Egg Safety and Handling Tips

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Chicken eggs are one of the most popular ingredients in cuisines around the world. In Canada, we often consume eggs in our meals and we even put them in our drinks (like eggnog!). But did you know that eggs can be contaminated with salmonella and other bacteria that cause food poisoning? To get rid of salmonella and other harmful bacteria …

Festivals & Events Return to Toronto

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced in early March that street festivals, concerts, and outdoor events will be coming back to Toronto this spring and summer. This is welcome news to not only businesses and event organizers but to everyone in Toronto who have not been able to participate in any public festivities over the past two years. Among the many …

Refrigeration Rentals for Wedding Cakes

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Once upon a time the ancient Romans and Greeks believed that grains of wheat represented fertility. They would throw these grains at newlywed couples to encourage them to bear children. Eventually, these grains of wheat were baked into bread served at weddings, and, over time, people started to bake what we now call wedding cakes. In modern times, the wedding …

How to Organize Foods in a Walk-in Cooler

Food organized in a walk-in cooler

Organizing foods in your walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer is incredibly important because it allows you to find everything you need quickly and it minimizes the number of times that you need to access the cold storage space. The more frequently you access the cooler or freezer, the more likely cold air will escape and frost will build up on …

Refrigeration Rentals Are Essential for Commercial Kitchens

In home kitchens, customers will find it sufficient to buy and store enough meats and produce to feed a family for a few days before making another trip to the grocery store. In restaurants, however, kitchens have to fulfil the orders of many customers over the course of a week, and the amount of cold storage space required for the …

Tips to Help Businesses Reduce Food Waste

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If you are a restaurant, caterer, or grocer in the Greater Toronto Area, you must be aware of the amount of food that gets thrown away every day. According to research conducted by Second Harvest, approximately half of all foods produced in Canada is wasted every year. These foods are wasted across the food supply chain by farmers, food manufacturers, …

Buds Will Lose Potency When Stored in Room Temperature

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Did you know that storing cannabis at room temperature can negatively affect its potency? Keeping buds sealed in air tight packaging in a cool, dark place is the best way to ensure your products will last a long time. According to cannabis research conducted by the University of Mississippi, cooler temperatures can slow cannabis deterioration to a little less than …

Cut Flowers Last Longer When Stored in Cool Temperature

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When stored in cool temperature, cut flowers live a longer vase life. The reason for this is simple – cooler temperature slows down the rate at which a cut flower uses up its food reserve. In nature, plants convert energy from the sun into sugar (plant food) via photosynthesis. Plants will then convert sugar and oxygen into energy to sustain …

Don’t Let Cold Storage Constraints Ruin Your Inventory

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We understand that businesses often have cold storage constraints because space is precious at their location. But don’t let these cold storage constraints ruin your valuable inventory. If your catering, restaurant or grocery business is anticipating an increase in inventory for one reason or another, and you do not have the refrigerated space to store them, please make sure you …

Weekend Fridge Rental Made Easy

Catering event on the weekend

Are you a special event planner looking to store foods and/or perishable items for one weekend only, but you’re not sure where to get a fridge like that? Or maybe you are a caterer looking for extra cold storage space for temperature sensitive foods that you will be serving to customers? Look no further! Coolmate Rentals offers mobile refrigeration units …