• Cool down and enjoy the weather with the latest trends in ice cream

    May 25, 2018 Events; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    It’s estimated that ice cream evolved into what we know now sometime in the 16th century. However, there’s no denying that both the recipe and presentation of these sticky sweet treats has changed massively since the days of Mr Whippy and 99’s. According to the DairyReporter, ice cream sales generate over £1bn in the UK, remaining the most popular and affordable treat. In order to keep up, there are now more independent companies than ever before and a growth of niche manufacturers taking advantage... Read More

  • Coffee vs Tea: ‘What is the nation’s favourite drink?’

    April 18, 2018 Drink Trends; Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    When we think of the UK’s signature drink, we all picture a classic English breakfast tea. But as times change so do our tastes. With UK Coffee Week running from the 16th – 22nd April and National Tea Day on the 21st we’ve been debating ‘which one is really the nation’s favourite drink?’  With two of our favourite beverages competing for your vote, this may just be the decider for the Nation’s favourite cuppa. If you’re a coffee lover you’re in luck. 2017 research... Read More

  • Lockhart introduces new 2018 additions to the Artisan Range

    March 21, 2018 Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Inspired by the simple style of hand thrown pottery, the Artisan collection combines rustic, hand crafted designs with the promise of strength and durability. With a world class manufacturing process, the Artisan collection guarantees sustainability with the lifetime warranty on their plates, bowls, mugs and saucers. Mixing rustic, hand- thrown designs with practicality provides the catering industry with a much needed casual yet dramatic dining experience. Whilst the innovative shapes of the range provide storage solutions for even the smallest spaces.   New for... Read More

  • How does Instagram effect food trends?

    February 27, 2018 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Trends

    In the age of social media, we are all guilty of falling for a well snapped meal. Whether it’s a burger oozing with cheese or a brightly layered rainbow cake, some Instagram snaps are just too tempting to resist. As a result, when we see a good-looking meal, full of colour and vibrancy we can almost taste it through the screen. One minute you’ll be looking at a mouth-watering picture of pizza then the next thing you know, the cravings have kicked in and... Read More

  • Veganism is now more popular than ever. Could you make it through Veganuary?

    January 18, 2018 Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    Since it was established way back in 1944, Veganism has only really become  popular in recent years. Now with Veganuary hitting the headlines more than ever before, we wanted to discover why this diet is now so widely followed and what people really think of going meat free. What was once just a diet consumed by a very small percentage of the population has now become a lifestyle, endorsed by the rich and famous. Promising to not only be better for your health but also... Read More

  • Christmas dinner, eat in or eat out?

    December 14, 2017 Events; General; Latest Features; Trends

    What do you picture when someone says Christmas dinner? Are you in a warm pub sat next to a roaring fire or in the comfort of your own home surrounded by your family? Research shows that the amount of people choosing to dine out for Christmas is on the rise. In 2015 Vice said that more people than ever where eating out for their Christmas dinner; this has been a growing trend year on year. According to Eat Out Magazine the amount of people... Read More

  • The biggest food trends of 2017 and what to expect in 2018

    November 24, 2017 Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    Food Trends of 2017 No one can deny that 2017 has been a delicious and eye-opening year when it comes to food trends. From Mexican street food to vegan feasts, this year we’ve seen it all! One of our favourite food dishes is, greens! with the ever-growing population of vegetarians, vegans and those of us that are just on a health kick, greens have well and truly been in this year. More and more hospitality businesses are adapting their menus to appeal to this... Read More

  • National Chef of the Year

    October 17, 2017 Events; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Trends

    Each year since its launch in 1972, The National Chef of the Year competition seeks to find the best national and young national chefs. Carried out by the Craft Guild of Chefs this award hand picks the most prestigious fresh talent to find the next big thing in the culinary world.   Previous winners of this award include familiar faces, such as Mark Sergeant, Gordan Ramsey and Alyn Williams. The judging panel is a culmination of well- known and respected talents; from Tom Kerridge to... Read More

  • National Burger Day 2017: 5 of the most extravagant burgers!

    August 15, 2017 Food Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Famously an American favourite, Burgers have pathed the way for wacky and extravagant food concoctions, some of which include chocolate flavoured burgers, pizza burgers and glazed donuts added to an accumulation of meats and cheeses – in true ‘Man v’s Food’ style! In honour of National Burger Day on 24th August, we have identified some of the latest burger trends which are sure to attract a diner or two! If you’re on a diet – look away! DOUBLE DONUT BURGER Sweet meets savoury with... Read More