Chavet has released its own mini reopening checklist for operators – and said it is ready to help customers get up and running again.
With some restaurants out of action for three months, the French cooking suite manufacturer said there might be some ‘firing up’ issues and an initial service may be required to check over the range and fix the problems caused by lack of use.
The company added that its UK stock levels of spares are sufficient enough to meet the needs of its service partners and service engineers when the industry releases the pause button and starts to open again for business.
“We recognise that operators have been going through a desperate time and are here to help. Charvet and our nationwide team of catering equipment distributor partners provide clear, common sense advice on the most cost-effective way to safely re-start and operate our equipment,” the company stated.
The company issued a five-point pre-opening checklist:
1. Make a maintenance booking early to avoid delaying your re-opening. By booking maintenance appointments early, caterers will also eliminate the issue of potentially paying for an emergency call-out.
2. Where possible, carry out deep cleaning while your equipment is out of use and make any remedial building repairs on floors and plumbing.
3. Make sure your extraction and ventilation are running correctly.
4. Electrical cooking equipment will need checking over as much as gas equipment. Before checking over, make sure the units are isolated and switched off; then conduct a visual inspection, including the condition of power cables. Report anything you find that may not seem normal.
5. Clean any filters on equipment such as induction tops or refrigeration.