• Jekaterina Archipova

HOUNÖ supplies combi ovens to Alchemist restaurant in Copenhagen


The restaurant pushes the borders when it comes to the concept of fine dining. With a focus on holistic cuisine; an approach that has been growing in Danish chef and restaurateur Rasmus Munk’s mind since he opened the first incarnation of Alchemist in 2015, the restaurant is already turning heads internationally.

All senses are guaranteed to be evoked and stimulated through the menu of up to 50 servings plus a full visitor experience, including the unique physical spaces of the restaurant, drama, art, spectacular visuals and a world of culinary art impressions.

Owned by Head Chef Rasmus Munk and investor Lars Seier Christensen, who is also involved in the 3-star Michelin restaurant Geranium, this new gourmet restaurant is deploying the most advanced kitchen equipment on the market – and thus decided to invest in 13 combi ovens from HOUNÖ.

Rasmus Munk states:

"We have chosen these advanced ovens, as they are the best on the market. It’s as simple as that. HOUNÖ is committed to innovation, which fits perfectly into our way of thinking here at the restaurant."

The restaurant’s newly acquired combi ovens demonstrate a perfect mix of the cutting-edge technology ranges Visual Cooking and CombiSlim.

Both oven types combine hot air and steam injection, ensuring succulence, taste and appearance and can be deployed as the center of every cooking process as they are ideal for roast, steam, poach, bake, grill, pan-fry, smoke, prove and regenerate all types of food.

HOUNÖ’s intuitive touch display for programming works as an extended hand to the chef, and the award-winning cloud solution, Let’s Cook, provides a portal for cooperation and experience exchange with other grand international restaurants and chains. It also has important monitoring and management functions.

Innovative functionality and high reliability

HOUNÖ has provided an extensive training program for Alchemist’s 30 chefs in order for them to make the most out of the investment, explore the numerous functions and create the best possible results. Oven reliability is underlined by the 4-year warranty offered by HOUNÖ on all its combi ovens.

Steen Holflod Jeppesen, Business Development Manager at HOUNÖ, comments:

"HOUNÖ’s products can match even the world’s largest oven manufacturers both in terms of functionality and reliability. It is no coincidence that Alchemist has chosen HOUNÖ as their supplier and when we sell the combi ovens internationally, we notice the high quality stamp which comes with Danish manufacturing."

The Alchemist team has been introduced to the many functions of the combi ovens such as the fan speed which may be regulated between 300 and 1400 rpm, making the ovens ideal for all types of bread and pastries.

Martin Vestergaard Sørensen, who led the training program, added:

"It is important to control the flow of hot air to create a precise and uniform baking quality. We do not teach chefs how to cook but we help them utilize the equipment correctly, so that they benefit from the many state-of-the-art features."

Photo credit: Søren Gammelmark

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