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(Formerly Fish & Chips & Fast Food Magazine) The Nations Favourite Takeaway Magazine Now Celebrating its 28th Year

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Bao down to the latest street food trends with Central Foods And the UK’s Top Chippy is... Turn to page 8 The results are in for the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards

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The Fish & Chip Bouquet

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Cease the Grease

The Rebel Whopper - for flexitarians

National Fish 1 is & Chip Day Back

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Cod’s Scallops wallops the rest!

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his issue’s front cover features Central Foods who are one of our leading trading partners and a key supplier of frozen foods to the wider foodservice sector. They great friends of, and regular contributors to Fast Food Professional magazine. Congratualtions also to the Cod’s Scallops of Wollaton in Nottinghamshire who were named as the Best Fish and Chip Shop in the UK at a fabulous ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel. The Awards grow year on year with 15 other varied categories and winners being presented with their trophies. The event was attended by around 600 guests and was hosted superbly by Michelin star winning chef, Mark Sarjeant, who is closely connected to our sector with his Smokehouse Fish and Chip Restaurant in Folkestone. Inge Halstensen, the owner of the superb Norwegian fishing vessel, Granit, gave a rousing speech in presenting the plaques to the Top 10 Finalists in the major award. He certainly gave an emotional and popular tribute to the UK with Brexit approaching fast. His standing ovation was well deserved. I was fortunate enough to be seated on a table with Terry Larkin and the team from JJ Foodservice who were sponsoring the Best Mobile Operator category. Also seated at the table were the three finalists and it was great to see the award going to The English Indian of Rugeley, Staffordshire, who are certainly expanding the market with their Indian flavours with Fish and Chips. Thank you, also, to Nikki Hawkins, Andy Gray and the Seafish team for their hard work making this year another outstanding ceremony and year of awards. By the time this magazine is published, we will have passed the January 31st deadline and we will have exited Europe. Have a great 2020, Athol

Annual Subscription UK: FREE Overseas: £37 Fast Food Professional is published six times a year (February & March), (April & May), (June & July), August & September), (October & November) and (December & January). Newco Media Ltd 26A Osborne Heights, East Cowes, Isle of White. PO32 6FE Many of the views expressed in this publication are those of individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher. Front cover - Central Foods Bao (Hirata) Buns with Golden Valley Foods Gluten-free Chicken Goujons 3

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6 Noteworthy events - jot them down in your diary, tap them into your app 8 FinTastic! The Cod’s Scallops Crowned UK’s Best Fish & Chip Shop 10 Lewis’s Fish & Grill, Maidstone, Kent Best Newcomer Award 12 Shap Chippy in Shap, Penrith Marketing Innovation Award 14 Wetherby Whaler - Wakefield, West Yorkshire Staff Training & Development Award 16 Top Mobile / Menu Development and Innovation / Foodservice Operator 17 The People’s Pie Returns to Screens Nationwide - Pukka! 18 Granit puts food on the table at National Fish & Chip Awards 20 Cease the Grease - What it Takes to Keep Fish and Chips Top of the Take Outs 21 Young’s Foodservice Rolls Out New Shareable Popcorn Scampi Bites 22 Get ready for National Fish and Chip Day 24 Unique Service Helps Norwich Business Open Early! 26 Central Foods unveils new Moroccan-style Cauliflower Bites for foodservice 27 Golden Valley Foods gluten-free chicken flies off the shelves 28 Edible Fish & Chip Bouquet Back by Popular Demand for Valentine’s Day Special 29 The DUKES - royally British chips for first class fast food! 32 80% Of Takeaways In Profit Versus 65% Of Restaurants Thanks To Delivery 34 How the ‘Blue Planet effect’ is changing our eating habits 4

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Get Ready to Evolve Welbilt helps independent operators expand their options

