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Seven Common Winter Electrical Issues

Now that the weather is colder and the nights darker and longer, you’re probably using more electricity than usual in your commercial building. From using more lights to cranking up your heating system to keep your property warm and comfortable, it’s no surprise our electric bills often skyrocket during winter – and it’s no surprise we often run into more electrical issues during this period too.

Whether it’s a damaged appliance, faulty wiring or a power surge, electrical issues can occur at any time, leading to business downtime and causing disruptions in the workplace. Fortunately, there are plenty of electrical issues that can be stopped in their tracks before they become very dangerous and put your employees and customers at risk. Knowing what to look out for and when to call an electrician is key and could save you time, money and hassle down the line. read more >

Posted in Commercial electricians, Refrigeration systems

Three Cocktails to Serve in Your Restaurant this Winter

There are many drinks that evoke the summer months; rose wine, a jug of Pimms, or a refreshing mojito on a scorching day. You might associate cocktails with the warmer weather or being on holiday, but there are plenty of delicious drinks to enjoy throughout the colder months too.

Winter cocktails make the most of seasonal flavours and many can be served hot to warm you up on those bitter days. If you’re looking for some inspiration to shake up the winter drinks menu in your restaurant, see below for just three of our favourite cocktails. read more >

Posted in Air Conditioning, Commercial Fridges, Refrigeration systems

Tips to Attract More Customers to Your Cafe: Samples, Product Display Refrigerators and More

No matter what type of business you run, whether it’s a high-end hotel or a cheap and cheerful cafe, attracting customers is key. Once you’ve attracted customers, it’s also important to keep them coming back again and again; returning customers will bring you lots of profit and earn you a fantastic reputation – nothing says satisfaction quite like a loyal customer base.

During these difficult times, it’s more important than ever to attract as many customers as possible to your business. If you run a cafe, you likely have a lot of competition in your area and working out how to attract people to your specific establishment is key. read more >

Posted in Commercial Fridges, Refrigeration systems

The Restaurant Experience in 2021: What Might Change?

The impact of Covid-19 has altered almost every aspect of our lives; from how we work, travel and socialise, to how we eat and what brings us comfort. It’s also posed one of the greatest challenges so far for the hospitality industry, but many restaurants, bars and cafes have taken impressive steps to adapt to this ‘new normal’.

The restaurant experience as we know it might be slightly different, but there is still great pleasure to be had in dining out or ordering a meal from your favourite local. Some more extreme measures like screens and temperature checks may fade away in time, but some changes are likely to stay well into next year. With this in mind, what can we expect to see from a restaurant experience in 2021 and beyond? read more >

Posted in Air conditioning system, Heating, Refrigeration systems

Tips for Adapting Your Office in a Post-Pandemic World

With businesses and offices all over the country slowly returning to work and adapting to the new ‘normal’, lots of people are wondering how the office will look in a post-pandemic world. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure all government guidelines are followed in your workplace, and this more than likely means rethinking your layout and making some changes.

Employers all over the country need to review how they’re going to adapt their workplace to ensure it is safe and ready for their employees. For more information on how you can make sure your workplace is adhering to government guidelines, follow the official government advice for working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19). This advice aims to reduce the risk of infection in the workplace to the lowest possible level. read more >

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles & Guides, Refrigeration systems

A Guide to Good Food Hygiene

Proper food hygiene is essential at any time, but especially if you run a business which prepares and serves food to the general public. A poor restaurant hygiene rating or bad review can cost your business a great deal, both in loss of earnings and reputation. Knowing how to store and prepare food safely is vital to keep your customers safe and ensure you’re delivering the best service possible, so read on to find out more.

Food preparation

Always use separate chopping boards for different types of food, e.g one board for vegetables, one for raw meat and one for cooked meat. In many professional kitchens, chopping boards are colour coded to make the practice easier. Raw and cooked food should always be handled separately, using different utensils and you should switch knives when chopping different types of food. read more >

Posted in Articles & Guides, Refrigeration systems

How to Maintain Good Hygiene in Your Restaurant

Adhering to excellent food hygiene standards has always been important when running a restaurant, but in the unprecedented times of Covid-19, it’s more vital than ever. Good hygiene ensures food is safe to eat, keeps your customers safe and ensures you comply with the law.

It’s a legal requirement to make sure all food handlers are given the appropriate training and information when it comes to hygiene, and a business can be shut down if it fails to comply. Most businesses are aware of the high standards they need to follow, but if you’re new to the industry or need a refresh, see below to find out how to maintain good hygiene in your restaurant. read more >

Posted in Refrigeration systems

Four Signs Your Commercial Refrigerator Needs Repair

A refrigerator malfunction is highly inconvenient and can cost businesses a great deal, so make sure you’re aware of the warning signs to look out for.

Posted in Refrigeration systems

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Service Your Refrigerator?

Commercial refrigerators have come a long way since they were first invented, with the latest solutions able to last for years with minimal required maintenance. However, nothing in this world is impervious to degradation, and sooner or later, you will have to either repair or replace your refrigeration solution.

If you need to keep medication or consumables refrigerated both for the sake of your customers and to comply with the law, then keeping your system in full working order is of the utmost importance. Therefore, it’s crucial to know when it’s time to have your refrigerators serviced, but it’s also vital to purchase a solution from a trusted provider and installer from the offset. read more >

Posted in Refrigeration systems

Knowing What Type of Refrigerator You Need for Your Restaurant

Refrigeration systems are integral to the day-to-day running of any commercial kitchen, but finding the right system for your particular requirements can be challenging. Some suppliers may persuade you to go for an option you simply don’t need while others might lack the expertise to suggest the most suitable solution for your restaurant.

Here at Mitchell’s, we understand how crucial it is for restaurants to install the most appropriate form of refrigeration, and our ability to design and install perfect solutions has allowed us to excel in our industry. Our roots date back to 1905, but it’s the fact that we always stay on top of the latest developments that’s helped us remain a market leader in Gloucester. read more >

Posted in Refrigeration systems
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