This autumn sees a host of exhibitions around Europe tailored to the needs of the HORECA sector. They provide inspiration and ideas for new styles and products and are well worth a visit.
The upcoming events for November are:
· Belgium – Taste The Green Future, Gent, 17-21 November
· Germany – GastRo, Rostock, 17-20 November
· UK – Restaurant and takeaway innovation Expo, London, 19-20 November
· France – EXP Hotel, Bordeaux, 24-26 November
Remember however that hygiene is always in fashion
Every catering business must live with its time and keep up to date with changing consumer tastes and expectations. However, some values will never go out of fashion – such as first-class hygiene standards, which will always be non-negotiable. The health and safety of customers and staff is paramount, and adverse incidents can have a devastating impact on a business and its reputation.
Paper products are already widely used in kitchens and food preparation, where kitchen rolls and paper hand towels are invaluable in wiping and drying hands, and cleaning down surfaces. Research demonstrates that no other method of hand drying is more hygienic than the use of paper hand towels, which help to minimise the spread of bacteria.
Multiple research studies over the last ten years demonstrate that single use towels spread fewer bacteria than other hand drying methods – and significantly fewer than jet air driers which can contaminate the air, the machines, and washroom surfaces with microorganisms. These include MRSA, enterobacteria, and enterococci that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.
Whether you run a large modern restaurant or a small local café, make sure you heed the very latest scientific advice when choosing a hand drying method for your washrooms – in exactly the same way as you explore exhibitions and fairs when looking for the latest gadgets and equipment.