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The golden rule in stock rotation is FIFO ‘First In, First Out’.

 

Some research from Camden eatery Gilgamesh regarding London dining habits revealed three major factors influencing customers on restaurant's choice namely, local sourcing, location, and special offers. Surprisingly, the chef's reputation was one of the least influential factor!

 

Popularised by celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, liquid nitrogen is increasingly used for the extremely quick freezing of foods. Nevertheless, it is a highly dangerous substance which must never be ingested.

 

While an average restaurant throws away £10,000 worth of food every year, food waste is usually not high on the list of priorities.

 

Due to the nature of the catering industry, work often has to be completed at a fast pace. Combining this with hot food and drinks,  sharp tools and sometimes, spillages, it is easy to see how accidents can happen if health and safety is not managed properly. This is why it is highly recommended to train your staff in Health & Safety.

 

The idea of eating bugs for dinner might disgust you but did you know that 99.9% of people regularly eat insects in some form?

 

Customers are allowed by law to file a complaint and hold your venue responsible for food poisoning. While this complaint might not be verified, you should be prepared to tackle such issues.

 

A fire in a premises is potentially the most catastrophic event that could occur. In 2013, the government reported that half of fire deaths in buildings (that were not dwellings) resulted from smoker’s material or cigarette lighters. Generally, fires need 3 things to start :

 

Manual handling is defined as the movement, carrying, pushing, pulling and supporting of loads by people. Injuries associated with manual handling account for approximately one third of ‘more than 7 days’ RIDDOR reportable accidents in the workplace.

 

Once upon a time, a Japanese vegetables grower was producing such subtle and quality produces that he was known in France as the haute-couture vegetables grower. While this might sound like a fairy tale, it is the real-life story of a dedicated man who has a genuine passion for his vegetables.

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