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The Brexit debacle continues, but British businesses have to get on with it amongst all the uncertainty


he Brexit debacle continues, but British businesses have to get on with it amongst all the uncertainty.

From our headquarters in Wiltshire, our team of 25 multi-skilled catering and electrical engineers, undertake 10,000+ jobs each year at almost 1,700 sites across Great Britain.

With continual talk of price and wage rises, it is imperative that operators sharpen their pencils and focus on optimising their sales and controlling their costs, so it was pleasing to speak recently with Jordan Cavalli of the Select Sundries Company who sell an alternative Potato Whitener product by mail order, or they can deliver within a 50 mile radius of their base in Bridlington. You can read all about the company and take advantage of a special offer for their Potato

​​ The QSR part of our name stands for Quick Service Restaurant, and it’s within this fast moving restaurant sphere that we have the majority of our experience and expertise. Over the last 30 years, we have become the trusted service partner to some of the biggest names in the UK food industry, including:

Whitener on pages 10 - 11. The sector needs a good summer season, starting with Easter and the upcoming bank holidays, so the good British weather in recent years linked to the concerns about foreign exchange rates will encourage people to stay in the UK this summer, and hopefully we can attract foreign tourists to holiday here. Remember, the applications process for the various National Fish and Chip Awards 2020 opened on May 1st 2019 and you can find all of the details of the categories and how to enter them at FFP is as always, an online magazine as well as in print and this month the web version carries a

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Why enter the awards? page 10





6 Noteworthy events - jot them down in your diary, tap them into your app 8 JJ Launches - ‘Think Inside the Bun’ campaign 10 Why enter the 2020 National Fish and Chip Awards 12 A Great Offer from The Potato White Company of Bridlington 14 Exciting Move to the Bailgate for the Elite! 16 Fryers’ favourite Frymax launches new website 18 Double Regional Award Win for Lincolnshire Chip Shop! 19 Why fish and chips shops are loving digital ordering 20 Price reduction on chip shop in tourist hotspot, owners may consider selling leasehold 21 SAICA Pack collaborates with Q-Partnership to re-design fish & chip box 22 James T. Blakeman and Co. Ltd - Keeping it in the family! 24 Salamander Expanred - eCatering, add to wide selection of salamanders and grills 26 Alfa’s latest relaunch covers all bases 28 Better Food Textures and Tastes with the Synergy Grill 29 Garland Induction Griddle Energy Saving, Cleaner, Flexible and Easier to Clean 30 Fast - Hot - Compact! - Panasonic’s SCV-2 speed convection oven 32 New fast oven Cibo brings cutting-edge innovation to catering

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The British Takeaway Campaign and educational publication Tes give Food For Thought

In Every Issue

KeCo Gets a Pizza the Action with New Restaurant KeCo StrEAT’s Ahead with a new ‘StrEAT’TM range of 100% recyclable* The Red Bull of Coffee - Changing consumer habits Global Recognition & Commendation for Jestic In international distributor award Wrap it up, with Central Foods!

Money Matters Our financial section can be found near the back of the issue starting on page 46 in this issue

Quick and Effortless Dispensing for Small, Busy Kitchens Big Hearted Restauranteur Recognised Kababji Launches its First UK Outlet Euro Catering Addresses Skills Gap With Unique ‘Equipment Plus’ Training Uber Eats has opened its platform up to 50,000 restaurants across the UK and Ireland Remarkable New Label for Foodservice Ramco - he Percentages tell the Story Dr. Oetker Professional Launches1-of-5 a Day Pizza

The Trade Directory

Countdown To National National Doughnut week

Our instant reference for all those important trade contacts can be found starting on page 56 in this issue

Money Matters - our financial section Trade `directory - all those important trade contacts

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Noteworthy events - jot them down in your diary, tap them into your app


21st September - 6th October 2019

4th/5th June 2019


British Food Fortnight

Commercial Kitchen Show NEC, Birmingham Commercial Kitchen is the essential industry event for buyers involved in equipping and running innovative and efficient commercial kitchens.


Since its beginnings in 2002, British Food Fortnight has become THE opportunity for those who work in any aspect of food and drink, to come together and promote the benefits of buying and eating from our home produced British larder. Visit -


7th June 2019

National Fish and Chip Day Nationwide Following the resounding success of last year’s National Fish and Chip Day, NEODA is delighted to annouce that Fish & Chip lovers across the UK are coming together again to celebrate the nation’s favourite dish on Friday, 7th June 2019. National Fish & Chip Day 2019 is set to be even bigger than last year as it brings together everyone involved in creating this iconic British dish; from Fish & Chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers, to the fisherman and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients needed to create this family favourite.


13-14 November 2019

European Pizza and Pasta Show Olympia, London European Pizza and Pasta Show is an exclusive B2B trade event and is set to bring the fast-growing pizza and pasta market into the spotlight by uniting leading UK and European food wholesalers and retailers, pizza operators and pizzeria owners, restaurant chains and independent restaurants, hotels and catering companies with equipment manufacturers, specialist ingredients and food product suppliers and service providers.

26th/27th November 2019

The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo NEC, Birmingham

19-20 September

The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo, THE ultimate


marketplace for restaurant and takeaway owners looking

Excel, London

lunch! is a truly unique trade show that brings together the entire food-to-go industry under one roof. Packed full of everything you need to take your café, sandwich bar or coffee shop business to the next level – from delicious new food and drink and innovative packaging solutions to leading keynotes and unrivalled networking.

to boost their profits, build their brand and grow their businesses. With an astounding 350 exhibitors on offer, you are sure to find all the tools you need to excel in the age of digital dining, revolutionise your establishment, and transform the way you engage with your customers.

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Basic Economy Halal Beef Burger (2oz) BUR099

JJ Launches

‘Think Inside the Bun’ National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has launched a ‘Think Inside the Bun’ campaign to encourage caterers to increase sales and margins with better quality, premium burgers.


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JJ Handmade Style Gourmet Burger (8oz) BUR103



ollowing the launch of JJ’s own-label ‘Gourmet’

can charge around £8 to put a Gourmet burger on their menu – that’s a beefy margin!” The Texan range is scored to support fast and even cooking and both the Gourmet and Texan burgers are tender-formed, a technique which helps to retain juices. Each burger is interleaved to support portion control.

and ‘Texan’ burger range last year, which

View the Gourmet and Texan Burger Ranges

contain up to 98% beef, the wholesaler has

invested in a social media, printed leaflet and YouTube campaign to highlight the quality of

ingredients and production processes used in developing the higher-end range. Group General Manager at JJ Foodservice, Terry Larkin, said, “Consumers care about what’s inside their burger – from how it’s been sourced to the amount of beef content. With this multi-channel campaign, we hope to raise awareness of our top quality burgers and encourage caterers to put premium options on menus.” Prices start from just £15.99 (24x170g) for the 6oz Texan burger (BUR100) and £18.99 (36x142g) for the 5oz Gourmet burger (BUR079). More sizes are available online. “That’s as little as 67p per patty”, said Terry. “Partnered with our Super Crisp Chips and brioche buns – caterers


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Why Enter the Awards?


elebrating the great tradition of fish and chips,

undertaken with a commercial mystery dining company

the annual National Fish & Chip Awards showcase

could cost shop owners in the region of £100. Just one of

the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish

the many benefits to be derived from being a part of the

and chip businesses across the UK. Rewarding

annual National Fish & Chip Awards.

excellence, the awards also put successful businesses on the map, via regional and national media coverage. Now


entering their 32nd

successful year, and recognised as

In a number of award categories, shortlisted businesses

one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry

also have the opportunity to join various all-expense-paid

events in the UK, the awards have come to be regarded as

industry study trip visits, providing the opportunity to

the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chips world.

learn more about where our seafood comes from. Previous visits have included trips to destinations including Norway

Established in 1988, the awards, overseen by Seafish,

and north east Scotland.

continue to support the wider fish and chip industry by: Rewarding individual excellence in a range of different award categories. Playing a role in raising quality standards and providing a benchmark for all fish and chip businesses to aspire to. Entering the awards can also add excitement in motivating staff to be the best.

PAST WINNERS “2018 has been a year that we will never forget. It was an absolute honour to take the title home to our team at Miller’s and to our loyal customers in Haxby, North Yorkshire, who certainly joined us in celebrating! Most importantly, being crowned the UK’s best fish

Providing a robust platform from which to undertake a

and chip shop provided us with the best platform to

wide variety of media activity promoting the fish and

deliver on one of our key promises as a finalist: the

chip sector and its many diverse facets, and to encourage

commitment to promoting our industry by spreading

the continued consumption of fish and chips amongst

positive messages about fish and chips as far and wide

both the UK population and visitors to the country.

as possible!” David, Lesley and Nick Miller, Millers Fish and Chips

Entering the awards is easy and the accolade of being judged one of the best fish and chip businesses in the UK can have an enormous positive impact on business. Media activity undertaken by Seafish in relation to the awards generates fantastic publicity for both participating businesses and the wider fish and chip sector. Across the award categories, various judging rounds culminate at a prestigious awards ceremony in London in January where all the award winners are announced.

NEW FOR 2019 In addition to a simplified and streamlined online entry process, the 2020 awards program welcomes a new award category – the Seasonal UK Seafood Award. Sponsored by the Scottish Seafood Association www. and the Scottish White Fish




award category will recognise and reward fish and chip


businesses for their knowledge, use and promotion of the

The accolade of being shortlisted in the awards can have an

abundance of fresh seasonal fish and shellfish species

enormous impact on business – previous Regional winners’

from UK coastal waters. It will take into account judging

of the flagship Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

criteria including sustainability, responsible sourcing,

category have seen their turnover increase by up to 50%

traceability and best practice with regards to the sourcing

and some past National winners have seen their turnover

and use of seasonal UK fish and shellfish.

increase by as much as 100%! However, at every stage of the awards there are fantastic


local PR and marketing opportunities for businesses just

The National Fish & Chip Awards encompass a variety of

by being part of the awards. One of the main benefits of

different award categories: Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

participation is the valuable performance feedback report that is supplied post-judging, providing often very valuable impartial insight to a shop’s operations – a process that if 10

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You can also keep up to date with all the latest awards

Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award

news vian

Open to all independent fish and chip restaurants. Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award Open to operators of mobile fish and chip businesses. Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award Open to fish and chip operators with three or more outlets including franchises. Best Newcomer Award Open to owners of fish and chip shop/restaurant

The 2020 awards open for entry on 1 May 2019 – and entries can be submitted at CLOSING DATES FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

businesses that are new to the industry and who have

The respective closing dates for the submission of

been in control of their respective business since no

completed entries to the various different award

earlier than 1 May 2018.

categories are:

30 June 2019

Staff Training and Development Award

Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award -

Open to all fish and chip businesses.

Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award

Best Foodservice Operator Award Open to all foodservice operators that serve fish and chips but where fish and chips is not their core offering

Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award

31 July 2019

– such as pubs, cafes, department stores, hotels, travel

Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award

and leisure outlets.

Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award Good Catch - The Sustainability Award

From Field to Frier Award Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding

Best Newcomer Award

knowledge and promotion of responsible sourcing and

Seasonal UK Seafood Award

sustainability practices regarding potatoes and chips. Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award

31 August 2019 Staff Training and Development Award

Open to all applicants who are aged 25 years or younger as of 31 December 2019.

Menu Development and Innovation Award Marketing Innovation Award

30 September 2019

Marketing Innovation Award Open to all fish and chip businesses.

Best Foodservice Operator Award

Good Catch – The Sustainability Award

From Field to Frier Award

Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding knowledge and promotion of responsible seafood sourcing and sustainability practices.

NFFF Quality Award ‘Champion Award’

31 October 2019 Best Seafood Week Campaign Award

Menu Development and Innovation Award Rewarding businesses that are excelling in educating


and informing their customers on dietary and healthy

All businesses entering the awards by 31 July 2019 will also

eating choices and also the nutritional values of fish

be entered into a free prize draw to win a trip to London –

and chips.

to visit Billingsgate Fish Market and attend a masterclass course at the Billingsgate Seafood Training Course. The

NFFF Quality Award ‘Champion Award’ Open to all current National Federation of Fish Friers

chance to enjoy some great seafood and see the sights of London! This prize trip will include travel, accommodation,

Quality Award holders.

course attendance fees and all related travel expenses for

Best Seafood Week Campaign Award Open to entry from all fish and chip businesses who

two people.

participate in Seafood Week 2019 (4-11 October). Seasonal UK Seafood Award

Recognising and rewarding fish and chip businesses for their knowledge, use and promotion of the abundance of fresh seasonal fish and shellfish species from UK coastal waters.

HOW TO ENTER The awards are free to enter. To find out more and to enter visit



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y n a p m o C e t i h W o t a t o P The Bridlington

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allowed Mark to grow his customer base and supply a greater range of businesses including retail shops, pubs and restaurants, care homes, factories and essentially any business that requires packaging and/or cleaning sundries. In 1999 Select’s product range grew again and branched into even more products including food trade clothing, knives and cutlery and bespoke printed packaging. By 2002 - Select Foods Limited is registered and

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re-branding of the company to ‘Select Sundries Company’.

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Exciting Move to the Bailgate for the Elite! The Elite Fish & Chip Company is embarking on a new business venture and opening a new fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, offering high-quality seafood in Lincoln’s historic Bailgate.


n Wednesday (27th March), the City of Lincoln

opportunity for the business to go beyond fish and chips,

Council granted planning permission to The Elite

and we’ll be offering a varied seafood menu on certain

Fish & Chip Company to turn the former Lloyds

days of the week.

TSB bank on the Bailgate into a restaurant and


“There are many fantastic eating establishments in the Bailgate but not one that focuses on good-quality

Adrian Tweedale, Co-Director at The Elite Fish &

seafood – and this new venture will allow us to showcase

Chip Company, said: “This is a very exciting year for

the fantastic seafood on offer from around the shores

the business, and we are very much looking forward to

of Britain. We’re really excited to be able to add our own

bringing something new to the Bailgate.

unique flavour to the mix!”

“We will of course be offering our traditional fish and

The new restaurant will create 40 new jobs in the area

chips in both the restaurant and the takeaway which will

for 16 full-time staff members and 24 part-time staff

be accessible from a separate entrance on St Paul’s Lane.

members. There are expected to be 80 covers.

