• TAKE INSPIRATION WITH OUR SPOOKTACULAR ROUND UP OF HALLOWEEN FOODIE FAVOURITES

    October 24, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    It’s that time of year again – out come the annual Halloween costumes, pumpkins and trick or treating, not forgetting the ‘resurrection’ of spooktacular sweets, cupcakes, and even mocktail concoctions. We have put together a round-up of our favourite recipes to give you inspiration this Halloween. Whether you are having a foodtastic Halloween restaurant event or a family friendly bash, there is always space for cupcakes. With the rise of social platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, there has never been a more inspirational... Read More

  • COMBINING INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION IN OUR BRAND NEW LOOK BOOK

    October 03, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Latest News; Trends

    ‘Innovative ideas for serving Britain’s most popular dishes’ We are launching our brand new innovative and inspirational Look Book at this year’s Restaurant show, October 3-5 at London Olympia. The Look Book challenges the typical conventions of catering product guides, with the concept of combining a number of our different supplier’s products to create themes and looks for our restaurant, catering and hospitality customers. To help us better understand how to deliver innovation and inspiration to our customers, we’ve analysed the menus of all... Read More

  • FANATIC ABOUT COFFEE? CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY WITH TRENDSET

    September 26, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Trends

    This Saturday, 1st October is the second annual International Coffee Day where dozens of coffee associations from around the globe will come together to celebrate coffee sourced from all over the world. Celebrating the journey from farm to shop, the day will be used as an opportunity to honour the men and women who grow and harvest the coffee we love. The International Coffee Organisation has arranged a number of initiatives around the day in partnership with a selection of national and international beverage... Read More

  • #WINEWEDNESDAYS WINE AND FOOD PAIRING – A SIMPLE GUIDE

    September 19, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Trends

    Pairing wine with food is something which has been enjoyed for many years. The various ingredients in wine compliment particular food ingredients in a way which food and wine pairing has been appreciated in homes and restaurants worldwide. Although most of us know the basics in pairing certain wine with certain foods, below, we have identified some interesting blends of the much loved beverage with a variety of dishes suitable for starters, mains and desserts. The pairing of wine and food is ultimately down to the... Read More

  • JUICING – HEALTH OR TREND?

    September 12, 2016 Drink Trends; Trends

      There are a number of healthy eating bloggers, brand ambassadors, nutritionists and fitness experts who have been juicing for years… however, we’ve recently seen a surge in the juicing trend in the domestic consumer market with the rise of exposure to ‘inspirationalists’ through social media and digital marketing. From January 2015 to January 2016, sales of green vegetables and soft fruit increased by up to a third with the rise of the juicing trend. Avocados – the object of health, have seen sales... Read More

  • LOCKHART BRINGS ITS ‘TREND SET’ INNOVATIONS PROGRAMME TO THE RESTAURANT SHOW 2016

    August 15, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The renowned and much anticipated Restaurant Show is returning this October for the biggest food and drink exhibition the industry has to offer. This year Lockhart will be showcasing the very best brands in the world of catering equipment at London Olympia for the first time. The show will take place from October 3 to October 5 where visitors and exhibitors alike will have the chance to interact with over 60 leading catering equipment manufacturers on display. With the aim of exhibiting the latest... Read More

  • The Spirit Show

    PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE SPIRIT SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA

    August 08, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Save the date in the diary now and get ready to come face-to-face with some of the UK’s top spirit experts at The Spirit Show, this December in London where you will be exposed to a wonderful world of classic and contemporary cocktails. Once the summer months are behind us we’ll be gearing up for ‘silly season’ so whether you’re looking for inspiration for your restaurant or bar offerings, or perhaps enjoy the concept behind cocktail making, (and tasting them of course) there is... Read More

  • BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT – THE BIGGEST ANNUAL, NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF BRITISH FOOD AND DRINK

    August 05, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Trends

    Along with ‘Organic YOUR September’, this year’s British Food Fortnight is taking place on September 17th and is sponsored by the Co-op food stores where celebrations will take place, as well as in restaurants, visitor attractions, street markets, schools, hospitals, universities and care homes. Activities will be led by Ambassadors Raymond Blanc and his son, Oli, and a National Committee including the National Trust, Hospital Caterers Association, The Women’s Institute, National Association of British Market Authorities and the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Organisers... Read More

  • THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF THE CATERING AND HOSPITALITY WORLD – CRÈME TABLEWARE

    July 11, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The Crème tableware collection is simple and refined with an unmistakable air of quality. It combines a perfectly balanced ivory colouring with a range of innovative shapes and profiles to create the ideal blank canvas on which the chef can present their artistic flare. This collection is cleverly designed to stand the test of time; perfect for catering and hospitality environments. Built to last, the Crème ranges are strong and durable, and to prove this it also offers a Lifetime Edge Chip Warranty. Promoting... Read More