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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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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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Uber Eats Takeaway Delivery Driver
May 17th, 2021
The Future of Food Businesses: What are Virtual Kitchens?

A virtual kitchen is quite the chameleon; other names include dark kitchen, ghost kitchen, satellite kitchen, cloud kitchen, delivery only kitchens… I think we’ve covered them all. The number of virtual food brands in the UK grew by 150% in 2019 alone, so the number of delivery-only kitchens grew in line with this incredible uprising […]

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January 18th, 2021
Covid-19 & Dark Kitchens: Adapting to Food Delivery Service

On March 16th 2020, the announcement came that UK residents should avoid all restaurants, bars and pubs, and not before long, hospitality establishments across the country were forcibly closed as we entered a mandatory lockdown.  The last few months have been the most testing that many of us have faced in our lifetime. Among many […]

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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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August 25th, 2020
The Rise of the Dark Kitchen: Benefits and Business Models

What is a Dark Kitchen? What is a dark kitchen? Also known as virtual, remote, commissary, ghost kitchens or cloud kitchens, unlike a traditional restaurant, a dark kitchen is a professional commercial kitchen that only produces food for delivery. It contains the kitchen equipment and facilities needed to prepare food but has no dining area […]

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