive staff manuals are common.

Staff Manuals

Staff manuals document company policies and rules and all staff issues. These include such areas as uniform and appearance, working at other jobs, meal and rest breaks, absence from work, lateness, Equal Opportunity policy, harassment, language in the workplace, grievance procedure, correct use of email and computers, confidential Information, soliciting, telephone use, telephone answering, playing of CD’s and radio, communication between management and staff, staff discounts, taking food/drink out of the business, Code of Conduct, stealing, government inquiries, immigration and visas, personal problems, political activity, religious activity, employment of relatives, visitors, support for education, warnings and dismissal from the company.

They also set guidelines in other areas including Occupational Health & Safety, pay and administration, holidays, leave and time off.

It is a proven fact that staff always perform better and enjoy their work more when they know exactly what is expected of them.

To find out more about how you can have detailed staff manuals for your establishment please go to: Staff Manuals


As an owner/manager it is important that all your decisions be consistent. Consistency develops a happy workplace. Systems should be implemented that allow for this consistency to happen automatically, even in your absence.

This is another area where a complete staff manual will be of great assistance to your business. How you personally handle staff disputes, customer complaints, your attitude and the way you generally conduct yourself will all be noticed by staff members, and duplicated.

Pride in everything that you do always shows and a relaxed and happy demeanour is easy to duplicate by other staff. This is good news for a restaurant/cafe because customers well recognise this and be more comfortable.

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Sydney Commercial Kitchens proudly serving the Northern Beaches

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sydney Commercial Kitchens has been based on the Northern Beaches since 1998. Our offices are now located in Warriewood.

We have now provided catering equipment to over 400 businesses on the northern beaches

Serving the Northern Beaches

Suburbs include: Seaforth, Balgowlah, Fairlight, Manly, Queenscliff, Harbord, Freshwater, Curl Curl, Brookvale, Dee Why, Cromer, Collaroy Plateau, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingelside, Terrey Hills, Frenchs Forest, Belrose, Forestville, Killarney Heights, Warriewood, Mona Vale, Newport, Bilgola Plateau, Avalon, Whale Beach & Palm Beach

