Foodservice Australia 2021

Shepherd Filters at Foodservice Australia 2021

The Foodservice Australia show will be held from 27-29 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. It’s your chance to reconnect and rebuild after what has been a challenging year.    Shepherd Filters will be amongst over 450 exhibitors at the highly anticipated Foodservice Australia show in 2021. Thousands of chefs, restaurateurs, café owners, retailers,…

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Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Tips for Owners

As a restaurant or cafe owner/operator, it is crucial to maintain and care for every piece of equipment that makes your business operate efficiently. One of the most important pieces of equipment to maintain and keep clean in a cafe or restaurant is the kitchen exhaust system. This is the one area that should never…

Protection Against Fire Spread in Commercial Kitchens

We take a moment to look at best practice for the fire-safe design of commercial kitchens, which encompasses restaurants and cafés.   Commercial kitchens are the heart of every good dining establishment, but they can also present a high risk of fire. Fires in restaurants and cafés represent 42 per cent of all fires within…

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Kitchen Appliance Flare-Ups Near Exhaust Ventilation Systems

The beloved restaurant narrowly avoided destruction on Monday night but early estimates suggest damage bill could top $250,000. Anchors Wharf in Urunga has been left with a huge damage bill after firefighters battled to extinguish a blaze at the waterfront restaurant on Monday night. The fire broke out about 6.30pm with huge plumes of smoke…

Apollo Bay Fire Damage Extent

Motel evacuated, buildings destroyed in Apollo Bay Restaurant Fire

A south-west Victorian motel was evacuated in the early hours of Wednesday morning after three neighbouring shops caught fire.   The cause of the fire, which lit up the night sky in the popular tourist spot about two-and-a-half hours west of Melbourne, is not yet known. Emergency services were called to the town’s main street…

Extensive fire damage in roof

Fire at Iconic Restaurant Forces Closure for at Least a Year

An iconic South West restaurant and bar on the Busselton foreshore has been destroyed in a fire early on the morning of 12 April 2021.   The Goose Beach Bar and Kitchen, next to the Busselton Jetty, is barely recognisable after the fire, which has razed the roof, leaving huge scorch marks over its trademark…

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Kitchen Ventilation Design & Future Costs – Get Your “Ducts” in a Row

Renovating or investing in a cafe, restaurant, pub, or club is an exciting project, and so it should be!  You’ve found the location and are now busy planning the theme, menu, layout, hiring staff, and planning the grand opening. Yet, have you given the very heart of your business, specifically the kitchen ventilation system and…

Report on Why Kitchen Exhaust System was Shut Down

Hospital Kitchen Shut Down After Exhaust System Report Findings

A recent state fire marshal inspection found unsafe conditions to do with the kitchen exhaust system in the Zambarano unit of Eleanor Slater Hospital, leading to the shut down of some of its kitchen operations.    According to a state fire marshal report dated 19 March 2021, the kitchen exhaust system wasn’t ventilating cooking vapors…

kitchen extraction systems maintenance

Kitchen Extraction Systems – Why it Pays Dividends to do Routine Checks

How likely are you to you forego the servicing of your vehicle when it falls due? Not very, given that there is genuine value in knowing that it’s safe to drive. It’s also true that if you neglect your vehicle, you’re likely to be up for a big bill when something major happens. What if…

Kitchen Exhaust Duct Fire at Coffee Shop in Tiong Bahru

A  kitchen exhaust duct was invovled in the fire that broke out at a coffee shop in Tiong Bahru on Saturday morning, 13 March 2021.   As this story highlights, kitchen exhaust duct systems continue to feature prominently in commercial building fire events. Stomp was alerted to the fire and photos of smoke drifting through…