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Pub operators scoring an own goal if they don’t get kitchens checked before World Cup bonanza

Pub operators scoring an own goal if they don’t get kitchens checked before World Cup bonanza

Pub operators have been warned they are taking a big risk if they fail to service kitchen equipment ahead of football fans packing out establishments for this summer’s World Cup. The World Cup tournament kicks off with hosts Russia playing Saudi Arabia on Thursday June 14 and is followed by televised matches almost every day

UCC hails expanded coffee machine service package after £1.3m HQ refurb

UCC Coffee claims it is better equipped to maintain its coffee equipment estate across the UK following a £1.3m refurb of its Milton Keynes headquarters. The investment gives its greater capacity to remotely diagnose issues, carry out preventative maintenance and push the latest telemetry solutions. The company, which turns over £100m and employs 500 staff

FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Service & Maintenance Specialist of the Year

The Service & Maintenance Specialist of the Year award recognises the service and maintenance providers that come to the rescue when it’s most needed. Whether it’s efficiently carrying out PPMs or ensuring high first-time fix rates, such organisations are the unsung heroes of the kitchen industry. We are delighted to announce that the 2018 shortlist includes the

Hobart Service revitalised and eager to win operator contracts under new management team

A new management team is bidding to revitalise Hobart’s service division as 2018 ushers in a fresh approach to business for the company. The new four-strong team shares over 80-years of industry experience and includes the company’s very first female sales director. MD Keith Mackie, formerly of UCC Coffee and widely credited with transforming the

Chris Craggs receiving Princess Royal Training Award

Kitchen maintenance provider takes to the road to scout next quota of engineers

Commercial kitchen maintenance firm McFarlane Telfer put potential engineering recruits through their paces with a series of skills and aptitude tests this week. McFT hosted an assessment day following a month on the road touring university careers fairs, looking for potential young leaders to support growth plans in the UK and further afield. CEO Chris

New standard bids to cut out commercial kitchen fires caused by lacklustre maintenance

Foodservice operators are being urged to familiarise themselves with a new standard that has been introduced that seeks to minimise fire risk from ducting in commercial kitchens. The Loss Prevention Standard (LPS 2084), launched by BRE Global, has been created in response to the issues caused by ineffective cleaning and maintenance. LPS 2084 defines the

Warewashing specialist Crystaltech gives entire van fleet a makeover

Specialist warewashing maintenance company Crystaltech is undergoing a major rebranding of its van fleet to accommodate the new logo of distributor association CEDA. All 60 vans are being updated at a rate of five vans a week, although 15 were completed last week alone. Derek Maher, managing director of Crystaltech, said: “As one of the

‘Four-hour call-out’ is curse of coffee equipment service industry

Coffee machine specialist Caffeine Limited has unveiled a special maintenance package that aims to offer a practical alternative to the “unreasonable” four-hour call-out promised by many service firms, according to its managing director. Justin Stockwell said Caffeine’s initiative delivers a planned preventative maintenance contract backed by emergency call-out with the highest possible first-time fix rate.

OPINION: Is your kitchen equipment slowing down your monthly turnover?

Commercial kitchen specialist David Teasdale, general manager of Dishwashers Direct, shares his best-practice tips for ensuring equipment is maintained and kept running efficiently so that operators are not wasting money on needless repairs. Though reasons behind restaurant’s cash flow problems are not always clear, a kitchen which isn’t running at its optimum levels could be a

Refrigeration provider scales up after buy-out

A West Midlands refrigeration installation and maintenance company has been bought out – securing existing jobs and creating four new posts all within the first eight months of new ownership. Swift Maintenance Group has added Huntley Refrigeration, based in Coventry, to its portfolio of companies that also includes Knight Catering, Swift Maintenance Services and Swift