• RUN AWAY FROM YOUR REAMS OF RECIPE BOOKS

    April 17, 2016 Drink Recipes; Drink Trends; Events; Food Recipes; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    In today’s society we are pushed to reform to structure and formulaic ways of life, from work place hierarchy down to our level of gym membership. The same can be said about cooking. We are presented with endless recipe books in retail outlets, countless cookery programmes with sweaty chefs and contestants following recipes to a tee and even apps that guide us through a water-tight process to make pretty much anything. But there are some cooks, chefs and foodies that are throwing caution to... Read More

  • THANKSGIVING BOOST FOR BRITISH OPERATORS

    November 24, 2015 Events; General

    We’re about to celebrate Britsgiving – the UK’s newest and completely unofficial holiday. This Thursday 26 November – the fourth Thursday of the month – Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. And more of us Brits than ever will be marking the occasion with what is known as Britsgiving – as the holiday has made its way over to the UK and onto our own menus and dinner tables. Taking on the Thanksgiving trend Whilst obviously a US tradition, in recent years Thanksgiving has started to... Read More

  • FLAVOURS, FINANCIALS AND FIGURES OF THE FESTIVE SEASON – CHRISTMAS PARTY FOOD AND DRINK TRENDS

    November 17, 2015 Events; General

    In the words of Johnny Mathis, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s one of the most profitable times of year for the hospitality sector – a vital money-spinner for hotels, restaurants and pubs alike. So for all of us involved in it, our minds – and bodies – are now fully focussed on the imminent festive party season and the food and drink trends we’ll see. And as almost half of those questioned in a recent survey by guest experience management... Read More

  • A TASTE OF NATIONAL CURRY WEEK FROM TREND SET

    October 13, 2015 Events

    It’s National Curry Week and Trend Set is celebrating this most flavoursome feast that has become one of the nation’s favourite dishes. It’s a time for  food lovers across the land to enjoy seven delicious days of Jalfrezi, Korma, Madras or perhaps even a Vindaloo. But as well as delighting in these delectable dishes, it also recognises the scale of the British curry industry, which employs some 100,000 people and generates £4.2billion each year for the UK economy. Despite National Curry Week being in... Read More

  • TREND SET GOES LIVE AT THE RESTAURANT SHOW 2015

    October 06, 2015 Events

    This week sees the Restaurant Show 2015 take place in a brand new venue with a bigger and better offering than ever before. The location is Olympia and the exhibition will provide the perfect platform for over 350 exhibitors to showcase new products, events and seminars featuring top names from the restaurant and foodservice industry. And we’re there today – bringing Trend Set to life on Lockhart Catering Equipment’s stand, UH20 – because the Restaurant Show is renowned for being the ultimate event for... Read More

  • LUNCH WITH YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE SPORTING LEGENDS THIS FRIDAY

    September 29, 2015 Events

    Former Rugby Union football player Kyran Bracken MBE will be entertaining guests with tales and anecdotes at the second Hospitality Action Sporting Legends Lunch this Friday 2 October, at the Lancaster London, during the Rugby World Cup 2015. Hospitality Action – which is also proudly supported by Trend Set – is the industry benevolent organisation that helps those who work, or have worked, within UK hospitality and find themselves in crisis. Last year alone it spent over £595,000 helping 1790 colleagues through grants and... Read More

  • TAPPING INTO TRENDS OF THE TAKEAWAY REVOLUTION

    September 29, 2015 Events; Food Trends

    This week, Takeaway Innovation Expo will take place at ExCeL London with promises to help operators boost profits, build brands and grow business. It’s an industry worth £9billion to the UK economy, up 25% on 2009, and at the heart of our culture for decades. But trends have significantly changed during this time. 40 years ago the majority of takeaways were fish and chip shops, but the 1980s and 1990s saw an influx of American-inspired outlets selling fried chicken and burgers. Tastes have developed... Read More

  • THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT

    September 22, 2015 Events; Food Trends

    It’s British Food Fortnight – our biggest annual, national celebration of the best of British food and food and food traditions. Now in its 14th year, it puts home produce high on the agenda – encouraging all of us to realise the benefits of growing, buying and serving local. Whatever your style of catering outlet and menu, taking part in the event can have a really positive impact on sales. It helps to attract new customers, increases spend from those who already dine with... Read More

  • HOTELIER COMPLETES CHANNEL SWIM IN AID OF TREND SET’S CHOSEN CHARITY

    September 18, 2015 Events; Latest News

    Trend Set is a proud supporter of Hospitality Action – the industry benevolent organisation that helps those who work, or have worked, within UK hospitality and find themselves in crisis. It’s such a worthy cause that last year alone spent over £595,000 helping 1790 colleagues through grants and befriending schemes – 79% of which were aged below 60. So we are delighted to congratulate Chris Penn – Managing Director of Ace Hotel in Shoreditch – who raised over £11,000 for the cause when he... Read More