• 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

  • LOCKHART INTRODRODUCE NEW COLLECTION UNDER THE EVER-POPULAR CRÈME RANGE

    May 08, 2017 Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The Crème range by Lockhart Catering Equipment is a collection of simple yet refined tableware which is beautiful with an air of unmistakable air of quality. The choice of fine ivory colouring in an eclectic range of innovative shapes and styles to create a subtle yet elegant blank canvas on which the chef can present their art. In addition to the current collection within the range, Lockhart have introduced a new style. Embossed natural waves circle each piece of Rousseau; the latest exquisite collection... 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

  • SMOOTH THE UNSMOOTH

    January 30, 2017 Drink Recipes; General; Latest Features; Latest News

    It’s no surprise that the smoothie became a popular drink when the world’s first blender hit the shelves. The first blenders were introduced as milkshake mixers in 1910 when the small electric motor was invented by the pioneering, household appliance advocates; Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co. These were, what we would most likely call today; a ‘Retro Kitchen Appliance’. The motor was separate and attached onto an adjustable stand, the cup would be placed onto the stand and raised up to the motorised mixer to create... Read More

  • FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT: HOW WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    January 23, 2017 Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    1 in 3 people in Kenya’s coffee and tea growing regions live in poverty, tea pickers in Malawi earn less than £1.46 a day, and over 2,000,000 children work in hazardous conditions in cocoa production in Cote d’lvoire and Ghana. 2017 sees the 23rd Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK. It will also be one of the most uncertain years for a generation when it comes to trade. Following the vote for Brexit, the UK will be coming to terms with the urgent need to... 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

  • ANYONE FOR A CUPPA TEA?

    January 09, 2017 Drink Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    We all love a cup of tea, whether it’s first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up throughout the day or and comforting evening beverage. Tea in its many flavours, styles and cultured differences is the most widely consumed drink in the world. The largest producers of tea are the People’s Republic of China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Although tea originated in China as a medicinal beverage, us Brits have truly adopted tea as our own. It’s become perceived as quintessentially British to combine... 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