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property developers, said: “We were disappointed, as were many others, when Lloyds decided to close their Bailgate branch, but this does typify the changes we are seeing in the city centre. “The grant of planning permission for change of use to a restaurant and takeaway is an exciting adaptation for this property. We have a lot of refurbishment, repair and decoration work to do to bring the property back up to standard. “Once this is completed the Elite will begin fitting out, and we look forward to seeing them open for business later in the year.” The recent news follows a successful start to the year for the company, which earlier this year featured in The Book of Amazing People. The company also celebrated a double-award win at this month’s East Midlands Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019; the company scooped the Family Business of the Year award for the second year running as well as the Community Business of the Year award (area only). In 2018, the Elite Fish & Chip Company celebrated 30 years in business in Lincolnshire and during its 30-year history the company has expanded to three restaurants and takeaways in Ruskington, Sleaford and Lincoln. In that time, it has also welcomed a third generation of family members to the business and has become a national award-winning fish and chip establishment. In honour of last year’s 30th anniversary, The Elite Fish & Chip Company committed to a year-long £30,000 fundraising campaign to be divided equally between The RAF Association, the RNLI and Sleaford Dementia Support. To find out more about The Elite Fish & Chip Company, follow its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds or visit:


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Fryers’ favourite launches new website Frymax are pleased to announce the introduction of our new website. Through our close connection with the Fish and Chip Shop trade over many years we have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and experience. These we have combined to provide a comprehensive guide into the art of frying including information, tips, support and help which will appeal to both the seasoned fryer as well as newcomers to the Fish and Chip Shop business.

So, who are we? Frymax was launched over 60 years ago and remainsthe brand-leading oil for the Fish and Chip Shop industry.

The Frymax Brand and Product The foundation of the success of Frymax is the product which has remained unchanged since launch. It is 100% natural palm oil, fully sustainable and certified by the RSPO. Frymax continues to guarantee consistently good, delicious results and long lasting performance without deterioration in quality. It is as good and relevant today as it always has been and is rightly described as "The Fryers Favourite.”

Our expert Ambassadors can help develop business We have recruited a team of Award Winning Frymax Ambassadors to offer help and advice to customers to assist in their business development. The majority of our ambassadors are experienced current or former fryers themselves who can provide invaluable help in developing successful fish and chip businesses.


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We have a great new blog You can stay abreast of all the latest news and developments in the frying industry with our up-to-date blog. Everything from news stories to industry insights to fish and chip trivia will regularly be uploaded for your interest.

Become a Frymax Member Get full access to the Frymax team, network of Ambassadors and abundance of exclusive content by becoming a Frymax member today. Frying videos, exciting competitions and expert advice await all our members. And what’s more, sign up is completely FREE!

Benefits of Frymax membership • Competitions - there will be a number of competitions to test your skill and the chance to win some great prizes. • Technical Support – receive one-to-one technical support to ensure you are getting the most out of your frying oil. • Brand Support – our support team can help Frymax users with branding, marketing and any other forms of promotion. • Frying Guide Video – get unrestricted access to exclusive video content such as our insightful Frying Guide. • 25+ Reward – have you been using our frying oil for over 25 years? You may be eligible to receive a free plaque commemorating your long-standing partnership with Frymax.

Sign up for FREE Frymax membership today! Information, knowledge sharing and integration are all key to ensuring that the Fish and Chip trade in this Country continues to develop and be successful. The aim of our website is to provide that information and knowledge whilst our Members will encourage integration and the development of a Frymax Family all working together for the good of the industry.

Take Advantage of This Great New Site by visiting


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Double Regional Award Win for Lincolnshire Chip Shop! The Elite Fish & Chip Company is celebrating once again after clinching two regional awards at the East Midlands Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019.


he Lincolnshire-based chain which has outlets

generosity of our loyal customers, who always show us

in Ruskington, Lincoln and Sleaford, scooped

their full support for worthy causes.

the Family Business of the Year award for the

As regional winners of the Family Business of the Year,

second year running as well as the Community

members of staff at the Elite Fish & Chip Company will be

Business of the Year award (area only).

heading to the glittering UK final on Thursday 23rd May at

Rachel Tweedale, Co-Director at The Elite Fish & Chip

Company, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been named East Midlands Family Business of the Year for a second year in a row! “Last year we celebrated our 30th anniversary year and

Battersea Evolution, where the UK category winners and FSB Business of the Year 2019 will be announced. This double award win follows a recent spate of success for the family-run chain, which earlier this year featured in The Book of Amazing People.

as part of the celebrations we committed to a £30,000

In honour of its 30th anniversary, The Elite Fish &

fundraising campaign to be split equally between three

Chip Company has committed to a year-long £30,000

charities which all have a close connection to the Elite. To

fundraising campaign to be divided equally between The

have our fundraising efforts recognised with the Community

RAF Association, the RNLI and Sleaford Dementia Support.

Business of the Year Award is the icing on the cake for us!

The family-run business will be raising money for the three

“We wouldn’t have won these awards without the

charities until March 2019.

hardwork and dedication of all our loyal staff - and it goes

To find out more about The Elite Fish & Chip Company’s

without saying that we wouldn’t have been able to reach

fundraising efforts, follow its Facebook, Twitter and

our ambitious £30,000 fundraising target without the

Instagram feeds or visit:


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Why fish and chips shops are loving digital ordering Over the last six months, we have seen an influx of fish and chip shops implementing Preoday’s platform to power their digital ordering. As we approach our 50th fish and chip outlet shop using our platform, we explore why the fish and chips shop industry is embracing technology to keep on top in a competitive market.

Reducing queues and enhancing customer experience

satisfies cravings for variety, allowing customers to take

The way people want to order their food is at the front and

their time picking out the right meal for them on that day.

centre of change within the foodservice industry - and that

We have seen some of our clients offer a varied range of

includes fish and chip shops. Customers are looking for more

menu options including gluten-free and vegan options,

convenient and faster food choices. Offering customers the

healthier choices such as sweet potato fries and seasonal

opportunity to skip the queue by ordering and paying ahead,

menu items like pigs in blankets. For operators, this makes

then handing over piping hot food as they arrive through the

facilitating trends like veganism quick and easy by having

door, is key to winning their long-term custom.

the technology available to create flexible menus as well as

One of our clients who has used the service for six months

generating crucial customer insight into buying behaviour

found that queuing and subsequent cooking time in the

that can inform future menu options as well as streamline

busy dinner period would mean customers were waiting

operational efficiencies.

up to twenty minutes for their takeaway. With this at odds with modern consumers’ expectations surrounding speed of

Get to know your customers better

service, the fish and chip chain with over 20 stores, looked for

Data generated by digital ordering provides invaluable

a solution to minimise queues at busy times. The results have

insights into customers and their buying behaviour, which is

been outstanding, with mobile and online ordering accounting

fundamentally not available from cash customers. Capturing

for 13% of sales. The ease of exploring a digital menu has

and using this data intelligently offers opportunities to

also led to customers placing additional products in their

engage with customers through well-targeted marketing

online basket making the average order value 122% higher

initiatives such as personalised offers. January saw our

than walk-in takeaway purchases. Another of our fish and

client Nana Jan’s win the Marketing Innovation Award

chip clients saw an 83% increase in basket size value when

category at the National Fish and Chips Awards. They won it

customers used the Preoday platform to make purchases.

for the team’s creativity in using social media and customer

Our client Churchill’s has found that its multichannel customers are worth twice as much as those using a single

engagement tactics to market to existing and potential customers effectively.

channel. Now, whenever it is opening a new store, it uses

Data from digital ordering can also provide a measure of

targeted launch promotions to drive people to use its click

how customers think, feel and behave, so if a fish and chip

and collect service.

shop operator wants to know how well its customer base

Across Churchill’s, mobile and online ordering now account for 19% of sales.

has taken to a dish, then checking the data helps to make informed business decisions with greater ease. In a competitive market, it’s positive to see the fish and

Digital menus and responding to trends

chip shop industry keeping on top of change to remain

The functionality of a digital menu empowers fish and

relevant and to continue attracting a steady stream of

chip shop operators to accommodate consumer trends

business. A digital ordering platform like Preoday is perfect

quickly and efficiently. Food and technology trends are

for fish and chips operators of all sizes. With many being

transforming how operators are interacting with customers,

family-run businesses, using a mobile ordering provider

giving consumers an experience that can only enhance their

that retains the company’s own brand customer experience

enjoyment of their fish and chips.

is essential to keeping control of the process and keeping

Having a digital menu that can be accessed anywhere 19

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Price reduction on chip shop in tourist hotspot Owners may consider selling leasehold


aycotts Commercial have announced a

lighting and CCTV and hard standing for two vehicles to

£10,000 drop in price from £410,000 for

front of the garage.

a thriving fish and chip shop business located in a true tourist hotspot.

Waycotts negotiator Clare Powlesland said: “This is a wonderfully located business which benefits from high

The Chippy Chaps Fish & Chip Shop

levels of visitors throughout the year and is supported

is found on Beach Road at Dawlish Warren benefitting

by a wide range of associated beach style businesses and

from the extremely high year round tourist and residential

amusement rides close by as well as the attraction of the

footfall as well as a significant uplift in the high season with

beautiful Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.

an influx of visitors from the surrounding holiday parks.

“It has been owned by our clients since 2013, during which

The business accommodation comprises a counter

time they have undertaken a major redevelopment of the

servery, fully fitted commercial kitchen, preparation area,

site and built the wonderful 3 bed owners accommodation

potato store and staff facilities. To the front and side of

above and to the rear of the building.

the business there are timber picnic tables and chairs for customers.

“This is a rare opportunity for someone to combine business with pleasure by acquiring a successful business

The owners’ accommodation, which has been built in

with a proven track record as well as being able to live

the last few years by the current proprietors, comprises

right in the centre of one of the South West’s most famous

an entrance lobby and a ground floor bedroom/store and


integral garage. The principal rooms on the first floor

The freehold interest on the Chippy Chap Fish & Chip

include a dual aspect, light and spacious living/dining

Shop is being offered on a guide price of £400,000 plus

area with kitchen, en-suite master bedroom, a further

SAV although the owners may be open to offers for the sale

generously sized bedroom, family bathroom and roof patio.

on a leasehold basis. Viewing is strictly by appointment by

Outside, there is an enclosed lawned rear garden, outside


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calling Waycotts on 01803 403060

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SAICA Pack collaborates with Q-Partnership to re-design fish & chip box The innovative new pack is set to be used by fish and chip shops across the UK this summer The Q-Partnership includes three partner companies, Friars Pride, V.A Whitley and Henry Colbeck. Together, the partnership supplies the fish and chip and catering industry across the UK The design allows customers to collapse the box after use, creating space in seaside bins and avoiding overloading

to the effective partnership between Saica and the Q-Partnership. Together, we have used our expertise to produce a packaging solution which will deliver for consumers, suppliers and local councils. “Local authorities were very clear, the issue of overloaded bins attracting seagulls had to be dealt with. This new fish and chip pack will allow customers to simply collapse the box after use, creating more space in bins and avoiding overloading.” The innovative design has also been entered in to this year’s Starpack Awards, the results of which will be announced in June 2019.

17th April 2019

About Saica Group

SAICA Pack has collaborated with the Q-Partnership to

Saica is the largest European player in the development

produce an innovative fish and chip box design.

and production of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard,

The fully collapsible fish and chip box has been produced

with a production of 3.3 million tons of paper.

in response to local councils’ complaints of overloaded bins

With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France,

which attract seagulls. Councils in seaside towns across

Italy, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The

the UK have struggled to contain the issue of seagulls,

Netherlands, Saica Group has four business areas: recycled

which often poach food from the crowded bins.

paper production for corrugated cardboard (Saica Paper),

The new pack is fully collapsible, rigid and strong.

recyclable materials recovery (Saica Natur), production of

Consumers can flatten the box after use to ease disposal

corrugated packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging

and prevent an overflow of bins. It means more boxes

(Saica Flex). The turnover of the multinational is nearly

can be disposed of per bin - boosting recycling rates and

4,161 million Euros (aggregate sales, 31.12.18).

reducing problems with litter. When used, there is a 79% volume reduction once folded and ready to dispose of. Representatives of the Q-Partnership visited Saica’s ‘green-room’ at its PM-11 site in Greater Manchester, to discuss ideas for the pack and worked closely with the design team throughout the process. The partnership’s customers were put at the centre of the production process and were asked to test and score each prototype to support the final design decision. Callum Webster, Account Manager at Saica Pack, said: “This innovative fish and chip box design is testament 21

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Keeping it in the family! Two family businesses who can both trace their roots back almost seven decades are making waves with the visitor economy.


ames T. Blakeman and Co. Ltd – recognised as the

Papadamou and he said: “We leave no stone unturned in

premium supplier of sausages to the nation’s fish and

our search for the best ingredients and best products to

chip shops – recently celebrated its 65th year and is

serve to our customers.

widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading producers of sausage and meat products.

“We are absolutely delighted with the produce that we get from Blakemans using a variety of their excellent

So the chance to supply Papa’s fish and chip shops with

sausages right the way up to the ‘foot long.’ And as long-

some of their tasty produce was a match made in heaven as

standing family businesses we share so many of the same

the award-winning chain has been going strong since Geoff

values over excellent ingredients, quality and consistency

Hurst netted his hat-trick for England at Wembley in 1966.

for the customer.

With delightful spring weather drawing out families for

“We have visited Norway to check on our fish suppliers,

days out and trips away, Papa’s branch in Cleethorpes –

the factory where our batter is made and the fields our

which is the largest fish and chip shop in the world – is sure

potatoes come from for our chips. So it was natural

to be busy over the coming months.

that we toured the Blakemans complex at Newcastle in

And it isn’t just their amazing fish and chips which pull in the crowds. Sausages from Blakemans are recognised as an equally important part of the menu. A shared vision for quality and excellence is proving a winning recipe for two long-established family food businesses.

Staffordshire and were so impressed with the quality and focus on excellence.” Papa’s uses a range of Blakemans’ sausage products and recognises that the banger is still a hugely popular main stay of fish and chop shop menus and they are a big hit with customers. “The sausages we use offer a wholesome alternative

Going into the fourth generation, Papa’s has set the

to fish and chips and they are incredibly popular with our

standard for the highest quality fish and chips with a

customers. We have a great relationship with Blakemans

philosophy of great quality food, hospitality and affordability.

and long may our two family businesses continue working

George Papadamou – the latest custodian of the family

together, “said Mr Papadamou.

brand – said: “Sausages offer a wholesome meal and is a

James Morris, Head of Business Development at

great alternative to fish. We cater for all tastes and diets

Blakemans, said: “We are proud of our family heritage and

and sausages together with other meat alternatives give us

when the chance to work with a like-minded family business

the ability to meet that demand.”

such as Papa’s came along we were delighted to join forces.

But it isn’t just the seaside visitors to Cleethorpes who will

“We live and breathe our business at Blakemans and I

be able to sample the delights of Blakemans – the products

know they have the same philosophy. No stone is left in our

are in all the Papa’s current six sites which includes its

pursuit for quality and a great customer experience and it

beautiful restaurant in Willerby on the outskirts of Hull

is fantastic to work with a brand which has the same values

houses a museum devoted to fish and chips.

and philosophy.