Our extensive list of customers have included:
  • 2AC Services - Narraweena
  • 4 Pines Brewing Company - Manly
  • A Class Formwork Pty Ltd - Brookvale
  • A D Events - Cromer
  • Aanjan Indian Curry House - Newport
  • Abbey Fireplaces - Brookvale
  • Acacia Embroidery - Brookvale
  • Akuna Brewery - Mona Vale
  • Albert & Moore - Freshwater
  • Alexander Interiors - Brookvale
  • Alfo Cafe - Deewhy
  • Allambie Fish Shop - Allambie Heights
  • Allambie Lutheran Home - Allambie Heights
  • Allan Nolan - Collaroy Plateau
  • Alpha Engineering ** - Dee Why
  • Altrex Auto Accessories - Brookvale
  • AMF Bowling - Dee Why - Dee Why
  • Amnesty International - Mona Vale
  • Andy's Mixed Business - Manly
  • Annette Irwin - Mona Vale
  • Aomjai Thai Cuisine - Dee Why
  • ApothaKeri - Dee Why
  • Arlingtons - Seaforth
  • Armchair Collective - Mona Vale
  • Arrivederci Restaurant Pty Ltd - Balgowlah
  • Astdor Pty Ltd - Avalon
  • Aswin Path Pty Ltd - Mona Vale
  • Augusta Cakes - Collaroy Plateau
  • Austral House - Manly
  • Avalon Beach Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd - Avalon
  • Avalon Beach RSL Club - Avalon Beach
  • Avanti Pizzeria - Cromer
  • Avon Products - Dee Why
  • Baillie Lodges - Avalon
  • Bakers Delight - Warriewood - Warriewood
  • Balgowlah Golf Club - Balgowlah
  • Balgowlah Seafood - Balgowlah
  • Bally Bakehouse - Nth Balgowlah
  • Barbara Lifson - Elanora Heights
  • Barbuto Restaurant - Narrabeen
  • Barcode Dynamics Pty Ltd - Brookvale
  • Barrenjoey High School - Avalon Beach
  • Bayview Golf Club - Mona Vale
  • Bayview Kiosk - Bayview
  • Beaches Pizzeria - Manly
  • Bean & Bread - Elanora Heights
  • Beanluck Pty Ltd - Mona Vale
  • Beco Espresso Bar - Mona Vale
  • BenBry Burgers - Manly
  • BHCK - Beacon Hill
  • Big Lou's Donuts - Brookvale
  • Bilgola Four Square - Bilgola
  • Bilgola Plateau Public School - Bilgola
  • Bilgola SLSC Inc - Avalon
  • Bing Lee - Seaforth
  • Blackmores - Warriewood
  • Boardrider Backpackers - Manly
  • Boonchu Thai Restaurant - Newport
  • Bravo Design & Constructions - Bayview
  • Brazilian Spit Roast - Collaroy Plateau
  • Bread Of France - Brookvale
  • Bridge Today - Newport Beach
  • Brien Coram - Curl Curl
  • Bronze Kiosk - Mona Vale
  • Brookvale Institute - Brookvale
  • Brookvale Operations - Brookvale
  • Brooky Pie Shop - Brookvale
  • Burton Australia - Brookvale
  • Cafe Alibi - Manly
  • Cafe Brisa - Manly
  • Cafe Chino - Deewhy
  • Cafe Ponderosa - Warriewood
  • Cafe Relish - Avalon - Avalon
  • Capella Lodge - Avalon
  • Capers Deli - Allambie Hts
  • Caro Specialised Products - Nth Manly
  • Casa Nostra Holdings Pty Ltd - Manly
  • Catering by Design - Narrabeen
  • CBD Projects (NSW) P/L - Seaforth
  • CBS Foodtech - Warriewood
  • Celebrity Cruise - Miami Florida
  • Chelsea Tea House - Avalon Beach
  • Cheryl Conlon - Collaroy
  • Chica Bonita - Manly
  • Child Friendly Solutions Pty Ltd - Narrabeen
  • Chill Bar - Dee Why
  • Chilli Marketing Australasia Pty Ltd - Manly
  • Chilli Spot - Curl Curl
  • Chilli Surfboards - Warriewood
  • Christian City Church - Oxford Falls
  • Clubbiz - Avalon Beach
  • Cocoa Art - Cromer
  • Coffee Break Heaven - Mona Vale
  • Collaroy Convalescent Home - Narrabeen
  • Collaroy Plateau Public School - Collaroy Plateau
  • Collaroy S.L.S.C - Collaroy
  • Collaroy Services Beach Club - Collaroy
  • Collaroy Surf Club - Collaroy
  • Condove Pty Ltd - Avalon
  • Consumate Caterers - Freshwater
  • Cooh Cafe - North Curl Curl
  • Cooking By Design - Brookvale
  • CPPS Canteen Committee - Collaroy Plateau
  • Crepe Revolution - North Manly
  • Croissant King - Brookvale
  • Cromer Golf Club - Cromer
