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September 2020

The 5 best pasta shapes according to Cater-Bake

The UK is a nation of pasta lovers - from the nation’s favourite macaroni to lasagna, pasta bake to spag bol and all the other pasta dishes in between, it’s fair to say us Brits all love the Italian food staple. That’s why when asked the best shape of pasta, it can be a topic as...

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September 2020

Essential equipment needed for ‘Sourdough September’

There’s no better scent than the smell of freshly baked bread, and none better than the distinctive aroma of sourdough toast. It was one of the top trending things to bake during lockdown and now we’re celebrating its existence on a month dedicated to the artisan loaf. That’s right, running for the whole of the 30...

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August 2020

Brand focus: Zanolli

At Cater-Bake, we are proud to have an outstanding catalogue of products from expert manufacturers in the foodservice industry. Which is why we want to recognise and place a spotlight on one of our esteemed brands - Zanolli. For more than 65 years, Italian brand Zanolli has been designing and manufacturing ovens and machines for pizzerias,...

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August 2020

Perfect your cakes for ‘Afternoon Tea Week’

If there’s one thing we Brits like to do when we’re feeling fancy, is to go for Afternoon Tea. Filled with delicacies such as scones (with clotted cream on first!), sandwiches, cakes and a dozen cups of tea, there’s no denying Afternoon tea is one of the nation’s favourite traditions and one of the reasons it...

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July 2020

How to reopen your business safely

On July 4th, many restaurants across the UK finally reopened their doors to the long awaiting general public, who were all keen to eat and drink in their favourite local eateries. But despite the great turnout, many businesses are still weighing up their options and are still preparing, or are in the process, of reopening their...

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July 2020

Introducing the Fimar ‘Health Division’ range

In June, one of our leading manufacturers, Fimar announced its new range of Health Division supplies for the foodservice and retail industries. The range is packed with useful supplies that can help all businesses create a safe environment for customers and employees. As the leading UK distributor for the Italian brand, we are on hand to...

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June 2020

The Takeaway Grant Scheme Explained 

While the foodservice industry has taken one of the biggest impacts of the epidemic, it has also received some of the biggest support, from both the general public and the Government. It’s so important that the nation’s beloved restaurants and bars are kept afloat while we remain in lockdown. One way in which restaurants are evolving...

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June 2020

The best takeaway initiatives during lockdown 

We’re all ready to see our favourite bars and restaurant reopen. But until the lockdown is lifted, the public will have to cope with the second-best option available: home delivery and online alternatives. Despite being restricted to a delivery service, many businesses have gone above and beyond to bring the restaurant setting to their customer’s homes...

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June 2020

Why conveyor ovens are perfect for takeaways

With fewer people shopping at supermarkets for their evening meals, the demand for takeaway food is higher than ever. The general public has turned to their local fast food outlets for a delicious dinner. But how can you make your takeaway stand out above the rest? The key to staying ahead of the competition is through...

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May 2020

The best equipment and dishes needed for your BBQ menu

Why is it as soon as the sun comes out, everyone starts craving BBQ food? This style of cooking is a summer special, which is why restaurant owners should consider barbecue-based dishes for their menu. If you’re a restaurant owner firing up your grill for a BBQ menu, then look no further as we have put...

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April 2020

The importance of a good pizza prep station for speed of service

In the heat of a hectic restaurant rush hour, catering staff need to be on the ball to make sure everything is prepped, cooked and quality checked so the order can leave the kitchen on time. But it doesn’t matter how on the ball catering staff are, if the correct catering equipment isn’t it place. Dishes...

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April 2020

Catering equipment needed for the growing takeaway demand

The UK is a nation of takeaway lovers and while we’re all under lockdown for the foreseeable future, takeaway meals have become the most accessible form of food for most of the public.  In these extraordinary times, we think it’s important to celebrate our country’s hardworking takeaways and delivery drivers, who are working tirelessly to feed...

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