Over the years the business has won critical acclaim and

“They take our fours, eights and foot longs and we are

in the 2017 BBC series called the “Best of British Takeaways”

really pleased to be in partnership with Papa’s who are a

they were names as the best in Britain following gruelling

hugely impressive family business which has so many of the

grounds of judging by the public and Michelin star chefs.

values and qualities that we have instilled over the decades

The latest custodian of the family brand is George 22

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Morris, why the sudden increase in stock and especially

catering equipment giant has added more salamanders

Salamanders and Grills?

and grills to its’ ever growing stock

“eCatering is well known as one of, if not the, lowest

As well as stocking its’ very popular and top quality

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Fusco’s Wins FSB Family Business of the Year Award



usco’s of Whitby, the company behind four of Yorkshire’s leading fish and chips restaurants and takeaways, has been named Family Business of the

Year at the Yorkshire and Humber FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. Fusco’s of Whitby was presented the award at the regional finals held at The Principal Hotel in York on 1st March. The team will now proceed to the national finals, which will take place in London on May 23 at Battersea Evolution, and go

identifying not only products, but also catering business

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types to ensure we have equipment ranges that suit their

country for the title of UK Family Business of the Year.

business, such as cafes, bars, hotels, care homes and

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Businesses, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to

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help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. The event

in. eCatering are going from strength to strength and this

recognises the best small businesses and self-employed

will continue through 2019 as we continue to provide what

directors from across the UK, from every sector and industry

the customers want.”

and from businesses of all ages and all sizes.

It’s true to say that eCatering is certainly expanding

Carol Fusco, Owner of Fusco’s of Whitby, comments: “As a

after adding over 200 lines in 2019 alone so far. By adding

family business, we have always been committed to not only

a wider range of salamanders and grills, it ensures that

serving the best quality fish and chips, but also providing

a bigger audience can benefit from their low prices and

a high level of customer service and the best possible

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experience when visiting our restaurants and takeaways.

their businesses.

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Grills and Salamanders are in high demand in 2019 and

and awarded this prestigious accolade, which is testament

the trend is likely set to continue with no sign of slowing

to the dedication of our great team. We are looking forward

down. Many businesses and especially mobile caterers,

to the national finals in May. If we win, it would be the

look for fast, efficient options and energy efficient too

perfect finish to a highly successful 50th anniversary year.”

which makes the ones from eCatering look even more

Fusco’s of Whitby is a multi-national award winning


business, with fish and chip outlets in Whitby and Robin

Michael Morris also stated that “Whilst grills and

Hood’s Bay including Quayside, Royal Fisheries, Fish Box

salamanders are not the only products we have expanded,

Whitby and Fish Box Robin Hoods Bay; as well as the Whitby

they are ones, that by expanding, opens up new

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opportunities for customers to save money and get top quality catering equipment.”

The company, which marked 50 years in business in May 2018, is managed by two generations of the Fusco family, with Carol working alongside her three sons, Adrian, Stuart

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Alfa’s latest relaunch covers all bases Alfa Pro, the Italian manufacturer of commercial pizza ovens, has updated its portfolio with the relaunch of two striking ovens, complete with a traditional wood-fired design, that makes them suitable for outdoor use and perfectly timed for the start of the alfresco dining season.


he updated ‘Quattro Pro’ and the larger

technology and materials, Alfa ovens are proudly used in

‘Quick’ ovens combine a spectacular design

kitchens across the world.

with the option of a natural wood-fired

Distributed exclusively in the UK by Jestic Foodservice

cooking method. Heavy-duty castors also

Equipment, the Alfa Pro portfolio includes a host of sizes,

enable both ovens to be positioned outside,

from countertop to larger freestanding units and a choice

in a garden, terrace or alfresco cooking area during the warmer summer months, and moved into the kitchen for the winter.

of natural gas, hybrid and a wood-fired design. The Quattro Pro is a simple, effective and ready to use oven. With a capacity of up to 70 pizzas per hour and an

Utilising the company’s impressive Italian heritage,

innovative light weight design which makes it perfect

Alfa Pro has been a leading manufacturer of gas fired,

for outdoor events or mobile business, the Quattro Pro

commercial pizza ovens for over 40 years. Renowned

delivers quality pizzas, quickly and effortlessly. For those

for its spectacular designs and the use of the latest

looking for the ultimate in mobile, wood-fired pizzas


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ovens, the Alfa Pro Quick offers the solution. Available as a countertop version for mobile trucks, or on a stand with castors for static sites, the Quick brings an impressive capacity of 110 pizzas per hour, and a cook time of as little as two minutes. Both the Quattro Pro and the Quick feature an 8cm thick refectory floor, which retains and evenly distributes the heat throughout the cooking chamber. The unique design of the ovens allows for a superfast heat up time, reaching 450°c in just 35 minutes. Consuming an average of 4.5kg and 7kg of wood per hour respectively, the Quattro Pro and the Quick are designed to achieve a consistent cook and authentic, wood-fired taste. “Alfresco dining is what the summer is all about. Enjoying a chilled beverage and a delicious meal with friends and family on a warm evening is somewhat of a British pastime. To really make the most of this opportunity, many businesses have turned their outdoor space into extensions of their restaurant, with dedicated seating and prep kitchens. The re-launched wood-fired Quattro Pro and Quick from Alfa Pro offer chefs all the great benefits of an artisan pizza oven typically found in a kitchen, in mobile design that is suitable for use outside. Both the ovens also feature a unique honeycomb stainless steel structure to the chamber, making them lightweight, yet robust and capable of withstanding frequent use.” Steve Morris, Sales Director at Jestic To maintain output during peak trading hours, both ovens offer an enhanced chamber size, which is capable of cooking up to six pizzas simultaneously.

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Better Food Textures and Tastes

Richard Ebbs, Commercial & Marketing Director at Synergy Grill

“The grill has always been central to the commercial kitchen. However, with the face of the kitchen changing, and with operators now looking for more versatile pieces of equipment, the traditional commercial grill has started to take a back seat, making way for a new essential within the commercial kitchen – the Synergy Grill...


t Synergy Grill Technology, the objective is simple – to help operators and chefs deliver a better quality of food, using less gas, in a cleaner manner. Synergy




technology ensures that chefs can deliver better food textures and tastes. This is achieved by Synergy’s unique process whereby fat molecules are atomised to ensure a more succulent food product. Due to this atomisation, there is no cross-flavouring through smoke contamination, therefore fish, meat and vegetables can all be cooked at the same time. Once the fat has atomised, all other moisture penetrates back into the food to ensure a perfect texture and taste. Even chicken or well-done steaks, which can be notoriously dry, retain their moisture and flavour, so there is no restriction on what chefs can offer their customers. This unique process of fat atomisation turns fat into carbon dust, thus eradicating the need for a fat tray and the need to dispose of fat waste altogether. The carbon dust can then simply be vacuumed or brushed away the morning after service which eliminates the need to purchase harsh kitchen chemicals. Not only does this remove the need for caterers to spend hours cleaning kitchen equipment, it also reduces their contributions to environmental damage caused by fat and grease disposal such as sewage blockages and fatbergs. Existing commercial gas grills tend to produce oily, fatty, black smoke which plays havoc with kitchen ventilation systems, which not only causes them to break down and require frequent maintenance, but also increases the risk of kitchen fires. The Synergy Grill atomises fat molecules into dust and produces white smoke as opposed to black, which takes the strain off of kitchen ventilation systems and reduces the risk of kitchen fires.”. For more information on Synergy Grill , please call +44 (0) 1480 811000 or visit


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Garland Induction Griddle Energy Saving, Cleaner, Flexible and Easier to Clean Steve Hemsil, Sales Director – UK & Ireland, Welbilt:


hile Griddles and Salamanders have

Griddle allows staff to rapidly change the temperature of

been the mainstay of certain kitchens for

the griddle, up or down, so that multiple processes can

many years, new technology is coming

all be done on the same grill with little transfer time and

through within Induction cooking to offer

practically no radiant heat meaning staff will experience a

a more energy efficient, cleaner and

cooler working environment.

more flexible alternative. Take the Garland Induction Griddle

Excellent cooking results are also guaranteed with the

for example: A unique patented griddle which combines

Garland Induction Griddle thanks to a unique insulated

cooking power, flexibility, easy maintenance and energy

coil which evenly spreads the heat across the cooking

efficiency. The Garland Induction Griddle can virtually cook

surface, thus giving a more uniform and consistent cooking

anything that a standard gas or electric griddle plate can,

temperature across the griddle.

yet in a remarkably efficient way. In fact, fast-food operators

While Welbilt still offer their range of GF charbroilers, the

can expect to see around a 50% reduction in energy

Garland Induction Griddle gives an insight into the energy

consumption (compared to gas open tops), and therefore

saving, cleaner, flexible and easier to clean future of grilling.”

costs, when using a Garland Induction Griddle. Unlike gas or electric grilling, the Garland Induction

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Fast - Hot - Compact! Where space is limited yet your customers demand a selection of high quality, hot food, fast, Panasonic’s SCV-2 speed convection oven offers the solution for your operation Iain Phillips, Sales & Marketing Manager, Panasonic UK Ltd


he food to go sector, a market that was estimated

host of other foods items can be offered too such as

to be worth £16.1bn in 2016* is still very much in

jacket potatoes, pizzas and even breaded chicken pieces,

growth and many fast food outlets will contend

negating the need for multiple items of equipment.

with several different pieces of kit in order to offer their

Thanks to a built-in catalytic converter, the SCV-2 has

customers a range of hot foods; pie cabinet, panini grill,

no need for extraction, it sports a small footprint of just

microwave… Together these not only take up valuable

W 474mm x D 565mm x H 412mm and is stackable – the

counter space, between them they can create unnecessary

only oven in its class with this capability – saving even

smoke and smells. They also require a considerable

more space.

amount of cleaning. Panasonic’s SCV-2 speed convection oven cooks fast,

*IGD Retail Analysis, August 2016

really fast, and because it has an internal grill, it also

To find out more about the commercial equipment range

browns and produces a crisp finish so not only will

available from Panasonic, call 01344 862444,

paninis and toasted sandwiches be cooked to perfection,

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New fast oven Cibo brings cutting-edge innovation to catering

An innovative new fast oven, which can produce a wide range of perfectlycooked food in less than three minutes, has launched today. Able to cook, toast and reheat multiple fresh and frozen foods, Cibo’s versatility provides a full cooking platform for outlets, enabling them to expand menus, deliver food of a consistent high quality and maximise profit.


ibo uses a patent-pending combination of

Cibo is available in four bold colours – merlot, black

three different heat sources – convection,

metallic, champagne and teal – as well as stainless steel,

grill and a heated base – to deliver fast

making it a stylish solution for back bar counters and


front-of-house, or kitchens.




it operates from a 13-amp plug and is

Chef Sophie Piccirilli is the face of Cibo. Her passion

ventless. This eliminates the need for costly ventilation

for food and menu creativity perfectly reflects the new

and makes it suitable for a wide variety of cafés, bars,

brand, which focuses on cutting-edge technology, speed of

restaurants and quick-serve outlets, as well as event and

delivery and fantastic food quality.

mobile catering.

She explains:

Clear icons and an easy-to-use touchscreen mean Cibo

“Today’s foodservice industry is thriving. Exciting

can be operated by any kitchen staff, regardless of catering

flavour fusions, authentic ingredients and accessible

experience and skills. To help users get off to a flying start,

global culinary trends mean an increasing number of

the unit comes with six, standard pre-set programmes, which

catering outlets are able to develop inspiring menus and

can be tailored to individual menu requirements. Bespoke

attractive food offerings to entice customers. But speed

recipes can also be added, allowing for menu creativity.

and quality are crucial, with many facing pressure with production. To support their creative flair, they need reliable, technically-advanced equipment to deliver. Cibo is the perfect solution. “The innovative technology makes it easy for outlets to broaden their food offer and inject pizzazz into their menus, without worrying about speed of delivery and quality. With Cibo, you just plug in and go. Pre-programmes give users a helping hand and bespoke recipes can be added too. Cibo gives outlets peace of mind that results will be perfect – every time.” To find out more about Cibo and see it in action, visit Cibo is manufactured at Lincat’s facilities, in Lincoln.


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For Thought The British Takeaway Campaign (BTC), in partnership with the UK’s leading educational publication Tes, brought together experts from across business, education and policy to tackle how to make the new Catering and Hospitality T Level a success – both in terms of its content and how it is delivered.


he insights shared during the roundtable will feed in

Attendees included the Institute for Apprenticeships and

to the work of the influential Catering and Hospitality

Technical Education, the Association of Colleges, Le Cordon

T Level employer panel – chaired by BTC member

Bleu London, Just Eat, Azzurri Group, National Federation of

and Director of the National Federation of Fish Friers,

Fish Friers, Independent Higher Education, Cheshire College

Hugh Mantle.

South and West and the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year

Commenting on the roundtable, BTC co-host and T Level

employer panel chair Hugh Mantle said: “With 61% of takeaways unable to recruit the staff they need, it’s imperative that the Government takes action to solve

2018. Carmel Grant, Deputy Director for Technical Education Implementation & Delivery at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education added:

the skills shortage facing takeaway businesses1. The British

“T Levels are new high quality two-year, technical study

Takeaway Campaign supports the introduction of the Catering

programmes which, alongside apprenticeships and A Levels,

and Hospitality T Level as a means to provide a pipeline of

will be one of the three major options available to people aged

home-grown talent for the sector.

16 – 19.

“The BTC and Tes roundtable provided a brilliant opportunity

“By involving employers throughout the development of the

for me to hear from a range of different stakeholders. These

qualifications, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical

insights will be invaluable in shaping the T Level syllabus.”

Education aims to ensure that T Levels will be relevant,

Stephen Exley, roundtable co-host and Further Education Editor at Tes, added: “T Levels are an ambitious and exciting step towards bolstering the UK’s technical education offering, but they will take time, effort and investment to get right.

engaging and applicable to the world of work. “T Levels will play a vital role in helping to fill skills gaps experienced by sectors across the UK, so I was delighted to join the BTC and Tes skills roundtable. “It was really encouraging to see employers and Further

“It was clear from the roundtable how crucial it is for FE

Education providers working proactively to ensure the

providers and the takeaway sector to work together to support

qualification is a success and that it meets the needs for the

the delivery of the T Level. It was great to hear from innovative


colleges like Cheshire College South and West on how they are

As part of the T Level, the British Takeaway Campaign

working closely with restaurants from across the sector to

wants to see compulsory components on specialist shortage

deliver the best results for students and for employers. I’m

cuisines, as well as on other key areas such as sustainability,

looking forward to hearing of more great examples in the

food safety and nutrition.

coming weeks and months.”

