Why Caterers Need to Monitor Temperature
If you own a catering business, you will need a suitable method of transport to move the food that you prepare from your premises to your clients. A temperature-controlled catering vehicle can make all the difference. Storing food at the right temperature not only helps you comply with regulations but ensures that the food you transport to clients is not spoilt due to incorrect temperatures.
The freshness and quality of the products that you supply to your clients can make or break your business.
One of the most important things to consider when running your catering business is the addition of temperature-controlled transport. Asking the following questions will determine whether a temperature-controlled vehicle would be a good fit for your business:
- The frequency of your catering journeys.
- The type of vehicle that you currently use.
- How temperature control could improve your business and the quality of food items.
- How temperature control can improve customer satisfaction because products arrive in better condition.
When you hire a temperature-controlled vehicle to transport your goods, these will feature insulated refrigerator or freezer compartments to help maintain a consistent temperature, without you having to use propane or ice. Whatever food items you choose to transport, they will arrive in the best possible condition, removing issues associated with spoilage or bacterial contamination.
With temperature controls you can also transport a larger selection of food items, allowing you to serve bigger clients such as corporates or large wedding parties.
A temperature-controlled vehicle may also allow you to expand into new markets, reaching new customers or a different audience.
When catering for your event, there are multiple things that you have to take into consideration from a food safety perspective. This will include things like:
- The number of people to be catered for.
- When the food must be served.
- How food must be stored before it is prepared.
- How food is transported to the venue.
Food items that you serve to guests must be safe for human consumption. Failure to store or transport food at the right temperature can have serious implications for your business and your reputation.
ICEOTEMP specialise in temperature-controlled vehicles. We use the latest temperature tracking technology to give you an up to date log of the temperature throughout the journey so you have peace of mind that the food transported by us is safe to eat and will arrive at the required destination in the best possible condition. To find out more about hiring our temperature-controlled vehicles or to talk to us about your requirements for your catering business, please contact our team today and we will be happy to provide you with further details.