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07:19 Dec 5, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase:Tiefkühlkomponenten
A company describes its 'Tätigkeit' as:
Produktion und Vertrieb von Tiefkühlmenüs und Tiefkühlkomponenten für die Betriebs- und Sozialverpflegung.
Obviously, the company supplies frozen food but what are 'Tiefkühlkomponenten' and does 'Sozialverpflegung' refer to meals provided by social services, ie meals on wheels, or just catering services for social occasions as oppose to business catering?
Explanation: Tiefkühlkomponenten are parts of the meals supplied for business cantines and social food services that are deep-frozen. The cantines as well as the social food services obviously prepare some parts of their daily meals fresh but also use deep-frozen components.
I guess they take fresh potatoes but use frozen spinach, for example, like any effective housewife :-)