Solutions in Cooking,
and Meal Distribution
Ing. Petr Lošák is a manager at Montycon Gastro, s.r.o.,
a company which he founded more than twenty years
ago. The company specializes in innovative solutions
for gastronomy. Their policy is to help customers
reduce their operational costs, make demanding
kitchen jobs easier and more efficient. The bonuses
include high-quality service provided by a skilled
team at the client’s own facility.
The history of Montycon starts in 1996. Why did you
choose this name and what products did you offer at the
start? What innovative solutions do you currently offer?
The company name refers to my father’s passion for
hunting and his dear Welsh Terrier, Monty, who never
gave up, even when fighting a wild boar. When Monty
died, my dad inherited the nickname “Monty”, and shortly
after, they started calling me “Young Monty”, therefore
I wanted to keep the hunting legend of Monty alive when
thinking about the name of the company. My first, and the
company’s elementary, product was a convection oven
with a patented closed system produced by the German
producer Convotherm, who is the number one specialist in
these technologies. So Montycon represents the connection
of the two names.
The efforts of the company have always aimed at excellence
in gastronomy, the introduction of innovative solutions in
cooking based on an original design and the make of the
equipment. Many of the Convotherm convection ovens,
hold ovens and Alto-Shaam thermal shelves have been in
operation for over twenty years, which makes us very proud.
Modern gastronomy is more than just a sophisticated piece
of shiny stainless steel technology with lots of electronics; it
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always involves a team of expert advisors and cooks. What is it
like in Montycon?
Yes, a well-trained team is quintessential. Without it we would not
be able to provide our customers with reliable advice relevant to
their business. Our team has experience and practice and is trained
at our foreign partners’ operations. The last practical training
took place at Alto-Shaam in the USA where we went with other
European partners whose chefs received instruction in the latest
trends and systems making kitchen jobs easier, meal distribution
faster, and production more efficient. We also love the inspiring
recipes which our European colleagues shared with us. What
we found most interesting was the introduction of an advanced
baking technology by Alto-Shaam: the Vector multifunctional oven
brings a total revolution to the speed and quality of baking.
You operate both in classy cuisine and school canteens. Can
you give us some examples where Montycon has supplied the
kitchen systems in the Moravian-Silesian Region and anywhere
in the world?
Our primary focus is the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The truth
is, we started as a supplier of technologies for restaurants, hotels,
and facilities, putting great emphasis on the reliability of the