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.

How Ghost Kitchens Have Saved Restaurants

You’ve probably heard the term ‘ghost kitchen’ throughout the last year of the pandemic, or even seen just how dramatically these kitchens have helped to save the industry over this time through delivery-only services. Since restaurants were told to close their doors and the first lockdown began back in March 2020, ghost kitchens grew in popularity and enabled many restaurants to continue their service in a COVID-safe manner. 

In simple terms, ghost kitchens are restaurants without the usual dining options you’d expect. They work through a delivery-only service, meaning customers can order what they want and have it delivered via takeaway services such as UberEats and Deliveroo. Not only have ghost kitchens kept businesses afloat during the past year of uncertainty, but they have also helped many households get restaurant quality food in the comfort of their own homes and support their favourite restaurants in the process.

Ghost kitchens have provided a lifeline for businesses

Some restaurants simply could not afford to keep running due to the effects of the pandemic, but for those who have managed to stay afloat, ghost kitchens have been a much needed lifeline to enable takeaway services to continue and keep money coming in. Many restaurants that didn’t offer takeaway services normally made the switch and sought the help of ghost kitchens to save their businesses.

However, choosing ghost kitchens were seen to cause some issues for restaurants:

– Interaction between restaurant and customer could be lost due to ghost kitchens operating solely through online takeaway services.

– Restaurants needed to keep an eye on their online reputation. Bad reviews can have a significant impact, potentially turning new customers and loyal customers elsewhere.

– Delivery services may provide much different customer service to what a restaurant would usually provide, meaning there is a risk of customers not getting the experience they would expect from a restaurant on a normal day.

However, with the pandemic leaving some restaurants with little choice, they’ve had to take the plunge and deal with what comes their way. In the bigger picture, ghost kitchens are giving restaurants a chance to keep running when times are tough, the majority of which has proven to be successful. 

They’ve helped to lower operating costs

Without having a physical restaurant to run, many restaurants have turned to ghost kitchens to not only continue to offer their services to loyal customers, but to also save money on operating costs. As well as this, new menus and food offerings can be changed with ease by updating information on their chosen delivery sites.

They’ve allowed restaurants to meet/exceed online demand

With a high proportion of diners using take away apps to order food, many restaurants have seen an increase in orders and exceeded usual demand for their meal offerings. Many have thrived online, which will in turn make their move back to a physical restaurant much smoother if they haven’t haven’t already done so.

Allow Swift to help you create the ultimate commercial kitchen

Whether you run a ghost kitchen or you’re sprucing up your restaurant kitchen upon reopening, we’re the team to get your space where you want it to be. We have four decades of experience in commercial kitchen design and installation and we love nothing more than helping kitchens get the best equipment to provide an unrivalled experience for their customers.

Find out more on our website or feel free to book an appointment by calling the Swift team on 0121 505 4001.

Food Safety and Storage Advice For Commercial Kitchens

It isn’t just the quality of meals that commercial kitchens need to focus on to succeed in their daily service, but how food is stored and kept safe is equally important. Catering and foodservice staff must not only take on this responsibility to keep diners safe and be more organised in the kitchen, but in doing so, they can also reduce costs and ensure they’re always giving their customers a flawless service each and every time.

There are a number of things that any commercial kitchen needs to focus on for food safety processes as well as for storing food in a safe and hygienic manner. We’ve put together a list of advice to help make your daily food safety and storage operations as efficient and effective as possible to create a commercial kitchen to be proud of.

Food safety

There are four main steps to food safety which can prevent illnesses and food poisoning from food being improperly stored and used. 

– Clean

– Separate

– Cook

– Chill


You must ensure hands and surfaces are cleaned frequently to prevent those germs that can easily be spread around the kitchen. Twenty-seconds of washing with soap and water before and after dealing with food can keep those germs at bay. 


Cross-contamination of foods such as raw meat, seafood and eggs can make your diners ill. These foods should always be separated by using separate chopping boards, utensils and surfaces as well as keeping them away from other foods in a fridge. 


Cooking foods at the right temperature is obvious, but it’s useful to know that the temperature throughout food needs to be high enough to kill those germs before being consumed. Food thermometers are essential to ensure all food is at a safe temperature. For more information on correct temperatures, see FoodSafety.gov’s Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures chart.


It’s important to refrigerate food properly as bacteria can grow rapidly at room temperature. Perishable foods should not be left out of a fridge for over 2 hours and frozen foods should be thawed out in a fridge over being left out on a kitchen counter. 