  • Cromer High School - Cromer
  • Cromer Primary School Canteen - Cromer
  • Crossfit Athletic - Brookvale
  • Curl Curl Sports Centre - North Curl Curl
  • Curly's on the Corner - North Curl Curl
  • Daily Catch Seafood - Narraweena
  • Dalwood Auxiliary Inc - Seaforth
  • De Toni Patisserie & Bakery Pty Ltd - Brookvale
  • Dean Dallwitz - North Narrabeen
  • Deborah Phipps - Clontarf
  • Dee Why Lions Rugby Club - Cromer
  • Dee Why RSL Club - Dee Why
  • Dee Why Surf Club - Dee Why
  • Deep Seafood - Freshwater
  • Deli Caseys - Brookvale
  • Derale Pty Ltd - Manly
  • DFORM Pty Ltd - Balgowlah Heights
  • Dog House Grill - Warriewood
  • Doheny Roach Refrigeration - Harbord
  • Domino's Pizza - Manly - Manly
  • Domino's Pizza - Manly Vale - Manly Vale
  • Dragonfly Dreaming - Bilgola Plateau
  • Duck Inn - Dee Why
  • Dutchie's Dutch Delights - Avalon
  • Eaglehawk Farms - Warriewood
  • Eat Gourmet - Brookvale
  • Eat It Mona Vale - Mona vale
  • Eirini Oikonomou - Queenscliff
  • El Bocca - Brookvale
  • Elanora Country Club - Elanora Heights
  • Elanora Heights Public School - Elanora Heights
  • Excelsior Hotel - Surry Hills
  • Exhibit Systems - Freshwater
  • Explore & Develop Frenchs Forest - Warringah Mall
  • Exquisite Thai - Collaroy
  • Fast Ed Media Pty Ltd - Bilgola Plateau
  • Favourite Things - Dee Why
  • Fire Systems Engineering Pty Ltd - Brookvale
  • Flame 'N' Chicken - Narraweena
  • Flavour Buds Pty Ltd - Seaforth
  • FM Solutions - Harbord
  • Food Stop - Cromer
  • Fran N Fran Pty Ltd - Sushi Hiro - Freshwater
  • Free Range Butchers Pty Ltd - Dee Why
  • Fresh - Manly - Manly
  • Frozen Dough Co - Balgowlah Heights
  • Fruit For Life - Brookvale
  • Fuel Espresso - Brookvale
  • Gabriel O'Shea Building Pty Ltd - Queenscliff
  • Geoff Cooper - Fairlight
  • George Mockler Hostel - Mona Vale
  • Girdlers Grind - Dee Why
  • Glenn Everingham - Curl Curl
  • Gloria Jeans- Warriewood - Warriewood
  • Golden Unicorn Restaurant - Mona Vale
  • Gourmet lightning - Harbord
  • Grahame Kane - Balgowlah
  • Granite Transformations - Brookvale
  • Green Groper - Narrabeen
  • GS Shipwright Services P/L - North Narrabeen
  • Gumnut Chocolates - Brookvale
  • Haikaraya - Brookvale
  • Halo Pictures - Manly
  • Hank's Jam - Brookvale
  • Harbord Diggers - Harbord
  • Harbord Kindergarten - Harbord
  • Harbord Public School - Freshwater
  • Harbord Road Butchers - Harbord
  • Harper's Haven Cafe - Brookvale
  • Headland Montessori - Manly
  • Heavenly Oasis - Dee Why
  • Hello Sweetie - Fairlight
  • Hogs Breath Cafe - Warriewood - Warriewood
  • Hong Kong Restaurant - Newport
  • I Love Pizza Pty Ltd - Balgowlah
  • Impression Technology - Brookvale
  • International College of Management Sydney - Manly
  • J Wallace Constuctions P/L - Manly Vale
  • Jamal Hibri - Avalon Beach
  • Japan Woodworking - Manly Vale
  • Jess Evans - Cromer
  • JK & RD Gibb - Avalon
  • Jones Removals - Cromer
  • Jude's Foods - Narrabeen
  • Karlee Grainger - Warriewood
  • Klever Built Pty Ltd - Seaforth
  • Kokum Cafe & Restaurant - Avalon
  • La Porte Rouge - Avalon Beach
  • Lainie Hailstone - Cromer
  • Lakeside Fishmarket - Narrabeen
  • Lara Burquest - Narraweena
  • Last Train to Bombay-Manly - Manly
  • Limani Restaurant - Narrabeen
  • Lisa Anderson - Cromer
  • LJ Hooker - Freshwater - Freshwater
  • LJ Stuart** - Warriewood
  • Lozito Strada P/L - Collaroy Plateau
  • Mackellar Girls Campus P & C Association - Manly Vale
  • Madhu Govind - Elanora Heights
  • Maggie McInerney - Newport
  • Magpie Cafe - Manly
  • Maintek Group - Warriewood
  • Malay Inn - Dee Why
  • Manly 16ft Skiff Club Ltd - Manly
  • Manly Council - Manly
  • Manly Little Bottler - Manly
