Monday 23 October 2017
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Mobile fridge hire for school events

Schools are busy socially for the next few months. We have autumn fairs and fetes, open days, camping trips, exhibitions, pantomimes and plays and maybe a Halloween or Guy Fawkes event.

As we know children need to be kept stimulated and they can eat like giants.

Point 1 is best left to the teaching staff, parents and educational helpers. You do a fantastic job.

Point 2 is best organised by one of the above but let the experts take the strain of refrigerated and freezer facilities.

Whilst mobile fridge and mobile freezer hire doesn’t have a built in chef to cook the food at least it will store the bulk of items for any of the above events so that on site facilities are not over packed and health and safety legislation can be followed.

Obtaining a hire unit from an expert firm like Icecool Trailers who serve the Midlands, Home Counties, London and South Wales is simple.


They will work with you to ensure that the size unit you want will meet your needs and they’ll deliver and set up the mobile fridge or mobile freezer and have it in the best operational condition before they leave you.

So, whether your hire unit is intended for a car park, by school gates, outside the school kitchen, adjacent to a marquee or in the middle of the playground you’ll have facilities that you can be confident in.

Incidentally, the majority of mobile freezers and fridge trailers are lockable so they’re perfectly secure.

Stock can be placed in the unit prior to an event and stored without fear of people helping themselves to food.

Food preparation can also take place within the units. This maximises event planning and preparations. You don’t need to grab a spare corner in the existing school kitchen or canteen.

A vital reminder:

Raw meats and seafood should be stored at the bottom of the fridge so that juices cannot cross contaminate other foods.

Did you know that fruit and vegetables positioned incorrectly in a fridge can dramatically affect their lifespan?

Some fruits and vegetables give off a gas call ethylene that makes items ripen more quickly. It’s a natural hormone and in flowers it tells the flower when to bloom.

Interestingly, if you mix certain fruits and vegetables then ethylene gas ripens all of them.

To maximise the life of non ethylene producers by separating them will diminish overheads, restocking potential and it’s time effective.

Information is power in terms of storage, either in mobile fridges or in situ facilities.

Ethylene producers include:

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes
  • Melons
  • Mushrooms
  • Peaches
  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes

Non ethylene producers include:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Kiwis
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Squash

This means that should you be preparing mushrooms and tomatoes for burgers or sandwiches they’ll need to be kept away from cucumbers and lettuces or all four items of produce can ripen too quickly.

Now all you need is some little helpers to do the prep with you!

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