Food storage

Use by and best before dates

Use by and best before dates should always be taken into account, using up older foods first to prevent any waste. Use the ‘first in, first out’ rule on stock to make sure all food is used within their use by dates. Any foods within these dates that look or smell different to what they should need to be thrown away. It’s always good to do visual inspections and ‘smell tests’ on all foods before they’re used for cooking to ensure they’re safe for consumption.

Storing chilled and ready-to-eat foods

It’s a legal requirement to store chilled foods at 8°C or below, with ambient foods being fine to store at room temperature. Of course, raw and cooked foods should be stored separately to prevent cross contamination.

In order to keep foods at their freshest, you’ll need refrigeration equipment to cater for your every need. Here at Swift, we supply some of the industry’s leading commercial refrigeration equipment to ensure you reduce food waste, lower costs and meet strict food hygiene measures. Get in touch with us if you need any advice or recommendations!

Choose Swift to ensure your food is safe and stored correctly

We’ve got over 40 years of experience in commercial kitchen design, ensuring kitchens have the right storage space and refrigeration solutions available to safely store food. If your commercial kitchen needs sprucing up or your equipment could do with an upgrade, we’re the team to speak to.

Give us a call today on 0121 505 4001 or fill out our contact form.

Catering Design To Accommodate Take Out

With many kitchens struggling to cope after the stresses of the past year, many have turned to takeaway to keep business going. While many restaurant kitchens are planning on how they’re going to reopen their dining space when the time is right, some are also thinking of how best to implement a permanent takeaway space to bring in all kinds of diners in the future.

Making the necessary changes to your kitchen’s design to accommodate the demands of customers wanting a take away option can not only bring in new customers, but also make regular customers feel well looked after, no matter their views on returning to restaurant dining.

We’ve put together some of the things you may want to consider in the design of your kitchen to accommodate take out options, and just how Swift can help you get the kitchen you want with the space you have, whether you’re opening your doors for the first time, or have a restaurant people already know and love.

Speed of workflow

Creating a logical, great flowing space in your kitchen is essential for the fast-paced demand of takeaway. Think about the equipment you have and how easy it is to access. Are preparation areas close to cooking equipment? Are storage and preparation areas easily accessible? Organising this space so staff can work efficiently and work in a chronological ‘production line’ is essential to pick up the pace for diners requesting take out.

Choosing the right equipment

The food you plan to serve for takeaway needs the right catering equipment to ensure standards are maintained and the quality of your food is at the highest possible. Think about whether you’ll have a separate menu for take out items or whether you’ll only serve popular menu items for take away, as well as whether you have the equipment available to balance both sit-in diners and takeout orders.

Here at Swift, we can point you in the right direction when it comes to quality equipment. We take great pride in providing the finest standard of commercial catering equipment to businesses throughout the UK, including commercial ovens and refrigeration.


Having the right storage space and enough storage space is always going to be a big factor for incorporating take out facilities in your kitchen design. Making sure you have enough fridge/freezer space, general storage space for ingredients, as well as space to temporarily store take out deliveries that are ready to go or ready to be packaged will make that production line much more effective.

Packaging and pick up points

If you’re going to allow customers to come and pick up their takeout orders instead of relying on a delivery driver, then your front of house area will need a specific pick up point for customers. This will also have to lead on from the kitchen to make all processes as smooth as possible. You’ll also need adequate space where staff can work to pack orders, especially at peak times as the kitchen can be a highly fast paced environment.

With all these processes, social distancing measures will need to be adhered to as well as making it easier for staff to wash their hands at regular intervals. Swift can help you with all your kitchen design needs and together, we can create a kitchen space that works for you, something that you’re proud of.

Can Swift help with your kitchen design?

Let Swift assist you in the creation of your desired commercial kitchen. With more than four decades in the industry, Swift has helped thousands of clients with their commercial kitchen design, making kitchen processes effortless and efficient. Book an appointment with our team today by calling us on 0121 505 4001.

Diversify Your Menu To Suit Your Diners

The way we eat and the options we choose has changed dramatically over the years, and it’s up to restaurants, cafes and other foodservice establishments to keep up with these changes in order to deliver what customers want.

From vegetarian and vegan options to Gluten Free and Low Carb, diners now take a lot into account before they settle on a place to dine. It’s crucial that your restaurant or cafe is able to cater for the diverse needs of diners by creating a menu that keeps every customer in mind.

