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Commercial kitchen
March 20th, 2022
How to Set Up and Run a Commercial Kitchen: A Start to End Checklist

Owning a food business is no easy feat. There are so many things to take into account, from the food itself to the marketing and everything in between. But one of the most important aspects of any foodservice business is the kitchen. The kitchen is where the magic happens, and if it’s not up to […]

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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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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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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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May 11th, 2021
Golden Food Hygiene Rules for Your Commercial Kitchen

When running and renting a commercial kitchen, what are the most important elements of success; serving fire food, impeccable customer service and good value for money? While these are all key ingredients to making your mark and setting the hospitality industry alight, they are completely worthless without enforcing simple food hygiene rules in your dark […]

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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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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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