• NATIONAL FISH AND CHIPS DAY – QUINTESSENTIAL BRITISH FOOD

    May 30, 2016 Events; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    ‘Winston Churchill called them ‘the good companions’, John Lennon smothered his in tomato ketchup and Michael Jackson liked them with mushy peas’ – Happy National Fish and Chips Day! There is nothing more British than smothering salt and vinegar over your fish and chips, wrapped in newspaper and eaten outdoors! June 3, 2016 is National Fish and Chips Day in Britain and we are celebrating it by giving you an insight into the origins of the beloved meal, and a more contemporary and healthier... Read More

  • Bread glorious bread

    May 15, 2016 Events; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    BREAD GLORIOUS BREAD They say baking a loaf of bread and filling your house with the delicious smell is more likely to help it sell. Does this show how much the UK loves bread? Well from 14th -22nd May it is officially the UK’s Real Bread week in which we are all being asked to bake our own, support our local baker and also teach our little ones how to make bread too. So get ready to knead fair hands of Britain, it’s time... Read More

  • ARE YOU A MENU CRIMINAL?

    May 04, 2016 Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    Have you got a confession to make? Are you running from the law, by which we mean the foodie police? Are you a continual offender? Is your darkest secret that you in fact hack menus? Don’t worry, you no longer need to suffer in silence, your kind is growing in numbers and restaurants across the country are meeting more customers that take one look at the menu and begin to hack it! Should we as a nation adopt this new trend that has landed... Read More

  • RUN AWAY FROM YOUR REAMS OF RECIPE BOOKS

    April 17, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Events; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    In today’s society we are pushed to reform to structure and formulaic ways of life, from work place hierarchy down to our level of gym membership. The same can be said about cooking. We are presented with endless recipe books in retail outlets, countless cookery programmes with sweaty chefs and contestants following recipes to a tee and even apps that guide us through a water-tight process to make pretty much anything. But there are some cooks, chefs and foodies that are throwing caution to... Read More

  • THANKSGIVING BOOST FOR BRITISH OPERATORS

    November 24, 2015 Events; General

    We’re about to celebrate Britsgiving – the UK’s newest and completely unofficial holiday. This Thursday 26 November – the fourth Thursday of the month – Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. And more of us Brits than ever will be marking the occasion with what is known as Britsgiving – as the holiday has made its way over to the UK and onto our own menus and dinner tables. Taking on the Thanksgiving trend Whilst obviously a US tradition, in recent years Thanksgiving has started to... Read More

  • FLAVOURS, FINANCIALS AND FIGURES OF THE FESTIVE SEASON – CHRISTMAS PARTY FOOD AND DRINK TRENDS

    November 17, 2015 Events; General

    In the words of Johnny Mathis, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s one of the most profitable times of year for the hospitality sector – a vital money-spinner for hotels, restaurants and pubs alike. So for all of us involved in it, our minds – and bodies – are now fully focussed on the imminent festive party season and the food and drink trends we’ll see. And as almost half of those questioned in a recent survey by guest experience management... Read More

  • A TASTE OF NATIONAL CURRY WEEK FROM TREND SET

    October 13, 2015 Events

    It’s National Curry Week and Trend Set is celebrating this most flavoursome feast that has become one of the nation’s favourite dishes. It’s a time for  food lovers across the land to enjoy seven delicious days of Jalfrezi, Korma, Madras or perhaps even a Vindaloo. But as well as delighting in these delectable dishes, it also recognises the scale of the British curry industry, which employs some 100,000 people and generates £4.2billion each year for the UK economy. Despite National Curry Week being in... Read More

  • TREND SET GOES LIVE AT THE RESTAURANT SHOW 2015

    October 06, 2015 Events

    This week sees the Restaurant Show 2015 take place in a brand new venue with a bigger and better offering than ever before. The location is Olympia and the exhibition will provide the perfect platform for over 350 exhibitors to showcase new products, events and seminars featuring top names from the restaurant and foodservice industry. And we’re there today – bringing Trend Set to life on Lockhart Catering Equipment’s stand, UH20 – because the Restaurant Show is renowned for being the ultimate event for... Read More

  • LUNCH WITH YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE SPORTING LEGENDS THIS FRIDAY

    September 29, 2015 Events

    Former Rugby Union football player Kyran Bracken MBE will be entertaining guests with tales and anecdotes at the second Hospitality Action Sporting Legends Lunch this Friday 2 October, at the Lancaster London, during the Rugby World Cup 2015. Hospitality Action – which is also proudly supported by Trend Set – is the industry benevolent organisation that helps those who work, or have worked, within UK hospitality and find themselves in crisis. Last year alone it spent over £595,000 helping 1790 colleagues through grants and... Read More