Happy Birthday To You!! Birthday Party Ice Cream Vans with Diane From Markes Ice Cream Van Hire

A Very Happy 7th Birthday was had by the Birthday girl today.

The children sing and scream with excitement as the ice cream van arrives playing happy birthday on the chimes.The Birthday girl entered the ice cream van to learn to twirl the ice cream cones and be the ice cream lady serving friends and family.

Speak to a member of the booking team today to see how an ice cream van at your Birthday Party,Wedding Reception,Anniversary,Retirement Celebration or any event can enhance the enjoyment for you and your guests.

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Ice Cream Van Hire In Surrey-Ice Cream Vans In Surrey

If your question is I would like to hire an ice cream van for my wedding in the Surrey area then add a Marke’s Ice cream van to your special occasion and watch your guests faces light up.Whatever event you are planning, whether it’s a simple fete, carnival, sporting event, a full-blown air show or music concert, our catering units can meet your every need.

For an ice cream van to attend your event in Surrey our professional and friendly staff will ensure all your needs are met with a guaranteed quality of food, drink, and above all service, tailored to suit your specific event.

When it comes to outside catering whether it is for 200 or 20,000 people, we really are… As good as it gets.

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Ice Cream Van Hire In Kent - Markes Ices Give The Facts About Hygiene - HACCP and Hygiene Certificates


5 STAR HYGIENE AWARD SCHEME (Scores on the doors). The Facts.

When adding to Markes Ices ice cream van fleet with the purchase of a new ice cream van the first port of call is to telephone the Council Food standards department responsible for environmental health to invite an inspection.Once inspected the company then can apply to add this vehicle to their trading licence.During the inspection all areas of food preparation are examined along with company practices and storage. Markes Ices once again receive the Very Best possible review a catering company can get which is an excellent reputation with their local authority and be given the maximum time between scheduled Hygiene inspections which is two years, this does not mean no inspections in between as these can be done at any time, any place without notification and HERE’S THE POINT ABOUT SCORES ON THE DOORS. Markes Ices agree with their Local Authority there is very little point to an scheme where a set time for inspection is carried out by appointment and a one off visit and that is that, really anyone can be at their best on a given day, this does not reflect the company’s on going policy to health and hygiene or good practices,far better to know inspections are on going can be at any time or place which make for a companies health and hygiene practices to be on going and a constant.


What is HACCP?

As part of routine inspections, the enforcement officer will check that the business has an appropriate HACCP-based food safety management system in place.

HACCP stands for ‘Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point’. It is an internationally recognised and recommended system of food safety management. It focuses on identifying the ‘critical points’ in a process where food safety problems (or ‘hazards’) could arise and putting steps in place to prevent things going wrong. This is sometimes referred to as ‘controlling hazards’. Keeping records is also an important part of HACCP systems. Markes Ices HACCP documentation can always be inspected by their customers and clients.


During the inspection of Markes Ices New Ice cream Van addition the company was very pleased to be asked to show their hygiene certificates for all staff,and for the place of registration to be noted, this is very good practice as the certificate registration will have to be a valid training point which will eliminate the online certificates gained by some companies.The Hygiene certificates also have to be renewed every three years so a date check is always worth a look by customers.

Allergy Alerts

Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

Food allergen labelling

People with some food allergies, particularly peanut allergy, have to be extremely careful what they eat. Food labelling is very important to these people because the consequences of eating the food they are allergic to could be very serious.

Food intolerance and allergy research

Agency research work that investigates food intolerance and allergy.

Guidance for food businesses on allergy and intolerance

This guidance is designed to help food businesses provide information to customers who need to avoid certain ingredients because of an allergy. It includes general advice and information on allergy and intolerance and specific voluntary best practice guidance on pre-packed foods, loose foods and the food labelling rules.

Peanuts during pregnancy, breastfeeding and early childhood

In August 2009, the Government revised its advice to consumers about eating peanuts during pregnancy, breastfeeding and the first few years of life, in relation to the risk of developing peanut allergy in childhood.

As an Allergy aware company Markes Ices joined the Government scheme where the company is notified immediately when an allergy warning has been put in place on products from any source,any company or supplier.Markes Ices spokesperson Mark said

“The information is so immediate we probably know about these allergy awareness warnings long before this information drip feeds to local supermarkets shelves.”

