Cook is gearing up to launch its biggest-ever summer range in a bid to debunk the idea that frozen food is best in winter.

The frozen food retailer said the range, which will include pasta dishes, meats and tartelettes and goes into stores in May, will be its most complete summer offering.

Cook will also open two new stores in April. Its largest franchisee Eliot Roberts will open a fourth shop, in Northwood, this month. A company-owned store will also open in East Sheen, near Richmond.