How to store food when running your own food service company?
Are you running a food service company and have no idea where to store your stock, as well as all the necessary kitchen accessories? Or maybe you are changing the location of your company and are looking for a safe place to keep your things? It is very important to store your food products appropriately, as it affects not only their taste, but also their freshness and nutritional value. If you don’t want to risk your food going bad and wasting the products and the money you spent on them, it is a good idea to look into what conditions a given product should be stored in.
Ways of storing food
Food – a topic close to all of us. Food can be stored in many different ways. It is worth learning the most important and the most frequently used methods that allow you to keep the food products fresh. For starters, it should be mentioned that everything depends to a great extent on the kind of food that we want to store. Certain ingredients and ready-made meals should be kept in the fridge, while others will still be fit for consumption if we keep them in room temperature.
Even the type of packaging is important. When it comes to storing liquid products, glass bottles are becoming more and more popular. Certain dishes are kept in tightly sealed jars or glass containers with lids. Sometimes, we wrap food products in aluminium foil or paper. Stainless steel containers with special silicone lids also happen to come in handy from time to time.
Does long-term food storage diminish its nutritional value?
In order to minimise the nutritional value loss of your stored food products and dishes, you should make sure that you have chosen the best storage solution. It all depends on the type of product – some things are best when kept frozen, some benefit from being kept in the fridge, others in room temperature, some are better when kept in jars, others vacuum-packed. How long can I store vacuum-packed food for? Vacuum packing can significantly extend a product’s shelf life. In general, it depends on the type of product. Therefore, it is impossible to define one method that is good for all. It should always be adapted to a given product group.
While storing food for personal use only is not usually a problem, finding a suitable storage place for food service companies raises many questions.
Less Mess Storage as a perfect place for food service companies’ owners
Self storage units are places designed to store things. This is also a place where you can store hermetically sealed food products – as long as you discuss it with our branch employees beforehand. If the food is hermetically sealed and does not need to be stored in the fridge, it is worth considering this solution. You will receive a VAT invoice, which means that you will be able to include storage services in your company’s expenses. All the Less Mess Storage branches meet the official sanitary-health (SANEPID) requirements. Moreover, with different unit sizes, you can pick the right one for your needs. You can store not only the aforementioned hermetically sealed food, but also all the kitchen appliances, advertising resources or documents.
Less Mess Storage rental storage units are also often used as a seasonal solution, e.g., for keeping restaurant garden equipment. Every Less Mess Storage unit has a separate lock. Access to the whole site is secured with modern security systems. Every unit has an optimum storage temperature and humidity level.
Rental storage units – a great storage place for food products and kitchen accessories
Regardless of whether you own a restaurant or a smaller business, you may always find yourself in a situation where the quantity of all the goods and accessories will exceed your expectations.
In storage rooms you can place all the things that you don’t have enough space for at home, in your company’s office or restaurant. Self storage units work 24/7, which means that you can come to your rented space anytime and pick up the things that you need. Less Mess Storage branches can be found in the biggest cities in Poland: in Warsaw, Cracow, Wrocław, Poznań and the Tricity.