• 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

  • 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