• 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

  • 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

  • ‘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

  • LOCKHART BRINGS ITS ‘TREND SET’ INNOVATIONS PROGRAMME TO THE RESTAURANT SHOW 2016

    August 15, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The renowned and much anticipated Restaurant Show is returning this October for the biggest food and drink exhibition the industry has to offer. This year Lockhart will be showcasing the very best brands in the world of catering equipment at London Olympia for the first time. The show will take place from October 3 to October 5 where visitors and exhibitors alike will have the chance to interact with over 60 leading catering equipment manufacturers on display. With the aim of exhibiting the latest... Read More

  • The Spirit Show

    PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE SPIRIT SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA

    August 08, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Save the date in the diary now and get ready to come face-to-face with some of the UK’s top spirit experts at The Spirit Show, this December in London where you will be exposed to a wonderful world of classic and contemporary cocktails. Once the summer months are behind us we’ll be gearing up for ‘silly season’ so whether you’re looking for inspiration for your restaurant or bar offerings, or perhaps enjoy the concept behind cocktail making, (and tasting them of course) there is... 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

  • INTRODUCING ARTISAN: PERFECTLY CRAFTED TABLEWARE

    August 01, 2016 General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The way food tastes is influenced by more than simply the ingredients it contains. Studies suggest that colour and texture of plates and even the shape of bowls can have a direct impact on the way we experience flavours. The brand new range from Lockhart, Artisan is born out of this philosophy. Artisan is a stunning new 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... Read More