Water Saving Week: How Restaurants Can Save Water

From 17th – 21st May, it’s Water Saving Week!

Even though Water Saving Week takes place each year, the message is even more urgent this year. Last spring was one of the driest ever recorded in the UK and climate change is forcing longer periods of dry weather. This combined with changes in lifestyle has led to more and more pressure being put on our water supplies. It’s something we can’t ignore.

If you own or work in a restaurant, now is the perfect time to make some changes to save water in your daily kitchen processes and to play your part in raising awareness about Water Saving Week. The sooner we act, the bigger the impact our actions can have! Here are just some of the ways any restaurant can start saving more water.

Choose energy/water saving equipment

Any equipment in your kitchen that uses a lot of water should be looked at in further detail, such as dishwashers and glasswashers. Are these pieces of equipment using more water than is necessary? To make sure you’re choosing the right equipment, you should look for those that are Energy Star certified. These products can use up to half as much water than some older models, so can be well worth the switch!

If you need advice on the best catering equipment to help you save water and energy, get in touch with us.

Perform regular maintenance on equipment

Make sure you inspect any appliance that uses water to ensure it’s always working as it should. If you have any doubts or sense a breakdown coming on, it’s good to know that we have a dedicated team of service and maintenance engineers at hand to fix any issues and get you running as swiftly as possible.

Our expert team is available morning, noon and night, and we can be with you within four hours of your call if there’s an urgent matter.

Implement efficient cleaning

Fully loading dishwashers before turning them on, reusing water where appropriate and even the smaller things such as turning off taps instead of leaving them running can all contribute to saving water that would otherwise be wasted. Being more efficient with cleaning processes is a great habit to get into, and can also be passed on to other employees.

Educate your staff

Having everyone on the same page can really help with your water saving efforts. Make the time to talk to your staff members and let them know what to look out for and how to make those small changes to their daily routine. Training up the people in your kitchen is so important in saving energy and will even help you well on your way to reducing costs too.

Do your part for Water Saving Week!

Around a third of all the water supplied in the UK is used outside of the home – in shops, gyms, restaurants, schools and more. Non domestic water use is responsible for a whopping 28 million kg of CO2 emissions every month.” – Water Wise.

Implementing the right actions can have a huge impact on saving water. Remember to speak about the issue and do what’s right for our water supplies. If you need any help and advice about the right equipment for your kitchen, we’re only a phone call away: 0121 505 4001.

Catering Equipment For Your Summer Menu

Summer is just around the corner, and with the news that indoor dining will be given the go ahead from the 17th May, it’s even more important to ensure your kitchen is ready for a successful summer service!

There are many ways you can prepare, but one of the crucial ways is ensuring your kitchen is kitted out with catering essentials, giving you everything you need to thrive, as well as keeping those customers satisfied for what is set to be one busy summer for the industry.

As well as being leading kitchen design and installation specialists, we also supply and install a range of quality catering equipment from some of the best brands in the industry. Here are some helpful pieces of equipment to think about before things get busy!

Pizza ovens

It goes without saying that pizza is one of the most popular dishes on any restaurant menu, even more so when summer comes around. They’re not only quick and easy dishes to get on your menu, but they also taste delicious and are very versatile options. Pizza can easily be cooked in your standard combi/convection oven, but for the more authentic pizza taste and dining experience, you may want to consider a commercial pizza oven.

Pasta cookers

Just like pizza, pasta is a summer favourite, and you’re likely to get order after order of some of your top pasta dishes over the next few months. The right pasta cooker to cope with demand will reduce stress in the kitchen and ensure meals are served in a timely manner. There are a range of pasta cookers on the market to cook large quantities with ease and help you maintain the quality of your meals.


For many restaurants and cafes, coolers or refrigeration will be staple pieces of equipment for every day service, but with warmer weather, this will bring a higher need to keep some foods at cooler temperatures to maintain quality. From sandwiches and salads, to cold beverages coolers and refrigerators, this equipment is a godsend. If you need an upgrade on your current refrigeration equipment, get in touch with the team at Swift. We’ll give you the best recommendations!

Drinks machines

Despite the heat, many of us like to enjoy a quality cup of coffee in the sun, and even more of us appreciate the refreshing taste of a cold beverage after a day in the heat. Ensuring drinks machines are ready to go will make processes much smoother with each service. From coffee and hot drink machines to refreshing slush and self-serve drink dispensers, there is so much to choose from to suit your usual restaurant, cafe or pub service.

We supply and install catering equipment! Can we help you? 

Here at Swift, we take great pride in providing the finest standard of commercial catering equipment to businesses throughout the UK. You can rely on us to provide a wide range of equipment from all the leading brands. From commercial fridges and freezers, dishwashers, cookers and catering counters through to kitchen ventilation and laundry equipment, we’ve got you covered!

Give us a call if we can be of any assistance: 0121 505 4001 or book an appointment through our website.