December 2018

KUDOS wins exclusive contract at Floral Pavilion

20/12/2018 06:12
Event caterer KUDOS has replaced Carringtons Catering as Floral Pavilion Theatre’s (New Brighton and Merseyside) brand new exclusive catering partner.

Made fresh on site each day, the new menus hope to “inject life into the venue” and act as a “supporting attraction” alongside the theatrical performances and entertainment.

As such, KUDOS has already added more menus for retail, events and pre-theatre dining – all featuring seasonal,...

Pidy names ‘Revamp the Vol au Vent’ winner

20/12/2018 06:12
Pastry specialist Pidy crowned Chloe Hammond from Milton Keynes College the winner of its 2018 Revamp the Vol au Vent competition.

Having impressed judges with her strawberry and raspberry ripple vol-au-vent, Hammond beat seven other finalists for the reigning title.

She said: “My aim was to combine everyone’s favourite desserts, often found at theme parks, festivals and markets all over the world, into one dish....

BaxterStorey receives highest-ever score from Hospitality Assured

20/12/2018 06:12
BaxterStorey has been awarded its highest Hospitality Assured score to date.

The foodservice provider received 83.2%, ranking it among the highest-scoring organisations in the sector. The industry average is 73.1%.

Alastair Storey, chairman of BaxterStorey, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our teams’ hard work and commitment to their craft has resulted in...

Top chefs and athletes come together to teach kids about healthy eating

19/12/2018 10:12
Leading UK chefs and athletes joined forces in The Ritz (London) kitchens recently, as part of EP Business in Hospitality’s drive to educate children about food.

The event also supported the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ ‘Adopt a School’ trust, which is designed to educate primary school children about what they eat and the nutritional value, healthiness and to encourage a balanced diet.

As such, Olympic swimmer Kate Haywood and rugby athlete,...

Industry

Hospitality praised for salt reduction efforts, despite widespread failure

19/12/2018 09:12
Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that just half of salt reduction targets set in 2014 have been met, with foods such as ham and bacon having made ‘zero progress’.

Previously self-reported by the food industry, this it the first assessment that the government has undertaken to monitor the progress of out-of-home operators, retailers and manufactures in reducing salt content in everyday foods.

The out-of-home sector was set maximum per-serving...

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