Kitchen Management articles

Fryer services specialist gains appetite for expansion

Fryer services specialist gains appetite for expansion

A fast-growing cooking oil filtration and fryer services firm has indicated it could use acquisition as a means to boost its grease management offering following its recent entrance to the sector. Filta, which has just completed its first full year as an AIM-listed outfit, services more than 5,000 restaurants and food establishments every week and

INTERVIEW: Testo’s Warren Mansfield-Smith on why restaurant chains can’t afford to neglect kitchen due diligence

Food safety is imperative for all restaurant chains, but the good news is that operators no longer have to get bogged down in piles of paperwork. Hampshire-based Testo Limited, which has been operating for 30 years as the UK subsidiary of Testo AG, is one of the leading instrumentation makers driving change in this area

Software that can slash peak kitchen loads by up to 40% comes to the UK

Software that can slash peak kitchen loads by up to 40% will be made available to restaurants in the UK after a partnership between Cuisine-Europe and Sicotronic. The agreement will see Cuisine-Europe exclusively offer the German energy optimisation company’s solutions to customers running commercial kitchens in the UK. The energy efficiency specialist investigates and measures electrical consumption and changes

Rational connects combi ovens to the cloud

Rational has expanded its range of services to introduce ConnectedCooking, a state-of-the-art cloud-based networking solution for professional kitchens. Designed for Rational group customers, networking is available for both Rational and Frima units and opens up numerous possibilities for making everyday kitchen work safer, simpler, and more convenient. Chain operations can also manage all connected units

Records key in restaurant hygiene ratings battle

Food businesses are being urged to ensure their pest control records stand up to the test after a report published by commercial insurer NFU Mutual last week revealed how improving hygiene strategy can lead to better ratings. Pest experts insist proper reporting procedures can be crucial when it comes to inspectors’ assessments. Dee Ward-Thompson, of

Diners show a clean pair of heels to dirty kitchens

Restaurants that routinely fail to meet kitchen hygiene obligations have been warned that their businesses face “dire consequences”. Analysis in The Guardian found that one in seven takeaways in the UK have failed food hygiene inspections, exposing the potentially crippling cost of getting food safety wrong. The report, based on Food Standards Agency data, found

Navitas unveils kitchen safety ‘game-changer’

Navitas has launched a kitchen ‘Smartprobe’, which it claims is a game-changer in the foodservice industry. The device has been designed to streamline the key processes involved with foodservice from one-man deli counters up to a multi-location airport lounge set-up. The Smartprobe was developed in association with the De Montfort University Design Unit, led by

Smart wireless monitoring keeps kitchen chores in check

With an almost endless list of duties and responsibilities, it can often be a challenge for caterers to keep track of routine jobs within a kitchen, bar or dining room. But technology provider Monika is promising to change all that with the availability of itsnew TaskMinder system, which “never forgets” when a kitchen task needs

Jestic brings Irinox’s rapid blast chiller to the UK market

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has launched the Irinox Icy to the UK market. Designed by Italian manufacturer Irinox, the Icy promises to blast chill and shock freeze in 30% less time than the competition – all with lower energy consumption, making this machine a must-have for any kitchen which prides itself on sustainability. These rapid processes

Supplier switches site to increase stockholding capabilities

Catering equipment supplier Alliance Disposables has switched the location of its north west branch to Broadfield Business Park in Heywood, north Manchester. The firm is letting the 32,905ft2 premises through Columbia Threadneedle Investments and property consultants JLL and B8 Real Estate. Alliance has upsized and relocated this regional centre from Lostock, Bolton, with the new