• TAPPING INTO TRENDS OF THE TAKEAWAY REVOLUTION

    September 29, 2015 Events; Food Trends

    This week, Takeaway Innovation Expo will take place at ExCeL London with promises to help operators boost profits, build brands and grow business. It’s an industry worth £9billion to the UK economy, up 25% on 2009, and at the heart of our culture for decades. But trends have significantly changed during this time. 40 years ago the majority of takeaways were fish and chip shops, but the 1980s and 1990s saw an influx of American-inspired outlets selling fried chicken and burgers. Tastes have developed... Read More

  • THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT

    September 22, 2015 Events; Food Trends

    It’s British Food Fortnight – our biggest annual, national celebration of the best of British food and food and food traditions. Now in its 14th year, it puts home produce high on the agenda – encouraging all of us to realise the benefits of growing, buying and serving local. Whatever your style of catering outlet and menu, taking part in the event can have a really positive impact on sales. It helps to attract new customers, increases spend from those who already dine with... Read More

  • HOTELIER COMPLETES CHANNEL SWIM IN AID OF TREND SET’S CHOSEN CHARITY

    September 18, 2015 Events; Latest News

    Trend Set is a proud supporter of Hospitality Action – the industry benevolent organisation that helps those who work, or have worked, within UK hospitality and find themselves in crisis. It’s such a worthy cause that last year alone spent over £595,000 helping 1790 colleagues through grants and befriending schemes – 79% of which were aged below 60. So we are delighted to congratulate Chris Penn – Managing Director of Ace Hotel in Shoreditch – who raised over £11,000 for the cause when he... Read More

  • TREND SET GOES LIVE AT CATERING EQUIPMENT EXPO

    September 14, 2015 Events; Latest News

    On Wednesday 16 September, Trend Set will be live at Wembley Stadium – the backdrop to Catering Equipment Expo 2015. The exclusive event – a must-attend for anyone involved in the catering industry – is brought to you by Lockhart Catering Equipment and will showcase the most trend-led products and services from the UK’s leading manufacturers of equipment and supplies. There will also be a series of cost saving seminars, technical demonstrations and revealing the very latest catering industry insights and innovations. So what... Read More

  • CELEBRATING WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT THE BRITISH PUB

    September 08, 2015 Drink Trends; Events

    The Great British pub is a national treasure. And to celebrate who and what  makes them quite so wonderful, the industry’s finest will gather in London later this week for the Great British Pub Awards 2015.   Pubs’ premier players Recognised as the “industry Oscars,” The Publican’s Morning Advertiser will host its glittering annual awards ceremony this Thursday evening – rewarding the leading players and pioneers who are working so very hard to help secure the future of our great British pubs. The search... Read More

  • CARIBBEAN CUISINE AND EUROPE’S BIGGEST STREET FESTIVAL

    August 25, 2015 Events; Food Trends

    Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and what better showcase than this weekend – when West London comes alive for Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival. Now in its 51st year, the event first took place in 1964 as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival. It gave the steel band musicians who played in London’s Earls Court another opportunity to perform – parading through the streets of Notting Hill, drawing residents out onto the streets with reminders of the... Read More

  • GAME ON – THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH GETS GROUSE ON THE MENU

    August 18, 2015 Events; Food Recipes

    The British Game season began last week – marking the start of one of the most exciting times of the year in UK kitchens. August 12 – The Glorious Twelfth – kicked off the shooting season on grouse moors. One of the most prestigious forms of driven bird shooting in the world, the first day has been an annual diary date for centuries – unless it happens to fall on a Sunday, when it’s then deferred by a day under rules set out in... Read More

  • THE SHOW TO SHOWCASE INNOVATION, TRENDS AND TALENT

    June 29, 2015 Events

    TAKING PLACE ON WEDNESDAY AT THE THEATRE OF DREAMS On Wednesday, Lockhart Catering Equipment will return to Manchester to host The Show, for the second time, at Old Trafford. It’s a special one-day exhibition – taking place in the football club’s Manchester Suite – that gives catering equipment buyers the chance to see the latest kitchen kit and trends on offer and an array of the most progressive products out there. Free for pre-registered buyers to attend, The Show will provide the perfect platform... Read More

  • IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE… DINING OUT AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

    June 25, 2015 Events

    It’s amongst the biggest music festivals in the world and, not content with bringing you some of the best bands and acts, it’s also quite the eatery. This weekend, over 500 food traders will be on site at Glastonbury Festival catering for the 175,000 revellers who descend on the Somerset town each summer. For its four-day duration, a population the same size as Sunderland sets up camp in the fields of Worthy Farm. And although they are clearly there for the music, they also... Read More