Jacket Potato Filling Storage

by Kevin
(Norfolk)

I have a mobile jacket potato trailer and will be attending my first event in May. Can someone advise about how I should keep the cold fillings such as cheese and coleslaw once on site. The trailer has never had any chilling facilities so do I need to install a fridge and every time I sell a jacket get the filling from the fridge?
Thanks in anticipation.

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Apr 24, 2014
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Jacket Potato cold filling display
by: Cara

Hello there,

My question is the same as Kevin from Norfolk's - I'm looking for advice on how to keep cold fillings cold without opening the fridge all the time. Hot fillings will be kept hot in bainmaries in front of the serving hatch - is there a cold equivalent for cheese/coleslaw/tuna mayo that you can recommend? One thought I had was to use bainmaries but instead of heating the water, put ice cubes into the water to keep the fillings cold. Is this something others do?

Very many thanks in advance!
Cara

Mar 29, 2014
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Jacket Potato Filling Storage
by: David

Hi Kevin,

Yes, your catering trailer should have a LPG or electric fridge fitted to keep the fillings at the right temperature. This is a requirement of Food safety and hygiene and standard procedure for any food business. If you have not already please do take the Food and Hygiene Course Level 2 which will help you understand your responsibilities and how to operate within the law.

If you intend to have any LPG work carried out in your trailer then you must also use a LPG Catering qualified engineer do the work and then provide a test certificate.

The event organiser will more than likely want to confirm that you have test certificates in place as well as Liability insurance. If you intend to use an electric fridge then it must also by tested by a NICEIC engineer and if the site does not provide a power source then you will have to consider the use of a generator

These posts may also be helpful to you:

Mobile Catering Refrigerated Food


Lpg or Electric Equipment

Best of luck
David

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