Friday, 20 June 2014

The world cup has arrived and the world has gone Brazil nuts!

beer glass summer football nisbetsThe world come has finally arrived and what a scorcher it is. The players, teams and fans are ready and everyone is excited to watch the beautiful game.

A good example is the beer glass which is ideal for all events. It is durable, sturdy and your best companion when watching the football.  All of our glasses are made from toughened and tempered glass so you can be sure that the glass won’t shatter and cause a hazard. Overall it is perfect for those crowded pubs and bars.

In the catering equipment industry however there is a lot of work to be done. Summer time and the world’s largest football tournament offer an opportunity for many businesses such as pubs, bars and restaurants to make money.  Every evening for a few weeks there will be a game where viewers can see the world’s greatest footballing nations competing for the famous cup. Whether you are a business planning to show every game or are just having a few friends round to watch the game, then catering equipment centre can help you to maximize your gains during the tournament and keep your customers and friends coming back to your store or home even after the game has come to a dramatic end.

Another essential item that you will need this summer is notice boards. These boards can be seen outside in just about any good pub. They are a great way of letting your customers know that you will be showing the games. They are also a good at promoting any special offers that you may be running at the same time. This could be a drink that is on offer or a happy hour. We stock a wide array of menus and boards that can be used to notify your customers of your current offers during the footballing event.However, if you require a more sophisticated setting for the games then catering equipment centre can help.

Have a look at our luxurious glassware. They are perfect for the games. And you never know if England does make it to the final, a glass of champagne or a nice cool bear may just be the best way to celebrate….

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Catering Equipment – Energy Saving

Energy efficiency is not a very important factor to most when purchasing catering equipment.  However, this equipment still uses large amounts of energy especially the larger appliances such as ovens, grills and other kitchen appliances.  At the moment there are currently no industry standards which apply to energy efficiency for caterers. Therefore it is the caterer’s responsibility to make educated guesses as to what equipment to use and when to use it. There is no way at the current moment to make a comparison between competing catering equipment.

New research carried out by carbon trust has estimated that catering companies can save up to 250 million pounds each year. This is due to companies using inefficient equipment and altering their menus to save more on their energy bills.

“Sector can significantly reduce costs and carbon impact by using more efficient equipment and changing behaviors”, says Carbon Trust

One method of making more energy saving choices is to purchase more energy-efficient equipment thus reducing your carbon footprint and retaining capital which would otherwise be wasted on unneeded energy. Simply replacing refrigerators with Energy Technology List standard models would produce annual savings of £13m and 56,000 tonnes of CO2 nationwide.

Another way to cut down energy costs is to train staff how to use their cooking and dish-washing more efficiently and effectively. Carbon trust has said this can reduce costs by £35m and cut 173,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

So think again when purchasing catering equipment and appliances and make sure that if you are purchasing second hand catering equipment that they are energy efficient choices as it can cost you more in the long run if they aren't. 

BBQ – The secret to Success

Without the right BBQ equipment and utensils it is almost impossible to deliver a successful ‘alfresco’ experience that a great BBQ offers.
Carrying out a BBQ can be a hectic experience for a family or a friendly gathering especially when you are ill prepared and lack to proper Kitchen and BBQ equipment. At first the idea of having a BBQ may seem pleasant. The thought of a big juicy burger or steak may bring your mouth to drool uncontrollably.
However, can help take the stress away. They have a large array of cateringand kitchen supplies that will make cooking and serving the great grilled food an ease.
The grill
Arguably the most important equipment needed for a BBQ, it is essential that you choose a top grill the get the best out of your food.  Lincat Grills offer a great range of grills which are perfect for a summer BBQ. Large enough to cook your several steaks, they are the ultimate meat grilling machine when it comes to cooking for meats.

The cooking equipment and utensils are another important item needed for your BBQ.
Using tongs and a good quality BBQ fork (for turning the food) will improve handling of your grilled meat and keeps you at a safe distance. All of these items can be purchased at cateringequipmentcentre, Make sure you purchase  good quality kitchen utensils from a supplier you can trust.

Top BBQ tips (and tricks!)

I am now going to offer a few good tips which I have learnt from my many years of BBQ’s.

Reduce the amount of juices running out of your food. It keeps the food juicy and tasty.  Always flip your meat or vegetables using tongs or a spatula, rather than a fork. Limit these items to one flip each when grilling.
Do not press down on burgers, steaks or chicken with a spatula whilst they’re grilling! This will cause the juices to run out losing the great taste of the meat.

