Combat Catering Stress During the Heatwave

Love it or loathe it, the hot, sticky summer has been long this year and whilst this is excellent news for holidaymakers; with a positive impact on many coastal resorts and attractions, it poses additional challenges for event caterers, restaurants and hotels who must achieve excellence both for customer satisfaction and legislative requirements. Minimal stock wastage and maximum enjoyment are essential for a successful venture.

If you’re a private party host catering for friends and family, please resist any temptation to save some money when the domestic fridge and freezer are full by choosing to stack items against a wall, in a garage or under a shady tree. The risks are too high. Food poisoning is never a welcome guest.

Humans have had to be inventive to remain cool, and your food and drinks spoil more quickly in the heat; it’s up to you to preserve them. The most economic and appropriate solution is to hire freezer rooms, and their refrigeration counterparts, to ensure that the maximum amount of stock is held safely away from flies, the sun’s rays and other cross contamination risks.

Take full advantage of the weather. Purchase of a permanent freezer or fridge for stock could be an outlay too great to consider at this time, so hire. Happily, the increased number of people you serve contributes money towards the hire fee.

Companies including Icecool Trailers in Newbury serve wide geographical areas with pre-bookable freezer rooms. Flexibility, competitive fees and quality are key benefits. Delivery of emergency external cold storage, an ideal option when space indoors is at a premium, can be achieved within a few hours, dependant on distances.

The facilities are available in a range of sizes and capacities, are easy to operate, well maintained, hygienic and meet all legislative requirements. They can be powered via mains or generator and may be positioned exactly where they’ll be most helpful. Reputable firms’ freezer rooms and external cold storage trailers are safe to work in, have clearly marked entry and exit points, are lockable and insured and the shelving can be adjusted.

Note: Hire units are insured but the stock placed in them necessitates separate insurance cover which the client must arrange.

You’re busy meeting guests’ expectations so the company’s team delivers and installs the freezer rooms, demonstrate operations and leave units ready for immediate use. The facilities are yours for however long you need to hire them and with the minimum of your time and energy; there are no fuel costs incurred either.

With pre-bookable external cold storage and freezer rooms please include food preparation, storage and clean down time within the hire period. Only having the facilities on site for the minimum possible time won’t save you as much money as you think but it will escalate pressure on the team.

Icecool Trailers covers London, South Wales, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Avon & Somerset, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Sussex, and Surrey. They’ll help you to combat the intense summer heat.

Author: Robin Gupta