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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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February 17th, 2021
Benefits of a Walk-In Freezer for Your Food Business

The hospitality, restaurant and catering industries of today benefit greatly from the use of commercial cold rooms. A walk-in cold room can improve the efficiency of a business, cut costs and ensure food is easily accessible in a busy environment. Similar advantages can be found when using a walk-in freezer for your food business.   Many food establishments […]

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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 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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December 4th, 2020
2020 Gift Guide; Unique Christmas Gifts For Home Chefs

It’s almost here, the end of 2020… While some of us will be pleased to wave goodbye to this year, it has been a year of innovation, community and for some – the year they launched a food business!  With the number of takeaways and home food deliveries skyrocketing, the pandemic was the perfect time […]

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Baker in a commercial kitchen
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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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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