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

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

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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
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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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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Fruit and vegetables
November 17th, 2020
Fresh is Best; Vegan Food Storage to Prevent Food Waste

Veganism is currently the flavour of the year. Although it’s been around for centuries, the growing desire for a healthy, modern lifestyle, has seen unprecedented amounts of vegan food produced each year. The Vegan Food Market was valued at $14.2 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $31.4 billion by 2026.  With vegan food […]

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Muffins going in oven
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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