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Burns & Ferrall appoints Jacqui Brown to head RATIONAL brand division

Burns & Ferrall has announced the appointment of Jacqui Brown to the position of RATIONAL Brand Manager, taking over responsibility for the RATIONAL brand in New Zealand

Jacqui most recently worked as New Zealand Sales and Marketing Manager for LaValla Estate. Prior to that, she was based in South Africa where she founded successful culinary magazine, Ginja Food Magazine. She has also hosted food shows and attended events as a guest chef, judge and lecturer.

Jacqui is a trained chef, having studied at the Christina Martin School of Food and Wine in South Africa. She has developed recipes for internationally recognised brands, such as Elba and Fry’s. She is also a professional member of the New Zealand Chef’s Association.

Burns & Ferrall CEO, Tony Broome, believes the combination of Jacqui’s cooking, marketing and sales background will serve the company well as it looks to strengthen sales of the RATIONAL range of combi ovens and accessories in New Zealand & the Pacific islands

“Jacqui’s expertise as both a chef and sales and marketing manager gives her some fantastic empathy and insight into our customers’ needs,” said Tony. “We feel very privileged to have such a multi-talented and well connected person joining the team.”

“I am delighted to be joining Burns & Ferrall at such an exciting stage in the company’s development,” added Jacqui. “I’m particularly looking forward to enabling the RATIONAL brand to reach its potential here in New Zealand. Their innovative solutions have made life easier for chefs around the world. The combis are also a great option for restaurants wanting to save space as one machine can replace the traditional steamers, ovens, fryers and grills.”

Founded in 1948, Burns & Ferrall has been in business for almost 70 years. Burns & Ferrall is New Zealand’s premier commercial and domestic kitchen company. Products include cooking equipment, bakery, clean-up, and a huge range of glassware, food service, and bakery equipment.

RATIONAL is the world market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for professional kitchens. Founded in 1973, RATIONAL has been a global technology leader for more than forty years.

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