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Commercial kitchen
September 25th, 2021
Questions You Should Ask When Renting a Commercial Kitchen

Committing to a commercial kitchen rental for your food business is a big step and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Kitchen space is the foundation of your food production organisation and finding the perfect kitchen to rent can sky-rocket your success. The first few steps in renting your commercial space will be among the […]

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July 8th, 2021
Organising a Modular Cold Room: Make the Most of Your Space

Organisation is second nature for some of us, while for some of us it takes time, effort and a whole lot of perseverance. It’s well known that keeping yourself and the environment around you has its benefits, especially in the workplace, such as increased productivity, decreased stress levels and heightened efficiency. This is no different […]

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Freezer with tub of ice cream
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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Raw meat on chopping board
March 4th, 2021
How to Avoid Cross-Contamination of Foods in a Dark 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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European and UK flags
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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Preparing food in a kitchen with protective face masks
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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Celebrating 2021
December 11th, 2020
Food Business and Commercial Kitchens Guidance: 2021 Trends and Predictions

Since COVID-19 has transformed our shopping and eating habits, staying ahead of the curve and keeping on top of the ever-changing and innovative food and beverage landscape is of paramount importance. We look ahead to what 2021 has on the menu for food businesses, commercial kitchens and the food delivery industry. We share best practice […]

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Fruit and vegetables
November 17th, 2020
Fresh is Best; Vegan Food Storage to Prevent Food Waste

Veganism is currently the flavour of the year. Although it’s been around for centuries, the growing desire for a healthy, modern lifestyle, has seen unprecedented amounts of vegan food produced each year. The Vegan Food Market was valued at $14.2 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $31.4 billion by 2026.  With vegan food […]

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