Christmas is right at the forefront of all chefs’ minds once again, and we at ACS (Southern) would like to be amongst the first to offer you our best wishes for the coming festive feasting season.
The Spirit of Christmas
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and Jack Frost nipping at your nose” – the words from Nat King Cole’s famous Christmas song “Merry Christmas”, a song so popular that is has been dubbed “The Christmas Song”. It somehow sums up the spirit of Christmas, with visions of a blazing log fire, crackling away, ready and waiting to warm you as you come inside from the cold after a long hard day’s Christmas present shopping.
The Hard Work is in the Preparation
Christmas is enormous fun, but there’s always so much preparation needed to make sure that you get the best out of the holiday; cards to write, presents to buy, Christmas trees to decorate, and Christmas cuisine menus to plan.
It’s All in the Planning
But if you’re a professional chef, in order to make sure that your Christmas Cuisine doesn’t disappoint, there’s something else you must plan too. You must make sure that you have plenty of oven cleaning materials in stock. Most professional ovens, (and Rational Self-Cooking-Centres in particular), have automatic cleaning programs built into their software. When used with the right proprietary cleaning materials (which ACS Southern always hold in stock), you get fantastic results which are not just cosmetically clean, but hygienically clean too.
Raising the Bar
Christmas cuisine gets more and more demanding every year. It’s partly to do with the number of cookery programs on TV, and partly to do with the huge variety of products that are available. Once, a simple roast chicken was a rare treat. Then we followed in the wake of the US and began eating turkey. Nowadays you get far more exotic combinations, like a bird within a bird, within a bird – a boned goose, stuffed with a chicken, stuffed with a pheasant, with a layer of pork, Cointreau, and orange stuffing between each layer. The bar just keeps on being set higher, especially for restaurants.
Early Birds Catch the Worms
But do yourself a favour. Don’t compound what is already a very demanding time in the kitchen by adding unnecessary work. Let your oven clean itself, and make sure you’ve got the wherewithal to do so. The most important thing is not to forget to place your order for your oven cleaning materials early. It’s a bit like the old post office motto – post early for Christmas. The problem is that so many people have a tendency to leave things until the last moment. When they finally do remember, or simply get around to doing it – it’s often too late. They’re jumping on a band wagon that is already too full to take any more.
So please – don’t leave it to the last moment to order your cleaning materials. Call ACS now. The difference between receiving your materials before Christmas or after, is lots of extra hour’s worth of manual cleaning.
A Wee Christmas Ditty
In order to help you to remember, here’s our little ACS Christmas cuisine poem:
Christmas cuisine is pretty obscene,
As far as your oven’s concerned,
Getting rid of the grease,
After cooking those Geese,
Is a chore that no one has earned.
But if you are smart, put horse before cart,
Place your order with ACS now,
With cleaning agents at hand,
The best in the land,
You will ward off a kitchen staff row.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Order your cleaning products in plenty of time from ACS to make sure your Christmas has that ‘Added Christmas Sparkle’.
Have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year – from all here at AC Services (Southern)
N.B. Final date for guaranteed delivery before Christmas is Friday 14th December