If you like a strong smoke flavor with your BBQ then try soaking some wood chips such as hickory or oak and then putting them on your charcoal. This will release some of those beautiful flavors from the wood.
If you like infusing your food with herbs and seasoning then quickly toss the herbs onto the charcoal when grilling. Or alternatively you can grate them on top of your food before putting them on the grill.When basting your meat and vegetables always do it at the last minute. This way the sugars in it won’t burn.

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

How can I get 7 portions of fruit and veg a day?

A new campaign has just been released expressing that the average uk citizen should consume 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day as opposed to the standard 5 portions. The BBC news have said “7 a day fruit and veg 'saves lives’”. Research has suggested that adults can live a further 7.7 years by simply just eating 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day instead of just five. This is very enticing research.
Most of us struggle to reach that 5 portions a day so how can we manage that ever growing number of fruit and vegetables.

It can be hard to pack all of the recommended servings into one ay especially when you have a demanding job or are eating out for your lunch and dinner. Many nutritionists are saying we should all be eating more plant based food more than animal based products but let’s face it vegetables can get very boring. The sound of a vegetable laden main dish may seem dull and uninteresting. But fear not as there are some very creative and fun ways to get to seven portions a day.

There are many ways you can fit in your portions without even knowing that you are eating them. Juicers and blenders are a great way of making healthy, nutritious and delicious smoothies and juices without forcing them down.

Why not try a delicious and refreshing smoothie at home. It will cost you very little and is very satisfying. I can promise you that you won’t feel guilty at all and are still getting the great taste.

By using a simple juicer or a top quality blender you can make those unappealing vegetables lying around at the bottom of your fridge into a delicious and nutritious smoothie. You need to ensure that you are using a quality blender from an authorised kitchen equipment supplier. Catering equipment centre have a wide range of blenders to make those dreams a reality.

There are also many benefits to juicing your vegetables. I am going to list the many benefits of eating vegetables and why you should be incorporating vegetable and fruit juicing into your health program:
Vegetables are obviously good for us by juicing the vegetables helps you to absorb all the nutrients even better. This is due to the fact that most of us have impaired digestion as a result of our less healthy food choices over many years. This prevents your body's ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables.
Juicing them also allows you to consume a good portion of vegetables in one go. manner. A lot of people may find eating that many vegetables difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a tall and nutritious glass of vegetable juice.

It also allows you to incorporate a wider range of fruit and vegetables into your diet. Many people tend to eat the same fruit and vegetables each day such as salad and the common banana and orange. However, juicing means you can try out other vegetables that may seem to exotic and even tricky to eat.

For quality catering equipment supplies head to catering equipment centre. They offer an impressive range of juicers and blenders to make your healthy and delicious smoothies and juices.

How to offer a great cocktail

Whether you are a bar, restaurant, a fancy pub or even a homeowner looking to impress your friends with your home bar, then you must be able to provide a good cocktail.

At first making a cocktail may seem tricky as you may think getting the mixtures right takes skill that only well trained and skilled bartenders are capable of.

However, you can make a great cocktail by simply having the right ingredients and the right catering equipment.

All you need are the following:

  • A cocktail shaker
  • Mixer
  • Bar EquipmentIngredients to make your cocktail

Choose a type of spirit that you want to use in your cocktail.      
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Cachaça
  • Neutral Grain Spirit
  • Soju

The types of whiskey include:
  • Bourbon
  • Scotch
  • Rye

Get a good sturdy and well-made cocktail shaker. In order to combine your ingredients together, you are definitely going to need a cocktail shaker. Chose a good vendor who specialises in bar supplies

Poor all the ingredients into your new cocktail shaker and and shake vigorously, this can take anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds( tip make sure the shaker is very cold). This Vigorous shaking will ensure all the ingredients have blended nicely together ensuring you aren’t getting an overwhelming amount of fruit juice or alcohol.

The next step is pouring the drink out. (Make sure you have the right glasses.)

It may be time to invest in new bar equipment especially cocktail glasses. Presentation is an important factor for a good cocktail just as it is for food.  A demure coupe glass or chiselled tumbler makes all the difference when making the ‘world’s best cocktail. Make sure you find a good bar supplier.

The garnish of the cocktail is also a very important factor. It brings the whole drink together and gives the drink that classy and professional look. To get the garnish just right you can use lime or lemon peel. To get that professional look why not try a bonzer twist blade for cocktails. Using the twist blade by bonzer will help you to get that professional garnish.

Tip: Remember to use chilled glassware

Catering Equipment centre supply a wide range of catering equipment . Established since 1958, we have a big reputation within the Catering Equipment industry.