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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…

11 PRO FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS

Create a mood for the festive season with your own photography, just follow our handy tips for your food and environment pictures. FESTIVE ROOMS AND EXTERIORS Consider using the available Read more…

6 CHRISTMAS SERVING SUGGESTIONS AND PRO CHEF TIPS

In our industry Christmas is a make or break for us, we know it’s coming, we try to leave it to the last minute as we have other things that Read more…

5 CURRIES FOR NATIONAL CURRY WEEK

Winter’s certainly in the air and what better way to warm up your customers than with the nation’s favourite dish… a curry! In fact, we love the fragrant meal so Read more…

6 CREATIVE WRAP IDEAS FOR YOUR FOOD-TO-GO MENU

Not everyone has time to dine in and enjoy the full restaurant experience. Some people are time-poor, looking for something they can grab and eat on the move. Usually, the Read more…

7 WAYS TO REINVENT THE CLASSIC OMELETTE

An omelette has been a menu classic for years. So simple, quick, and in most cases cheap to make. In fact, there’s something quite magical about a good omelette – Read more…

FOR THE LOVE OF BRITISH FOOD

British Food Fortnight is a national food promotion which invites communities and organisations across the country to celebrate the diverse and delicious, high-quality food produced in this country. Organised by Love Read more…

US FOOD TRENDS TO TRY NOW

Trends in the food industry seem to move fast. One minute it’s all about sourdough pizza; the next it’s plant-based alternatives, poke bowls and bhorta (thanks Nigella). Luckily, the UK tends to be around Read more…

PERFORMANCE-FOCUSED MENUS FOR ACTIVE CUSTOMERS

We have collectively, and individually, spent many months indoors. This has led to a rise in people being active outside as much as possible, and the growth in outdoor sports Read more…

WHY IS SOURDOUGH SO POPULAR?

Sourdough bread was once a rare find, saved for specialist shops and on-trend cafes. However, over the last few years, the delicious bread has become a weekly buy for many Read more…

HOW TO BUILD A POKE BOWL WITH 5 EASY RECIPES

The old saying ‘you eat with your eyes’, couldn’t be more true, especially in the last few years where ‘Instagrammable food’ has become one of the key things to consider Read more…

SUPPLIER STORY: FARRINGTON OILS

Farrington’s Mellow Yellow was founded in 2005 by the fourth-generation farmer Duncan Farrington. Born and brought up in the beautiful Northamptonshire village of Hargrave, following University, he returned to the Read more…

BUSTING THE MYTHS OF FROZEN VEGETABLES AND HOW TO USE THEM

Somewhere along the way, frozen vegetables got a bad rep. Well, all vegetables apart from maybe peas, which almost everyone keeps in their freezer for more than just eating (any Read more…

NATASHA’S LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

From October 1st, Natasha’s Law will come into force, requiring food businesses in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland to label all pre-packed food with a full ingredients list. The law Read more…

TRANSPORT YOUR CUSTOMERS TO AN EXOTIC LOCATION

In the previous articles of our staycation series, we looked at how to make your restaurant, bar or cafe stand out to customers and bring them an experience they won’t Read more…

HOW TO HOST AN ARGENTINIAN BBQ (WITH RECIPES)

We’re in the height of summer, with our lakes, forests and mountains thronged with people enjoying outdoor adventures. With this surge in outdoor living, we have a great opportunity to Read more…

FIVE HEALTHY AND NUTRITIOUS SALADS TO ADD TO YOUR MENU

Gone are the days where a salad consists of a few pieces of wilted lettuce, cucumber, and tomato, and is drowned in dressing. Salads are wonderfully versatile. They can be Read more…

HOW TO ELEVATE THE HUMBLE JACKET POTATO

Ah, the humble jacket potato. A food that often splits the nation in two – those who crave it and those who loathe it. Often, when people loathe it, it’s Read more…

SIX WAYS TO UP YOUR STAYCATION GAME

With the outlook on international travel this summer still looking bleak, staycations are set to become the new vacation. And if 2020 is anything to go by, customers are going Read more…