In the French-Canadian province of Quebec we find a small Thermomix-friendly business that specializes in home-made food products and preserves. Multiple Thermomix machines working together helped La Conserverie du Quartier expand its artisanal range to more than 300 specialty products. Could this shop have more Thermomix machines at work than any other establishment?
When owner of La Conserverie du Quartier Yoland Bouchard was first featured in a french-language TV segment (2013) I wanted to share this story. And since most readers here don’t speak French, I’ve decided to extract a few visuals rather than post the entire video. These photos will surely inspire anyone considering the investment of a Thermomix for home or professional use. (Also isn’t it just a thrill to see so many TM31 machines being put to good use in one place?)
Look Ma, two hands!
An efficient worker (above) sets timing for two machines at once.
There are at least 10 machines at work from morning till night.
During busy seasons, these operate for 15 hours per day.
Bouchard considers the machine to be a reliable and proven time-saver.
He also appreciates how nutrients and colour of ingredients are preserved and smoother textures give better spreadability of fruit butters.
La Conserverie du Quartier makes a wide-range of home-made jams, spreads,
fruit “butters”, marmalades, jellies, marinades, oils, flavoured mustards,
chutneys, and ketchups. Thermomix is also used in the making of “lobster oil”.
all photos above captured from TéléMag video, YouTube.
- See the interview with Mr. Bouchard of La Conserverie du Quartier in this French-language YouTube clip (starts at 1:40 min)
- see more about how Thermomix is used by chefs/culinary professionals/restaurants
- Yes, I want more! Do you know of a business that uses multiple TMX machines? If so, please leave a comment below and we’ll link to it :)