Perfectly cool for schools

Williams Refrigeration on stand M26

The Main Event, LACA 2016, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham. 6th – 8th July.

Energy saving and sustainability are vital in schools kitchens.  Not just because it’s right for the planet, but also because it makes solid financial sense, especially with equipment that uses energy 24/7 – like refrigeration.

On Stand M26 at this year’s LACA Main Event, Williams Refrigeration will be able to advise school caterers on how to use flexible refrigeration equipment to optimise space, adapt to changes in menu, speed up service and ensure food is kept fresh – whilst saving energy. 

William’s Jade range is popular with schools for delivering on performance, reliability, affordability and efficiency, plus they look good too. Now William’s has redesigned and improved the Jade range of cabinets and counters – making them Williams’ most energy efficient range to date.

From the outside the Jade cabinets and counters look the same – sleek, aesthetically-pleasing, functional design – but everything you can’t see, such as compressor and condenser type, airflow design, as well as gaskets, self-closing door and hinge mechanisms, has been improved. Williams has also upped the useable space inside, while at the same time increasing the thickness of the insulation - making them perfect for busy school kitchens wanting more refrigeration space on the same footprint.

Grab & Go counters are still very popular in schools. The right choice of display units and products can make the school dining area look more like a high street outlet, while still offering a range of healthy and nutritious meals. Grab & Go units not only need to look attractive, with clean lines and stylish design, they also need to enhance the products on display, to encourage uptake, and allow them to be easy to access. 

Williams’ Gem Multidecks are popular refrigerated merchandisers in the foodservice sector and fit well into the school dining area. They have optional self-closing sliding front doors, allowing easy access while guaranteeing uniform temperatures, keeping items fresh. They are very robust and available in a choice of stainless steel colour finishes to match the dining area décor. LED strip lighting further enhances the display. 

The Multideck’s locking double wheel castors make it easy for staff to reposition if required, making it an ideal choice for multipurpose school dining areas. The unit’s shelving is adjustable to suit changes in the display. For smaller schools the Multideck Slimline R Series is ideal, while for larger schools the standard M Series offers over 32 cubic litres capacity.

Another option is the Williams Gem Sandwich Chiller. This open-fronted unit gives pupils open, easy access to Grab & Go products. It is finished in attractive, highly mirrored stainless steel to fit in with any setting. The chiller also incorporates Williams’ innovative new energy-saving ‘air curtain’ concept, which allows customers free access to the products while keeping the cold air inside the display.

Williams Refrigeration offers a comprehensive range of commercial refrigeration including gastronorm cabinets and counters, specialist bakery equipment, coldrooms, merchandisers and blast chillers. 

To learn more about Williams extensive product range visit 

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Williams Refrigeration is a division of AFE Group Ltd. It is an ISO9001-2008 Quality Management accredited company and has been awarded ISO14001, the internationally recognised industry standard for Environmental Management SystemsMost recently Williams has demonstrated its commitment to staff welfare by achieving Occupational Health and Safety Standard (OHSAS) certification 18001:2007. 

Williams designs, manufactures and installs a highly diverse product range, supplying hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants, bars and kitchens around the world. With a wide selection of gastronorm cabinets and counters, prep stations, blast chillers/freezers, bottle coolers, bakery and modular coldrooms the company provides products that suit almost any application a “one-stop” refrigeration purchasing solution. 

Williams’ commitment to customers is absolute, offering extensive specialist advice and support from installation through to after-sales, service and maintenance.

To learn more about Williams’ extensive product range visit To find out how Williams greenlogic initiative can help caterers select energy efficient equipment visit