SPRINGBOARD’S FUTURECHEF CROWNS 2019 WINNER

14-year-old Jessica Mitchell from Glasgow has been announced as The Springboard Charity’s FutureChef winner for 2019. Jessica, who attends The High School of Glasgow was up against eleven other contestants for the coveted title, but she wowed the judges with her main of chicken breast with butternut squash, confit chicken leg and fondant potato, and an…

Candice Brown Advocates Apprenticeships

Candice Brown, the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016, has spoken about how she plans to use her platform to promote apprenticeships in the hospitality industry. Candice attended the Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase event at the House of Commons last week during National Apprenticeship Week. At the event, speakers highlighted the vast array of…

‘Grow Your Own’ Ingredients Trending in 2019

A recent survey of chefs, business owners, kitchen staff and catering managers has found that ‘grown your own’ ingredients will be the biggest trend in 2019. Other key findings were: Locally sourced, vegetarian and vegan and traditional home-cooked menus are proving most popular with diners. One in 10 said Jackfruit is their favourite ingredient, showing…

Inaugural Young Chef of the Year is Crowned!

Elior UK recently announced Jessica-May Gardiner as the winner of its first-ever Young Chef of the Year Competition, following an intense culinary competition for chefs aged 23 and younger. Hosted at Unilever’s UK Headquarters, Gardiner, Mihai Alexandru and Jeremy Deas took to the stage to showcase their creativity, versatility and technical skills. They had to…

Brains launches new training programme for Chefs

Brains has launched the Skills Hub and Creative Kitchen (SHACK), a new programme to develop chef talent and create career pathways within the business, as well as the food industry in Wales. This is a move to address the shortages of chefs in the hospitality industry. SHACK will develop the skills and knowledge of existing Brains chefs,…

The Vegan Chef Institute

Following on from our recent post about the increasing demand for Vegan Chefs, meet Chef Day Radley, who has co-founded the Vegan Chef Institute to fast-track chefs in vegan cooking. Chef Day is an international professional chef, cooking teacher and food writer. She has worked as Head Chef in three continents and in recent years…

How pubs can help people achieve their health resolutions

Following the Christmas festivities, January is often quiet for pubs. How can you attract customers who are trying to recover from the over-indulgence? Sophie Atherton suggests that giving customers wholesome, well-cooked food is the way to go. January is the perfect time for a menu audit with a focus on locally sourced, seasonal produce and…

PUB CHEFS! Are you the best?

The Cateys – recognised as the most prestigious accolade, encompassing hotels, restaurants, foodservice and pubs and bars. Winners are nominated, judged and rewarded by your peers in the industry. This year the awards night will take place on 2nd July 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.  Click below to see the categories and submit…

“VEGAN CHEF” TOP EMERGING JOB IN UK

Vegan chefs are in high demand across the United Kingdom, according to a report compiled by job search engine Azuna. The company collected internal data on its site throughout 2018 to determine the top job vacancies UK business owners are looking to fill. In addition to blockchain developers, Brexit planners, and driverless car salesmen, Azuna…

Acorn Awards 2019 – Entries Now Open!

  Calling all young Chefs! This year, The Caterer, alongside the headline sponsor CH&Co, are once again looking to recognise and reward the 30 of brightest, rising stars in the hospitality industry. Past winners have represented all areas of the sector, having been nominated by their peers for demonstrating excellence in their sector. There are only…