  • Manly Mexican - Manly
  • Manly Ocean Foods - Manly
  • Manly Selective School - North Curl Curl
  • Manly Skiff Club - Manly
  • Manly Taxi Management Pty Ltd - Brookvale
  • Manly United Football Club - Dee Why
  • Manly Vale Football Club - Balgolwah
  • Manly Village PS P & C - Manly
  • Manly Village Public School - Manly
  • Manly Warringah Football Association - Dee Why
  • Manly Waters Private Hospital - Manly
  • Maria Williams - North Curl Curl
  • Martin Heinrich - Dee Why
  • Martin Ross - Collaroy Plateau
  • Martin, Jordi - Palm Beach
  • Matt Coulter - Elanora Heights
  • Matthew McGregor - Beacon Hill
  • Mias Patisserie - Brookvale
  • Michel's Patisserie- Allambie Heights - Allambie Heights
  • Milk & Soda Kiosk - Newport
  • Mint Lebanese Cuisine - Dee Why
  • Minxy & Charlie Trading Pty Ltd - Fairlight
  • Mona Vale Hospital Kiosk - Mona Vale
  • Mona Vale Hospital Kiosk - Ladies Auxiliary - Mona Vale
  • Mona Vale Public School - Mona Vale
  • Monash Country Club - Ingleside
  • More Gourmet - Dee Why
  • Moshi Moshi Japanese Restaurant - Newport
  • Mrs Gibb - Avalon
  • Mrs Rita Tsou - Seaforth
  • MSC Services - Elanora Heights
  • Mt Pritchard Community Club - Freshwater
  • Naked Paleo - Dee Why
  • Narrabeen North Mixed Business - North Narrabeen
  • Narrabeen RSL - Narrabeen
  • Narrabeen Sands Hotel - Narrabeen
  • Narrabeen Sport & Recreation Centre - Narrabeen
  • Narrabeen Sports High School - North Narrabeen
  • Naturis Organic Breads - BALGOWLAH
  • Nectar Cold Pressed - Freshwater
  • Newport Public School (Canteen) - Newport
  • Newport Surf Life Saving Club - Newport
  • Nicola Bendun - Balgowlah Heights
  • Nicole Hazlehurst - Warriewood
  • Nicole Waterhouse - Warriewood
  • Nigel Poole - North Balgowlah
  • Noisy Boy Distributors - Manly
  • North Manly Bowling Club - North Manly
  • Northern Beaches Fencing - Cromer
  • Northern Beaches Food Services - Warriewood
  • Northern Beaches Limousines - Ingleside
  • Northlight Engineering - Brookvale
  • Norwegian Church - Balgowlah
  • Nourish - Avalon - Avalon
  • Nourish Catering - Cromer
  • Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific - Manly
  • Novusco - Manly
  • NSW Sport & Recreation - Narrabeen
  • Ocean Blend - Narrabeen
  • Oceanworld - Manly
  • Oliver's Pies - Avalon
  • Only About Children - Warriewood - Warriewood
  • Outpost Espresso - Collaroy
  • Oxford Falls Grammar School - Canteen - Oxford Falls
  • P&N's Daily Scoop - North Narrabeen
  • Pacific Electrics Pty Ltd - Mona Vale
  • Palm Beach Golf Club - Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Surf Club - Palm Beach
  • Palm Grove Nursing Home - Narraweena
  • Pandora - Newport
  • Pat and Oli Pty Ltd - Dee Why
  • Patricia Hoy - Curl Curl
  • Paul Vescio - Mona Vale
  • Peninsula Bites Catering - Nth Avalon
  • Peninsula Nursing Home - Mona Vale
  • Persia Bell - Collaroy Plateau
  • Peter Barnett Constructions - Warriewood
  • Peter Cooke - Cromer
  • Peter Uszko - Nth Curl Curl
  • Petrest - Mona Vale
  • Pharmacare Laboratories P/L - Warriewood
  • Pidaro Pty Ltd - Balgowlah
  • Pioneer Clubhouse - Balgowlah
  • Pittwater Council - Warriewood
  • Pittwater High School - Mona Vale
  • Pittwater House - Collaroy
  • Pittwater House School Parents Assoc. - Collaroy
  • Pittwater RSL Club - Mona Vale
  • Pittwater RSL Football Club - Mona Vale
  • Platimum Cable Services - Avalon
  • Platinum Constructions & Consulting - Brookvale
  • Powertech Exhibitions Pty Ltd - Cromer
  • Precious Memories Digital Images - Seaforth
  • Pure Wholefoods Manly - Manly
  • R.M.S Cleaning - Collaroy
  • Rebecca Wareham - Seaforth
  • Red Earth Coffee - Manly