Menu changes can have such a positive impact on restaurants and cafes. Just why can wider choices on your menu help your restaurant become more successful?

Gain an advantage over other restaurants and cafes

The customer is the one who will be purchasing your meal options, eating your food and hopefully recommending it to friends and family. With a more diverse menu, you’re not only attracting more customers, but you also have a reason for them to return again and again.

With large groups of diners returning when the industry begins to get some more normality once again, you can expect at least one person in that group wanting a vegetarian or vegan meal option, a low calorie or low carb option, or even someone who has some sort of intolerance, such as lactose or gluten. If you don’t cater for that one person, that whole group of hungry diners will be lost.

Look after your diners and they’ll stick around!

Cater for different times of the day

Keeping in mind the range of options available to your diners, you’ll also want to include a whole range of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, depending on your opening hours. Diners may be on the lookout for a quick grab and go meal option for weekday breakfast and lunch if they’re in a rush (cafes, take note!) or they may be planning an evening meal with others. Giving your customers a variety of menu options at all parts of the day will keep them satisfied and more likely to return.

Upgrade your kitchen to widen your offering

If you have the space available, new additional catering equipment could help you to really spruce up your menu to cater for a whole new set of diners. However, sometimes there’s just no wiggle room in the kitchen! That’s where our team of designers come in.

We can work with you to make the most out of your space. Whether you’re in need of a complete refit or looking for some additional pieces of quality equipment, we can help with everything. Our designers can bring your kitchen visions to life through 2D and 3D design mockups, and we can recommend the best equipment in the industry to help you satisfy the needs of your hungry diners.

Could Swift help you to diversify your menu?

Swift Maintenance offers commercial kitchen design, installation and maintenance throughout the UK. To request a quote or book an appointment, get in touch with us today on 0121 505 4001 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you!

Organising Your Commercial Kitchen For Peak Times

When kitchens are back up and running and we all get to dine and enjoy food like we used to, there’s one thing that all kitchens can benefit from, regardless of sector. Whether you have a restaurant kitchen, run a care home or even run a school or hospital kitchen, organising your space for peak times can bring a much better workflow for kitchen staff.

All kitchens will know their busiest times of the day, week, month and year, and preparing in advance for these times can make them much easier to handle. How can you organise your kitchen for those busy times to make them a success?

Your kitchen layout

Larger kitchens usually won’t have a problem with their kitchen layout as they’ll have a great space to work with, but with smaller kitchens or those of an awkward size and shape, you need to make the most of what you have to make it work at all times, not just your busiest days.

Our design team is knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to getting the most out of a kitchen space. We can take your requirements into account, designing and planning exactly what you need in the space you have.

Choose the best equipment

Kitchen equipment can be a big factor in how quickly and efficiently your meals are prepared and sent out, and in peak times, it’s essential to keep the momentum going to maintain those happy diners. Refrigeration, commercial ovens and dishwashing equipment should be up to date, and if you’re not quite ready for an upgrade, you need to ensure all equipment is properly serviced and maintained. The last thing you need is your equipment failing on you at your busiest times! If we can help keep your equipment in check, get in touch with us.

Speak to employees

Sometimes, simply conversing with your staff and collectively coming up with a plan of action is enough to help with issues in organisation. Discuss what your kitchen staff would like to see in the kitchen, or what new procedures and equipment would make life easier. Find out exactly what makes things difficult for them at peak times and encourage ideas about possible solutions.

Observing what a usual peak time service looks like from the perspective of someone outside of the kitchen can make things much clearer. Getting feedback from employees is crucial to make service efficient and ensure it flows nicely without any obstacles in the way.

Use preparation time wisely

Equipment used for preparing food ahead of time needs to be up to standard to enable this part of the kitchen service to run smoothly. Saving time is important, and if there are obvious changes you can be making in the preparation, cooking and serving stage, it’s crucial that your staff work out a plan that works for them in the long term.

Could Swift help to transform your kitchen processes?

Making improvements and organising your commercial kitchen for peak times will create a much more pleasant and efficient working environment. Here at Swift, we understand how important it is to get the flow of a kitchen just right, which is why we have a strong team available to help make it a reality.

Join the hundreds of other customers who have been overwhelmed by the support from Swift in their projects – get in touch with us today by calling 0121 505 4001.

