The tourism industry continues to grow, with travellers visiting all corners of the world to experience new cultures or take a well-earned break. To reflect this growing industry, it has been reported that there are now a massive 187,000 international hotels offering a staggering 17.5 million hotel rooms. In an effort to improve efficiency in hotels, especially in the kitchen, many hotel chains have their fruit and vegetables delivered peeled and chopped, helping to better utilise kitchen staff and kitchen space. With ongoing pressures from the general public, hotels are also making efforts to use fruit and vegetables from sustainable sources as well as reduce the amount of food waste they produce.

The hotel industry requires large amounts of pre-prepared fruit and vegetables on a regular basis; this can put a large demand on local producers. Luxury hotels may also require more exotic or uncommon varieties of fruit and vegetables as they aim to offer their guests the best in customer service. This may even require food suppliers to source out-of-season produce from around the globe as growers aim to meet the needs of chefs’ dynamic menus. Sourcing pre-prepared, fresh-cut fruit and vegetables can not only improve efficiency but reduces the amount of kitchen staff needed, important in small kitchen areas. Floor area is valuable in hotels, so many modern hotel builders choose smaller kitchen space in an effort to save space for money earning hotel rooms. Food staples like onions, tomatoes and mushrooms are commonly brought into hotel kitchen pre-prepared and ready to be used in a variety of tasty recipes.

With ever-growing pressure from the general public to provide sustainable food, many hotels are looking to change their current food processes and are pledging to make an effort to source food locally. Diners continue to show a growing interest in where their food is sourced, calling for transparency in the food supply chain.

M&P Engineering is a leading designer and manufacturer of food processing equipment, including their world-renowned onion peeling machine. The team at M&P Engineering has over 50 years’ experience delivering food processing machinery including their food depositing machine, sachet filling machines and rotary transfer units. M&P Engineering can also provide a range of used food processing equipment to suit your budget.

M&P Engineering’s large onion peeler uses self-adjusting knife assemblies to top, tail and peel onions between 45mm to 115mm diameter. The onion peeler also uses air compressors to remove the outer skin, helping to maintain optimum appearance throughout the peeling process. When working at optimum speeds, the onion peeling machine has a capacity of up to 750kg per hour. M&P Engineering also manufactures a small onion peeling machine that is suitable for peeling smaller onion varieties such as shallots. The shallot peeling machine is suitable for onions between 18mm to 45mm in size.

If you would like to speak about the onion peeling machines with a member of the M&P Engineering team, call on +44 (0)161 872 8378 or contact ushere.