According to research commissioned by the British

The senior-level roundtable focused on how to ensure

Takeaway Campaign, 61% of takeaways claim that they are

the T Level delivers the pipeline of home-grown talent that

having difficulty recruiting the staff they need – representing

businesses need to thrive, with those present calling for

a 65% increase in just one year. In particular, 80% of these

the qualification’s training placements to better reflect the

takeaways are struggling to recruit skilled chefs in specialist

commercial environment of the workplace.

cuisines such as curry, sushi and dim sum.


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Gets a Pizza the Action with New Restaurant KeCo Foodservice Packaging Ltd. has successfully worked alongside new pizza restaurant ‘PizzaSQR’, a concept developed by the founder and owner of Cosmo Restaurants Group, to develop and manufacture a packaging solution that satisfies the eat-in and takeaway nature of its offering; and all in an impressively quick turnaround to meet launch day!


peaking of the partnership, Paul Cunliffe, Head of

chosen concept and were assured of the quality service KeCo

Group Purchasing and PizzaSQR Operations said:

went on to provide. The entire process has been professional

“KeCo is a leading manufacturer of carton board

and efficient, yet extremely quick – from us providing the

packaging to the UK foodservice and hospitality sectors,

initial brief to receiving delivery of the finished product was

which is why we turned to them when we needed to create

only three weeks, which allowed us to meet our very tight

a bespoke packaging solution quickly for the launch of our

deadline for launch. We are delighted with the end product!”

PizzaSqr brand. PizzaSQR is inspired by our Italian origins

The two-colour, branded square tray created for PizzaSQR

and the history of traditional square pizza, which dates back

by KeCo is made of carton board, is greaseproof and can be

to 5000 BC. We want customers to enjoy their experience

used to serve a variety of square pizzas.

with us – whether eat-in or takeaway – so we required

Speaking of the packaging created exclusively for PizzaSqr,

packaging which showcases our finest square pizzas and

John Young, Sales and Marketing Director, KeCo Foodservice

which can be used as a tray or plate from which to eat, as

Packaging Ltd. said:

well as take away.”

“It’s been exciting to work with Paul and his team at

For Paul, time was very much of the essence. The new

PizzaSQR on creating a branded packaging solution for the

restaurant had an imminent launch date, so expectations were

launch of their new concept – a launch which gave us minimal

high for KeCo to be able to deliver excellent, efficient service

time to work on creating a product! We pride ourselves on

that would allow PizzaSqr to be ready for opening on time.

being able to offer a full service approach – from designing

KeCo impressed Paul and his colleagues with its enthusiasm

initial concepts, to manufacturing and delivering the finished

and attention to detail in creating the initial design concepts,

product. The PizzaSqr tray is a high quality, contemporary-

and subsequent speedy production and prompt delivery of

looking, functional and multi-purpose solution created to

the chosen PizzaSqr packaging, as Paul continues:

specifically satisfy consumers’ demands and expectations for

“From an initial conversation with KeCo about the type

convenience – whether they choose to eat-in at PizzaSqr or

of packaging we required, we were impressed by the design

opt to takeaway and enjoy their pizza on the go or at home.”

concepts proposed. It was clear that careful consideration

The first PizzaSqr has opened in the Intu Merry Hill

had gone into creating packaging which suited our application

Shopping Centre in Dudley, offering Birmingham authentic

requirements, which captured the nature of PizzaSQR and

Roman pizzas which are made using traditional methods and

what we were looking to achieve. We quickly agreed the

fresh, locally sourced ingredients. There are plans to open a further 100 stores across the United Kingdom within the next five years. To find out more about KeCo and how they can work with you to create a unique packaging solution for your brand, please visit or call 01480 869077. Alternatively, please email


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StrEAT’s Ahead

KeCo Foodservice Packaging Ltd. has a new ‘StrEAT’TM range of 100% recyclable* and biode gradable kraft paper disposables, providing operators with a modern and contemporary environmentally-friendly serving solution for consumers wanting to eat on-the-go.


art of the KeCo Friendly range of packaging (KeCo

consumer demand to explore the tastes and flavours of

products that are made from materials which

international cuisine remains hugely popular. As a result,

are better for the environment), the new StrEAT

the street food trend continues.

range is manufactured in the UK from FSC accredited

“Our StrEAT range of quality foodservice packaging

virgin material and comprises of seven premium quality

provides operators with easy to use, durable disposables

products, including boxes, scoops, trays, pockets, sleeves

which allow them to cater to the high demands of today’s

and cones – so there is a container to suit food from some

consumers. This includes addressing the environmental

of the world’s most popular cuisines; whether hot or cold,

impact of single-use packaging and the importance of

sweet or savoury.

supplying environmentally-friendly concepts. The StrEAT

Available in kraft brown, the development of the StrEAT

range is made from virgin paper and is recyclable. The

range was inspired by the popularity of global cuisine

products’ kraft paper material and brown colour promote

and the continued street food trend to give caterers a

the street food concept and accentuate the authenticity

versatile and functional packaging choice to complement

and provenance of the cuisine being served.”

the serving of a variety of freshly made international

For authentic curries, oriental noodles and foods

foods – from fiery Thai noodles and spicy Mexican

with more sauce or liquid, the StrEAT leak proof and

burritos, to traditional American-style hot dogs and oh-

greaseproof box is perfect. StrEAT open trays are great

so British fish and chips! The design of the new StrEAT

for Indian samosas, tasty Spanish paella, hearty jacket

packaging very much reflects this ethos and stylish, bold

potatoes and popular snack items such as hot dogs,

icons inspired by the world’s many cuisines adorn the

sausage rolls and breakfast pastries. Traditional Mexican

outside of the disposables.

foods such as burritos and fajita wraps can be eaten

Speaking about the development of the new StrEAT

from the StrEAT scoops, sleeves and pockets; as too

range John Young, Sales and Marketing Director, KeCo

can deliciously slow-cooked pulled pork and mixed bean

Foodservice Packaging Ltd. said:

takeaway favourites.

“Consumers can’t get enough of eating on-the-go – IGD

With its BRC AA accredited UK manufacturing facility,

predict that the food-to-go sector could be worth £23.5bn

creative design expertise and customer support team,

by 2022, which is huge. This significant market growth

KeCo will ensure your food-to-go offering is StrEAT’s

presents KeCo with a great opportunity to invest in NPD

ahead of the rest!

KeCo is also able to manufacture

and innovation; and the development of our new StrEAT



range is a great example of this. StrEAT was created

requirements. For further information please visit www.

in response to the competitiveness of the food-to-go or call 01480 869077. Alternatively, please

market, which is very much accelerated by packaging


developments and global menu influences.

We know

that interest in worldwide travel is high, and therefore 35

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The Red Bull of Coffee - How changing consumer habits have pushed cold brew coffee to the front of the soft drinks revolution


old brew coffee is a fast-emerging sub category

forecourts, offices and cafes, as well as bars that sell

that is driving growth in both soft drinks and

TrueStart both as an adult soft drink and a cocktail mixer”.

coffee. Already well established in the US, cold

TrueStart can already be found as far afield as Taiwan

brew is on track to become the next staple year-round

and the proudly independent, multi award winning “brand

soft drink for Millennials and Gen Z (source: Mintel). But

of the future” is taking on some of the world’s largest

why? Cold brew is less acidic than hot and iced coffee,

drinks companies with a brand that makes people feel

so it doesn’t need milk or sugar to make it smooth and

wild for life without compromising on ethics - people or

delicious. It’s not a heavy indulgence, cold brew is a light,

the planet. The brand is ethical and full of personality,

refreshing soft drink that is particularly attractive to the

which makes it attractive to the younger consumer. This is

younger, open-minded consumer. You can even describe

important because it is Millennials that are now spending

it as healthy, and a serious player in the movement away

the most money on food and drink.

from sugary drinks.

TrueStart Cold Brew Coffee is available to purchase

In the UK, cold brew has started to follow the US

wholesale from Tree of Life, Bewley’s, The Health Store,

trajectory. It’s rising out of the underground artisan

Youings and UNNU with more national wholesale partners

scene and into the mainstream, and vibrant British brand

to be announced soon.

TrueStart Coffee are leading the way. One of the fastest | @truestartcoffee

growing young drinks brands in the UK, they have launched the only flavoured cold brew coffees in the world that have no sugar, no sweetener, no calories and nothing artificial. The drinks are available in three flavours; Vanilla Coconut, Chilli Chocolate and Original Black, which are all vegan and Rainforest Alliance certified. TrueStart founders Helena and Simon Hills saw a gap for a cool adult soft drink when they stopped drinking alcohol two years ago. “We didn’t stop socialising and very quickly got bored of sugary soft drinks like coke and ginger beer” says Helena. “We believe that awesome flavours are the key to unlocking cold brew coffee for the masses. People prefer the idea of healthy food and drink, but not at the expense of flavour. Straight cold brew is still too niche for most people. Our flavour combinations change that - they are familiar enough for people to know they are going to love them, and exciting enough to tantalise their taste buds. Our customers include convenience shops, 36

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Global Recognition & Commendation for Jestic In international distributor award Thanks to an exceptional 12 months for the UK- based equipment distributor, Jestic Foodservice Equipment, the company has claimed top spot in Henny Penny’s exclusive Distributor Achievement Awards 2018.


ccomplishing the largest sales volume of any of

fantastic year for us in which we’ve seen continued innovation

the leading commercial fryer manufacturer’s

and development from Henny Penny, allowing us to offer

125 worldwide distributors in 2018, Jestic was

unrivalled service to our customers and industry partners.

awarded the ‘Highest Total Sales - Worldwide’

For our business to have achieved the highest level

accolade at a celebratory dinner while visiting

of sales of any of Henny Penny’s other 125 distributors

NAFEM in February.

around the world is an incredible achievement, but to have

With a general market sales increase of over 14%

also been praised for the level of service we have offered,

compared to the previous year, Jestic was also

is testament to the commitment of the entire Jestic team,

commended by Henny Penny for delivering an exceptional

and for that, I am extremely grateful.

service and comprehensive after-sales package to Henny

Going forward into 2019, we have more exciting plans and

Penny customers in the UK and for participation in the

announcements from Henny Penny to look forward to and

manufacturer’s training sessions both remotely in the UK

I am confident that we can continue to deliver exceptional

and in other locations internationally.

service to our customers and business partners, meeting

There to collect the award on the night, Jestic Directors Martin Beesley, Ben Dale and Michael Eyre were all congratulated for the continued hard work and dedication of the Jestic team.

their project needs in the process.” Ben Dale, General Manager & Director at Jestic Foodservice Equipment For further information on the Henny Penny range or

“I am delighted to be able to accept this award on behalf

any of the other equipment exclusively distributed by

of our team at Jestic Foodservice Equipment. It’s been a

Jestic, please call 01892 831 960 or visit


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Wrap it up, with Central Foods! Wraps have been one of the success stories in foodservice in recent years. Versatile, easy-to-use and now available in a range of flavours, wraps make a great addition to fast food menus


entral Foods offers a selection of different wraps and flatbreads, including three KaterBake flavoured wraps in spinach, beetroot and pumpkin,

and Indian naan or Lebanese flatbreads for a tasty twist on the usual tortillas. Why not try this delicious recipe created by Central Foods executive chef Paul Hunt using a Lebanese flatbread, also known as a ‘khoubz’, to offer your customers something a









Flatbread Recipe Idea Khoubez (Lebanese flatbread) with spiced lamb Ingredients (serves 4)


4 khoubez flatbreads

Mix all the marinade ingredients together and marinate

Spiced lamb (see below)

the lamb for 24hrs in the fridge.

Bunch of mint leaves, stalks removed

Thread the marinated meat on to the skewers, spaced

100g baby spinach leaves

equally, ready for griddling.

Strips of mixed peppers

Griddle, preferably over charcoal, for approximately 4

Pomegranate seeds

minutes on each side.

For the spiced lamb marinade:

To assemble:

4 x 100g diced lean lamb neck fillet

Place the flatbread on the griddle or in the microwave for

2 tsp sumac (middle eastern spice blend)

15 seconds to warm through.

20ml olive oil

Sprinkle over the peppers, spinach, mint and pomegranate

1 clove of crushed garlic Salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

seeds. Remove the lamb from the skewers, place in the centre of the flatbread and roll up.

4 wooden skewers soaked in water


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Serve with fresh beef tomatoes and tzatziki.

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bit different?



Quick and Effortless Dispensing for Small, Busy Kitchens As part of the award-winning range of Wrapmaster dispensers, Cofresco Foodservice new Wrapmaster 3000 (Best Product Innovation – Back of House FPA Awards 2019) is designed for high volume users of cling film, foil and baking parchment working in a limited kitchen space.


7% lighter and 28% smaller than its predecessor, the

practitioners, it’s also easy to wipe clean, and can

Wrapmaster 3000 is now more portable and even

be disinfected in a dishwasher to minimise cross-

easier to use and reload to meet the demands of a

contamination, as well as help keep kitchens hygienic.

tough kitchen environment.

The new Wrapmaster 3000 is designed for small, busy

With a new patented lock and key mechanism, the new

kitchens who want all the benefits of a large professional

dispenser is easy to refill with genuine Wrapmaster rolls.

dispensing kit; it is just 30cm wide and has been developed

Offering caterers quick and effortless dispensing to support

for high volume users of film, foil, as well as baking

a productive kitchen – as well as a proven 20% cost saving.


Built with health and safety in mind, the Wrapmaster 3000 has a concealed blade for safe, speedy cutting and is shatter resistant. Recommended by food safety 39

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Big Hearted Restauranteur Recognised Restaurateur John Molnar – from the Cod’s Scallops in Carrington, Bramcote and Long Eaton and the Nelson in Burton Joyce - has been recognised for his support and great work in the local community - including fundraising and supporting local groups


is achievements include raising an amazing

he has run the Great North Run twice for Maggie’s as well

£60,000 for Maggie’s – over the last three

as the Robin Hood Marathon. John is also in the top 5 per

years – based at the City Hospital Maggie’s

cent of personal fundraisers on Just Giving for his annual

offers professional support to people with

Robin Hood Half Marathon efforts for Maggie’s.

cancer and their loved ones. John was presented with the Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Eden PR, at the annual Nottingham

In addition, his venues hosting events, such as the Cods Scallops host festive events for both less fortunate families as well as with Age UK – providing a free chippy lunch.

