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Opening a restaurant can be a lucrative business venture, but it requires a significant investment. The average cost of starting a business in the UK ranges from a few thousand pounds to a few million, depending on factors like the size and location of the restaurant. You will have multiple startup costs to consider such

Restaurants in the UK contribute around 199,100 tonnes of food waste, which equates to roughly £682 million each year. Food is one of the biggest ongoing expenses of running a restaurant, so you need to minimise waste and get the most out of your food supplies. The good news is, there are several simple ways

Sous vide cooking has been popular with restaurant pros for years, since it’s a simple technique that ensures perfectly consistent results, time and again. Pronounced “sue veed,” the name of this technique means “under vacuum” in French, and consists of vacuum sealing food before cooking in a water bath at a precise temperature. It’s easier

As temperatures in the UK rise and more and more people are vaccinated, friends and family are meeting for summer get-togethers, picnics and garden parties. No industry has been left unchanged by last year’s pandemic, and that includes food trends, with those in the business noting some interesting new developments. If you’re in the catering

While some people may be nervous about using second-hand food machinery for their business, there are considerable benefits to going this route. We’re taking a closer look at some of the reasons you might want to consider used equipment first. Saves Money Perhaps the place to start is with the most obvious benefit, namely, the

Some foods seem safe and edible despite being past their expiration dates, but there are some foods to watch out for. In this article we’re listing the foods you definitely should throw out when their time has come. Why Food Expiration Dates Matter?  It may seem like giving foods a quick sniff is enough, but

Vacuum food sealers are highly useful machines. But there are a few food items that should not be vacuum-sealed or require a few simple steps before they are safe to vacuum seal. These food items are often ones that contain anaerobic bacteria, which can grow without the presence of air. Vacuum sealers are able to

Freezing vacuum-sealed food is a great way to save time and money. If put to good use a vacuum food sealer can be a highly beneficial kitchen tool to have. Using a vacuum sealer can generally extend your food’s shelf life by 3-5 times. Vacuum sealer bags also keep your food free from dehydration and

Street food has boomed in popularity over the last few years across all of the UK’s major cities. It is easy to understand why it has become such a successful industry – it offers consumers a range of restaurant-quality meals at significantly lower prices. So if you are passionate about food and want to start

A vacuum packer is one of those kitchen gadgets you don’t realise how much you will use until you actually buy one. Vacuum packers have many beneficial uses and are safe and easy to use. This article will explain how exactly a vacuum packer works and explore the many benefits of this effective tool. What

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