  • Red Gecko Foods - North Narrabeen
  • Red Lentil - Clareville Beach
  • Relegen Pty Ltd - Mona Vale
  • RMAM Enterprises - Shelley Beach
  • Romeo's Chair - Dee Why
  • Roost - Avalon
  • Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream - Warriewood
  • Royal Far West Homes - Manly
  • Royal Motor Yacht Club - Newport - Newport
  • Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - Newport
  • RSL Life Care - Narrabeen
  • Rural Fire Brigade - Ingleside
  • S & S Distributors - Brookvale
  • Samantha Manchester - Warriewood
  • Sandbar - Dee Why
  • Scoozime Cafe - Manly
  • Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - Church Point
  • Scott Morgan - Mona Vale
  • Sea Change Cafe - Dee Why Beach
  • Sea La Vie - Dee Why
  • Seafood 2 Perfection - Warringah Mall
  • Seaforth Football Club - North Balgowlah
  • Seaforth Patisserie - Seaforth
  • Sheldon Commercial Interiors - Brookvale
  • Shore Club Hotel - Manly
  • Showbox Coffee Brewers - Manly
  • So Wrapped - Narrabeen
  • Something from Kate - Beacon Hill
  • Sophie Smyth - sydney
  • South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club - Curl Curl
  • South Pacific Private - South Curl Curl
  • SPX Traders Pty Ltd - Collaroy Beach
  • St Cecilia's Catholic P.S. - Balgowlah
  • St Kevins Church - Dee Why
  • St Lukes Grammar School - Dee Why
  • St Matthews Church, Manly - Manly
  • Star Cafe Wash - Manly
  • Stay Grounded Cafe & Bar - Collaroy
  • Stella Maris College - Manly
  • Stewart House - Harbord
  • Street Mission - Beacon Hill
  • Stuart Paris - Collaroy
  • Student Exchange Australia - Mona Vale
  • Sturdee Pde General Store - Dee Why
  • Sunnyfield - Allambie Heights
  • Sunrise Cafe - Warriewood
  • Suzy O'Rourke - Collaroy
  • Sydney Beachouse - Collaroy
  • Sydney Commercial Kitchens - Wheeler Heights
  • Sydney Interior Projects - Narrabeen
  • Sydney Tall Ships - Sydney
  • Symrise Pty Ltd - Dee Why
  • Taylor Made Tours Pty Ltd - Avalon
  • Tempting Treats - Cromer
  • That New Video Shop- Collaroy - Collaroy Plateau
  • The Bar Pty Ltd - Manly
  • The Bean Palace - Brookvale
  • The Coffee Brothers - Mona Vale
  • The Collaroy Centre - Collaroy Beach
  • The Construction Connection - Avalon Beach
  • The Duck Inn Canteen - Cromer
  • The Efficiency Group - Brookvale
  • The Falls - Oxford Falls
  • The Garden - Manly
  • The Greedy Goat - Palm Beach
  • The Inch - Mona Vale
  • The Key Ingredients - Balgowlah Heights
  • The Lakes Catholic Parish - Collaroy Plateau
  • The Organic Food Co - Barrenjoey Rd - Newport
  • The Organic Food Co. - Robertson Rd - Newport
  • The Salvation Army - Elizabeth Jenkins Place - Collaroy
  • The Salvation Army - Pacific Lodge - Dee Why
  • The Thai and I - Dee Why Beach
  • The Trustee for the Hugos Manly Trust - Manly
  • Thup Tim Siam Restaurant - Manly
  • Tiffani Pty Ltd - Dee Why
  • Time and Tide Hotel - Cromer
  • Tobruk Pastoral Company - Nth Curl Curl
  • Trapani Espresso - Seaforth
  • Tullascha Beef - Narrabeen North
  • Unisonics Australia - Brookvale
  • Unomedical Pty Ltd - Mona Vale
  • UNSW Manly Vale Campus - Manly Vale
  • Vale Plastics - Brookvale
  • VGM International Pty Ltd - Warriewood
  • Warringah Council - Dee Why
  • Warringah Cricket Club - Curl Curl
  • Watts Waste - Oxford Falls
  • We Are Cake Australia - Brookvale
  • Wendy's - Brookvale - Brookvale
  • Wesley Heights - Manly
  • Wheeler Heights Fish & Chips - Wheeler Heights
  • Wheeler Heights Public School - Collaroy Plateau
  • Wicked Coffee - Brookvale
  • Wicked Juice - Curl Curl
  • Willis-Kurtz Pty Limited - Wheeler Heights
  • WK Investment Properties - Wheeler Hts
  • Yoda Food - Avalon
  • ZETT - Elanora Heights

