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June 21st, 2021
Hacks to Slice Your Commercial Kitchen Energy Consumption

Society has become more conscious of the danger that our wonderful planet is facing. The population is also more willing to make behavioural changes to tackle this problem. From ditching single-use plastic to cycling to work instead of taking the car, every change counts! While making personal changes is crucial, the biggest impact happens in […]

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Fresh vegetables in a wooden basket
June 11th, 2021
Fresh Trends for Sustainable Food Businesses

Food sustainability has never been as important and under as much scrutiny as it is today. The global food system is under increasing pressure from the concerns over climate change, feeding a growing population and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the need for a resilient and sustainable food system. Food production is responsible for one-quarter of […]

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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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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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Chefs preparing sushi in a commercial kitchen
April 13th, 2021
Tips on Scaling Up Food Production & How to Know It’s Time

Congratulations, you’ve finally started your food business and you’re running it to a level of success!  Your customers are delighted, your staff are keeping happy and you’ve started to exceed those business targets that you set in what seems like a lifetime ago. So, what’s the forward plan? When operations are running smoothly and you’re […]

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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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March 18th, 2021
Why Are Restaurants Turning to Central Production Kitchens?

Why Are Restaurants Turning to Central Production Kitchens? The UK’s restaurant industry is worth a staggering £38 billion, with roughly 1.7 million foodies heading to their favourite joints at least once a week.  As well as feeding the mouths that journey to the best restaurants in town, apps such as Deliveroo and UberEats make it […]

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Head Chef looking into busy kitchen from over the serving counter
March 10th, 2021
The Difference Between Domestic and Commercial Kitchen; Start-Up Tips

When it’s your first time setting up a food business, a problem that will crop up a LOT in the primary planning stages is whether you can make the magic happen from the domestic kitchen in your home, or are the practicalities of a commercial kitchen worth the initial outlay? There are pros and cons […]

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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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