• 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

  • Royal Ascot 2015

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT AT ROYAL ASCOT

    June 16, 2015 Events

    Royal Ascot begins today and so begins five days of world class horse racing steeped in tradition, pageantry and hospitality. And what an event it is – especially when it comes to food and drink…. There’s a total of ten restaurants located throughout the Royal Enclosure and Grandstand – offering the most exclusive fine dining at this most regal of royal race meetings. This year, the twice Michelin-starred chefs Phil Howard and Michael Caines are heading it up. In addition, during the five day... Read More

  • National Lobster Day

    A VERY HAPPY NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY TO YOU ALL!

    June 15, 2015 Events; Food Trends; Trends

    Yes, National Lobster Day really does exist – and today seafood restaurants across the world will be celebrating this coolest of crustaceans. Once the reserve of the rich and famous, lobster was a symbol of wealth and exclusivity and only available at top end restaurants. But it’s now at the heart of an emerging gourmet food boom to hit the UK – following hot on the heels of high-end burgers, hot dogs, street food and sushi. Lobster’s newfound popularity and prevalence is due to... Read More

  • The National Waiters Race

    National Waiters Day to inspire and change perceptions

    September 16, 2014 Events; Latest News

    Food presentation goes far beyond how the different elements of a dish are lovingly arranged on a plate. It is about the whole restaurant experience, from the warm welcome to the sincere goodbye, and every stage in-between. If you think about it, it’s the front of house team that has the lion’s share of responsibility when it comes to the diner’s experience. They’re on the front line and, while the chef’s job is to cook great food, it’s the front of house that has... Read More

  • The pub industry finally gets its own show

    August 22, 2014 Events; Latest News

    Anyone who has written-off the pub as a fading British establishment heading to the bar for last orders is sorely mistaken. There is plenty of evidence out there that the pub’s pint glass if half-full. The sector is fast becoming a poster boy for industry innovation and resilience. Led by the comeback of real ale and micro-breweries, landlords are being creative with gastropub cuisine, cocktails, non-alcoholic offerings, events, themes and partnerships. Now with over 49,500 pubs, 1,113 breweries and 4,000 beer brands in the... Read More