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Fun Friday 5 December

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, December 08, 2014

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Another glorious day on the Skope boat on beautiful Sydney Harbour, lunch from Doyle's at Watsons Bay was fish & chips, prawns and calamari.

Talk about FUN!

Thanks to Pete for organising the day and to Mike the able captain.

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Rotor Centrifugal Juicers

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Rotor Sanamat & Vitamat Centrifugal Juicers

Made in Switzerland

Rotor Sanamat & Vitamat

Rotor Sanamat

The compact high performance juicer.

  very quiet, place saving, solid and elegant
  powerful electronically controlled motor
  2 speeds
  polished stainless steel

Rotor Vitamat

The new high power juicer Rotor Vitamat offers robustness, simplicity and significantly increased productivity. The material was consistently made of stainless steel. All parts in contact with food can be infinitely often cleaned in the dishwasher. The Vitamat juicer bases on a special electronically controlled motor built by Rotor Lips, which rotates much faster than motors of other commercial juicers. An optimal yield is possible thanks the two different speeds, a lower one for soft fruits and a higher speed for hard fruits and vegetables. The included large pulp container holds 12 Litres.

Benefits of Rotor

  Easy to clean
  Highest juice yield in comparison to competitors

What more do you need to know!

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Waldorf Bold

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Striking design, powerful performance

The Waldorf Bold series is sleek, seductive and sophisticated right down to the custom plinth mounting. All the performance and power you have come to expect from the Waldorf 800 series but with a sleek, new aesthetic twist. Customise the Waldorf Bold range with these configurable options.

Waldorf Bold

Waldorf Bold delivers a new aesthetic approach enhancing the Waldorf 800 Series’ widely appreciated speed, power and efficiency.

When your kitchen needs to attract and enthrall, this range is sleek, seductive and sophisticated right down to the custom plinth mounting.

Colour your world

Waldorf Bold

While they started with a dramatic black vitreous enamel finish, Waldorf Bold is also available in burgundy and chilli red to match the décor of even the finest commercial kitchens.

The new Waldorf Bold series of low back units delivers a seamless solution for the island suite kitchen. Create the layout you desire, mix and match tops and bottoms for your perfect results.

