This marks the first step in the Italian oven manufacturer’s goal to give back to the community
Dubai, UAE: UNOX, a leading manufacturer of professional ovens, and the UAE Food Bank came together to provide meals for those in need during the holy month of Ramadan. The food distribution took place on Tuesday, 11th April. The joint initiative will see UNOX Corporate Chef Giacomo Bortolussi preparing rice with chicken, lentils, and mixed vegetables.
These will be prepared for the flagship combi ovens CHEFTOP MIND.Maps™ PLUS and BAKERTOP MIND.Maps™ PLUS, and the innovative food preserving unit EVEREO®, which is HACCP certified. The simultaneous work of unique and ground-breaking solutions helps to reduce costs, improve productivity, and meet waste reduction goals. Over 100 meals will be prepared, and UNOX will also be donating two food-preserving units, the EVEREO®.
This initiative is a culmination of both entities’ shared goal to give back to the community and make an impact on everyday citizens in Dubai. Matt Roberts, UNOX MENA Managing Director, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are delighted to work with the UAE Food Bank to provide meals for those in need. At UNOX, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of everyday Dubai citizens and helping those less fortunate.”
The UAE Food Bank representative, Mr. Issa Hassan Issa, echoed Roberts’ sentiments and emphasized the importance of such initiatives. “We are very pleased to partner with UNOX, and this joint initiative will go a long way in supporting our efforts to distribute food to those in need during the holy month of Ramadan. The UAE Food Bank is committed to providing surplus and donated food to the underprivileged sections of society, and we appreciate the support of organizations like UNOX in achieving our mission,” said Mr. Issa.
UNOX Corporate Chef Giacomo, who was born and raised in Italy and has been with UNOX since 2016, now brings his expertise to Dubai and is excited to prepare these special meals using the flagship combi ovens. “I am thrilled to use our combi ovens CHEFTOP MIND.Maps™ PLUS and BAKERTOP MIND.Maps™ PLUS oven for cooking these meals for the UAE Food Bank initiative. Smart professional ovens ensure maximum repeatability and precision thanks to perfect control of the cooking process, especially in higher capacities. I am honored to be a part of this initiative and to give back to the community,” said Chef Giacomo.
This initiative is a testament to UNOX’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact in the communities it serves. UNOX will be donating two EVEREO® units to UAE Food Bank which can preserve up to 80 meals at either cold or hot temperatures up to 80 degrees Celsius.
Founded in 1990 in Padua, with a turnover of 182 million euros in 2021 and constantly growing, UNOX designs, manufactures and markets professional ovens for the catering, retail, pastry, and bakery sectors. UNOX creates smart technology applied to professional cooking processes to support people and businesses who face the challenge of building their own success every day. Over the years the company, based in Cadoneghe (PD), where production plants and Headquarters are located, has become the leading manufacturer of professional ovens in terms of number of pieces sold in the world. They are active abroad with their own offices and commercial branches in 37 countries around the world with products distributed in more than 110 countries. The UNOX Team is made up of more than 650 people, with over 200 based abroad. Over 50 professionals, physicists, mechanical, chemical and aerospace engineers, are engaged in research and development with the goal of developing intelligence and technology applicable to the most diverse cooking processes.
The UAE regional office contains a demo kitchen, equipped with the latest professional ovens and is ideal for cooking tests and demonstrations. UNOX allows potential customers the opportunity to try the ovens within their business and support users with suggestions and advice to help them take full advantage of the investment made.