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FOOD WASTE: WHY ARE WE PRODUCING FOOD FOR THE BIN?

I have been a Chef for over 2 decades and worked in a range of venues; from cafes on the seafront on the Costa Del Sol to Michelin kitchens, to Read more…

HOW TO BUILD CUSTOMER LOYALTY IN FOODSERVICE

After the last two years that the hospitality industry has had to endure, it’s now more important than ever to build good customer loyalty. Too many businesses focus on acquiring Read more…

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST FROM GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS

The vast array of gluten-free products is such a positive development for those with Coeliac disease. There’s nothing worse than looking at a menu and finding there’s nothing suitable for Read more…

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A SOMMELIER IN YOUR RESTAURANT

Your restaurant may have all the ingredients for a successful business: delicious food, stylish decor, a great ambiance, and a brilliant team. But without a sommelier, you could be missing Read more…

5 HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS

The hospitality industry is constantly having to adapt to the needs and requirements of consumers. From the way customers make a reservation to the food and drink they want, how Read more…

HOW TO CELEBRATE ST GEORGE’S DAY

St George’s Day is one that often gets overlooked by the hospitality industry. Especially in comparison to St Patrick’s Day, the month before, which sends cities into week-long celebrations. But Read more…

WHY OFFER CHOCOLATE DESSERTS?

Dessert menus may have more variety than ever, but one constant is chocolate. Research shows 95% of dessert consumers choose a chocolate dessert when dining out, therefore it is important Read more…

HOW RESTAURANTS, PUBS AND CATERERS CAN BOOST SALES THIS EASTER

Easter is just around the corner. The one day a year where it’s acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast… and lunch and dinner. This year, Easter falls on Sunday, 17th Read more…

5 SWEET TREATS TO ADD TO YOUR MENU THIS EASTER

Easter is a great time to get creative with your cakes and bakes. All it takes are a few simple additions to traditional recipes and you’re good to go. From Read more…

5 TIPS TO DECORATE YOUR CAKE WITH THE WOW FACTOR

At any time of year, a delicious slice of cake or pie to finish a great meal is the perfect treat. Customers eat with their eyes first and are often Read more…

5 RECIPES TO MAKE FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

Irish or not, the world goes green on St Patrick’s Day. And this year, we expect it to shine even brighter after the lockdowns of 2021, which forced hospitality to Read more…

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLASTIC TAX

Over the past few years, the government has slowly introduced a number of rules and regulations to help reduce the amount of single-use plastic in the food and drink industry. Read more…

HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE MOTHER’S DAY OFFERING

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And although we don’t need a date in the diary to tell us to celebrate the most important woman (or women) in our Read more…

MAKE THE MOST OF PANCAKE DAY

It’s almost that time of year again. Where for one day, it’s acceptable to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Piled high, sprinkled with sugar and a squeeze of Read more…

HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE VALENTINE’S DAY OFFERING

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it can also be a very lucrative one for the hospitality industry, thanks to Valentine’s Day. Whether you like it Read more…

6 INSPIRING RECIPES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sure there are lots of excited guests, hungry to see what special menu you’re going to put together. It may not Read more…

HOW TO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF FOOD HYPERSENSITIVE CUSTOMERS

In the Uk, it’s estimated that 1-2% of adults, and 5-8% of children have a food allergy. That’s about 2 million people, and we’re not including intolerances like celiac disease, Read more…

HOW TO DRIVE POSITIVE CUSTOMER REVIEWS AND RESPOND TO NEGATIVE ONES

When you own a business in the hospitality sector, unfortunately, dealing with negative reviews is part of the process. There will always be that one customer who is able to Read more…

HOW TO PLAN FOR XMAS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Well, well, well, it’s almost Christmas. It seems so far, but it’ll be here before we know it! I’ve been testing mince pies, and Christmas puddings and the difference in Read more…

WHEN SHOULD YOU MAKE CHRISTMAS PUDDING – STIR-UP SUNDAY

The Stir-Up Sunday tradition dates back to the Victorian era, when families would meet to stir the Christmas pudding five weeks before December 25, read 21st November. In fact, the opening Read more…