Restaurant & Bar Awards - a celebration of the food and

Through Tasty Tuesdays he has donated food to a

drink industry that the city and the county has to offer.

homeless shelter in the city. The Cods Scallops is also in

The 2019 winners and nominees in 15 categories were

the process of launching Food Waste UK where any food

announced at a spectacular Awards Ceremony held at

left overnight is advertised on an app and collected by less

Colwick Hall Hotel attended by 300 people from across the

fortunate people. The Cods Scallops also raises money

restaurant and bar industry.

for the other charities such as Fishermen’s Mission - the

John personally undertakes challenges to raise money –


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only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support

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alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care. John comments: “It’s really important that we do our bit. We regularly support local causes, through charitable donations, and hold charity quizzes every month each for a different local cause. Since we took over the Nelson last June, we have raised £2500, and our ambition is to raise at least £10,000. “I’ve always tried to help people less fortunate, from employing ex young offenders and drug addicts to donating hot meals for the homeless. After working with Maggie’s Cancer with collection boxes, I came up with the idea of adding £1 to everyone’s bill. “

Champion Pasty Devon Heaven Again! Chunk of Devon Win Champion Pasty at the British Pie Awards…again!


hunk, a Devon based pie and pasty maker,

“As well as charity work our businesses are passionate about helping the environment with a bid to use less plastic and only using sustainable produce whenever possible. We have just featured in Giles Cohen’s new book Truth, Love and Clean Cutlery which highlights businesses that serve good food in an ethical and sustainable way.”

have won the much-coveted award of Champion Pasty at the 2019 British Pie Awards for the second time. Chunk’s award-winning recipe won the

award back in 2009 – and caused a bit of a stir (to say the

Originally from Nottingham, John has been in the trade

least!) with their neighbours

over 30 years, starting when he used to skip school to

in Cornwall. But this year, with

help his Dad in the kitchen at his restaurant in Derby. After

tough competition from other

catering college, he started a Youth Training Scheme at a

Pasty makers, including those

four-star hotel in Nottingham and has travelled everywhere

from Cornwall, the Chunk Steak

from Scotland to Newcastle and even Bermuda!

Pasty beat them all!

Kathryn Greenwood, Joint Managing Director of award

Over 100 guests attended

sponsors Eden PR who presented the accolade added:

the annual event, now in its

“John is a worthy winner, we had a huge number of entries

11th year, on Friday 8th March,

for this category and there are some amazing venues

held at St. Mary’s Church, in Melton Mowbray, home of

across Notts who do great work in the local community.

the Melton Mowbray world-famous pork pies. Hosted by

John stood out because he gets so involved personally

Matthew O’Callaghan – Chairman of the Melton Mowbray

and is a real inspiration.”

Pork Pie Association and radio Leicester’s Ben Jackson.

Annie’s Burger Shack and Perkins Bar and Bistro were

The annual ceremony brought the pie sector to the

runners up for the award the Plough at Normanton

forefront, celebrating the pioneers of culinary innovation

received a special mention.

and helping to encourage excellence within the industry.

A hugely popular winner, when John was announced

Simon Bryon-Edmond, from Chunk of Devon said: “We’re

he received a standing ovation from those attending the

delighted to have won Champion Pasty for a second time.

awards event.

It is an exciting time for Chunk with plenty of new pie and

His latest project is Top Floor Development launched in November 2018 and is a unique dining concept where

pasty recipes on the way. Winning this and awards for our pies means a lot to us.”

customers can dine on the perimeter of a professional

“It’s fantastic to receive recognition for all the continued

kitchen. It’s a warehouse-style private dining room that

hard work we have put into developing delicious products

seats up to 24 and tickets are sold on an individual basis

that our customers enjoy time and time again.”

or the whole venue can be hired exclusively for bespoke

“To celebrate Chunks’ latest prestigious award, we’d like

events. As well as ticketed three-course and five-course

to offer you the chance to enjoy an award-winning lunch

events, he regularly holds one-off pop-up nights, such as a

on us. To enter simply visit our Facebook page to find out

recent Meat & Malbec and Tour of Italy events.

more.” For further information about Chunk of Devon: P: 07811 111 898 | 01404 814 401 I: E: @edenprnews 41

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Kababji Launches its First UK Outlet With 26 established restaurants already located in the Middle East, authentic Lebanese grill house, Kababji, has invested over half a million pounds in their first UK premises


he new store which will open in Wimbledon

“Wimbledon is our first urban village opening, before we

in March 2019 will be 210 square metres

expand into Central London and throughout the rest of the

and will feature both takeaway and sit-

UK. With several different formats and approaches in place,

down dining, making the Kababji dining

we have a number of new store openings set for 2019.”

experience inclusive for everyone.

Originally launched in Lebanon over 25 years ago,

Creating 20 new jobs, Kababji will offer its staff multi-

Kababji took inspiration from Lebanese street food

skilled training, which will include a rotation of roles within

and Mediterranean favourites, removing the unhealthy

the business from kitchen work to front of house.

connotations surrounding these dishes and recreating

With its sleek, contemporary décor, grill centrepiece and

them to be healthy and hygienic. Quoted as the ‘Armani

use of technology for convenience, the new restaurant is

of sandwiches,’ Kababji was rated number one in Lebanon

specifically targeting millennials. Tech savvy kiosks allow

and created a new era of wraps, focusing on freshly grilled

customers to order and track the progress of their food

skewers, dips and salads.

via screens and an app allows consumers to order food

The brand differentiates itself from other kebab and

direct to their table with the click of a button. With a loyalty

Lebanese restaurants due to its healthy brand positioning,

scheme also available on the app, Kababji’s entrance into

as well as its transparency surrounding ingredients and

modern technology will help to streamline the restaurant

production methods used. Everything is prepared fresh each

dining experience.

morning to create the delicious, authentic Lebanese taste.

Kababji UK has an experienced team headed by Hylton

Hylton continues: “Kababji has sold 21 million sandwiches

Patterson, formerly of Tortilla, backed by Ziad Joumblat

since inception, we know they are a firm favourite, which

and Douglas Smillie, all with considerable experience in

is why we’ve kept our menu 100% authentic Lebanese.

growing restaurant businesses in the UK and Europe.

However, we are more than just our wraps and have

Hylton Patterson, Head of UK Operations, comments:

introduced more vegetarian options to the menu as the health trend for vegetarianism continues to grow. Our Wimbledon menu is 40% vegetarian and features dishes such as our delicious aubergine grill, falafel, halloumi and our renowned hummus, which is made fresh every morning using a secret blend of trademark herbs and spices as well as authentic tahini shipped from Lebanon.” With sharing platters also available on the menu, Kababji aims to bring the Lebanese culture of food sharing to Wimbledon, creating a social experience for consumers to enjoy. Price point for sandwiches start from £4.50.


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Euro Catering Addresses Skills Gap With Unique ‘Equipment Plus’ Training


atering and food manufacturing equipment

duration and enables the trainee to do all of the above, but

supplier, Euro Catering, is addressing a key

also go deeper into the formulation of recipes, testing of

skills gap in the catering sector by launching

potential new product lines or dishes, advanced problem


solving and trouble-shooting, menu innovation and out-of-





provide those charged with operating hi-tech

equipment with 360° support, whilst also delivering on-point consultancy in all aspects of food production or service. Regardless of whether or not they purchase equipment from Euro Catering, end-users, restaurateurs, dealers,

kitchen food management and budgeting. Training will ideally take place at Euro Catering’s stateof-the-art Culinary Centre in Daventry, but Darren and the other trainers can travel and train on-site, charging travel and any accommodation costs.

supermarket kitchen operatives and private individuals,

This superb training programme is overseen and largely

whether operating ovens, rotisseries, bakery equipment, or

run by Darren whose experience in the catering industry

something else, can turn to Euro Catering for training that

stretches over 35 years. Having worked at head chef level

puts them firmly in control of the controls.

in hotels, restaurants, banqueting venues and contract

Additionally, anyone requiring top-level consultancy advice, be that in relation to food product development, menu

catering operations, and as a college chef lecturer, he has a mass of knowledge to impart and a training background.

development, planning, auditing or service operations, can

When it comes to recipe development, he is also not

also benefit from informed and in-depth consultancy. This

lacking in expertise. A role as a group executive chef for a

could help drive more revenue through their business, but also

large restaurant and brewery company, saw him developing

enhance customer satisfaction with both food and service.

dishes, menus and much more, before he became a globe-

The new Equipment Plus training, which is provided free

trotting development chef for a combi-oven manufacturer.

to some Euro Catering customers but available to anyone,

Channelling all of this expertise is one way in which

firstly enables the end-user to exact maximum value

Euro Catering is delivering immense value to caterers and

from their equipment purchase. The service is all about

restaurateurs and the next building block on the foundation

upskilling, but also making sure that, in a time of economic

that it laid when it opened its hugely impressive Culinary

uncertainty, every facet and feature of a piece of equipment

Centre, in January 2018.

can be utilised for competitive advantage and rate of return on investment.

Darren Massey says: “We believe the content of our training will be unique and the approach we are taking to

Secondly, it takes a holistic view of every aspect of the

this, truly enlightened. Those we work with through this

end-user’s service environment, assessing how gains can

programme can be using any brand of equipment, as the

be made, satisfaction levels improved, new menu items

principles of capitalising on functionality and focusing on the

developed or perfected and strategic planning and reporting

minutiae of a food manufacturing or food service business,


to ensure that all works in harmony and on an optimal basis,

Darren Massey believes end-users and chefs, on average,

is the same regardless of what is being used.

currently only use around 60% of their equipment’s

“This is about added value, but much more.  It can provide

functionality at best. Many could reduce operational costs

participants with all the tools they need to make their

and optimise their menus, if they knew how to use the

business run more effectively, dynamically and profitably,

functionality behind their control panel to the full, operate

whilst generating higher levels of customer satisfaction and

programme selection to their advantage and better plan

better product taste, presentation and payback. It might be

recipes and dish costings.

training for half or a full-day in most cases, but it will be

The training works at two levels – Equipment Plus and Equipment Plus Advanced.  The first is a 3-hour session,

training with purpose and intent that will be embedded in processes forever more, if applied post-training.”

guiding the trainee through the basic operation of their

Equipment Plus costs £225 plus VAT, whilst Equipment

equipment, its functionality and its general care. This

Plus Advanced costs £495 plus VAT for a day’s training.

includes programming and programme selection, cleaning

Both costs are per person attending.

advice and recipe guidance and, if desired and appropriate, cooking-off a dish or dishes using a pre-set programme.  Equipment Plus Advanced is a session of a working day’s 43

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Uber Eats has opened its platform up to 50,000 restaurants across the UK and Ireland The new service will give restaurants in 100 towns and cities access to Uber Eats’ technology, whether they want to use their own delivery drivers or independent couriers via the Uber Eats app. Uber Eats opens its doors to 50,000 restaurants

Over 50,000[1] restaurants with their own delivery

delivery app unlocks its technology to restaurants with their own delivery drivers. Launching nationwide today, the new service will offer

drivers can now serve customers on the Uber Eats

restaurants in 100 towns and cities - whether they want


to use their own delivery drivers or access independent

The new delivery option for restaurants will go live in 100 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland today.

Uber Eats will also introduce a new service fee structure and self-service sign up tool designed to make it quicker, easier and more competitive for restaurants to partner with the food delivery app.

couriers via the Uber Eats app - the opportunity to deliver food and grow their business with Uber Eats. Previously Uber Eats was only available to restaurants who wanted to offer delivery using independent couriers available on the app. Crucially the new delivery option is expected to provide Uber Eats users with a vastly enhanced selection of restaurants to choose from. Uber Eats is already partnering

Fifty thousand restaurants in the UK and Ireland can now

with 10,000 restaurants in 100 towns and cities across the

serve customers with Uber Eats, as the fast growing food

UK, and expects this number to more than double in 2019.


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These changes will be accompanied by a new service fee

our technology up for all restaurants who want to grow

structure and self-service sign up tool designed to make

their business with Uber Eats. Whether that’s helping a

it quicker, easier and more competitive for restaurants to

family run fish and chip shop make their first delivery or

partner with Uber Eats.

supporting a household favourite serve more customers.

The announcement comes as new data reveals the

We strongly believe this will help restaurants big and

growing food delivery market, which is expected to be

small thrive long in to the future, while vastly enhancing

worth nearly £10bn by 2021, is playing an increasingly

selection for users.”

important role in the growth of small and medium sized restaurants. For the 78% of Uber Eats restaurants that

Kate Nicholls, CEO at UKHospitality said:

are small and medium sized businesses, on average food

“Hospitality and food businesses are integral to high

delivery is expected to account for more than 10% of their

streets and will have a significant role to play if they are

total revenue.

to prosper in the future. It’s no secret that high streets across Britain face a number of challenges but technology

Other features announced today include:

A more competitive service fee structure for restaurants.

and food delivery apps like Uber Eats can present unique opportunities particularly for many smaller businesses. We urge more companies to invest in Britain’s high streets and nurture the lifeblood of our local economies.”

A new self-service tool to streamline the sign-up process and enable restaurants to start serving customers on the Uber Eats app within a few days. Toussaint Wattinne, General Manager, Uber Eats UK & Ireland said: “We want to help as many restaurants as possible open their virtual doors and unlock the value of their business with food delivery. That’s why we’re opening 45

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Remarkable New Label for Foodservice A revolutionary new reusable label for the catering industry, which can eliminate the need for at least 500 single-use labels, has been unveiled by Pro Foodservice Reps Ltd. PuraCycle labels help food service operators save money, eliminate waste, meet health standards and go green.


uraCycle Remarkable labels, available for food containers and bottles, are made from highly recyclable materials and have a unique reusable whiteboard





through industrial dishwashers, helps prevent the

accumulation of paper and tape waste entering the waste system. These innovative labels come with ‘foodservice’ PuraCycle markers, which are non-toxic, odourless and cost effective. The pens contain resistant “wash-erase” ink that stays legible on PuraCycle labels even when exposed to either boiling or freezing water, steam or condensation. Once used, ink can be simply erased with friction before washing the container and reusing. Therefore, there is no need to invest in a dedicated label printer. PFR managing director Andy Piggin said: “Peeling, picking, scratching or scrubbing ordinary labels can leave a nasty residue that builds up over time. In contrast, our PuraCycle labels are an award winning, sustainable, costeffective solution for every aspect of food service. They will change the way operators go about labelling prepared food” “They are at least 10 times less expensive than dissolvable labels per use, having been engineered to sustain 500 dishwasher cycles. We believe outlets can start seeing savings in as little as 15 uses.” PuraCycle Remarkable labels come in packs of 50 for containers and 25 for bottles with 3 pens. PuraCycle encourages customers to customize their labels with company logos, corporate colours, specific text, and sizing to suit their requirements. PuraCycle is committed to designing eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions for all aspects of foodservice and will be launching new products to the range later in the year. PuraCycle will be exhibiting at the Craft Guild of Chefs Universal Cookery and Food Festival in June. For further information, visit Free samples can be requested by emailing


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The Percentages tell the Story

