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Chefs in Small Cafe Kitchen
June 7th, 2024
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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Commercial kitchen
March 12th, 2024
How to Rent a Commercial Kitchen: Questions to Ask

Committing to a commercial kitchen rental for your food business is a big step and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A kitchen space is the foundation of your 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 most […]

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man placing a large box into a cold storage room
October 17th, 2023
Commercial Cold Room Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

In the food and pharmaceutical industries, whether you’re a fresh start-up or an established company, the safe and reliable storage of products is a mission-critical task.  Walk-in cold rooms are an impeccable solution for storing bulk orders and surplus supplies, ensuring a hygienic and professional environment. However, proper maintenance is the linchpin of maintaining a […]

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"Cold Room FAQs" over an image of cold room doors
October 18th, 2022
Your Walk-in Cold Room FAQs Answered

Your Walk-in Cold Room FAQs Answered For startups and small businesses, the option for a remote walk-in cold room instead of (or along with) having an on-site cold room can often prove very advantageous.  However, while many people in the food industry might have heard of a cold room, if you are new to the […]

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Freezer with tub of ice cream
August 13th, 2022
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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Food storage in a fridge
April 13th, 2022
Restaurant Tips: More Ways to Organise Cold Food Storage

From commercial refrigerators to walk-in cold rooms, whatever cooling system you choose to operate in your commercial kitchen rental, it should be consistently well-maintained and highly organised. We know dark kitchens are busy and often high-pressure environments, so it can be easy to overlook something that can seem trivial like cold food storage, so we’re […]

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close up shot of a walk in cold room door
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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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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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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