December 2018

‘Spike’ in EU workers entering the industry, figures reveal

19/12/2018 06:12
Hospitality software provider, Fourth, yesterday (18 December) announced that there was an increase in EU workers entering the hospitality industry last month (November) despite on-going Brexit negotiations.

With fears about the end of free movement still rife among EU workers and business operators alike, latest figures show that new EU entrants to the industry jumped from 38.5% in September to 44% in November.

That said, Fourth largely puts this down to the “influx of seasonal workers to...

Over 60’s don’t eat enough fruit and veg, survey claims

19/12/2018 06:12
80% of people aged over 60 in Britain say they are not getting their recommended five portions of fruit and veg every day, according to a survey.

Nearly a quarter (23%) of people over 60 said they did not eat as much fresh fruit and veg as they could because they lived alone and the produce went off before they could eat it, with another 22% not being confident enough in their cooking ability to use certain produce.

Almost one in...

Milan wins Guinness World Record for the ‘largest panettone’

19/12/2018 06:12
Milan (Italy) has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest panettone’ – the city’s traditional Christmas cake – weighing a mega 332 kilos and 150cm high.

Prepared by master chocolatier Davide Comaschi and a team of six from the Chocolate Academy Centre, the award-winning Italian sweet bread was displayed and offered to passersby in the city’s shopping centre, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

It is believed to have taken ‘hundreds’ of hours to...

New appointment ‘strengthens’ Lincat’s sales team

19/12/2018 06:12
Catering manufacturer Lincat has appointed a new business development manager for the south of England, Lewis Beer, to manage existing accounts and help secure new business.

Having spent the past six years at equipment supplier, Nisbets, Lincat said Beer brings an “in-depth knowledge of the dealer network” as well as a “fantastic eye” for identifying new business opportunities.

National sales manager Mike Woodman added: “(Beer’s) flair for building customer...

Mount Charles donates surplus food to homeless

19/12/2018 06:12
Foodservice company Mount Charles has partnered with Belfast-based charity, The Welcome Organisation, to distribute surplus food from its new Freshly Chopped flagship outlet, which opened this month.

Located in Donegall Square West (Belfast), healthy fast food chain Freshly Chopped offers a selection of salads, sandwiches and wraps to take away or eat in.

The new partnership will see Mount Charles donate all unused food to homeless people across the city each night, via The Welcome...

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