By Paul Fieldhouse, business development manager at Ramco


ur recent survey conducted at the Casual

corporate social responsibility and should be looking very

Dining Show 2019 revealed that only one in 10

carefully at what they do with old equipment. Reduce,

catering industry professionals is aware of the

reuse, recycle is the order to prioritise their operational

existence of a disposal service for second hand


catering equipment, highlighting the challenges disposing









of old kit. The catering industry is throwing away tens of

respondents, 29%, said they had bought second hand

thousands of working appliances, every year. Many enter

catering equipment, demonstrating that there is demand

the waste stream for the materials to be recycled, but this

for used appliances. Ramco saw sales of surplus equipment

should be the last resort.

increase by 50% last year, showing that there is growing

“Scrapping perfectly serviceable equipment undermines

interest in reusing surplus catering equipment. Many in

our sustainability aspirations and credibility. It’s also

the industry are keen to find a financially beneficial and

a waste of money as the value of this unnecessarily

sustainable route for unwanted equipment, but clearly

scrapped equipment on the second hand market, as a

there is very low awareness that a service such as Ramco

reused product, is worth millions per year. WEEE (the


Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) is

“We estimate the second-hand catering equipment

designed to recycle components from equipment that is

market to be worth £250m, but the industry is missing an

no longer working. Sadly it doesn’t protect serviceable

opportunity to realise its value by throwing away millions

equipment from being scrapped too early.

worth of working appliances every year. There many

“At Ramco we work with operators to remove unwanted

operators around the country sitting on equipment they

catering equipment and provides a number of disposal

don’t use because they are not aware of their options, and

options such as reselling or buying the equipment outright.

some can admit to spending a fortune on storage costs for

Our survey showed that over 70% of respondents said

a warehouse full of redundant equipment, costs that could

they would be motivated to raise money by selling catering

be reduced with better disposal options. At a time when

equipment they no longer needed, whilst almost 30%

there is a growing focus on food waste and sustainability,

said the environmental benefits of recycling equipment

the industry is missing a big opportunity to build its

would influence their decisions and 6% were unsure how

environmental credentials.”

they would dispose of old equipment. Any foodservice operator or equipment supplier should fully evaluate their 47

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Dr. Oetker Professional Launches1-of-5 a Day Pizza Dr. Oetker Professional has unveiled a new Deep Dish Cheese & Tomato Pizza that counts as one of your five a day.


r. Oetker Professional has unveiled a new

to innovate our products and reflect what’s happening in

Deep Dish Cheese & Tomato Pizza that

the market. Pizza is unquestionably a best-selling dish and

counts as one of your five a day.

a firm favourite for kids. The new Deep Dish 1-of-5 a Day

Fully loaded, the new lighter deep dish has

Pizza delivers on taste and will help operators do their best

more tasty tomato sauce, a two-cheese blend

by their customers and especially the all-important family

of reduced saturated fat* cheddar and mozzarella, as well


as diced tomato under the cheese – for a vegetable boost.

With one in three families eating out at least once a

A foodservice first, the new Deep Dish 1-of-5 a Day Pizza

week and pubs proving the most popular place to eat^, the

will prove a popular choice for pizza fans big and small,

launch will help parents treat their children responsibly.

as well as mindful operators looking to meet consumer

Richard adds;

demand for healthier dishes when eating out – especially

“Families are eating out more and more and parents are

children’s menus. Richard Cooper, Senior Brand Manager, Dr. Oetker Professional (UK) explains: “As the go-to pizza experts we’re always looking at ways 48

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asking for better options their children will want to eat and most importantly enjoy. Unlike ready-made dishes, our new Deep Dish 1-of-5 a Day Pizza is low in sugar, fat and a source of protein. That’s a very strong message for April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional


KeCo celebrate British Retail Consortium AA status hat trick KeCo Foodservice Packaging Ltd. is celebrating being awarded British Retail Consortium (BRC) ‘AA’ High Hygiene accreditation for a hat trick, third consecutive year.


’m delighted that KeCo has once again received AA status. A detailed audit of our manufacturing facility is conducted every twelve months and

family focused operators to put on their menus and show

receiving such a sought-after accolade from the BRC

customers – especially parents – their children can still

for the third year running is a huge testament to our

have a portion of vegetables even when they’re treating

hard-working employees, all of whom strive to deliver


professional and exceptional service with the manufacture

A great addition to any menu, the unique 5-inch Deep

of superb quality disposable packaging concepts for the

Dish Pizza is vegetarian and easy to cook in the oven.

UK foodservice market. I’d like to congratulate the whole

With no prep needed, it has a holding time of 45 minutes,

KeCo team for the professionalism of their operations,

allowing the kitchen to cook in advance during busy

which has resulted in us maintaining the exceptional

periods and keep waste to a minimum.

standards required for AA accreditation by this globally

The Deep Dish 1-of-5 a Day Pizza is available now and comes frozen in a 24 x 170g case. A leading family pizza and baking business, Dr. Oetker was founded in 1891 and has a dedicated professional range working to provide quality solutions that add excitement to menus with total ease and reassurance. *Reduced Saturated fat when compared to standard Four Cheese Deep Dish ^MCA

recognised, independently audited standard for food packaging manufacture.” Jamie Kearns, Operations Director, KeCo Foodservice Packaging Ltd. As a leading manufacturer of carton board packaging for the UK foodservice and hospitality markets, KeCo Foodservice






responsibly and sustainably throughout its manufacturing operation. The Company understands the importance of quality – especially given the demanding nature of the sectors it serves – and BRC AA recognition acknowledges that quality, safety and hygiene are maintained to an exceptionally high standard.

For more information

To find out more about KeCo please visit www.kecofsp.

on Dr. Oetker Professional

com or call 01480 869077. Alternatively, please email



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Bakers, cafes and businesses have one a week left to sign up for National Doughnut Week which takes place 11-18 May HOW BAKERS CAN GET INVOLVED WITH FUNDRAISING 11 – 18 May 2019

get involved in. Offering everyone who buys a doughnut a

The week, sponsored by CSM Bakery Solutions, raises

be creative to maximise on the opportunity to raise money

funds for The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity

and sell as many doughnuts as possible, creating a real

for children with brain injury. It has been running for 28

buzz. Cavan Bakery in Surrey ran a ‘design a doughnut’

years, after being launched in 1991 by independent baker,

competition during National Doughnut Week. The winner

Christopher Freeman.

was 9 year old Alice, who created a ‘ladybird madness’

Bakers who register to get involved in the week will

chance to win a prize can increase sales. It’s important to

doughnut, which was sold throughout the week.

receive a special pack full of promotional materials from CSM with everything they need to make the most of the


occasion and raise as much money as possible through

Offer deals such as ‘a doughnut and a hot drink for £1’,

sales of their delicious doughnuts.

or a meal deal which includes a doughnut, to encourage

Last year during National Doughnut Week £33,679 was

sales from customers who wouldn’t usually purchase one.

raised for The Children’s Trust with the help of hundreds

Ensure you use the point of sale kit provided by CSM to

of independent bakers, cafes and shops who sold delicious

communicate the key messages behind National Doughnut

doughnuts to help raise funds for the charity.

Week and The Children’s Trust to help raise as many funds

CSM has shared some of its top tips on how to make the

as possible.

most of the opportunity!


Social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

A great way to create excitement in store is to focus on

are fantastic for driving awareness of your activities

a different theme each year and create doughnuts within

during the week. Run competitions on social media and

this theme, costumes for staff and decorations outside.

post pictures of your delicious creations to encourage

This helps to raise awareness of the activity and drive

people to enter the store. Follow ‘National Doughnut

further sales. Last year many bakers chose to create a

Week’ on Facebook, @DoughnutWeek on Twitter and @

Royal Wedding themed doughnut, inspired by the news

NationalDoughnutWeek on Instagram for creative ideas.

agenda at the time.

Make sure you tag the official channels in your posts and use #NationalDoughnutWeek to encourage engagement.

CUSTOMER COMPETITIONS Another fantastic way to raise even more funds is by holding a raffle or competitions in store for customers to 51

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Checkit launches HACCP, Health & Safety Compliance Consultancy for Fast Food and Fish & Chip Shops Food Safety pioneer Checkit has broadened its offering with a new compliance and risk management service headed by industry veteran, Chris Hassall.


usinesses of all sizes face the challenge of

leads a team packed with cross-sector regulatory and

managing compliance commitments. Visits by

compliance technology know-how.

inspectors and local authorities can be nerve-

In partnership with local authorities and a national

wracking, with the outcome of inspections posing a risk

network of consultants, the team can assist with any due

to the bottom line. With an increasingly vocal media and

diligence requirements, from general health and safety

aware public as well as strict regulations, few issues are

to fire safety and food standards, all built on three key

as important.

services: End-to-end consultancy to develop and implement

By making compliance regimes digital, Checkit’s



airtight compliance procedures


Remote and Physical Auditing to ensure total readiness

the paper-based systems that are still common.

for random local authority inspections

This makes life easier for

Fast Food Restaurants and Fish& Chips

A helpline to offer advice in emergencies,

minimising the impact of negative outcomes

shops staff and managers. Rather than

In Chris’ own words, “Combining traditional

relying on occasional audit visits and paperwork inspections, digital technology can act like a real-






time inspection for the business, showing how

technology solution allows us to offer an

healthy its compliance processes are and allowing

extremely efficient, but high quality

remote monitoring and early diagnosis of problems.

service. Complete visibility of due diligence

Checkit has now launched a new service, the first to offer “Continuous Compliance Monitoring” using its technology.




service offering to be more informed and therefore more effective. It’s high time that

This provides expert end-to-end

support on a consultancy basis, from formulating

the industry took advantage of the possibilities of digital

policy to implementation and monitoring, giving

technology and it’s exciting to be at the forefront of this

organisations of all sizes:

massive change”

Confidence that a business is operating in line with

About Checkit

legal requirements The ability to identify and resolve performance problems early

Checkit’s smart technology helps businesses of any size to manage people, processes and compliance. Our

The right data for painless EHO inspections

platform is used to power digital food safety systems,

Support and guidance to react to any potential issues in

to deliver smart compliance services and to easily build

the right way

tailored solutions that make operations more effective. Checkit has offices in the UK and the USA, with customer

Experienced expertise The




including George’s Tradition Group, Center Parcs, Compass technology


Group, Jamie’s Italian, the NHS and Sodexo.

experienced, highly qualified expertise. With over ten

For more information call 01223 941 450 or send Chris

years of experience in environmental health, Compliance

Hassall an email mentioning you saw the article at Fast

and Risk Management Services Director, Chris Hassall,

Food Professional Magazine:


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Consumers doubtful on impact of junk food advertising ban, new research finds ith a ban on junk food advertising on

Nearly half (49%) agreed that stopping advertising for fast

London’s transport network having come

food was another example of the nanny state and that people

into effect last week and the Government

should be able to eat what they like. Only 14% disagreed.

reported to be planning a consultation into banning junk

“Interestingly, given the proliferation of fast food

food advertising on television before 9pm, new research

options, more than half of those surveyed pointed to

has found that most people are doubtful as to its likely

healthier options being available as fast food,” explains


Lyndsay Peck, Director, Engage Research, “whilst 60%

Research conducted by consumer insight agency Engage Research found that 40% of those surveyed were

agreed that ‘not all fast food is bad for you, there are plenty of healthy options available’.”

in favour of banning junk food advertising on transport

Nearly half of those surveyed (46%) said that

systems. However, 70% believed that people will continue

advertising on television for food and drink products

eat what they like irrespective of whether they see

was most likely to catch their eye, compared with 19% on

advertising or not and only one in 3 (31%) believed that

transport systems; 18% via fliers through the door; 16%

the ban would improve the eating habits of adults, teens

in magazines and newspapers; 13% on bill boards on the

or children.

street, and 12% on the radio.

‘Business as Usual’ as Jestic Foodservice Equipment announces sale of business Jestic Foodservice Equipment has announced the sale

provides the perfect entry point to the European market:

of the business to Universal Industries International

“Universal Industries and Jestic Foodservice Equipment

Ltd, a company controlled by the founding shareholders

have many synergies in common, not least the fact that

of Universal Industries Corporation (Pty) Ltd, based in

each are leaders within their field in their respective

South Africa. Universal Industries (Pty) Ltd has several

territories. The Jestic portfolio of brands and customers is


extremely impressive and I look forward to getting to know





manufacturers and is one of South Africa’s leading kitchen equipment suppliers. Speaking of the acquisition, new Managing Director of Jestic (formerly General Manager), Ben Dale enthused: “This is a very exciting next stage in the growth of Jestic Foodservice Equipment and one which is extremely

each and everyone in the coming months.” As part of the agreement, Jestic founder and previous majority shareholder, Martin Beesley, will continue in his current role as non-executive Director of Strategic Development in order to provide ongoing support to the management team and shareholders.

positive for our current customer base. Universal has

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has an ethos of providing

shared with all the directors their vision for growth and I

catering equipment engineered to the very best standards,

am delighted that Jestic will provide the perfect platform

using exceptional craftsmanship and featuring the quality

from which to do this. It is extremely important to stress

raw materials required to achieve an outstanding build

that the existing management team and board of directors


including Steve Morris, Michael Eyre, Neill Pearson and

leading brands including Josper, Wood Stone, Sveba

myself will be continuing with the business and therefore,

Dahlen, Edge, Alfa Pro, Somerset and Vitamix.

for both our current customers and suppliers, this is very much business as usual.” Ben will report into new Jestic Chairman, Wayne Brett. Wayne is based full time in the UK and for him Jestic 53

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The Jestic portfolio includes equipment from





Equipment, please visit

Foodservice For further

information on Universal Industries group, please visit April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional


MONEY MATTERS Charles Harding, Chris Lock, Kate McKane and Sarah Lock at Atlantic Bay Fish & Chips

Award-Winning Business Owner Acquires Second Fish and Chip Shop With HSBC UK Support An award-winning business owner from Devon has acquired a second fish and chip shop in Westward Ho after securing a six-figure commercial mortgage from HSBC UK


he Golden Fry has been taken over by Sarah Lock,

good food. I wanted to take these values and expand my

who has used HSBC UK funding to purchase

portfolio, then I saw a fantastic opportunity in Golden Fry

and rebrand the restaurant. Sarah, who already

to grow the business. With the support of my HSBC UK

owns the award-winning Harbourside Fish and Chips

relationship manager, Sarah Drake, I have been able to

in Plymouth, has renamed the shop Atlantic Bay Fish &

fulfil this ambition and I can’t wait to welcome the local

Chips. Four new full-time staff have been employed to help

community to Atlantic Bay Fish & Chips.”

run the restaurant. As part of the takeover, a complete refurbishment of the

Mark Self, HSBC UK’s Area Director for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, said:

premises has been completed, including the creation of a

“With over a decade of experience in the industry and a

20-seat dining area and 40-seat outdoor terrace, a new

hugely dedicated team, we’re delighted to have supported

shop frontage, kitchen and walk-in freezer. The new owner

Sarah in acquiring her second restaurant. We wish her the

has also introduced a fresh menu which includes gluten

best of luck in the future and look forward to seeing her

free options.

award-winning business grow.”

