Food and Drink Awards 2023

23 | LUXlife Magazine ecently, the food and drink industry has been severely affected by the increases in ingredients and energy prices, with many establishments no longer investing in their kitchens unless it is to replace an appliance that is beyond economic repair. This situation makes it even more critical for today's professional to purchase equipment that is known for its reliability, durability, and cost-effectiveness; NOWAH’s brands have a very long and established history as quality products, as seen in the testimonials left by customers. Our customers also enjoy a very high-level of personalised pre-sales care and support in the shape of training and upskilling sessions on the equipment before they even place an order. The way we run NOWAH is shaped by our core values and our passion to offer exceptional training and quality products at cost-effective prices. NOWAH is a focused and dynamic business that communicates and operates in a direct and personal manner that is very different from any other distributor – that is the main difference, and it’s what makes NOWAH special. NOWAH is more than an equipment supplier; our work is a labour of love for everyone involved with the company. Over the years we’ve had many amazing experiences. Becoming UK agents for Italian manufacturer GGF, within weeks of starting NOWAH, was an honour. In April 2022 we secured the Exclusive Distribution Rights (in the UK) for Italy’s KMP, owner of internationally renowned brands AVANCINI, KEMPLEX, and LA PASTAIA, the manufacturers of the very best equipment in their respective fields. However, the best highlights have had to do with the training and sponsorship work we do with talented young chefs, competitions, culinary course providers/ colleges, world renowned chefs and culinary associations. Over the last 18 months, it’s been our honour to work with Pastry World Cup Champion Massimo Pica. In November 2022 KEMPLEX dough sheeters and NOWAH hosted upskill days in Milan for some of the UK’s leading pastry chefs, including Andrew Ditchfield (House of Commons), Sarah Frankland (Pennyhill Park), Mathieu Dias (Brown’s Hotel), Lillian Savage (Royal Household), and others. In November 2023 AVANCINI mixers, KEMPLEX dough sheeters and NOWAH are providing a similar experience to 7 talented chefs through our sponsorship of the 2023 National Young Pastry Chef of the Year competition – endorsed by The British Culinary Federation, The Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) and the Specialist Catering Equipment Supplier 2023 - UK NOWAH is a UK distributor of specialist equipment used by pastry professionals, bakers, and restaurants. The equipment is supplied through a network of retail partners and is used by many of the world’s top chefs. It can be found in establishments from local artisan bakeries, patisseries, and restaurants to some of the most renowned hotels, fine-dining restaurants and culinary schools in the UK, including The Savoy Hotel, The Gleneagles Hotel, The Celtic Manor Resort, Brown's Hotel (London), Le Cordon Bleu (London), School of Artisan Food (Welbeck Estate), Leeds City College, Westminster Kingsway College, to name a few. The equipment is used by bakers, chefs, and even Pastry (World and European) Cup Champions, as well as award winning culinary Master chefs. Here we learn more from Director Youli Chrysikaki as NOWAH wins its title in the Food and Drink Awards 2023. Association of Pastry Chefs, and through our sponsorship of the (CGC) Graduate Awards course. In May 2023 LA PASTAIA fresh pasta extruders and NOWAH arranged for an award-winning pasta chef to provide training to student chefs at the Cambridge Regional College, while, in July, NOWAH and Leeds City College arranged for the Pastry World Cup Champion, Massimo Pica, to visit the UK and provide training to the LCC pastry department lecturers. We also provide ongoing sponsorship and support to teaching centres including The School of Artisan Food (Welbeck Estate) bakery department, and we’re always happy to support professionals and startup businesses, as we ourselves understand many of the challenges they’re going through. Despite the ongoing challenges faced by everyone in the food and drink industry, we always look for the positives in situations and remain hugely optimistic about the future. We have just moved into a new 5000sqft warehouse, and our main objective is to continue growing NOWAH through training and upskilling initiatives for clients and young professionals, new partnerships and collaborations, and the continuation of quality equipment supplies – delivered with exceptional service. Company: NOWAH Web Address: R