Up-to-date products and announcements from the food and beverage sector

Up-to-date products and announcements from the food and beverage sector

Iconic red cup
Starting off the festive season, Nestlé has revealed the highly-anticipated line up of Starbucks Holiday Coffees and Favorites products, available at home for the first time. Starbucks Holiday Coffees will begin to roll out on store shelves and will be available globally in select supermarkets and online through the end of the year.

The Starbucks Holiday Coffees and Favorites at-home range includes Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte, a rich and buttery flavor profile, and Starbucks Holiday Blend, a balanced and sweet coffee with herbal and maple notes. In total, five seasonal coffees will be available in roast and ground, whole bean coffee, capsules for Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto systems, as well as premium instant coffee.

Philipp Navratil, Head of Beverages Strategic Business Unit at Nestlé, said: “This year’s holiday season will be different for many of us due to the ongoing pandemic. By offering this Starbucks Holiday Coffees and Favorites range, we are excited to give consumers the opportunity to bring the taste of the holidays home. It is the chance to experience the comfort of the café and the Starbucks experience at home, in a new way.”

The new range comes in red packaging, inspired by Starbucks’s iconic red cup launched 20 years ago to mark the arrival of the holiday season. Today, the visual of stores turning red and getting that first red cup ignites the holiday season for many.

Added-value equipment
Recognized leader and innovator in the global foodservice equipment industry, Alto-Shaam, has announced plans to release its original Cook & Hold Ovens with Halo Heat technology with a new design and advanced user-friendly controls. The new ovens are easy to operate, with intuitive one-touch cooking. They feature Alto-Shaam’s most advanced control yet and are very simple to use—requiring little or no operator training. The ovens can also be managed remotely through Alto-Shaam’s cloud-based remote oven management system, ChefLinc. Equipped with an intuitive dashboard, ChefLinc allows operators to seamlessly create, manage and distribute recipes to ovens in multiple locations through the cloud. This provides foodservice operators – and especially those with several sites all demanding the same food quality – complete control of their equipment, menus and business from wherever they are.

Jeff McMahon, Senior Director of Product Management at Alto-Shaam noted that the flexibility of the original Cook & Hold oven could be overlooked. “These ovens enable operators to roast, proof, braise, reheat, ferment, sous-vide, hold and more in the same cabinet to provide a better distribution of workloads and relieve other pieces of kitchen equipment,” he explained.

“Now more than ever, restaurant owners and other foodservice operators are searching for equipment that provides built-in savings,” he added. “Reducing labor and waste has never been more important. And now with a new design and advanced control options, greater yields and less food waste have never been more attractive.”