The popularity of TV cooking shows has inspired many people’s interest in cooking. Therefore, most of the major cruise lines are nowadays offering cooking demonstrations at sea – chefs preparing food and dishes in front of the passengers. Some of the cruise lines provide different types of culinary schools all the way from lectures to hand-on classes. The passengers' access to the ship's operational galley is not allowed and therefore the experience must be taken outside of the operational galley. Halton offers two interesting solutions for front cooking areas.
Halton JES is a high-efficiency jet extraction system that is designed for front cooking areas or architectural cooking concepts integrating appliances with medium input power like grills, woks and heating plates. Compared to traditional hoods, JES promotes the feeling of openness. Its design and the combination of glass/stainless steel make JES aesthetically pleasing and give the cooking area its unique style.
The performance of JES is impressive. The smoke test demonstrates the synergy of JES's three features; the proximity of glass plate to the smoke source naturally increases its capture efficiency, the aerodynamic nozzle determines the aspiration direction and the glass plate amplifies the cyclone efficiency thanks to the creation of a beneficial airstream along its surface, in the direction of the nozzle. Halton JES can be equipped with a fire suppression system and UV-light technology and thanks to its reduced dimensions and its modularity, JES can be customized to meet the customer's needs. Halton JES is in use on board several major cruise ships.
One of the Halton’s latest innovations is called Halton MobiChef. The system was launched for landside applications in 2014 and ever since that it has won several awards. The Marine version of the MobiChef will be available in summer 2016. The system unleashes cooking from any ventilation ductwork and is a completely autonomous mobile cooking station. In addition, the MobiChef combines Halton’s experience and knowledge in the field of ventilation with emission control for professional kitchens and galleys.
Halton’s MobiChef can be used with all electric cooking appliances, from light-duty table top equipment to traditional 700 and 900 mm deep modular equipment. E.g. fryers, grills and woks are easily managed by this innovative mobile cooking station. This is possible thanks to Halton Capture Jet technology which ensures the highest efficiency in capturing smoke and cooking odours and a highly efficient, fully integrated and compact recycling unit which makes MobiChef completely independent from any central ventilation system.
To prevent spillage of smoke, heat and impurities, Halton MobiChef cooking area is closed on the front and the sides are “locked” by Halton’s Capture Jet technology. Capture Jet creates an air curtain which captures efficiently smoke, heat and impurities released by the cooking appliances and steers them through the high efficiency filters into an integrated recycling unit.
The touch screen
Halton’s touch screen is based on the use of clear visuals that allow easy control of the main functions. The remaining lifetime
of the filters is clearly displayed so that maintenance operations can be easily planned.
Halton MobiChef controls ensure that one is always working with the correct airflow, no more, no less. The speed of the fan is adjusted automatically to compensate for filter pressure losses as the filter gets dirty. The exhaust airflow is then kept constant, ensuring that the capture efficiency remains at its maximum level whatever the state of the filters.
– Enables cooking outside of galleys
– The extensive use of glass
– The completely autonomous mobile cooking station with plug and play technology
– Utilizes Halton Capture JetTM technology to prevent heat and impurities produced by cooking appliances from spreading
– The integrated and compact recycling unit
– No need to be connected to the ship's ventilation system
– The intelligent touch screen with clear visuals to control main functions