Preventative Maintenance To Beat The Breakdown

Recent research conducted by BRITA showed that kitchen staff are becoming more cautious with catering equipment in order to prevent a potentially expensive breakdown. Unreliable equipment coupled with the stresses COVID-19 brings to the catering industry is not only affecting kitchens and how well they function, but also the individuals in this industry and how they carry out their jobs. 

Here are some of the key statistics we took away from BRITA’s research:

  • Almost 30% of professional kitchen staff believe their stress comes from the financial implication of the pandemic. 
  • 50% of professional kitchen staff say replacing equipment would be a significant cost to the business.
  • ¼ of kitchen workers admit that their equipment needs replacing right now.
  • 30% of kitchen workers are more cautious of costs and are looking to mend and maintain their equipment where possible rather than replace it.
  • Almost ⅕ of kitchen workers admitted to not being able to spot a problem with equipment they are using in the kitchen.

As shocking as some of these statistics are, the good news is that most of them could alter dramatically with the right preventive measures, which could help to lower costs and other associated issues arising with equipment replacements.

Preventative maintenance couldn’t be more important right now

Replacing equipment can potentially be the reason a kitchen may have to pause service, simply due to the financial implications. More and more kitchens are looking into servicing and repairing their equipment to not only save money on new equipment, but to also ensure they can get more use out of their equipment throughout this uncertain period. 

Service and maintenance is a crucial component in a smooth running kitchen, and the decrease in budget in this area means there is a real threat when it comes to the efficiency of a kitchen. Kitchens need equipment to be performing at its best to get through each service, but they can’t do that if they’re not properly serviced and maintained. Repairs can be essential in keeping a business on its feet. 

How can you benefit from preventative maintenance?

Waiting until a piece of equipment breaks before taking action to replace it could potentially be the worst thing you could do if you’re in the catering industry. Here are just a few reasons why maintenance at the right time can save your equipment and even your business in such an uncertain time for us all.

Keeps equipment and staff safe – by carrying out preventative maintenance, your equipment will remain safe to operate for staff and you can reduce any risk of potential issues or breakdowns before they arise.

Improve equipment efficiency – usual wear and tear can naturally decrease the efficiency of your equipment. By carrying out preventative maintenance, you can improve efficiency and prolong the life of your equipment.

Quicker than equipment repair or replacement – Of course, preventative maintenance may cause a slight disruption to normal service if your kitchen is in use, but if your kitchen is currently closed with hopes to reopen soon, now is the time to consider it. Even though preventative maintenance will take a little time, it’s much quicker than repairing equipment after a breakdown or replacing it completely.

How can Swift help you prevent equipment breakdown?

You don’t have to wait until your equipment fails before you take action. Here at Swift, we can professionally service your equipment frequently to ensure your operations remain at peak performance. Not only will this keep your business running smoothly, it will also minimise the risk of disruption and potential loss of income.

With accredited technicians situated throughout the UK, we aim to be by your side within four hours of your call. To book an appointment or find out more information about our service and repair, give us a call today: 0121 505 4001.

Health and Safety Factors For Kitchen Design and Installation

Meeting health and safety requirements is an essential consideration when designing and installing a new kitchen and equipment. Making sure all bases are covered will take a lot of planning beforehand, and with new COVID-19 restrictions, there’s even more to think about – ensuring you’re social distancing and providing the right hygiene measures is crucially important.

We’ve put together some health and safety factors to consider for kitchen design and installation to make staff and customers feel safe at all times.


It’s common sense that a safe kitchen needs the correct ventilation to maintain the right temperature, but with a refurbishment, it’s crucial that it remains a highly important factor of your kitchen. The right ventilation will not only make food preparation areas safe for kitchen staff, but will also make the temperate more bearable too. 

There is an increasing need to maintain and improve hygiene standards and reduce fire hazards within kitchens, and ventilation is the key to getting it right.  We have over 4 decades experience in the design, manufacture and installation of all types of commercial kitchen and industrial ventilation systems, so we’re the best people to speak to!

Space and flow of a kitchen

Every stage of the cooking process should be considered when designing and installing a commercial kitchen and equipment. If space is an issue in your kitchen, then the risks will certainly be increased if you don’t make the most of it. Space and flow issues, especially with fresh food and waste, can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

However, a smaller space doesn’t mean the end of the world – you just need clever design. It can be hard to organise and transform a space when you don’t have much to work with, but that’s why our design team is here! We’ve designed countless kitchens, big and small, to ensure the flow of your kitchen works for your staff with protective measures in place to protect against COVID-19.

