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New kit is compatible with all Scotsman icemakers, from compacts to high volume systems Hubbard Systems has launched a kit allowing operators to retro-fit the XSafe sanitising system to existing Scotsman icemakers.   XSafe is now fitted as standard on most Scotsman machines.  The system is proving so popular that the company decided to develop the …

Designed and Made in London  These past few months have provided The Uniform Studio with the time to craft a perfect collection of aprons; to hold all the desirable elements they look for in a design; End to End named for the thought given to every aspect of the garments’ pathway: function – fabric – feel …

Bar work, whether as a professional endeavour or used as a temporary means of making some money, can be a rewarding occupation. The role can offer flexible hours, can be extremely fun and the money can be very good too, depending on where you work and tips. However, the global Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the …

Rational iCombi Pro 1011E

Rational, a leading provider in hot food preparation equipment, is warning that it is essential for kitchen staff to follow the cleaning procedures recommended by their machine’s manufacturer in order to keep combi steamers operating safely and efficiently. Typically, combi steamers should be cleaned every day as part of the kitchen routine. Most quality machines …

Rational oven

One of the stars of Rational’s new iCombi Pro combi steamer is an advanced feature called iProductionManager which, the company says, not only increases productivity but also adds enormous flexibility to production schedules. At the same time, it reduces running costs. The option of cooking different products at the same time in a combi steamer …

Rachel Dobson, Lynx Purchasing

Hospitality operators working flat out to deal with the challenges of the tightening of Covid restrictions will also have to cope with a series of challenges set to disrupt supply in the coming months, warns buying specialist Lynx Purchasing. Planning for uncertainty could well be the definition of the ‘new normal’ for hospitality, says Lynx, …

It’s widely understood that a history of engaging in dangerous vices — such as smoking and drug abuse — can lead to an increase in life insurance premiums. But what about more socially acceptable habits, like drinking? Do drinkers pay more in insurance than non-drinkers? And is there anything you can do about your alcohol …

It’s no secret that the first thing most people do when they sit down at a bar is connect to WiFi. Some like to have their smartphones always connected to the internet just in case they receive any important notifications, whereas others use it to check in on their contacts every once in a while. …

Understanding the growth in ‘teetotalism’ and the rise of the ‘sober curious’ movement is incredibly important for anyone with an interest in the hospitality industry. Although this trend has only been discovered by mainstream media over the last few years, the fact is that over the last three decades Britain’s alcohol consumption has declined significantly. …