• 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

  • OUR PREDICTION OF THE TOP CHRISTMAS TRENDS FOR 2016

    December 19, 2016 General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    The traditional Christmas dinner is steeped in history, passed down generation after generation, however this doesn’t change the fact that we are seeing the rise of modern twists on the Christmas dishes, and we are seeing this now, more than ever. With a nod to the wider food trends we have seen flourish over the last few years, it’s not only the style of food that has changed, but also the way in which food is presented. We have identified emerging trends within festive... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ‘FRIDGES DO FLAVOURS NO FAVOURS’

    August 22, 2016 Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    We’re celebrating one of the UK’s favourites; tomatoes. We are thrilled to offer you some summery, refreshing and scrumptiously tasty tomato based recipes to make the most out of this flavoursome fruit all year round. Did you know that four out of five tomatoes are imported from European countries? Whilst these countries are very good at producing them, many British consumers of such products are not aware how long their produce has actually spent on the road and may have even been refrigerated on... Read More

  • BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT – THE BIGGEST ANNUAL, NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF BRITISH FOOD AND DRINK

    August 05, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Trends

    Along with ‘Organic YOUR September’, this year’s British Food Fortnight is taking place on September 17th and is sponsored by the Co-op food stores where celebrations will take place, as well as in restaurants, visitor attractions, street markets, schools, hospitals, universities and care homes. Activities will be led by Ambassadors Raymond Blanc and his son, Oli, and a National Committee including the National Trust, Hospital Caterers Association, The Women’s Institute, National Association of British Market Authorities and the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Organisers... Read More

  • SEEING IS BELIEVING – LOCKHART INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE NEW MIRAGE RANGE

    July 04, 2016 Food Recipes; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The Mirage exclusive range of shatterproof 100% melamine products takes your food presentation to the next level with shape and colour choices which are specifically designed to elevate your food display to another dimension – literally. This collection comprises of four styles manufactured with your use in mind. Whether you are catering for a buffet, or regularly display your food in style, the Mirage range of bowls and platters will add a complimentary pop of colour to any food offering. Mirage is highly durable... Read More

  • TASTE OF LONDON

    June 13, 2016 Events; Food Recipes; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Taste of London, ‘The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival’ taking place this month between 15th-19th June. Taste of London is a festival designed for food lovers across the UK. Whether you’re a well-dined gourmand, a new-found lover of food or simply looking for a fun day out with friends, this event is set to please all with lessons on the tricks of the trade from world-class chefs, plus a delicious sampling of gourmet food and drink suppliers. Located in Regent’s Park, London, the foodie wonderland... Read More