Robust as always

The Waldorf Bold commercial kitchen equipment products are finished in thick gauge 304 grade stainless steel. Fully framed doors incorporate a new robust hinging system. All their ranges are built on a full galvanized steel chassis construction. And the superb finishing that has become the hallmark of Waldorf products includes fully welded seams (including all bull-nose) and polished stainless steel surfaces.

Waldorf Bold

More power to cook

Waldorf's 28MJ advanced performance open burners give full heat control across the entire spectrum, ensuring you'll never be short on performance when you really need it. Made from cast iron for long-term durability, they have a forged brass cap for consistency of flame spread. The non-clogging design ensures optimum burner operation. Robust gas controls are easy to use and designed to withstand the rigors of a busy commercial kitchen.

More tops and bottoms

Need an oven to go under that griddle? A gas cooktop with storage underneath? Are you desperate for extra refrigeration? With a bigger range of tops and bottoms available as individual units, Waldorf Bold enables you to configure your kitchen just about any way you like.

Waldorf Bold is available as:

  •   Bench Tops
  •   Chargrills
  •   Cooktops
  •   Fryers
  •   Griddle Toasters
  •   Griddles
  •   Induction Cooktops
  •   Pasta Cookers
  •   Salamanders
  •   Target Tops

Ring Sydney Commercial Kitchens for pricing on the Waldorf Bold series.

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Fun Friday 28 November

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, December 01, 2014

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Employing Hospitality Staff

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, November 27, 2014

Staff can be your greatest asset or your biggest nightmare. As the owner of a small business, the strength of your staff depends on your ability to manage.

Hospitality Staff

As owner/manager you must develop skills in the following areas:


A well worded advertisement in the right paper attracts potential staff. It is a good idea to read the advertisements from other restaurants/cafes to get a good feel for what works. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different style ads to see what works best for your business. Although advertising for staff can be expensive, the better your advertisement, the more the professional the staff who will respond.

Try not to cut costs here, without going overboard. Remember to set times for prospects to ring say between 9.00 am - 10.00 am and 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm. By selecting times that suit your business or management style you give yourself the best opportunity to pre-qualify staff.

Job application

Have each applicant complete a job application form asking for information relevant to the job and containing references that you can check later. Leave some space for your own interview notes. This allows you to screen them later at a time convenient to you.


Having placed your advertisement and pre-qualified applicants over the phone or perhaps by having reviewed their resumes sent by fax or email, it is now time to interview. You should have worked on what questions you want to ask well in advance and also what type of response you are looking for. Try to ask questions that get more than Yes/No responses. Questions that challenge the applicant give you a much greater chance of understanding their real ability.

Prior to the interview you must also have calculated what wages and conditions are appropriate to the job. Most times there will be an award structure that is applicable, however in some jobs, such as Executive Chef, wages are often negotiable.

Employing staff

Having decided on the right applicant to compliment your establishment you now need to ring them to offer them the job. Reiterate the wages and conditions of their employment and confirm a starting date. On their first day of employment they should be given relevant forms to complete, some for your office records and others pertaining to the current tax laws.


Never assume that new staff know exactly what to do. It is always a great investment in your business to walk the staff through the systems and procedures, introduce them to other staff members and to give them relevant training. It is always preferable to be over trained than under trained.

My experience is that in most establishments, systems differ depending on the management style and sometimes locational factors.


Grooming and personal hygiene are both important issues for food service staff. Have rules and guidelines in place and make sure your staff respect these. Nothing turns customers away quicker than poor personal habits, hygiene and grooming.

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Conti Espresso Machines

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Introducing the Conti range of espresso machines.

Stylish and sleek in tall cup versions, lever wands, temperature stability, multi boilers. From the novice to the professional barista, with Conti espresso machines there is a machine for you.

Conti Espresso Machines

Conti Essika

The best cup for the best price available in 3 models : ESPRESSO , TALL CUP and COMPACT.

Electronic volume control

User friendly : large removable drip tray (ESPRESSO and TALL CUP versions) The motherboard is placed in cold area with a large protection. Reinforced frame.

