As a catering business, you know how important it is to keep your food fresh and safe. From delivering meals to events to catering large-scale corporate events, ensuring that your food is preserved properly is key to your success. Fortunately, innovations in food preservation are making it easier than ever before to keep your catering fresh and safe. Let’s take a look at some of the latest food preservation innovations that you can use to help your catering business thrive.
1. Temperature Maintenance
Maintaining safe temperatures is a fundamental aspect of food preservation. The latest refrigeration innovations are making it easier for catering businesses to keep their food fresh and safe. Smart refrigerators can monitor the temperature of food in real-time, alerting you if there are any temperature fluctuations and blast chillers can quickly cool hot food to a safe temperature, reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses.
In 1973, we introduced our first catering product: the Camtainer®, a game-changing invention that quickly became the gold standard for serving hot and cold beverages at events worldwide. The Camtainer is guaranteed to keep beverages hot or cold for at least 4 hours, but many customers have told us stories that have far exceeded that timeframe.
Packaging is another important aspect of food preservation. Innovative packaging solutions can help keep your food fresh and safe while reducing your environmental footprint. For example, some catering businesses are now using eco-friendly packaging options made from biodegradable materials. There are also food storage products designed to help keep food fresher for longer. Use a Camwear® Pan with a Seal Cover to keep food fresher for longer or place a drain shelf in CamSquares® FreshPro containers to keep ingredients like tomatoes from spoiling in drippings.
Fermentation, pickling, and dehydration are just a few examples of techniques that can help extend the shelf life of your food while adding unique flavors. By incorporating these techniques into your catering, you can offer your customers a wider range of menu options while reducing waste.
4. Food Safety Regulations and Compliance
Staying compliant with food safety regulations is critical to the success of your catering business. Smart refrigerators can track and record temperature data, which can be used to demonstrate compliance with food safety regulations. There are also new software tools available that can help you track and manage food safety protocols more effectively.
Cambro is known for innovative foodservice solutions, and our new Pro Cart Ultra® Pan Carriers are no exception. Pro Cart Ultra Pan Carriers are able to hold both hot and cold food in the same cart, at the same time. Using gentle, non-radiant heat and thermoelectric cooling technology, electric Pro Cart Ultra Pan Carriers can save up to 30% on energy costs versus other brands. Plus, electric modules can be swapped out to transform your cabinets into all cold or all hot depending on the type of food you’re serving that day.
Innovations in food preservation are transforming the catering industry. From refrigeration and packaging to preservation techniques and food safety, utilizing these new technologies and techniques can increase the efficiency and quality of your catering. Contact your local Cambro sales rep to get started today!