• National Chef of the Year

    October 17, 2017 Events; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Trends

    Each year since its launch in 1972, The National Chef of the Year competition seeks to find the best national and young national chefs. Carried out by the Craft Guild of Chefs this award hand picks the most prestigious fresh talent to find the next big thing in the culinary world.   Previous winners of this award include familiar faces, such as Mark Sergeant, Gordan Ramsey and Alyn Williams. The judging panel is a culmination of well- known and respected talents; from Tom Kerridge to... Read More

  • 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


    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


    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

  • What’s in your cup? Coffee and tea remains a growing segment within the food service industry in 2017

    April 24, 2017 Drink Trends; Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    A cuppa tea, brew; whatever you might call it, tea has always been synonymous with the British stereotype. However, over recent decades, the nation has sought something with a bit more kick. Coffee’s popularity has grown from an occasional break from the norm, to an everyday essential for most. Interestingly, the digital era has contributed to this rise in popularity, with laptops becoming an essential piece of kit for busy students and professionals on the go and mobile phones with their endless updates, applications... Read More


    March 20, 2017 Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    Artisan is a beautiful tableware range that combines shape, texture and colour in a way that is designed to elevate and enhance the entire dining experience. Inspired by the hand-thrown style of pottery design studios, Artisan offers something unique. Taking inspiration from Mediterranean culture and cuisines, the new Artisan range colourways have been designed to showcase vibrant, healthy food, ideal for presenting colourful and spicy dishes. The new ocean blue collection creates a calm backdrop for seafood or light salads, – the high gloss,... Read More


    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


    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


    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