128 mm under the coffee spout (TALL CUP version) Maintenance conception will make service so easy. Thermosyphon system garantees the best cups for all specialities with the best thermic stability all day long. The COMPACT has a 5 liter boiler with a 2500 W heating element and the ESPRESSO and TALL CUP have a 11 liter boiler with a 3600 W heating element: this will allow the best results.

Innovative design with stainless steel and aluminium body and blue or black corners will smarten up your bar.

Conti CC100

CONTI is launching the CC100 range, conceived to meet the requests of a large number of customers and to assure them reliability and optimal coffee extraction. The association performance / economy as leitmotiv is granting an excellent short-term profitability. Easy maintenance associated with the latest technology, the solidity of the casing and frame manufactured in metal, ensure the competiveness of the CC100.

Available in 1, 2 & 3 group machines.

The performance and robustness at economical prices

Range of machines thermosiphonic system and automatic controls

  •  CC standard 100
  •  Available in 2 and 3 groups
  •  Built-in volumetric pump
  •  Copper boiler
  •  Radiator hydraulic system
  •  Electric heating only
  •  Management of boiler heating system with PID
  •  Volumetric dosing
  •  2 gauges: pressure boiler and pressure pump
  •  1 x hot water outlet and 2 x steam outputs
    (except one group: 1 x output hot water and steam output x 1)
  •  Automatic boiler filling
  •  Protection by immersion klixon safety

Two versions:
1. Espresso (80 mm)
2. Tall Cup (165 mm)

Technical features

  •   Excellent Quality at a low price
  •   Consumption 2-3 Kg coffee per day (restaurants, takeaway, sandwich shops)
  •   Pre-infusion available on Espresso and double espresso
  •   Solo kit for freestanding version (option) to plug into water tank
  •   Adaptable to pods system ESE (option) with modified filter holder and sprinkler
  •   Automatic coffee group cleaning
  •   Eco Mode.


Temperature of extraction settings.

The thermosyphon system associated with the adjustable flow control, on each group, ensures high temperature stability for coffee, whatever the production volumes. The boiler is controlled electronically with a PID system. Dry steam galore, and perfect control of coffee temperature extraction (+ / -1 ° C) are two parameters which characterize the functioning of X-one TCI.

TCI panel.

The illuminated press buttons are sized as desired to allow easy and intuitive selections, ensuring a comfortable use.

Chromed steam taps with dual function.

Lift the chromed lever and a steam jet installs quickly to full speed in the locked position. The closing position is done by simply lowering the lever. To activate the "flush" function, a simple press on the lever is enough. It's simple and effective with X-one TCi!

Mixed hot water, two pre-measured volumes.

Press one or the other of the two function keys and the amount of pre-programmed water (glass or jar) will be quickly delivered at good temperature and without splashes.

Lighting of the operating area.

Light beams, placed near the coffee groups, illuminate the operating area and bring a real ease of use.

Stainless steel wire drip tray and spacious basin.

Stainless steel wire drip tray not to stain the bottom of the cups and quickly evacuate the splashes in a wide and spacious basin easily removable.

Adjustable flow control.

The adjustable flow control device (1 per group) allows setting the temperature level of the first coffees.

Large cup warmer capacity.

The large cup warmer capacity (around 80 espresso cups) is edged on both sides for secure storage. It also provides the ventilation of the machine.


Directly in sight, the display provides all information allowing the general control of the machine: information on settings, management and maintenance.

Fantastic technical accessibility.

The technical area, consisting of electronics, electrical, hydraulic elements is fully protected. All the main parts are quickly accessible by simply removing the basin.

Monte Carlo

New multi boiler technology with innovative pre infusion system.

Parameters of each group can be set independently


  •  Keypad with large keys and surrounding lights
  •  1 x general touch screen display for the main features of the machine
  •  2 x hot water taps electrically activated allowing different temperature for tea.
  •  2 x steam taps activated by levers
  •  Cool touch steam wands with non stick coating
  •  Barista lights

2 sizes

Tall cup : 140 mm
Espresso : 80 mm

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