In Every Issue

Royal Fisheries Launches ‘Click and Collect’ Service Portuguese flame-grilled Piri-Piri chicken is on the up – why not join in its success? CVap® 7-Series is number one at the Product Excellence Awards TV Exposure Boosts Preston Firm’s Pizza Oven Sales

Money Matters

Chicago Town Delivers Plant Power with New Vegan Pizza

Our financial section can be found near the back of the issue starting on page 48 in this issue

Hoshizaki introduce the industry’s first hydrocarbon crescent ice maker New Forest Extends Vegan Range with new Chocolate Ice Cream Aviko Launches Food Trends Report Upgrade success for Costa Stores from WRS Systems Funnybones Foodservice Lead The Way With Savoury Churros Pork prices – what does the future hold? Q3 Sales Soar by 14% at JJ Foodservice Panasonic cites exciting times ahead for the Pro-cooking Division Iain Phillips to join Regale Microwave Ovens after 20 years at Panasonic Burger King’s ‘Rebel Whopper’ – Will Change How We Eat Synergy Grill Technology appoint Production Manager to support soaring demand

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

February

getting all of the family involved in the cooking. With so

1th-13th February

what kind of a pie lover you are – Whether it’s a savoury

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many great recipes available it just falls to you to decide

Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show 2020, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

pie, a dessert pie, a crumble, a pasty or a pizza pie you can get a whole week of entertainment from attempting to make them, and even more fun trying them all!

The Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show is a unique expo showcasing a huge assortment of ice cream varieties together with its equipment and supplies. This show

3rd-5th March

provides a unique forum for suppliers, retailers, caterers

HRC - formerly Hotelympia

and manufacturers of ice cream products. The show aims

Excel, London

to encourage and support the production, vending and

“International exhibition of foodservice and hospitality.”

consumption of premium quality ice creams and other

One event, four shows... HRC is the world’s premier foodservice and hospitality event that has been an

frozen treats.

integral part of the UK market for almost 75 years. HRC is your opportunity to be part of a prestigious UK industry

23rd February

institution. It is the only event which brings together such

FRY I.T.

a broad cross section of the hospitality and foodservice

Peterborough Arena

community, attracting more suppliers from catering

Specifically brought to you by Friars Pride, the FRY I.T.

equipment, food and drink, interiors, tableware, technology

trade exhibition is designed with fish friers and caterers

and operators.

in mind. This trade show offers you the opportunity to

April

meet manufacturers to the industry, taste test products before you buy and get yourself up to date with the latest information via our Seminar programme.

30th March-1st April

Food and Drink Expo

March

NEC, Birmingham Providing the number one route to the UK food and drink

2nd-8th March

market. Join the UK’s most progressive food and drink

British Pie Week

professionals on 30th March- 1st April 2020 for five shows

Everywhere

covering the complete supply chain. Food & Drink Expo

British Pie Week takes place every year on the first full

will run alongside Foodex, The Ingredients Show, National

week of March and was started back in 2007 by Jus-Rol.

Convenience Show and Farm Shop & Deli Show. The UK

As a fully fledged nation of pie lovers, it’s a great fun

Food Shows attract buyers and decision makers from

awareness day to get behind and can be a nice way of

across the whole industry, who will converge to uncover

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the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.

May

JJ Foodservice Sets Sights on Expansion National wholesaler JJ Foodservice is on the hunt to acquire more properties to support expansion plans

19th-2oth April

Natural Food Show ExCeL London The Natural Food Show is the only event where you will discover the biggest selection of the latest food and drink innovations to be launched into this exciting and growing sector, from the UK and around the world.

June 5th June

National Fish & Chip Day Everywhere Following the resounding success of last year’s National

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ollowing record sales of £170m for the first three quarters of the current financial year, up 14% on the same period the previous year, the wholesaler

is gearing up to bring quality products, a slick ordering

Fish and Chip Day, NEODA is delighted to annouce that

process and a state-of-the-art delivery operation to more

Fish & Chip lovers across the UK are coming together

caterers across the UK.

again to celebrate the nation’s favourite dish on Friday,

Group General Manager for JJ’s, Terry Larkin, said,

7th June 2019.

