Florent Gerardin set to redefine French cuisine with Oter

One of Melbourne’s newest and hottest restaurants Ôter - a contemporary take on French cuisine - has opened its doors this month, with head chef Florent Gerardin at the helm.

Having previously worked with the MKN SpaceCombi and other products by Phoeniks at Melbourne’s Vue de Monde, Florent believes this brand to be the “very best” in the business due to the modern and precise nature of their equipment.

Thanks to its unique engineering, the precision and efficiency of the MKN SpaceCombi allows ingredients to cook evenly regardless of their position in the oven, while the minimal noise whilst in operation was also a welcome feature in Florent’s bustling, open-style kitchen.

Ôter has also utilised the Adventys Induction, Salvis Hold-O-Mat and the Helia Smoker with the latter being the smallest and most efficient of its kind - important for chefs like Florent who will use it to finely smoke more delicate foods like dates and other dried fruits.

Space saving innovation with the KN Compact Built-In

Utilised extensively by Florent Gerardin for a number of years, and most recently in Oter, the MKN Built In SpaceCombi is a flexible combination unit for both manual and automatic cooking. 

What makes the Compact Built-in so unique is that it is fully integrated into your existing workspaces, meaning it can be installed without a hood, or even under a bench - ensuring maximum flexibility, space maximisation and even the ability to remove your cooking equipment from view of your customers.

Completely unique to the MKN brand, the integrated self condensation hood results in less extraction costs, while a range of features including auto chef, stepmatic and ready2cook means you can now preselect your cooking processes to save both time and energy.

Used by Vue de Monde, Quay, Automata, Silvereye, Kensington Street Social, Amaru, Fat Duck/Dinner by Heston, the MKN compact built-in is a leader amongst combi ovens.

If you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 405 404 or email

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