Mobile Catering Food Worktop Requirements
A truly inspirational website and the info is brilliant.
I'm a 60 year old trucker who has lived out of the many catering trailers the length and breadth of mainland U.K. and on a few of the islands off the west coast as well. I've seen (and eaten) good and bad, horrendous and stupendous.
I've had the inkling to run a wee trailer of my own for a good few years and feel that I'm now over the hill for driving long hours and constant night-shifts, so now would be the ideal time for me to take the plunge.
I have started some initial enquiries with my local council with regards to a pitch that has had a few trailers over the years, the most recent being unbelievably expensive, he didn't stay long.
I'm not looking to make a fortune, just hopefully build up a reasonable turnover to make a modest living. I've been looking at trailers for sale and have seen some nice looking ones. Anyway, my query is:
I was under the impression that all worktops for food preparation had to be food grade stainless steel. A lot of the trailers I see for sale appear to have the bog standard laminated kitchen worktop that is generally used in the home. Is this legal?
I cannot find any other reference to this on the site (so far) and hope you can answer this for me as I'd hate to invest money in something that needs refurbished before I even sell a burger!
I don't doubt that there will be more questions coming from me, some silly and hopefully some sensible. Yeah, I know, the only stupid questions are the ones we don't ask.