our business

Metcalfe Catering Equipment Ltd was established in 1928 has grown to become one of the premier manufacturers and suppliers of commercial food preparation equipment in the UK.

As well as manufacturing our own industry leading range of food preparation equipment, Metcalfe are the UK distributors for several other world renowned manufacturers including; HALLDE, ROBAND, CEADO, EDLUND, NEMCO, FÖRJE and TORMEK.

This specialist equipment is manufactured to the highest standards for efficiency, durability and reliability. It provides a comprehensive and cost effective answer to all the preparation needs of the foodservice, food processing, supermarket, catering and licensed industries.

Our objective is simple: to raise the standard of food preparation and bring artistry back to the kitchen. To that end we will only ever recommend the best equipment solution for your needs, whatever those may be. We accept that there will always be people prepared to buy on price, for everybody else, there’s Metcalfe.

our expertise

We have been manufacturing food preparation equipment for nearly 100 years, which means nobody knows more about it than us. Whether it’s slicing, dicing, peeling, grating, chipping, blending, juicing or mixing, one call to Metcalfe will give you access to nearly a century’s worth of expertise.

our quality

At Metcalfe we learned long ago that it’s far better to differentiate by manufacturing the best equipment, not the cheapest. It’s why we are still in business after nearly 100 years and why you will find many of our machines still going strong after many, many years of constant daily use in the harshest foodservice environments.

our passion

Chefs with a passion for food spend considerable time and effort on selecting the very best fresh produce because their reputation, indeed their livelihood, relies upon it. We share that passion. Which is why every one of our products is designed for a very specific purpose - to preserve the quality and integrity of that produce from field to fork. There can be no compromise. Put simply, “that will do, won’t do”.

our added value

Aside from producing the very best results you can be sure that any food preparation equipment supplied by Metcalfe will help you reduce waste, increase speed, maximise yield, improve portion control and increase profit.

the common law of business balance

"There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person's lawful prey.

It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better."
John Ruskin (1819-1900)


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