Ovention Oven Is Top Dog For Galvin HOP

We have supplied an Ovention Matchbox 360-12 oven to the Galvin HOP Pub Deluxe in Spital Sq, London which represents a totally new drinking and dining concept.

The Ovention oven was specified by commercial kitchen design and build consultancy, YCE Catering Equipment Ltd, as part of the development of seven kitchens for Genting’s foodservice outlets across the complex.


Galvin HOP offers a broad range of seasonally inspired modern British fast food, complemented by a variety of speciality international beers. The 200 seater venue is open from 8:00 am for breakfast with service continuing until 11:30 pm. In addition to the eat-in menu, the pub also offers takeaway food and has recently introduced a delivery service. A feature of the menu is a range of speciality hot dogs served in brioche buns. During busy periods, the Galvin HOP serves up to of 300 hot dogs per day.

The CCE Group specified a front of house, self-contained hot dog workstation, incorporating the Ovention oven. The hot dogs are cooked fresh to order on the oven, which provides the capacity to cook up to eight dogs simultaneously in two and a half minutes. The oven is also used for cooking sausages, bacon and eggs for the breakfast service.

Pre-programmed cooking time and temperature are input via the oven’s user friendly touchpad, with food automatically loaded into the cooking chamber at the tap of the touchpad. The Ovention model uses precision impingement technology, delivering over twice the volume of hot air and better air concentration than conventional conveyor ovens. Food is cooked in a closed cavity, minimising the escape of hot air, for reduced energy consumption. Multiple catalysts break down grease into moist hot air, which is used in the cooking process, for improved quality and healthier product. Group Head Chef for Galvin Restaurants, Kevin Tew, stated:

“The Ovention oven offers advantages over conventional cooking methods, not least in terms of speed of service and consistent food quality. It is very easy to use, which helps us make the optimum use of our existing manpower, increasing kitchen efficiency and productivity. The popularity of our hot dogs and the high level of repeat business are testament to the cooking quality, which the oven delivers.”

CCE Group’s Managing Director, Ray Costelloe, added:

"The Ovention oven is a true innovation in the hospitality sector and represents the sort of equipment that we are offering to our clients to improve foodservice efficiency and profitability. In addition to its operational advantages, the product does not need an extraction system, saving on kitchen installation costs and avoiding potential planning permission issues.”

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