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UberEats delivery app
January 12th, 2022
Selling Homemade Food on Food Delivery Apps

The booming food-on-demand industry is opening up countless opportunities for entrepreneurs to create their own small businesses. One unique business model is selling homemade food, and it has never been easier to enter the home-based food delivery market with the help of food delivery apps.  Some of the most popular delivery platforms, such as Deliveroo […]

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Food marketing
December 10th, 2021
Marketing Master: How to Promote a Food Delivery Business

It is no secret that Brits love their takeaways, and since the pandemic, online ordering is more popular than ever! The numbers speak for themselves; the local food ordering and delivery platform Uber eats now has around 70 million users and has generated nearly 5 billion in revenue last year alone. If you are a […]

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A variety of food takeaways
November 12th, 2021
Future of Food; What Might Our Takeaways Look Like in 2030?

Food delivery has become a global market worth more than £150 billion, having more than tripled since 2017 and, since the pandemic in London alone, restaurants are selling an extra 900,000 takeaway meals a week via popular apps like Deliveroo and Uber Eats.  Although the takeaway industry is certainly booming, the food sector will face […]

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Kitchen staff smiling
October 13th, 2021
Maximising Staff Productivity in Your Commercial Kitchen

Maximising staff productivity in your commercial kitchen is one of the most significant factors for business success. Whether it be your head chef or kitchen porter, ensuring all of your kitchen and catering staff are able to do their work with maximum efficiency and effectiveness will help you meet your goals and maintain profitability. With […]

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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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Chef preparing food next to two boiling cooking pans
September 14th, 2021
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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Preparing fresh foods
August 12th, 2021
How Changing Market Conditions Can Affect Your Food Business

​​One of the things that make the foodservice industry so exciting is its constantly changing and evolving nature. The arrival of a global pandemic and officially leaving the European Union has ensured that change was in no short supply over the past year and a half. But, how can changing market conditions affect your food […]

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Kitchen staff preparing food
August 4th, 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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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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