Sarah Lock, owner of Atlantic Bay Fish & Chips said:

In 2018 Harbourside Fish and Chips, which is managed by

“The team at Harbourside Fish & Chips has always

Sarah’s brother Chris, was awarded the best fish and chip

prided itself on community service and a passion for

shop in the South West by the National Fish & Chip Awards.


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April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional



Johnson Reed champions common sense lending with rebrand Independent business finance provider Johnson Reed has launched a refreshed company brand to demonstrate their human, common-sense approach to lending. The Stockport-based firm has been supporting clients with business finance solutions across their business journey from inception to development to growth, since 2005


ohnson Reed’s refreshed brand logo symbolises

business and our brand had to demonstrate that.”

the support provided across this journey through

Johnson Reed’s new website evidences the services on

the curving ‘JR’ graphic. New vibrant product

offer to customers from small to large including a 96%

brand names and icons have been developed

approval rate, 2-hour response time and £150m raised to

for Johnson Reed’s core services including:

date. Additionally, 95% of the firms underwriting is manual,

Lease it (equipment leasing), Flexi loans (business loans),

informed by high-tech IT systems and an experienced,

Simply assets (asset finance), Quirky Kit (non-traditional

reliable team.

assets) and Raving Fans (suppliers and introducers). The

Johnson Reed appointed Macclesfield-based B2B

new product brands bring to life the added value in the

branding and marketing agency, Embrace, to help develop

different solutions on offer.

the refreshed brand including value proposition, visual

Managing Director Mark Johnson shares why the

identity, brand assets, website design and launch campaign.

rebrand was a crucial strategic step in representing

Jamie Collier, Director, Johnson Reed said: “Embrace has

what their business stands for: “We want our clients to

worked closely with our team to find the best way to reflect

takeaway that we’re not like banks and many finance

our identity and ethos. They brought purpose, process

providers. We don’t enter your details into a predefined

and bags of creativity to help steer us though a brand

system for an automated response on whether you

evolution. We are delighted with the results and continue

tick all the correct boxes. We will never simply say

to work with Embrace drawing from their expertise and

the computer says “no”. Our approach is common

knowledge taking guidance on how we can best connect

sense decision-making, person-to-person, business-to-

with our customers.”


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April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional



Bain Marie Liners Easy Liners Easy Liners Ltd, Unit 14, Chester Park, Alfreton Road, Derby, DE21 4AS T: 01332 412273 or 07447 146512 E: W:

Easy Bags Ltd Enterprise Road, Millennium Business Park Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG19 7JX T: 01623 423423 E: W: Daymark-Supplies Ltd The Refill Centre Ltd, t/a Daymark-Supplies, Unit 14, Poplars Farm, Forshaw Heath Road, Earlswood, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 5JX 0845 23 015 23

Sirane Ltd Sirane Ltd, European Development Centre, Stafford Park 6, Telford, TF3 3AT 01952 230055

GM Packaging Ltd Unit B7, Tyne Tunnel Estate, Hamar Close, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 7XB 0191 296 2007

Batter Suppliers Goldensheaf Kerry Foodservice, Bristol T: 0800 138 1938 E: W:

Henry Jones Kerry Foodservice, Bristol T: 0800 138 1938 E: W:

Henry Colbeck

Fryers Mate

Seventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate,  Gateshead,  Tyne and Wear, NE11 0HG 0191 482 4242 Unit 3, Great Northern Way, Great Northern Terrace, Lincoln LN5 8XF 01522 542054

Weston Catering Supplies Wallace View, Hillfoots Road, Stirling, FK9 5PY 01786 455200 Unit S4, Mendip Business Park, Rooksbridge, Somerset BS26 2U 01934 750367 

Business and Property Sales Rosens Business Transfer Agency Unit 3, Alexander Charles House, Station Passage, South Woodford, London, E18 1JL 0208 539 6426

Fish Friers- Part of the Altius Group 7b Edward 7th Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF 0844 248 8257

Business - Part of the Altius Group

Regional shops throughout the UK or on-line Fourth Way, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 8T 0845 140 5555 or 0117 316 5000

Hopkins Catering Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF 0113 257 7934 Unit 67, Gravelly Industrial Park, Gravelly Park, Birmingham, B24 8TQ 0121 327 5575 3 Cornhill, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1DW 01404 813762

Catering Equipment Suppliers/ Spares Shop Equip Park View, North Street, Langwith, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9BN T: 0845 400 1044 E: W:

Total QSR Ltd Crown Chambers, 7a Market Place Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ES T: 01225 791848 W: Fast Food Systems Limited

Middleton Food Products Ltd,

Carlton Catering Equipment

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Nisbets Plc

Everett, Masson & Furby

T: 0845 3711 522 E: W: W:

56 30 Broughton Street, Manchester, M8 8NN 0161 833 0024

MCS Technical Products Ltd

Seriously Good Gluten Free 655 Willenhall Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 3LH 01902 608122 or 08453 706 550

Marfast Business Incorporating Bruce & Co Redwoods Dowling Kerr Kings Business 01772 775776


Ceres | Pure Food Innovation

Falcon Foodservice Equipment Unit 1, Headley Park 9, Headley Road East Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4SQ 01189 441100 Grange Farm, Braithwell Road, Ravenfield, Rotherham , South Yorks., S65 4LP 01709 540004 Building 2, Westmead Drive, Swindon, SN5 7YT 01793 5383908

Blue Seal

Restaurant Supply Store Unit 7, Hatton Close, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex, RM16 6RP 01375 651 600

Velox Grills Manor Farm, Manor Road Wantage, Oxon., OX12 8NE 01235 770133

Caterparts Limited The Engine Shed, Top Station Road, Brackley, Bucks., NN13 7UG 0845 130 8060

Vmotouk 29 Shand Street London E1 2ES 0800 133 7304

King Edward Unit 1A, Porthouse Ind. Estate, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4NS

E&R Moffat Bonnybridge FK4 2BS 01324 812272 April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional

56 16 Millwater Avenue Dewsbury, West Yorks. WF12 9QN sales@sweet 01924 488619

Mitchell and Cooper Ltd 136-140 Framfield Road Uckfield East Sussex, TN22 5AU 0845 0177 488

Synergy Grill Active Food Systems Ltd., Synergy House, 70 High Street, Offord Darcy, St Neots, Cambs., PE19 5RH 01480 811000

Comark Instruments 52 Hurricane Way,Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6JB 0207 942 0712

Cook Co Nottingham Ltd 99 Manvers Street, Nottingham, NG2 4NU 0115 912 1188

No-Fli Limited Building C, Knaresborough Technology Park, Manse Lane, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, HG5 8LF 01423 855600

Electronic Temperature instruments Ltd Easting Close, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8HQ 01903 202151

Lowe Rental Ltd Unit J, Knockmore Ind. Estate, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT28 2EJ 028 9260 4619

Alliance On-line Alliance House, Marshfield Bank, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8UY 0844 499 4300

Chicken Coaters & Marinades Chicken Train Kerry Foodservice, Birstol,  T: 0800 138 1938 E: W: Dibs Distribution 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6DT 0208 568 6668


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Chicken Frying and Cooking Equipment Jestic Foodservice Equipment Units 3 & 4, Dana Estate, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6UU 01892 831960

Kuroma Kiln Head Spring, Kneeton Lane, Barton, DL10 6NB 01325 377189

Hopkins Catering Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF 0113 257 7934

PD Catering International MFG Group Nile Street Bolton, Lancs. BL3 6BW 01284 382800

Pandnet Ltd (Kuroma) Unit 1, Premier Works Canal Street South Wigston Leicester LE18 4PL 0116 2772 372

Mammoth Cleaning



Storeys Bar Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5TQ 0800 432 0224

Cold Drinks and Slush Us 4 Slush Limited 4 Middle Road. Bailie Gate Industrial Estate, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. BH21 4DB 01202 666922

Longo & Co Unit 5A, Steps Industrial Estate Magdale, Honley West Yorkshire, HD9 6RA 01484 606352

SnowShock Ltd Unit 43 Invincible Drive, Armstrong Industrial Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7HX 0330 053 6132

Crisps and Snacks Palmer and Harvey 106 – 112 Davigdor Road Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1RE 01273 222 100

Salty Dog

Chippers and Peelers Carlton Catering Equipment Grange Farm, Braithwell Road, Ravenfield, Rotherham South Yorks., S65 4LP 01709 540004

Regrit-it 1st Floor Rear, 40 Percy Park Tynemouth, North Tyneside. NE30 4JX 07740 664410

Williams Catering Products Exeworthy Farm, Staplake Lane, Starcross, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8QT 01626 890871

Cleaning Materials Salty Towers PO Box 766 Chesham Bucks., HP5 3YD 01494 774422

Curry and Gravy Mixes Dinaclass Kerry Food Service, Bristol, T: 0800 138 1938 E: W:

Total QSR Ltd Crown Chambers, 7a Market Place Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ES T: 01225 791848 E:

Ecolab UK Various UK locations Central: 0 02920 852000

Pattersons Winterstoke Road Bristol, BS3 2NS 0117 934 1270

W: Kerry Foodservice Thorpe Lea Manor, Thorpe Lea Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 8HY 01784 430777 April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional



Deep Premises Cleaning Bright Hygiene Omega House, Unit 7, Sarbir Industrial Park, Cambridge Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2EU 0800 093 7840

Vapor Clean 1st Floor Dairy Unit, Ebdon Bow Farm, Wick Saint Lawrence, Weston Super Mare, BS22 7YU 01934 611242

Delivery Bikes Justebikes 216 Hinckley Road Leicester, LE3 0TH 0116 3666 980

Free Go Electric Bikes 3 St Denys Road, Portswood, Southampton Hampshire, SO17 2GN 0800 077 8711

Digital Menu Systems Ltd Limerick Works, Limerick Road, Dormanstown, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 5JU T: 01642 482629 E: W:

Harlequin Printing and Packaging Harlequin House, Coed Cae Lane,  Pontyclun,  South Wales,  CF72 9EW T: 01443 222219 E: W:

Digital Media systems Pressers House, 2 South Lane, Elland, West Yorks, HX5 0HG 01484 588895

Duct Cleaning and servicing Specialists Advertise Here! You could be telling readers about your business or service on this page Call Athol now to book a space on

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CKC in association with KLS 8 Austin Fields Kings Lynn PE30 1PH T: 01553 886101 / 07766 747405 W: E:

De-Duct Cleaning Service Deduct offer a fast & efficient Nationwide duct cleaning service with FREE shop survey T: 07806 487239 or 0333 772 0089 E: W:

Media Screen Solutions Cleveland House 116 Cleveland Street Wirral Merseyside, CH41 3RB 0800 515690

Signagelive Limited Rectory Farm Barns Walden Road Little Chesterford Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1UD 01799 530110


Fastfood Professional • April and May 2018 Crystal Gate 28-30 Worship Street London EC2A 2AH 0800 038 5389

Ethnic foods Shana Foods Unit 5 Second Way, Wembley Middlesex, HA9 0YJ 0208 8782 3200

Wing Yip 375 Nechells Park Road Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5NT 0121 327 6618

Fats and Oils Vandemoortele/P100 P100 has over 60 years of frying experience, helping to create great tasting food time and time again. Being refined to the purest level, P100 offers unrivalled consistancy in taste and freshness from the first portion to the last.

T: 0208 814 7810 M: 07912 389446 W:

Olenex Trading (UK) Ltd ADM Trading (UK) Limited, Church Manorway, Erith, Kent, DA8 1DL

E: T: 01322 444836

Just Filters Omega House, Unit 7, Sarbir Industrial Park, Cambridge Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2EU 01279 420289

Network Hygiene Knowledge Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3BY 0333 577 6384

EPOS Systems

BD Signs Nottingham Unit 18, Bailey Brook Industrial Estate, Amber Langley Drive, Langley Mill, Nottingham, NG16 4BE 0800 195 3610

It’s Lolly ltd

Integer Manchester: 167 Heywood Road, Prestwich Manchester, M25 1LB Scotland: 89 Main Street, Winchburgh West Lothian, EH52 6RA T: 0871 566 0766 E: Manchester: Scotland:• W:

Kepos Systems Ltd 10 Gunton Road, London, SW17 9EL 07939 927624

Revel Systems London Office Moorgate 1 Fore Street London, EC2Y 5EJ 0203 8081 036

W: The

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Nortech Foods Limited For information, advice, or customer support material pleas Olenex Trading (UK) Limited. Tel: 01322 444836 e-mail: Ings Road, Doncaster,  South Yorkshire, DN5 9TL 01302 390880

Arrow Oils Limited Glebe Street, Shaw, Oldham Lancashire, OL2 7SF 01706 880796

Finance, Leasing & Insurance Complete Leasing Solutions Ltd Manor Farm, Chilworth Old Village, Southampton, Hants, SO16 7JP T: 023 8076 6467 E:

Corporate Asset Solutions Manor Farm,, Chilworth Old Village, Soputrhampton, Hants, SO16 7JP 023 8076 6467

Johnson Reed Bridge House, Newbridge Lane, Stockport, SK1 2NA T: 0161 429 6949 E: W:

April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional


Royal Greenland Ltd 4 St Peters Court, St Peters Street, Colchester, Essex, CO11 1WD 0845 602 3866 Gateway House, Styal Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5WY 0161 490 4249

Unique Seafood

Fish Suppliers Collins Seafoods Ltd 2 Floor, Grabbex Business Park, Murray Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3QY 0203 260 3580

Unit 2, Park 2000, Millennium Way, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 6AR

T: 01325 315544 E: W: Smales 30 West Dock Street, Hull, HU3 4HL 01482 324997

Fish & Chip Shop Suppliers VA Whitley & Co Ltd Milward House Fir Street Heywood OL10 1NW T: 01706 364211 E: W:

FAS 2000 Ltd/Fastnet Fish Estate Road No.5, South Humberside Industrial Estate, Grimsby, N.E. Lincs., DN31 2TG 01472 240777

Wraggs Seafoods Ltd Unit 2, Park 2000, Heighington Lane Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 6AR 01132 498832

J Sykes & Sons Ltd New Smithfield Market, New Smithfield House, Whitworth Street East, Manchester, M11 2WP 0161 223 9311

Amanda Seafoods A/S Constatiavej 29, DK-9900, Frederikshavn +45 96 22 15 00

Mannin Fish Ltd 3 Sterling Court, Stevenage, Herts., SG1 2JY 01438 359444

Xpress Fish 351 South Boulevard, Hessle Road, Hull, HU3 4DY 01482 633550

Whitby Seafoods Ltd Fairfield Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PU 01947 606101

