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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 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 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 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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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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November 24th, 2020
The Perfect Mix: Rent a Kitchen for Baking

For small businesses looking to make a splash in the food industry, finding appropriate commercial kitchen space is vital, and it’s no different for bakery businesses.

In order to rent a kitchen for baking, you need to think carefully about the overheads, equipment and how it can work for you.

From occasion cupcakes to fresh buns and loaves, our guide takes you through everything you need to know about renting a commercial kitchen for your budding business.

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October 9th, 2020
Home-Based Food Businesses: Getting Started and Scaling Up

2020 has been a turbulent and unsettling year but with lockdown forcing us to take a breather, it has also has been the prime time for self-reflection and development. With many finding comfort in the kitchen during these uncertain times, cooking skills have sharpened and for some, a hobby has turned into a career! In […]

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September 17th, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Kitchen Rules & Regulations

How Important are Commercial Kitchen Regulations? When it comes to running a commercial catering kitchen, there are a number of important rules and UK commercial kitchen regulations to follow to ensure your kitchen is safe and sanitary and of course practical. Complying with legislation is very important and guarantees that you won’t wind up with a […]

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