• 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

  • KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY AND HEALTHY WITH SMARTER TABLEWARE CHOICES

    June 28, 2017 Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    ‘New Kids on the Block’ is just one of the many features in this month’s edition of Trend Set magazine which talks about healthy food options, food presentation and trends which are being rapidly embraced by restaurants nationwide. Parents are increasingly looking for healthier foods to serve to their children, from swapping beans for peas and battered chicken to fresh fish. However, with this movement towards healthier food as well as the recently announced push for us to eat a mega 10 fruits and... Read More

  • RISING FOOD WASTE IN THE UK | 2017

    February 06, 2017 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Food waste in the UK is a rotten topic at the moment. Three major WRAP studies published in 2013 and 2016 estimated annual food waste arisings within UK households, hospitality and food service, food manufacture, retail and wholesale sectors at around 10 million tonnes, 60% of which could have been avoided. This has a value of over £17 billion a year, and is associated with around 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Around 85% (by weight) of the avoidable food waste arises... Read More

  • AVOID THE NEW YEAR FAD DIETS AND LEARN ABOUT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WITH NATIONAL OBESITY AWARENESS WEEK

    January 13, 2017 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    1 in 4 adults in the UK are considered to be obese, and figures indicate that almost 20% of children leaving primary school are obese according to the national JanUary organisation. This January 11th through to the 17th, National Obesity Awareness organisers are asking the UK to join in with a national New Year’s resolution to help improve the nation’s health. Whether it’s cooking more healthily, avoiding snacks, or being a little more physically active, the aim is to give those who need it... Read More

  • FOOD AND DRINK TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2017

    December 26, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Over the last year, we’ve seen the rise of various food and drink trends hit the market such as the resurrection of gin cocktails, the ever-popular micro-breweries, and different types of food presentation such as sharing food platters and table top cooking. Drawing upon recent food and drink analytics carried out by Mintel Global, we’ve identified various upcoming trends for 2017, which may inspire your food service offerings in the coming months. Traditional Roots One of the main trends to come out of 2016... Read More

  • WAYS TO SAY “HAPPY NEW YEAR” WITH FOOD AND DRINK – TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

    December 12, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The annual celebration of another year passing by is rejoiced in different ways all over the globe. From England to France and Mexico to Japan, there is a number of traditions carried out all in the name of good luck and health for the forthcoming New Year. Below are some of the weird and wonderful ways people celebrate the New Year in various countries. Argentina On New Year’s Day, Argentineans eat beans, following the belief that eating beans will help them keep their current job... Read More

  • IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS….

    December 06, 2016 Food Trends; Trends

    With Christmas fast approaching there’s no better time to indulge in the sweet treats we associate with the festive season. From traditional mince pies and Christmas cake to Christmas pudding soaked in brandy butter, there’s nothing better to satisfy our sweet tooth at this indulgent time of year. With the festivities in mind, we’ve taken a look at the history of our favourite festive treats and how they came to be the Christmas tradition that we all know today. And where better to start... Read More

  • SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF CHEESE, WHO AM I TO DIS A BRIE?

    November 28, 2016 Food Trends; Trends

    The undoubtedly enjoyable pastime of appreciating cheese has, by no means, been as glamorous or delicious as it is today. Dating back to 6000 BCE, without refrigeration, salt was most likely added for preservation purposes and the earliest forms of cheese would have been similar to that of a salty curds and whey, or cottage cheese. Thankfully, the curious nature and evolving taste buds of our eager ancestors helped develop and refine the cheese-making process so we could admire and worship it today. During... Read More

  • WARM UP AND STAY COSY THIS WINTER WITH A CLASSIC SOUP

    November 21, 2016 Food Trends; Latest News; Trends

    Since 20,000 BC, soup has been a meal enjoyed by the masses as a cheap and easy method of creating a dish which delivers a rich source of nutrients and substance due to its meat and vegetable contents. Over the years, we have seen an abundance of flavours, vegetables and meats used to create variations on the classic dish. The main characteristic of a soup is its liquid formation named as either thick or clear. Like a stew, but more watery, soup is hearty... Read More