Proud to unveil a new bar and janitorial products offering

We’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our offering by launching a new range of bar and janitorial products.

We have launched the range under the same branding and name of HB Catering. We are now offering a wider range of products, including disposable janitorial/catering hygiene supplies, such as washing-up liquids, detergents, catering de-scalers, cleaning chemicals, degreasers, bar supplies and more.

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change and the hospitality/catering industry has been majorly impacted. There is now a need to deep clean all equipment and facilities to help stop the spread of the virus.

By offering this new service, we aim to help businesses meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the rising demand for hygiene supplies. It also moves us towards becoming a one-stop-shop for our clients, serving all of their catering equipment and supply needs.

As many businesses also pivot their own offering to cope with the challenges of COVID-19, this flexible service will help many react quickly. Our clients will be able to order bar and janitorial products through the same channels they already use at HB Catering. The full range of products will be available on our website.

Kyle James, our Compliance Manager, said:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental effect on many businesses, especially within the hospitality and catering industries. Luckily, things seem to be picking up again as companies across the country adapt to the current changes.

“By launching this new business offering, we hope we can meet the rising demand for bar, janitorial and hygiene supplies, and help businesses evolve to meet the challenges of today.”

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Launching a hotline to help our clients when reopening

Our hotline for help and advice is: 01792 310255.

As restaurants, pubs and other catering facilities start to reopen following a lengthy period of closure, experts are warning of the potential hidden dangers of using certain equipment after a lengthy break, while suggesting owners should also check if key accreditations and certifications remain valid.

Owners and managers reopening facilities after an enforced period of closure should diligently check and test equipment. To help our clients manage this challenge, we have launched a hotline that companies can call to check if certain types of equipment need to be checked and seek advice about the correct procedure to restart it.

We have launched our helpline with the specific aim of helping companies struggling to ensure their operations are able to reopen safely and efficiently. Specific equipment such as combination ovens, microwave ovens, refrigerators including walk-in units, ice machines, dishwashers, bar equipment and coffee machines should ideally be checked and tested before use.

Equally, gas kit may have perished seals, ice machines and wash ware can develop harmful bacteria and many types of equipment require maintenance checks after a period of inaction. These include gas interlock systems and extraction canopies.

The advice comes on top of the many other adjustments that owners will need to make, due to restrictions on trading relating to social distancing measures and hygiene. But the importance of cleaning, checking, maintaining and restarting equipment should not be understated.

Equally, the down period in the operations of many businesses may also have led to gaps and oversights emerging in the necessary training and accreditation. Just some of the key certifications required by most catering operations include a CP42 Gas Safety Certificate and suitable training or accreditations around food hygiene standards.

Our hotline for help and advice is: 01792 310255. A helpful guide detailing a checklist for reopening premises is also available on the Food Standards Agency website and can be found here. A booklet has also been designed by CEDA in conjunction with service partners and distributors to give a guide to reopening kitchens after shut down, which can be found here.

Kyle James, our Compliance and Installation Manager, said:

“Commercial catering operations have endured an incredibly challenging period. But as they start to reopen, we want to ensure they avoid some of the hidden dangers that can exist when using equipment that has been dormant for a long period of time.

“We are more than happy to advise over the phone or come and conduct a thorough audit in person at the premises. Having come this far, the last thing most businesses want is another setback where equipment fails, is faulty, or, in a worse-case scenario, even makes a customer unwell.” 

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Join our fast-growing team at HB Catering and Refrigeration

HB Catering and Refrigeration, a specialist in all types of commercial catering, refrigeration equipment and supplies, is seeking a dynamic and motivated sales representative to join its fast-growing team as it expands its offering, services and geographical reach across Wales and England.

The position comes with a competitive salary, commission, pension benefits and vehicle allowance. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, comfortable travelling and meeting customers face-to-face across a variety of commercial businesses.

Founded in Swansea in 1993, HB Catering and Refrigeration is a privately-owned company focused on the highest levels of customer service. It is a specialist in all types of commercial catering, refrigeration equipment and supplies,. Offering flexible buy or hire packages, kitchen design, equipment sales, installation, bespoke fabrication and a team of service engineers to carryout repairs and maintenance through the life of the product.

Interested candidates are asked to email their CV and covering letter to:

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