The 3 Key Reasons You Should Consider Refurbished Catering Equipment
Equipment is a crucial part of your catering business. Along with staff, training, and an effective budget, your equipment can be key to the quality and cost-effectiveness of your business overall.
Unfortunately, many businesses are finding that purchasing brand new catering equipment is prohibitively expensive.
With rising rental costs, an increased need for marketing, living wages for staff, and other important considerations, spending a large lump sum on a new piece of equipment can be daunting. This is especially true for newer, smaller, or independent catering businesses.
Fortunately, a positive new trend is emerging. Catering businesses are increasingly purchasing second hand equipment, turning to reliable and experienced providers (such as Caterquip) for their refurbishing needs.
We have years of experience in the catering industry and can provide a range of excellent refurbished catering equipment to suit all your needs — including for preparation, refrigeration, frying, grilling, cleaning and more.
We believe that purchasing refurbished catering equipment has many benefits. Below, we have covered three key areas to help you decide if it could be the right option for you.
Reason #1: Low Cost
Keeping a tight control of your budget can be key to the success of your catering business. It is likely that you want to spend on crucial areas such as the best quality ingredients, effective advertising, a suitable premises, and excellent staff.
But equipment can easily be a drain on your budget that you didn’t know you had. Faulty equipment can slow service, cost money, and even be hazardous if not fixed. These are all potential unexpected costs.
Purchasing high quality refurbished equipment is an excellent way to keep costs down. Not only are you spending less on the initial purchase, but you are also able to replace more easily if necessary too.
This way, you can ensure that your budget is going on the things that really matter.
Reason #2: High Quality
With refurbished equipment, you can achieve the same high-quality professional results that you are looking for. All our equipment is refurbished to the highest possible professional standards so that you can purchase with complete confidence.
High quality equipment also helps to ensure that your products and services are high quality too. Excellent equipment will produce excellent results and perfectly cooked food. It will also be done with impeccable timing, as old or faulty equipment can often be slower.
Producing well cooked food which is made on time is essential to running a quality catering business, and providing this kind of excellent service will keep your customers happy and loyal. This in turn helps to ensure that they recommend you to more potential customers.
Purchasing refurbished catering equipment can also help ensure that you are keeping the quality high in other areas. When purchasing brand new equipment to replace old equipment, many businesses are forced to delay buying until they have saved or adjusted their budget.
This can mean that food quality, company cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction suffers in the meantime.
Purchasing a more affordable refurbished alternative may mean that you can move forward with the purchase faster, replacing the equipment and returning to full service, and happy customers, quicker.
High quality equipment achieves high quality results, and that is what your customers will associate with you.
Reason #3: Environmentally Friendly
Recent surveys conducted across a range of industries indicate that the environment is a major consideration in current business practise. Environmental concerns such as low or zero waste, recycling, responsible disposal, and more are becoming increasingly important.
The environment is not only a matter a personal principle either. It can have an impact on your business. Responsible environmental practices can affect whether businesses are eligible for certain incentives, awards, and other types of support.
Environmentally responsible businesses are also thought to attract a wider range of customers — including younger demographics who are keen to be more environmentally conscious.
One instant way to make a business more environmentally conscious and ‘green’ is through purchasing refurbished or second-hand catering equipment. This immediately minimises waste and reuses materials, which is better for the environment overall.
Purchasing high quality equipment that functions well can also reduce the amount of waste in other ways — such as overuse of electricity or water, common in faulty equipment.
In summary, stocking your catering business with a range of high-quality refurbished equipment can be better for the business, your customers, and the environment.
Get in touch with one of our friendly team today on 01733 286 000 and discover how we can help!