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April 13th, 2021
Tips on Scaling Up Food Production & How to Know It’s Time

Congratulations, you’ve finally started your food business and you’re running it to a level of success!  Your customers are delighted, your staff are keeping happy and you’ve started to exceed those business targets that you set in what seems like a lifetime ago. So, what’s the forward plan? When operations are running smoothly and you’re […]

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April 9th, 2021
Risks of Not Renting a Cold Room for Your Food Business

Producing, shipping, storing and selling foods comes with risks at every step of the supply chain. These risks include temperature fluctuations as well as potential problems with power and equipment reliability and, of course, the loss of profits for your foodservice business.  The catering industry hugely benefits from commercial cold rooms. Cold rooms provide ample […]

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March 18th, 2021
Why Are Restaurants Turning to Central Production Kitchens?

Why Are Restaurants Turning to Central Production Kitchens? The UK’s restaurant industry is worth a staggering £38 billion, with roughly 1.7 million foodies heading to their favourite joints at least once a week.  As well as feeding the mouths that journey to the best restaurants in town, apps such as Deliveroo and UberEats make it […]

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March 10th, 2021
The Difference Between Domestic and Commercial Kitchen; Start-Up Tips

When it’s your first time setting up a food business, a problem that will crop up a LOT in the primary planning stages is whether you can make the magic happen from the domestic kitchen in your home, or are the practicalities of a commercial kitchen worth the initial outlay? There are pros and cons […]

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March 4th, 2021
Food Hygiene: How to Avoid Cross-Contamination in a Commercial Kitchen

Health and safety in any food service business is a big deal! When handling food or overseeing food preparation, you have a responsibility to ensure food coming out of the kitchen is safe for customers to eat. Cross-contamination is the main reason for food-borne illness outbreaks. Even if meat has been cooked correctly, meals can […]

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February 17th, 2021
Benefits of a Walk-In Freezer for Your Food Business

The hospitality, restaurant and catering industries of today benefit greatly from the use of commercial cold rooms. A walk-in cold room can improve the efficiency of a business, cut costs and ensure food is easily accessible in a busy environment. Similar advantages can be found when using a walk-in freezer for your food business.   Many food establishments […]

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February 4th, 2021
New Brexit Guidelines and How They Affect Food Businesses

Brexit. The seemingly never-ending story has been a hot topic over the past few years and now continues its prominence in the food and drinks sector. A year on from the UK officially leaving the European Single Market, Brexit has now begun to affect food standards. The law now states that food and drink businesses […]

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January 18th, 2021
Covid-19 & Dark Kitchens: Adapting to Food Delivery Service

On March 16th 2020, the announcement came that UK residents should avoid all restaurants, bars and pubs, and not before long, hospitality establishments across the country were forcibly closed as we entered a mandatory lockdown.  The last few months have been the most testing that many of us have faced in our lifetime. Among many […]

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January 12th, 2021
COVID-19: Guidance and Support for Food Businesses

The spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has had substantial impacts across all sectors and most notably, hospitality. During these uncertain times, we offer support and business guidance for food businesses; new and established, to help address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. To continue operating during COVID-19, many foodservice businesses have diversified into food delivery, […]

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