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60 hours wasted every year on kitchen equipment breakdowns

60 hours wasted every year on kitchen equipment breakdowns

Almost 40% of hospitality professionals spend three to five hours dealing with equipment issues on a monthly basis – the equivalent of 60 hours every year, it has been claimed.   Staff shortages and unreliable equipment are cited as the biggest factors impacting hospitality the workloads of professionals and contributing to a pressured working environment,

MCFT’s kitchen maintenance training programmes awarded prestigious accreditation

Maidenhead-based catering maintenance provider MCFT has had four of its in-house training schemes accredited by City & Guilds. The ‘Assured’ scheme is a joint venture between City & Guilds and ILM that recognises world class in-house training. MCFT has been awarded ‘Assured’ status for four programmes including Leadership Academy (UK and Gulf region), Commercial Kitchen

Operator seeks service firm to manage juice machine maintenance contract for 100 sites

A major FMCG business is searching for a catering equipment service firm to maintain dozens of beverages machines it has installed across more than 100 sites. The unnamed operator, which is represented by fulfilment and supply specialist MDA, needs a reliable partner that can service the full range of Ugolini Artic orange juice machines that

Marren still making waves as the kitchen fixer for the big chains

Marren Group is the go-to company for many of the country’s top foodservice operators when ovens and microwaves need fixing or repairing. FEJ visited the company’s new headquarters to learn more about a business that is one of the true unsung heroes of the industry. Marren Group’s Bob Clifford (main image, right) can clearly remember

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