Temperature Control Tips for Gastronomy Businesses

Temperature Control Tips for Gastronomy Businesses
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ExecutiveChronicles | Temperature Control Tips for Gastronomy Businesses | Whether you’re running a restaurant, a hotel, a food store or a wholesale grocery facility, you’ll be aware that temperature management isn’t just about keeping your customers warm – it’s about keeping your food and drink safe for consumption. As such, accurate and reliable temperature management is no luxury – it’s a business essential. This article is about how you can control temperate reliably so that you never lose stock or put customers at risk. Read on to learn the most important tips to help your business continue to thrive. 


Businesses that sell or prepare food are compelled by regulations to ensure that it is stored safely. That means that you’ll be compelled to take regular readings of the temperature in certain rooms, fridges, and freezers, to prove that you’re complying with standards. The more you do this, the better, seeing as catching a fault or an issue early could save your stock. 

Always ensure you have a schedule that is followed in your firm, with someone taking the temperature of key rooms and stores regularly. You should also check the temperature of the food itself, using a stick thermometer, so that you’re confident that the temperature of the room is reflected in the temperature of the food that you’re storing there. 


Losing an air conditioner, a heater, a freezer, or a fridge can be devastating for gastronomy businesses, whether they’re serving cooked food to customs or selling wholesale food to businesses. That’s why the larger food storage facilities will always have a backup temperature control system, in case the first one fails. Losing thousands of dollars of stock can be a significant risk to come smaller businesses. 

The way to accommodate this risk, and to ensure that you’re being vigilant about your temperature control, is to ensure you’re maintaining your systems thoroughly and regularly. This goes all the way from freezer repair and maintenance to ambient room temperature in a restaurant, ensuring that nothing will fail will ensure you remain profitable. To explore maintenance options, click here and search for the need that your business has. 

Seasons Changing

As you’ll know, the changing of the seasons means that the food and drink that you store will behave slightly differently, especially when it’s in transit or when it’s in ambient rooms in your facility. The colder months could see liquids freeze and smash their containers, while warmer months can quickly make food unsafe to eat, especially if left in the glare of the sun

Being aware of these season-based risks will help you keep as much of your food safe as possible. It’ll also encourage you to install appropriate heating and air conditioning systems in your facility so that the air temperature is consistent whether there’s a heatwave or a blizzard outside. All these steps will help you to protect your customers and your products from harm. 

Make sure that you’re fully in control of the temperature in your facility with the tips outlined above, designed to protect you from the ill effects of losing temperature control capabilities, even for an only hour. 

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