Electrolux Professional’s Stuart Flint outlines how quality hot chocolate dispensing can bring in the crowds during the upcoming festive season:
While the hospitality industry’s autumn and winter events programme was heavily affected by Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, there is certainly a palpable sense of making up for lost time as the 2021 season fast approaches. With many venues already having already familiarised themselves with extended outdoor services following the relaxation of restrictions for outdoor hospitality in April, and many punters already acclimatised to the ‘après ski’ ambience, the bumper season of Halloween, Bonfire Night and the run up to Christmas represents a huge commercial opportunity.
One sure-fire way hospitality businesses can add a touch of luxury to their seasonal events programme is through the use of premium beverage offerings. While the gross profit potential for beverages is already well known, ensuring that guests feel they are getting quality must not be forgotten.
Given its endless potential when paired with flavoured syrups, such as orange or black cherry, hot chocolate is by far and away one of the most popular seasonal drinks. However, rather than opting for a powdered offering, investing a pour-and-serve hot chocolate dispenser compatible with liquid drinking chocolate can elevate any beverage offering to the next level.
The Pour & Serve Hot Chocolate Dispenser from Electrolux Professional is available in 3- or 6-litre units and can deliver up to 100 cups an hour. The compact, plug and play unit can easily be moved around a site depending on whether the event is held inside or out, and will keep the chocolate at the perfect drinking temperature indefinitely. This thermal efficiency also allows the unit to double up as the perfect dispenser for other warm seasonal beverages, including mulled cider and wine.
As well as being easy to clean, the removable bowl can be stored in the fridge to preserve any drinks in between services.