Up to date equipment

Is it about time you started looking into new pieces of equipment or upgrades on older equipment? If you’re in need of a new commercial kitchen, it makes sense to consider what you need and how you can make your food preparation space more efficient. Not only will equipment in tip-top condition make food taste better and keep your kitchen staff more organised, but newer equipment or serviced equipment can save your kitchen money and energy in the long run.

When your ventilation or catering equipment malfunctions, you can always rely on Swift Maintenance to get your operations back up and running again as smoothly as possible. With accredited technicians situated throughout the UK, we aim to be by your side within four hours of your call.

General safety and cleanliness

Of course, when you have new equipment installed, you need to ensure you take care of it properly. Daily cleaning of equipment is mandatory to keep a kitchen safe and removing any hazards in the environment will also assist in doing so. Make sure you can keep up with the demands of everything a new kitchen install brings before you commit to ensure you get the most of it.

Need help with your next design/install project?

Choose Swift for your kitchen design and installation project and receive the most professional and cost-effective approach. We have been in the industry for more than 40 years and have built up a strong reputation for quality and design. For more details on how we can help you, contact us today and book an appointment.

New Year, New Kitchen: 2021 Trends and Beyond

A brand new year seems like the perfect time to spruce up your commercial kitchen and make sure it is fit for purpose, especially in the new normal. Whether you’re in desperate need of some new kitchen equipment to keep staff safe and working efficiently, or you’re looking into a full kitchen refurbishment, we can help you get there.

Even though we can’t all enjoy restaurants to the fullest at the moment, some are still opening for takeaway, and are still functioning in order to not only serve customers, but to keep their business afloat in these troubling times. Here are some kitchen trends for 2021 and beyond, and exactly how Swift can help make your kitchen design dreams a reality.

Express/Ghost kitchens

As more and more kitchens are forced into take away only service, it’s inevitable that we’ll see a rise in the amount of express or ghost kitchens. These kitchens are specifically designed for takeaway only service, but, depending on the establishment, may allow diners to collect orders. With social distancing and lockdown measures in place for the UK, the rise of these kitchens is inevitable for the future, but for just how much longer remains unknown.

Customer pick up areas

With predictions of collection maintaining its popularity into 2021 after the current lockdown, it’s inevitable that restaurant kitchens will need to incorporate pick up areas for their customers. These areas will need to keep social distancing measures in mind and also make it easy for customers to swiftly collect their orders and be on their way. We predict this will be the norm for the foreseeable future!

Drive thru ordering

Drive thru order and pick up has been the norm for a handful of fast food restaurants for a while, particularly McDonald’s who opened their first in the UK in the mid 80’s. Even though many current restaurants don’t have the capacity to incorporate a drive thru service, that doesn’t mean to say new-build restaurants and kitchens won’t. We can probably predict that a variety of new restaurant builds may opt for additional drive thru capacity just to ensure they keep on retaining custom whatever the future holds for the current pandemic. 

Dining pods

Moving away from kitchens slightly and more into dining, we can probably expect to see a lot of change with how diners enjoy their meals while eating in a restaurant. For customers to feel safer eating out, restaurants will have to plan ahead if they want to retain custom and entice customers back when lockdown has eased. Dining pods are looking to become the norm, shielding diners from one another whilst making them feel comfortable and safe at all times.

Other things to think about

When reopening your kitchen in 2021, attention to detail in this new normal is what will ensure you succeed. Here are some of the things you’ll want to consider to make things run as smoothly as possible.

Make the most of your space

Gone are the days when small kitchens meant limitations in service. These days, with advanced technology and design software, we can measure up the space you have and help you make the most of it. Clever, compact design and equipment can transform smaller kitchen spaces and give you abilities you never thought you needed. Speak to us if you’d like to see what’s possible!

Care for the environment

New catering equipment is much more environmentally friendly than old equipment you may have had for some time. Out with the old and in with the new will most definitely get you on the way to saving money and energy. Here at Swift, we can not only help you create an efficient kitchen space to work in, but also help you choose the right equipment to fill it with. 

How can Swift help you?

Swift Maintenance offers commercial kitchen design, installation and maintenance throughout the UK. For the past 40 years, we’ve been helping businesses in commercial kitchen installations, catering and refrigeration equipment, air conditioning and kitchen ventilation systems
We’ve helped our clients build, expand and maintain their operation by advising, designing and delivering future proof solutions that meet and exceed their needs. If we can help you meet your kitchen goals for 2021 and beyond, give Swift a call today: 0121 505 4001.