So Hire Your Ice Cream Van For Your Event With Confidence From the UK’s Number One Ice Cream Van hire Company 2010 /2011 as voted for by their customers.

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Ice Cream Vans Out On The Kent Streets For 2012


Markes Ices familiar yellow and purple ice cream vans will be seen out on the streets of Kent this Saturday 21st January starting hopefully a warm sunny 2012 event season.Company Director Robert said “if the current bookings and enquiries through January are anything to go by the summer is going to be very busy,added to the usual event season will be street parties and celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and themed 2012 London Olympic events.Key dates are already being booked up very early”.

A message to our customers on our ice cream van street rounds.

Markes Ices have decided after many years to make a change to their familiar chime, it has been decided to change from The Yellow Rose Of Texas Chime to what the company feels to be the happier more child friendly Yankee Doodle Dandy, so listen out young and old for the new chime.

After the winter company Director Diane says “We cannot wait to get back out on the Kent streets bringing a smile to childrens faces from Kents favourite ice cream van company.”"We are very pleased to be awarded the UK’s number one ice cream company award again for the second consecutive year, its especially pleasing as it is voted for by our customers”.

Markes Ices will be intoducing many new ice cream products again this year always trying to keep up with trends, quality ice creams, and a freshness of menu.Company spokesman Mark said “we will be adding to our extensive range,our ice cream product menu already consists of, quality fresh whippy ice cream,Bubblegum Sorbet,Cherry Sorbet,Lemon Ice,Chocolate ice cream,Strawberry ice cream,Mint Choc Chip,Chocolate Dipped waffle Cones,Oysters,Sherbet Rolled waffle Cones,Walls,Nestle,Treats,R&R ices,as well as many ice cream creations invented by Markes Ices Staff.Additions to the ice cream product menu for the 2012 season will be announced in early February.

Photograph’s of Markes Ices new arrival we be on show very soon, the ice cream van hire companies newest addition to the fleet is a Mercedes long wheel base event and show ice cream van, Markes Ices team cannot wait for our customers to see the new ice cream van,”we think they are going to be very impressed.It comes equiped with a top of the range high output ice cream machine, extra fridge and freezer space. As with other ice cream vans owned by Markes Ices the new Mercedes Ice Cream van is equiped with a large gas operated Hot Dog Machine, Company Director Robert Ellinor said”this latest addition will certainly turn some heads,and our Jumbo Hot Dog machine will please hungry school children and passing workmen alike.”

Markes Ices offer their ice cream vans for hire for your Football tournaments,air shows,sporting events,dog shows,weddings,private parties-functions,birthday celebrations,Corporate advertising campaigns,team building days,TV and Media ice cream hire in fact the Markes Ices slogan ANY SEASON ANY REASON is most app.

Markes Ices ice cream van hire cover Kent,Surrey,Sussex,Essex,Hampshire,London,Westminster and the City of London,Oxfordshire,Buckinghamshire, in fact ice cream vans all over the South east,Midlands,North east,North West, ice cream vans all over the UK.

When asked the Question What’s so good about being an ice cream man Mark replied”thats easy”

To bring a smile to the children’s faces as well as running a profitable business makes running an ice cream van company a dream come true .Marke’s Ices ice cream vans operate all over Kent London, in fact all over the UK covering events from weddings ,music concerts ,fetes, fairs, school sports days and many more .We have built up a client list now that return year on year including channel 4,ITV,BBC.But although large events are great, to return to our local rounds and see the children jumping for joy at our arrival in their street still gives me a buzz that i never had working in the usual rat race of nine till five office .Our best selling items have always been the soft serve whippy 99 style ice creams although a close second is bubblegum ice cream ,bright blue and a taste the children love. Also very popular is our own invention the Candy cream ,a combination of soft ice cream on top of candy floss ,or cotton candy as its know in the states. To see our vans and products please visit www.markesices.co.uk i would love to hear if anyone has any other ice cream creations or inventions they would like to see on our windows .Another great idea has been children’s birthday parties where we turn up playing happy birthday ,invite the birthday boy or girl into the ice cream van and learn to serve the whippy ice cream to their friends them self .Children have great fun and we get very good feedback from the bookings. Anyway the sun is shining and I am going to get the ice cream van ready to bring a little happiness the streets of Kent .Listen out for the ice cream van chimes tinkle and we will see you there.”