Well, that’s Christmas and New Year over and done for another year

We hope it was a good one for you and your business.

Now’s the time to start preparing for the next lot, and what a lot we’ve got!

The festivities coming up that we have to prepare for are:

  • Valentine’s Weekend (11/12 February) – only 4 weeks away
  • Easter Fortnight (1st to 15th April) – 6 weeks after that.
  • King Charles 3rd Coronation and Bank Holiday – Saturday May 6-8th – only 2 weeks later

What do you need to do now?

  • Clean the extraction system

After the hectic Christmas festivities, the extraction system will probably be ready for its regular cleaning.

As you know the TR19® regulations, also known as the Commercial Kitchen Extract Cleaning Regulations, state that kitchen extraction systems must be cleaned at least every six months in order to maintain FOG (fat, oil and grease) standards. (25 Mar 2022)

  • Spring-clean the kitchen

The extraction system has been thoroughly cleaned by professionals, and you have the certificate to prove it, so now is the ideal time to clean down the whole kitchen, the cladding, the cupboards and the work surfaces.

Once done, everything feels ready for whatever 2023 has to offer – let’s hope for more business!

  • Check and renew your odour control system

Throughout the whole Christmas and New Year festivities the system has been working to keep your neighbours’ odour free, so now you owe it to them to make sure that it can continue working properly over the coming months.

Organise a visit and re-energise the system.

  • Restock your sanitising products

Your staff will have been sanitising the restaurant and the kitchen regularly throughout the Christmas and New Year festivities so stocks will probably be running low. Make sure your kitchen fogging machine is ready and that you have enough bottles of sanitising fluid for wiping down the restaurant surfaces.

Given the up-and-coming events in February, April, and May it would be a good idea to get your orders in now and avoid any last-minute rush.

  • Give yourself a well-deserved break

Finally, having worked flat out through the Festive season and then organizing the cleaning of the kitchen and restaurant, it’s time to recharge your batteries and take a well-earned break.

You can relax knowing that, if there is a need for commercial kitchen support, your staff have only to pick up the phone and dial 01733 230378 and CK Direct, your trusted supplier, will look after you.

Based in the Cambridgeshire town of Peterborough since 2002, CK Direct pride itself on delivering an efficient, high-quality, bespoke service to all.

“If you think it is expensive to hire a professional
Wait and see how much it costs to hire an amateur”