Buzz Catering Blog

  1. How clean is your ice ?

    How clean is your ice ?

    Like most catering establishments you probably serve ice with your drinks. Unless you purchase fresh bagged ice on the regular, you’ll use an ice machine to produce and store ice. However, are you aware of the potentially harmful bacteria and coliform that you may be adding to your ice?

    A recent watchdog investigation has found traces of Bacteria and faeces in the ice of the top UK high street pubs. The top 5 pub chains – Harvester, Hungry Horse, JD Wetherspoon, Slug & Lettuce and Marston’s Two for One had high levels of bacteria found in the serving ice.

    The bacteria and faecal matter found in high levels pose a potential health risk, a similar investigation revealed the same type of bacteria and faecal matter in the ice of high street coffee chains like Starbucks and Costa coffee.

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  2. Sola Cutlery

    Sola Cutlery

    We are welcoming new additions to our restaurant and cutlery range from Churchill Sola.

    These new designs are a blend of style, quality, performance and practicality and are particularly well paired to the best-selling Churchill Crockery collections, especially Churchill Stonecast and Churchill Studio Prints.

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  3. Pink Slime Build Up On Dishwasher

    Pink Slime Build Up On Dishwasher


    Keeping your commercial dishwasher clean is critical for health and safety.

    Not maintaining your machine can seriously jeopardise health and safety across your business. A poorly functioning machine can increase the risks of food poisoning for your customers and affect your food hygiene rating.

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  4. What is REPA ?

    What is REPA ?

    Driven by the demand of the consumer, businesses are looking for alternatives to plastic & polystyrene to reduce the impact on the environment.

    One of the most increasingly adopted alternatives are bioplastics. derived from renewable biomass these materials are being used to produced disposable food packaging in the catering industry.

    While there are a few bioplastics out there, the leading renewable plastic is PLA plastic.

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  5. PLA plastic Biodegradable Bioplastic

    PLA plastic Biodegradable Bioplastic

    Driven by the demand of the consumer, businesses are looking for alternatives to plastic & polystyrene to reduce the impact on the environment.

    One of the most increasingly adopted alternatives are bioplastics. derived from renewable biomass these materials are being used to produced disposable food packaging in the catering industry.

    While there are a few bioplastics out there, the leading renewable plastic is PLA plastic.

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  6. Palm Leaf Tableware

    Palm Leaf Tableware

    With the growing amount of annual disposable plastic waste produced in the catering industry, businesses are looking for alternatives to plastic & polystyrene to reduce the impact on the environment.

    A new plastic alternative is becoming more popular within the catering industry. Palm leaf products like the name suggests are made from fallen areca palm leaf’s that are cleaned with water, dried and then stretched and flattened. Various plates and bowl shapes are then moulded using a heated press.

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  7. Gastronorm Sizing Guide

    Gastronorm Sizing Guide

    GN Sizes

    Gastronorm sizes were established by the European standards committee to standardize container sizes in the catering industry in order to make the purchasing, compatibility with catering equipment and use in a kitchen simplistic and efficient.These European standard sizes are stated as GN sizes. Sizes the conform the EU standard EN631 are listed below, check out our proportions chart to get a visual reference of the scale between the gastronorm pans.

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  8. What is Bagasse Material ?

    What is Bagasse Material ?

    Across the catering and hospitality industry we have seen a trend towards making our operations more environmentally friendly.

    Largely driven by the demands of the consumer, businesses are now looking at alternative food packaging products in a bid to replace plastics and polystyrene and reduce the impact their operation has on the environment.

    One of the latest emerging trends is Bagasse Material, a highly valuable renewable resource being widely used to produce disposable cups, plates, bowls and take-away containers.

    This article looks at what Bagasse really is, how it is produced and the impacts it has on our environment in comparison to the traditional materials used in the manufacturing of food packaging.

     

     

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  9. Commercial Kitchen Design At The Greyhound

    Commercial Kitchen Design At The Greyhound

    The Greyhound is a traditional bistro pub, offering customers a wide food menu and award-winning ales. Situated in a listed building, it is owned by McMullens and is now in its 181st year of operation.

    Unfortunately, the pub was damaged by a fire in 2017. Buzz Catering was contracted to undertake the full refurbishment, including commercial kitchen design, supply and installation of catering equipment.

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  10. Why Choose Catering Equipment Over Domestic Appliances

    Why Choose Catering Equipment Over Domestic Appliances

    It is common practice for many businesses to opt out of buying commercial catering equipment and go for the cheaper domestic appliances to save money. However, these “budget buys” don’t always turn out as expected, often resulting in unexpected costs for premature replacements when equipment functions poorly or malfunctions unexpectedly.

    This article looks at the two most common issues when buying domestic appliances for your business and why they might lead you to pay out more than you initially expected.

    Domestic Warranties

    You will find that many domestic appliances do not come with a warranty that truly safeguards against breakdown. Most only offer the statutory minimum requirement of a refund.

    Even in situations where a domestic appliance does offer a warranty for repair or replacement, it will almost certainly not cover use of that appliance in any type of commercial premises.

    That’s because manufacturers have no ide

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