Reducing Commercial Kitchen Waste

In the United States, nearly 40 percent of all food is thrown out. If that sounds like a lot, that’s  because it is. It’s the equivalent of throwing out nine meals a week. But if you own a restaurant, this figure may not be too surprising. The average restaurant tosses out 25,000 pounds of food every year, wasting tens of thousands of dollars and causing significant environmental strain.

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An Introduction to Commercial Induction Hobs

In the world of commercial kitchen equipment, induction hobs are not new at all. Until very recently, though, this technology wasn’t used by very many commercial kitchens. The reason for all of this is that the catering industry trusted more traditional methods like electric and gas. While it’s easier to simply stick with the model you already have and play it safe, there are a number of reasons why you’re better off taking that leap of faith and upgrading to an induction hob model. In this post, we’re going to take a look at what induction hobs actually are as well as some of the features, benefits, and prices involved.

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Are Open Plan Kitchens a Recipe for Disaster?

The rise in popularity of the open plan kitchen began in the home (thanks to Kevin McCloud and his never ending quest for light and space) and in peoples pursuit of the dream room, countless walls were knocked down to create airy and user friendly family homes. But the open plan kitchen has an arch enemy – cooking smells; while it’s nice to have a house that smells like cookies or freshly baked bread, the same cannot be said if you have had seafood or a strong curry for dinner! It’s not just the smells that can turn up your nose, after a while, poor extraction can mean that you can have a dirty kitchen with greasy build up.

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How to Choose the Best Caterers for your Wedding

When you decide to tie the knot, get hitched, get a ball and chain, hiring the right caterers is critical because they will determine how smoothly the wedding day progresses and determines the rest of your wedded bliss. Experienced caterers can assist with event planning, serving food, and helping guests have a good time. Specialised caterers can create the whole day for you and help you, to create a unique wedding experience.

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6 Tips To Help You Start Your Own Pizza Parlor

There are a lot of people who dream about owning their own pizza parlor or restaurant. If you’re one of them, then you’ve come to the right place. There’s a difference between owning a pizza parlor and owning a successful pizza parlor. Starting a pizza parlor is not just about investing money in a shop and an oven, there’s more to it than that. Here are 6 tips to help you start your own pizza parlor.
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Catering and Restaurant Industry News January 2014

The catering industry is a fast-moving sector, and there’s certainly a lot going on at the moment. Changes in legislation will start to affect the industry later this year and early in 2015, so it pays to be aware of forthcoming regulations well in advance of their introduction.

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3 Great Marketing Strategies For Fresh Food And Produce

People love shopping for fresh food and produce and will typically go looking for the freshest ingredients at the best prices. We are aware that many items of fresh produce, such as fruit and vegetables, contain essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that will help to keep us and our families fed and healthy. This is also why most people go shopping at least a few times a week, as they want to keep stocked up on fresh produce and not simply rely on their freezers for family meals. However, if you are selling fresh fruit and vegetables how do you get the word out about your business. This post will introduce you to three fantastic marketing strategies for food.

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