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High pressure cooking: The mental health problems of the professional kitchen

​Working in a professional kitchen can look, to an outsider, like an easy job. After all, all you’re doing is cooking a bit of grub, right? ...

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Michelin: Fine dining, haute cuisine and… street food?

The Michelin Star has always been the quintessential benchmarking of really incredible food. With superstars like Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal......

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The veggies are coming! How vegetarian food became so cool.

​Quinoa, lentils, chia seeds and acai: Once words associated with tie dye wearing, dreadlock toting hippies from hell, now seen as trendy, healthy and very much a part of...

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Where's the Brexit?

​We’re leaving the EU. Be it hard or soft, the door is open and we’re already half way through. We’re already feeling the pain of the declining value of the pound, and it...

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Planning your school menu for summer – seasonal foods for schools

At last the sun is giving us some genuine warmth, as spring finally arrives. The sagacious school caterer, however, is already looking at the season ahead. Planning your ...

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7 top time-saving tips for busy kitchens

The perfect meal is one cooked unhurried, but the reality of cooking to demand – whether you’re in a restaurant, school kitchens or commercial catering department – is th...

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Allergens in menus – what do caterers need to know?

The issue of food allergies and intolerances is a serious business for caterers. Up to 2% of adults suffer with a food allergy. But since as many as 8% of UK children has...

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Could your school menu affect kids’ results?

We all know that a balanced diet is important for healthy bodily function. We all know that certain vitamins and minerals are essential, and that links have been made bet...

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Planning your school menu for spring

School caterers already face various challenges in devising and preparing diverse menus which meet the School Food Standards. Providing food that excites kids, meets all ...

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