The Romeo Retail Group can add another award to their honour roll after taking out the National Store of the Year Award at the Metcash 2017 Awards for their McLaren Vale outlet. The Romeo Family have a long history of creating exceptional retail outlets and the McLaren Vale store in no exception. Nestled amongst the scenic wine regions rolling hills the store caters to both the weekly shoppers as well as those looking for something a little bit special with a large range of continental cheeses, meats and deli tasting platter favourites. The store embraces the wine culture of the area by hosting regular wine & cheese nights and the market days and cheese club have been a popular attraction amongst locals.

GaP Solutions is proud to supply a variety of equipment to Romeo’s including cheese scales, meat slicers, butcher and deli equipment. Our long association with Romeo’s has been a rewarding relationship and on behalf of the whole GaP Solutions family we wish to congratulate them on their continued success. 

On Wednesday the 12th of July The Baking Association of Australia held its annual South Australian Baking Show, highlighting the talents and skills of bakers and apprentices from across the state. This year there was an amazing turn out with over 483 entrants across the 30 categories, almost double the number from last year’s event. As always the quality of the products was at a premium (the team at GaP Solutions were lucky enough to partake in some sneaky taste testing) and if it were up to our taste buds everyone would have gone home a winner!

GaP Solutions is proud to have once again sponsored this year’s event and on behalf of our team and the BAA we would like to congratulate all the winners. Special mention must go to the best in show winners Boulangerie 113 (Champion Loaf) Hallet Cove Bakery (Champion Cake/Pastry) and Orange Spot Bakery (Most Successful).

For the full list of winners click here 

 

a sample of the tasty good on offer at this year's judging table 

The bleary eyed early mornings every baker endures can now be a thing of the past thanks to GaP Solutions’ range of Retarder-Provers which are quickly becoming an essential piece of kit throughout the industry.
 
By programming your retarder-prover to precisely optimize the leavening process bakers are now able to knead the dough, shape it and mold it the day before then store it in the equipment on a retarding cycle.
 
At a pre-programmed time, the machine will switch to a proving cycle and through a tightly controlled process of increased heat and humidity it allows the dough to be ready for baking at a more reasonable start time (you now can even preprogram your ovens to begin warming before you arrive as well).
 
 
Not only can you enjoy some well-deserved sleep ins for you and your employees but with a retarder-prover you will quickly realize a return on investment in reduced labour costs and increased productivity.
 
So why don’t you have a think, perhaps even write it down, about all the things you could do with an extra two hours every day then give the team at GaP Solutions a ring today.
 

 

Us bakers have never been more spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing equipment for our bakeries. Not only is there a variety of manufactures and suppliers producing top quality products but there are so many versatile adaptations of equipment to suit a range of different baking applications.

Recently we have noticed considerable discussion amongst the industry about the changing face of ovens and the shift from traditional to flexible and multi-purpose models. In trying to take some of the guess work out when choosing your next oven, we’ve summarized the main features and benefits of the various styles of oven available on the market today

photo courtesy of adelaidenow.com.au
 

On Friday the 7th of April the annual IGA Awards of Excellence were held at Adelaide Oval to recognise the dedication, innovation and effort of independent supermarket retailers from across South Australian and the Northern Territory. For 25 years GaP Solutions have produly been supporting IGA and it's retailers and it was an honour to once again attend the night and mix with a deserving bunch of nominees and winners. From the team at GaP we would like to extend our congratulations to all the winners from the night and also the wider IGA community who continue to provide a high level retail option whilst supporting their local community and economy

 

2017 IGA Awards of Excellence SA/NT Winners