June 2019

Councils selected as childhood obesity ‘trailblazer’ authorities

26/06/2019 09:06
Five councils across England have been selected to become trailblazer authorities in tackling childhood obesity.

Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and administered by the Local Government Association (LGA), the three-year programme asks councils to lead ‘innovate’ action in their local community as part of the government’s childhood obesity plan.

Its goals are to:

  • Test
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Industry

TV chef announces launch of Polish-inspired food kiosk

TV chef announces upcoming launch of Polish-inspired food kiosk Damian Wawrzyniak
26/06/2019 05:06
TV chef and food pioneer Damian Wawrzyniak, best known for his Cambridgeshire restaurant House of Feasts, has announced that the first Pierogi Kiosk will open in Central London later this year.

Pierogi originate from central and eastern Europe. They are filled dumplings, similar to a Japanese Gyoza, with a sweet or savoury filling. Pierogi can either be boiled, for a soft texture, or pan-fried for a crispier taste.

Wawrzyniak said: “Street food is popular across the world, but...

Exhibition for Country Range Group raises over £3 million in orders

Annual exhibition for The Country Range Group raises over £3 million in orders
26/06/2019 05:06
The Country Range Group’s annual exhibition returned to the Telford International Centre on 20 June where the exhibition generated more than £3 million in orders for visiting suppliers from the buying group’s 12 members.

The members included: Blakemore Foodservice, EFG Foodservice and Turner Price. The Group provides over 800 products, all developed exclusively for professional caterers under the Country Range brand.

The exhibition saw over 100 foodservice brands showcase and run interactive...

Hospitality careers in need of a re-brand, according to new research

Hospitality careers in need of a re-brand, according to new research
26/06/2019 05:06
Over half of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in hospitality, research from HIT Training and Get My First Job has found.

It found that 53% of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in the hospitality industry because it’s seen as ‘a stepping stone to another career’, as having ‘limited career prospects’ and viewed as ‘a part-time job while studying’.

The research found as many as three in five know what...

Industry

Thomas Bühner becomes brand ambassador for the LSG Group

Thomas Bühner becomes brand ambassador for the LSG Group
26/06/2019 05:06
German chef Thomas Bühner is set to become the newest brand ambassador for the LSG Group after more than 30 years experience in high gastronomy.

The LSG Group provides end-to-end onboard products and services for the travel industry.

Bühner ran the la vie restaurant in Osnabrück from 2006 to 2018, and was awarded three Michelin stars in 2011. He now travels the world as a consultant, keynote speaker and guest chef.

As brand...

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