Over the years, since its launch in 1897, many changes and developments have taken place at Hobart that have shaped the company. From humble beginnings in Ohio USA, Hobart has evolved to become a major player in the catering equipment industry. Founded in those roots is the ethos of high standards and pursuit of excellence that easily associates Hobart with the most prolific performers in the industry today.
Over a century later, Hobart continues to lead the field with innovations in all areas of equipment manufacturing, with quality and partnership as its watchwords.
Offering an unrivalled product range, incorporating the world-renowned Bonnet brand, Hobart’s presence in the world’s market is already substantial and growing almost daily, whether the requirements are efficient warewashing, reliable preparation, a custom built Maestro suite, Hobart can deliver the solution.
Tell us about your product/service range?/ Why is it so well suited to the school food sector?
Hobart has a range of innovative machines designed and built on the core principles of simplicity and performance, helping provide tangible, real-world savings for school kitchens.
From fast, high performance undercounter, hood type and two level warewashers to multi-functional bratt pans, high speed steamers and combi ovens, investing in a Hobart machine means caterers can save on time, energy, resource, water and costly food waste.
A reputation for innovation, combined with a heritage of manufacturing excellence enables Hobart’s expert teams to develop machines with features that make kitchen life easier, giving caterers more time to concentrate on what’s important – providing nutritious food for students.
What do you do to support the school food sector beyond the supply of your products/service?
Hobart has been a champion of the public sector for many years, supporting key organisations, such as LACA.
As an organisation, we are embedded in the sector and pride ourselves on producing machines developed through ‘customer-back’ innovation – that means our team work closely with schools and school caterers to build a detailed understanding of the challenges they face. This unique approach allows us to develop the right machines for the job in hand.
Why is supporting LACA and their work so important to you as a business?
Our partnership with LACA is incredibly important to our business. As the leading authority on school meals, we find their resources and live events invaluable.
What was your favourite lunch when you were at school?
Fish and chip Fridays – chips were the best! Followed swiftly by caramel shortbread cake.
Hobart, redefining innovation to make kitchen life easier.