Food preservation

How to thaw and store chicken

Poultry meat is one of the world’s most widely consumed foods, and among the different options available, chicken is by far the most popular. Eating chicken or other poultry products is an excellent and economical way to add protein to our diet, but care must be taken when handling, thawing, storing and cooking them. That’s … Continued

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How to organise a restaurant storage area

Did you know that one of the most important areas of any restaurant is its storage area? The purpose of this space is to house all the items required for the business to operate successfully, which means that keeping it tidy is essential. Because not all food expires at the same time or need refrigeration … Continued

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Guide to Food Preservation Methods

When it comes to food, no compromise is possible. This is especially true regarding how to preserve it properly. Food preservation is regulated by law to avoid serious issues in the food industry. Indeed, improper handling can lead to health issues for both customers and workers. In this article, we will explore various food preservation … Continued

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3 reasons to use a square food container

When it comes to professional food storage, there are a wide range of different container options on the market. What sets them apart? Everything from material and capacity to size and shape. In today’s post we compare square containers with containers in Gastronorm sizes. Know when to choose one or the other to store food in your … Continued

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6 tips for saving energy in the restaurant cold rooms

Saving energy in bars and restaurants has become one of the most important aims of every owner of a hospitality business. The industry requires constant use of electrical energy that is experiencing significant price increases. What’s more, we know that energy is a valuable resource that we all have to use wisely. Its impact on … Continued

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Materials guide for a professional kitchen equipment

Food safety does not only depend on the state of the food and the type of process that it is subjected to. The materials that food comes intocontact with are also very important. In this post we are going to review the functional characteristics of each type of material that we use in ARAVEN products. In … Continued

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Avoid disposable, single-use containers and opt for reusable ones for food preservation and storage

Our consumption has an impact on our natural resources and for this reason it is important to increase our actions geared towards protecting the planet, to reduce or eliminate the waste we produce. Fortunately, there is widespread social awareness of this situation and people naturally opt for the brands that make the most effort in … Continued

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Reducing food waste improves your restaurant’s profitability

Cost savings and continuous improvement in restaurants is something that can be applied to all aspects of management, including food preservation. Waste and the amount of food that is thrown away due to poor provisioning and kitchen management not only results in problems of sustainability, but also represents higher costs for your business. To combat … Continued

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Araven’s new 2021-22 foodservice catalogue

This new catalogue is a comprehensive reference guide with information about food safety (legal regulations, characteristics of different materials…) and the benefits of all the different articles geared towards enhancing operational excellence and business profitability. The 2021-22 catalogue has an additional 180 references, including products that Araven has launched in recent months, such as the new comprehensive ranges of Basic polycarbonate food pans … Continued

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Dry food, environmental practices and factors related to the storage

The storage of food is one of the most important points to be taken into account to ensure food safety. Compliance with the provisions of the HACCP system. Although dry and non-perishable products such as legumes, rice, pasta, etc., present far fewer preservation difficulties in terms of time and storage than products such as vegetables, … Continued

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Lids to keep food fresh for longer and avoid food wastage

A good food storage container is an essential item in a kitchen, but its lid is just as important. All food must be lidded to avoid the risk of cross contamination during its preservation. Also, the organoleptic properties (colour, taste, texture and aroma)  of high quality foods can be spoilt if not kept in the … Continued

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Hygiene and food safety in thawing processes

Freezing and defrosting food that are common practices in many restaurant kitchens, are very important processes for which certain basic hygiene recommendations must be followed to eliminate any risk to customers’ health. The first recommendation is that food to be thawed should be separated from the rest of  the fresh foodstuffs to avoid any possible cross … Continued

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