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Street food truck
July 17th, 2021
Kick-Start Your Vegan Street Food Business with a Dark Kitchen

​​In recent years vegan street food and food trucks have become one of the hottest trends on the market, with customers travelling from miles around to get a taste of the latest pop-up kitchen and develop a taste for the latest vegan foodie craze. Since COVID-19, food lovers with an entrepreneurial flair and a palate […]

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June 21st, 2021
Hacks to Slice Your Commercial Kitchen Energy Consumption

Society has become more conscious of the danger that our wonderful planet is facing. The population is also more willing to make behavioural changes to tackle this problem. From ditching single-use plastic to cycling to work instead of taking the car, every change counts! While making personal changes is crucial, the biggest impact happens in […]

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Fresh vegetables in a wooden basket
June 11th, 2021
Fresh Trends for Sustainable Food Businesses

Food sustainability has never been as important and under as much scrutiny as it is today. The global food system is under increasing pressure from the concerns over climate change, feeding a growing population and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the need for a resilient and sustainable food system. Food production is responsible for one-quarter of […]

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Kitchen staff preparing food
May 19th, 2021
The Importance of Food Safety Training in Catering Kitchens

Catering kitchens are hot, busy and very demanding environments. Gas, naked flames, hot surfaces, heavy objects, slippery floors and many more risks are present in a commercial kitchen.  As well as kitchen hazards, food hygiene is of paramount importance in a catering kitchen. Unsafe food is responsible for many diseases, with a massive 30% of […]

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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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Head Chef looking into busy kitchen from over the serving counter
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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Raw meat on chopping board
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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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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