London Restaurants commit to cutting food waste

Brasserie Zedel, Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano and Hawksmoor Air Street are among 11 restaurants that have collectively agreed to reduce their food waste by 25% in the next year. According to the Crown Estate, the UK foodservice industry currently wastes enough food to ‘fill The Shard nearly 11 times every year’ leading to a loss…

Social Media’s Effect on Food Expectations

More people are eating out than ever before, but could the increasing popularity of cookery shows and competitions, and the rising influence of social media on consumer’s food choices be more of a hindrance than a help? While many would be inclined to believe that consumers are more well-informed as a result of this, in fact,…

Pub Chefs Encouraged to get Themselves in a Pickle

The rise in popularity of pickled and fermented foods is creating a number of benefits and opportunities for pub chefs. Pub chefs need to be able to make the most of seasonal produce, and in doing so this can save on costs. In order to make ingredients go further pickling and fermenting produce can be…

The Search for the UK’s Top Young Chef Talent is on!

The Craft Guild of Chefs is seeking the next generation of talent with the launch of its annual Young National Chef of the Year competition. Young National Chef of the Year represents the most talented pool of young chefs in the UK, taking in the winners of young chef competitions from across the country, including the…

The Caterer Announces Cateys 2019 Shortlist

The shortlist for the 36th Catey Awards has been revealed after industry leaders met to debate entries this week. The Cateys, held in partnership with Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division, recognise the most talented individuals, biggest brands and strongest performers in the hospitality industry. The shortlists and winners are decided by industry judges chosen for their…

New report calls for overhaul of Chef working conditions

The Centre for London thinktank has called for the 16 FE colleges offering catering courses to create a “networked institution with several campuses across London, following the model of the University of the Arts London”. The report argues that the sector must “urgently” address working conditions, including a “zero-tolerance approach to discrimination, harassment and bullying,…

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…