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Villagefetes NEWSLETTER FOR EVENT AND LEISURE BUSINESSES
Issue Number.124 June 2013
EVERYTHING FOR EVENT AND LEISURE RELATED BUSINESSES IN ONE PLACE
Link to the MiniFridge website
Welcome to this months edition of our newsletter. A couple of weeks of June sunshine and we're already talking about how to keep everything cold. If it's warm outside it's going to be even hotter inside your catering trailer. That's when you start to notice that your current refrigeration is not up to the job, so now's the time to check that your equipment is keeping food cold and safe.
Maintaining safe food temperatures during transportation
Food items in transport should always be kept at the recommended safe storage temperature to comply with food handling and safety regulations. Transporting food safely from wholesaler to base storage and to and from an event is often overlooked and should be included in your risk assessment. Not all mobile catering businesses have the use of refrigerated vans or cold storage trailers, but not to worry, cool boxes have advanced technologically and can run from 12 volts, 230 volts and even GAS! Plus they're affordable.
Suppliers In Focus
Link to www.teamrefrigeration.co.uk
TEAM REFRIGERATION
Need extra portable cool space? The Igloo is a refrigerated trailer with seamless hygienic panel construction and lightweight.
Link to the Alliance Online website
ALLIANCE ONLINE
Be sure to keep your produce fresh, cool and ready for use with our large selection of fridges, freezers and back bar chillers.
Business Planning
Safe food storage during hot spells
Fresh and defrosted frozen foods tend to have a much shorter life span when it gets warm particularly when hot food sales slow down and items need to be stored longer. With a little forward planning food throwaway can be reduced to minimum, for larger events think about hiring a refrigerated van or trailer.
Questions to ask...
1. Do you need to defrost all your frozen items before the event?
2. Can you cook frozen food items straight from frozen?
3. Can you slow thaw batches of frozen foods by placing them in the fridge?
Measures to keep food items cold...
1. Keep fridge doors closed and avoid repeated opening?
2. Use a separate under counter fridge for local food preparation items?
3. Use a separate dedicated cold drinks display chiller?
Don't forget, keep chocolate bars in the fridge to prevent them melting?
Suppliers In Focus
Link to the Nisbets website
NISBETS
Top quality range of great display fridges for showcasing your food and drink, free standing, tabletop and can and bottle drinks coolers.
Link to the Drinkstuff website
DRINKSTUFF
Low and high output Ice Makers from Whirlpool, Manitowoc and Hoshizaki. Under counter ice makers with integral storage.
Round Up
Refrigerating and cooling cold drinks from room temperature can take hours and guaranteed customers will want cold drinks from the minute you open your hatch rather than warm ones. The secret is to plan ahead before your event and chill your drinks for 24 hours before hand. You will then have ice cold drinks ready to serve and no complaints from grumbling customers.
You can read more of this article and other useful start up information here.
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