Grilling: Not just for meat lovers

Talking about grilling means thinking automatically about a meat dish. Actually, this traditional style of cooking on other types of food offers restaurateurs infinite new creative opportunities for surprising flavours experiences. Provided, however, that you know how to grasp the stimulus, experiment freely, and above all, choose the most appropriate cooking tool. Let’s take vegetables,...

X-OVEN charcoal oven to the conquest of Hong Kong

As a world business capital, for years Hong Kong has acted as an ideal showcase for western operators wishing to enter Asian markets. This extremely lively city, very keen on emerging trends, is the chosen location of a unique restaurant business that was set up in 2012, the Black Sheep Restaurants. Under the guidance of...

From traditional to contemporary grilling

We can certainly define grilling as a traditional cooking method – perhaps the most traditional, considering that it’s the first form of cooking used by man. Are there crossover points between that ancient cooking method and its contemporary counterpart? Of course there are, as long as they are open to new stimuli and able to...

We asked X-OVEN corporate chef Mattia Chiesa to tell us about his experience in the charcoal oven world.

Mattia, tell us something about yourself. I’m 32 years old, and after school (I attended Istituto Alberghiero Carlo Porta), I started my professional training with chef Danilo Angè, with whom I still collaborate. I got to know X-Oven one day, thanks to a demo. At that time, I had been working for some years for...

X-Oven, the charcoal ovens built for chefs

It was 2014 when X-Oven, the first professional charcoal oven with lateral grill drawers, entered the international market. Since then nothing has been the same: the X-Oven revolution closed the era of the old front door ovens, replacing them with a range of cooking tools based on safety, flexibility and high-level creativity. Designed for medium-high...

A unique design for demanding chefs

X-OVEN was established in 2013 by entrepreneur Alfredo Mercurio and his business partner Enrico Piazzi, restaurateur and inventor. The company produces and distributes charcoal ovens with unique side grill drawer system around the world for the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors. The X-Oven Group is made of X-Oven International, headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, responsible for...