• 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

  • GIN’S THE WORD: INTRODUCING HOUSE OF COMMONS GIN

    November 07, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    The resurrection of gin in the last few years has excited all beverage lovers and experts from home connoisseurs to professional mixologists, and the introduction of Sipsmiths House of Commons Gin is giving us a chance to try something truly historic. Sipsmith has stepped into its distillery to create a bespoke House of Commons gin, bombarded with deep juniper notes, floral tones, sandalwood and sweet clementine scents. The taste includes elderflower, lychee and walnut with a hint of black pepper spice and soft pine... Read More

  • ARE YOU CRAZY FOR A CRUMBLE? WARMING PUDDINGS FEATURING TRADITIONAL DELICIOUSNESS AND RUSTIC CHARM

    October 31, 2016 Latest News; Trends

    As the winter seasons are upon us, we turn to warming puddings and generous lashings of custard! Bunzl Lockhart has created an inspirational look book to evoke imagination and creativity within the restaurant, hospitality and catering sectors. On flicking through the look book, you will find a stunning collection of tableware perfect for your classic dessert selection – whether it’s an apple crumble presented in a ramekin or a hot chocolate fudge cake served in a simple and elegant bowl. From Utopia to Staub... Read More

  • 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

  • HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE… HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR FOOD DISPLAY

    October 17, 2016 Trends

    This week we are looking at stunning serving solutions for a classic favourite; chocolate heaven. Whether you are serving a classic slab of chocolate gateaux or an afternoon tea style miniature pudding, we have taken inspiration from the new look book by Bunzl Lockhart to compile a collection of contemporary and rustic food display systems. Chocolate origins; Chocolate derives from the Theobroma Cacao seeds, roasted, ground and often flavoured. As we know, chocolate is made in the form of liquid, paste or in a... Read More

  • AS THE AUTUMN BLOWS IN WE TURN TO THE CLASSIC GREAT BRITISH ROAST

    October 11, 2016 Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    With the arrival of the brand new Lockhart Catering Equipment look book, we’ve taken a look at the key themes and areas of interest around innovation and inspiration for restaurants, bars, catering and hospitality sectors. The Look Book was developed through market research with the aim to find out what’s really popular with British consumers, when they are eating out and ordering food and drinks. From this research, we found key trends emerging every year, the tastes of the average British consumer still remain... 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