Young’s Foodservice Ross House, Wickham Road, Grimsby, DN31 3SW 0800 132 096


Fastfood Professional • April and May 2018

Friars Pride Milward House Head Office & Peterborough Depot: Oxney Rd Indst Est, Peterborough, PE1 5YW T: 01733 316400 Fx: 01733 316425 E: W:

JJ Food Service Innova Park, 7 Solar Way, Enfield, EN3 7XY T: General 08433 090991 T: Paul Brailsford – 07880 176015 E: E: W:

Total QSR Ltd Crown Chambers, 7a Market Place Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ES

Food Safety & Hygiene Checkit Limited Broers Building JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge, CB3 0FA

T: 01223 941450 E: W: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ 0207 928 6006

Frozen Food Suppliers Central Foods Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB T: 01604 858 522 E: W:

Golden Valley Foods Maple Court, Ash Lane, Colling Tree, Northampton, NN4 0NB T: 01604 858522 E: W: www.central Brands/goldenvalleyfoods.aspx

Frying Ranges KFE Ltd Unit A-B, Bentley Business Park, Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8LD, 01778 380 448

T: 01225 791848

Frank Ford


Limerick Road, Dormanstown,


Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

Henry Colbeck Seventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate,  Gateshead,  Tyne and Wear,  NE11 0HG 0191 482 4242

T: 01642 489868 E: W:

Martyn Edwards Ltd Limerick Road, Dormanstown,

T Quality Westmead Industrial Estate, Westlea, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7YY 01793 648900

Wilsons Seasonings Ltd Stagenhoe Bottom Farm, Whitwell, Hertfordshire, SG4 8JN 01438 871967

Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

T: 01642489868 E: W:

Fryline in association with KLS 8 Austin Fields Kings Lynn PE30 1PH

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: E:

April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional



Glover & Howe Insurance Services


Florigo 4 Centech Park, Fringe Meadow Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, B98 9NR 01527 592000

Hewigo (UK)Ltd Bateman House, Little Fields Way, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2BT 0121 544 9120

Henry Nuttall Ltd Manor Drive, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 3QU 01909 560808

Preston & Thomas Frying Ranges Ltd PO Box 728, Fareham, Hants, PO14 9QU 01732 757636

Mallinsons of Oldham Ltd Trent Industrial Estate, Duchess St, Shaw Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 7UT 01706 299000

Valentine Equipment Limited 4 Trafford Road, Reading, Berks., RG1 8JS 0118 957 1344

Frying Range Engineers KLS Frying Ranges Service 8 Austin Fields


Tchibo Coffee International Ltd UK wide 0345 6069090 Tchibo House, 7-8 Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BE 01372 541881

Bidvest Foodservice 814 Leigh Road, Slough, SL1 4BD 01494 555900 Head Office, Glaisdale Drive, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4LU 0115 929 1101 The Maltings Business Centre, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HG 0808 278 3327

Adams Fast Food Supplies


Hopwells Ltd Various UK Depots 01274 492044 Ask for local depot number

Marfast 30 Broughton Street, Manchester, M8 8NN 0161 833 0024

Grease Traps Oli Environmental Services

Gazebos/Mobile Units Instant Promotion (UK) Ltd Unit 7, Liberty Industrial Park, South Liberty Lane, Bristol, BS3 2SU 0117 963 1668

VTO (Vertical Take Off) Promart Manufacturing Ltd Unit 2B Caddick Road, Knowsley Industrial Park South, Merseyside, L34 9HP 0151 546 4666

General Catering Supplies Peter’s Food Service Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8XP T: 029 2085 3200 • F: 029 2085 3323




Fastfood Professional • April and May 2018

Scanomat UK 0800 032 7581

Ice Cream Carpigiani UK Ltd Faculty House, 214 Holme Lacy Road, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6BQ 01432 346018


Caterlink Limited Eaton Works, Allthorpe Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU 01926 432030 Units 7-8, Bodmin Business Park, Launceston Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2RJ 01208 78844

Hog Roast Machines and Barbecues The Hogg Boss

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: E: 18-22 Birch Road East, Birmingham, B6 7DB 0121 328 5757 6 Chapel Lane, North Luffenham, Oakham, LE15 8JP 01780 720679

Kings Lynn PE30 1P

Logic Vending Peake Products, Unit 4, Walton New Road Ind. Estate, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Leics., LE17 5RD 0116 247 8500

Tasty Trotter Bridge Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, S45 9NU 01246 866800

Cinders Barbecues High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7NB 01524 262900

Hot Drinks Equipment Franke Coffee Systems UK Ltd 6A Handley Page Way, St Albans , Hertfordshire, AL2 2DQ 01923 635700

Espresso Essential Unit 2, Oakley Green Nurseries, Westerleigh Hill Road, Westerleigh, Bristol, BS37 8QZ 0800 731 2980

Beechdean Dairies Limited Old House Farm, North Dean, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4NL 01494 563980

Taylor UK 106 Claydon Business Park Great Blakenham, Ipswich Suffolk, IP6 0NL 0800 838 896

Hopkins Catering Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF 0113 257 7934

Longo & Co Unit 5A, Steps Ind. Estate, Magdale, Honley, Huddersfied, West Yorks., HD9 6RA 01484 606351

Kebab Suppliers Double A Kebabs Millennium Business Park, Mansfield Nottinghamshire, NG19 7JX T: 01623 422888 E: W:

April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional

60 Unit 3, First Avenue, Drum Industrial Estate, C hester le Street, Birtley, Co. Durham, DH2 1AG 0191 492 3909

Golden Delight Foods Ltd, 26 Clayton Road, Birmingham B8 1JE 0121 327 8800

Pies Pukka Pies Ltd

Paragon Quality Foods Ltd Quadrant 3, Yorkshire Way, West Moor Park, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3FB 01302 834141

Oil Management Premier1 Filtration Kiln Head Spring, Kneeton Lane, Barton, DL10 6NB 01325 377189



Fylde Fresh & Fabulous

W: Fylde Fresh & Fabulous, Stanley Villa Farm, Back Lane, Weeton, Preston, PR4 3HN 01253 836444

Peter’s Food Service Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8XP 029 2085 3200

Holland’s Pies Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA 01706 213591

Pizza & Pasta Express Foodservice Unit B, Dominion Way, Rustington Trading Estate, Littlehampton, West Sussex. BN16 3HQ 01903 775077


Coveris UK Food & Consumer 7 Howard Road, Eaton Socon St Neots, Cambs PE19 8ET T: 01480 476161 E: W: Crafti’s Ltd (For Kids) 3rd Floor, Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6AB 01327 358508

W F Denny Unit 7, Tudor Road, Altrincham Business Park, Broadheath, Cheshire, WA14 5RZ 0161 927 4949

It’s a Wrap (JR Press) 3 Egerton Close, Daventry Northants, NN11 8PE 01327 301566

PlanglowLtd The Quorum, Bond Street South, Bristol, BS1 3AE 0117 317 8600

Southern Fried Chicken Unit 1, Headley Park 9, Headley Road East, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4SQ 0118 944 1100


Fastfood Professional • April and May 2018


T: 0116 264 4004

Leicester, LE7 1LD

Kismet Kebabs Milton House, Maldon Road, Latchingdon, Essex CM3 6LF 01621 744 055

Potatoes AHDB Potatoes Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TL 024 7669 2051

The Halcroft, Syston, Leighton Lane Industrial Estate, Leighton Lane, Evercreech, Somerset, BA4 6LQ 01749 838100

999 Pizza Toppings UK Unit 6, Teakcroft Fairview Industrial Park Marsh Way Rainham, Essex, RM13 8UH 01708 558885

Venice Bakery UK Ltd Unit 2, Crown House, Queen Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4BT 0208 301 2624


Istanbul Meats

Agrico UK Ltd. www Castleton of Eassie, Glamis, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 1SJ 01307 840551

Potato Treating & Equipment Drywite The House of Lee, Park Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2RA T: 01384 569556

Poultry Suppliers Central Foods Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB T: 01604 858 522 E: W:

Riverside Food Services Units 1-4, The Stables, Sutton Farm, West Felton, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4HX

T: 01691 839288 E: W:

Pan’Artisan Units 25/26 Holmbush Industrial Estate, Holmbush Way Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9HX 01730 811490

Pizza and Baguette Genus, Hammond Close Attleborough Fields Ind. Est. Nuneaton, Warks., CV11 6RY 02476 254941

Kiren Foods Unit 3, Smallbridge Business Park, Riverside Drive, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 2SH 01706 526732

Stoupid Pizza UK 84 Holmsdale Road, Coventry, CV6 5BJ 02476 278102

Dibs Distribution 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex,TW7 6DT 0208 568 6668

Nila UK Ltd Unit 9b, Beaver Ind. Estate, Brent Road, Southall, Middx., UB2 5FB 020 8744 7700

Refrigeration Adande Adande Refrigeration Ltd. 45 Pinbush Road, South Lowestoft Ind. Est Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 7NL 0844 376 0023

April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional



Hoshizaki/Gram 2 The Technology Centre London Road, Swanley,Kent, BR8 7AG E: Hoshizaki - uksales@ E: Gram - W: W: T: Hoshizaki - 0845 456 0585 T: Gram - 01322 616 900

Elite Shopfitters Leeds Ltd.

McWhinney’s Sausages 10 Balloo Way, Balloo Industrial Park, Bangor, Co. Down, N. Ireland, BT19 7QZ 028 9127 1811

Jestic Foodservice Equipment 5 Wharfe Mews, Cliff Terrace, Wetherby, LS22 6LX 0113 258 3324

Jephsons Shopfitters Ltd Maun House, Maun Way, Hermitage Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5GX 01623 645809 Units 3 & 4, Dana Estate, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6UU 01892 831960

Pukka Pies Ltd

T: 0116 264 4004

Promart Manufacturing Ltd

Williams Refrigeration

E: Unit 2B Caddick Road, Knowsley Industrial Park South, Merseyside, L34 9HP 0151 546 4666

Bryggen Road, North Lynn Industrial Estate, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2HZ 01553 817000

Foster Fridge 1st Floor, The Coach House, Montpelier Mews, High Street South, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3SH 01582 788486

Polar Refrigeration Unit 8, Access 18, Bristol, BS11 8HT See website for stockists

Sauces & Marinades The Crucial Sauce Company Ltd Unit 1b, Nechells Business Centre, 31 Dollman Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4RP T: 0121 333 3233 E: W:

BI Europe Limited Unit 21 – 22 Kernan Drive, Loughborough, Charnwood, LE11 5JF 01509 631650

Dibs Distribution 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6DT 0208 568 6668

Keejays Limited Crockatt Road, Lady Lane Ind. Estate, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6RD 01473 827304

Sausages, Pies and Burgers James T Blakeman & Co Ltd, Millenium Way, High Carr Business Park, Newcastle –under- Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7UF 01782 569610


Fastfood Professional • April and May 2018

The Halcroft, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LD


Peter’s Food Service Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8XP 029 2085 3200

Westaway Sausages Ltd. 3-6 Rydon Industrial Estate, Canal Way, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3SJ 01626 333101

Metrow Foods Limited Airborne Close, Leigh-on Sea Essex, SS9 4EN 01702 527441

Suffolk Meat Traders Grove Lane, Elmswell Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk, IP30 9HN 01359 242 500

Holland’s Pies Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA 01706 213591

Rollover Limited Rollover House, 802 Oxford Avenue, Slough, Berks., SL1 4LN 01753 575558

The Franconian Sausage Company Unit 26, Eldon Way, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6BE 01892 837816

Shopfitters & Fabricators Barland Shopfitting Specialists Unit 18, Honey Hall Ing, Huddersfield, West Yorks., HD2 1GP 0800 043 5523

Trade Bodies Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Marine House 1 Snow Hill London, EC1A 2DH 0207 246 8900

Seafish 18 Logie Mill Logie Green Road Edinburgh, EH7 4HS 0131 558 3331

Seafood Scotland 18 Logie Mill Logie Green Road Edinburgh, EH7 4HS 0131 557 9344

NEODA PO Box 1184, Bromley Kent, BR1 9XW T: 020¬ 8464 3954 E: W:

British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) Warwick House, Unit 7, Long Bennington Business Park, Main Road, Long Bennington, Newark, Notts, NG23 5JR 01400 283090

British Kebab Awards 8th Floor, Elizabeth House 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ, / nominationskebabawards@ 020 7183 4272

PAPA The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association Association House 18C Moor Street Chepstow NP16 5DB 01291 636338

Asian Catering Federation London Pall Mall 100 Pall Mall St James London, SW1Y 5NQ April and May 2018 • Fastfood Professional


KFE School of Frying Excellence Unit A-B, Bentley Business Park, Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LD 01778 380448

National Federation of Fish Friers 4 Greenwood Mount, Leeds, LS6 4LQ 0113 230 7044

Crossways Foodservice Consultants 29 High Street Needingworth, St Ives Cambridgeshire, PE27 4SA

T: 07725 434173 Crossways E: W: Carpigiani Gelato University UK Carpigiani House Coldnose Rd Rotherwas Industrial Estate Hereford, HR2 6JL 01432 346 018

Uniforms United Workwear The United Collection Ltd 80A Ashfield Street London, E1 2BJ 0207 780 1746

T & T Embroidery Solutions Ltd 98 Morley Drive, Ely Cambridgeshire 07783 628397

Simon Jersey Altham Accrington Lancashire, BB5 5YE 0370 4609 047

Best Workwear FRS Countrywear Limited Unit 1 Building 6 Stanmore Ind. Est. Bridgnorth Shropshire, WV15 5HP 08454 65 66 65

Web Design

Harry Ramsden’s 119 Hertford Road, London, EN3 5JF 0203 659 4745

Shinebright Creative 13 University Road Leicester, LE1 7RA 0116 255 3400

Wholesalers and Cash and Carry Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB

T: 01604 858 522 E: W: Booker Limited Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1LT 01933 371000

Costco (Head Office) National locations Hartspring Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 8JS 01923 213113

Khanjra International Foods Ltd Greenbank Business Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancs, BB1 3HU 01254 676793

Parfetts (Head Office) Didsbury Road, Stockport, SK4 2JP 0161 429 0429

Franchise Opportunities Banger Bros

Chicken Cottage

Chop & Wok


Doner Kebab

E: W:


Fastfood Professional • April and May 2018


Muffin Break

Papa John’s Pepe’s Piri Piri

Central Foods

Utility Helpline

T: 01432 378690

London Fish and Chips

Chozen Noodle

Hereford, HR1 2HE

Pro Web Design

Utilities 107 Berrows Business Centre, Bath Street,

Gallones Ice Cream Parlours

Peri Peri Original

Pita Pit UK


Training & Consultancy

Pizza Time


Sam’s Chicken

Subway www,

Waffle Delight

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German Doner Kebab

Empire Dogs

Flamin’ Chicken

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