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Catering Products

Using the right Catering Equipment is essential to a well-run, clean and efficient kitchen. Our range includes matting, workbenches, trolleys and other catering equipment specially designed to keep your kitchen running smoothly.





Catering can be a demanding industry, with long hours and high standards. That's why we've designed our Catering Equipment range to help make your life easier. We've got you covered, from matting and flooring to help keep your kitchen clean to stainless steel trolleys and workbenches; we've got you covered.

What is Catering Equipment?

Catering Equipment is essential to any professional kitchen as it helps with organization, efficiency, and safety. Without the proper Catering Equipment, a kitchen could be a very dangerous place. There are many different types of Catering Equipment available on the market, so it is important to choose the right type for your specific kitchen.

Some of the most common types of Catering Equipment include matting, workbenches, trolleys, storage containers, and signage. Each type of Catering Equipment has its own specific purpose and function. For example, the matting is used to help keep floors clean and free from spills; workbenches provide a sturdy surface for prep work; trolleys help with transportation of food and supplies; storage containers keep ingredients fresh and organized, and signage helps with safety and hygiene in the kitchen.

Choosing the Best Catering Equipment

When choosing Catering Equipment for your professional kitchen, it is important to consider the specific needs of your kitchen. What type of Catering Equipment will help you run your kitchen more efficiently and safely? Once you have answered this question, you can narrow down your choices and find the perfect Catering Equipment for your professional kitchen.

Matting for Catering

With a high chance of water and oil spills, floor matting is essential in a kitchen. At a minimum, you should use Rubber Matting with drainage holes to avoid the risk of slips in pot washing areas. In work areas where oil spills are likely, use matting made from Nitrile rubber as this is resistant to oils and grease.

First Aid and Fire Safety

First Aid Kits are a common sight in any workplace, but in a professional kitchen, it's best to use one designed to deal with burns and similar injuries. The same applies to Fire Extinguishers, as some types would be disastrous if used on cooking oils. Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are recommended alongside Fire Blankets which can be draped over cooking oil pans.

Trolleys and Workbenches

Whilst a huge number of workbenches and trolleys are available; most will not be suitable for a catering environment. For hygiene reasons, they should always be made from Stainless Steel.

Plastic Containers

As with the workbenches and trolleys, your food containers must also be checked carefully before purchasing. Food Grade Plastics will help to prevent the build-up of potentially harmful bacteria whilst also being suitable for high-temperature cleaning cycles.

Buying Catering Equipment from First Mats

If you are unsure of what Catering Equipment is best for your kitchen, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our helpful team. Our Trustpilot rating of 4.8 out of 5 reflects our commitment to providing fantastic customer service alongside a range of top-quality products for workplaces.







Further Reading for Catering Products



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The Benefits of Rubber Mats in Commercial Kitchens

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