• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • COMBINING INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION IN OUR BRAND NEW LOOK BOOK

    October 03, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Latest News; Trends

    ‘Innovative ideas for serving Britain’s most popular dishes’ We are launching our brand new innovative and inspirational Look Book at this year’s Restaurant show, October 3-5 at London Olympia. The Look Book challenges the typical conventions of catering product guides, with the concept of combining a number of our different supplier’s products to create themes and looks for our restaurant, catering and hospitality customers. To help us better understand how to deliver innovation and inspiration to our customers, we’ve analysed the menus of all... Read More

  • FANATIC ABOUT COFFEE? CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY WITH TRENDSET

    September 26, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Trends

    This Saturday, 1st October is the second annual International Coffee Day where dozens of coffee associations from around the globe will come together to celebrate coffee sourced from all over the world. Celebrating the journey from farm to shop, the day will be used as an opportunity to honour the men and women who grow and harvest the coffee we love. The International Coffee Organisation has arranged a number of initiatives around the day in partnership with a selection of national and international beverage... Read More