“We’re ready to grow – but our biggest challenge is

National Fish & Chip Day 2019 is set to be even bigger than

finding suitable freehold sites. We are urging anyone with

last year as it brings together everyone involved in creating

a warehouse between 20,000sqft and 50,000sqft in West

this iconic British dish; from Fish & Chip shops, pub chains,

London to get in touch.”

restaurants, retailers, to the fisherman and farmers who

JJ Foodservice currently has eleven UK branches in

provide the sustainable and natural ingredients needed to

Enfield, Sidcup, Basingstoke, Dagenham, Birmingham,

create this family favourite.

Bristol, Doncaster, Leicester, Leeds, Manchester and

Don’t miss your chance to get involved and build support

Newcastle.

- start tweeting with the hashtag #nationalfishandchipday now! Register on the website

The business is also looking at sites outside of London, particularly after a successful Women in Fish and Chips conference in Birmingham last week, where 86% of

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BBC Good Food ~Show Live Birmingham NEC The ultimate summer day out

delegates surveyed said they would like a local JJ branch to serve their area. Anyone with a suitable property can contact Terry Larkin at terrence.larkin@jjfoodservice.com

Fresh seasonal flavours, high-class entertainment and two Shows with one ticket! The biggest summer food festival to hit the Midlands! Packed with seasonal produce, ideas for al-fresco entertaining, the UK’s top chefs cooking up fresh recipes live on the numerous stages across the Show. Plus - unique to this Show – your ticket includes FREE entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live, providing a variety of seed to plate inspiration, a vast range of grow your own ingredients and plenty of ideas to get your garden entertaining-ready!

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FinTastic! The Cod’s Scallops Crowned UK’s Best Fish & Chip Shop

Nottingham-based business wins flagship title at The National Fish & Chip Awards 2020

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he Cod’s Scallops in Wollaton, Nottingham, has

to thank everyone who has supported us along the way

neeted the highly-coveted title of Fish and Chip

as well as our customers who we value beyond measure.

Shop of the Year at the National Fish & Chip

Without them buying fish and chips every week, we

Awards 2020. Owned by John Molnar and wife

wouldn’t be here. What a way to start 2020 and we can’t

Helen, The Cods’ Scallops beat off competition from nine

wait to see what the future brings.”

other shortlisted finalists to be crowned the UK’s best

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “We’d

fish and chip shop, an accolade which has led to previous

like to offer huge congratulations to The Cod’s Scallops

champions doubling their turnover in the twelve months

for taking home the crown of Fish and Chip Shop of the

following the announcement.

Year at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020. As well as

The National Fish & Chip Awards is a UK-wide competition

serving up outstanding fish and chips, they demonstrated

celebrating true excellence in the fish and chip industry

real passion and enthusiasm for the industry every step of

organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the

the way. Their final presentation was incredible and they

£10bn UK seafood industry. Hailing from across the

are truly deserving winners.

country, entrants are judged on far more than just the

“The National Fish & Chip Awards have been raising

fish and chips they cook and serve. Sustainability, menu

the bar in the industry for 32 years and we know how

innovation, catering for special dietary requirements,

much it means to operators to win this notoriously tough

customer service and marketing activity are all part of the

competition. Securing the title of Fish and Chip Shop of

package of what makes an award-winning fish and chip

the Year is a real achievement for The Cod’s Scallops and

shop.

we wish them every success for what will surely be a very

The Cod’s Scallops consistently excelled in all of these

exciting year ahead as reigning champions.”

areas throughout an intensive eight month judging period,

A portion of fish and chips can also contribute towards

which included multiple mystery shop visits and a final

one of the recommended five a day portions of fruit and

presentation to a panel of industry experts.

vegetables if mushy peas are included. It can also be one

John Molnar, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be

of the recommended two portions of fish a week that we

crowned the UK’s best fish and chip shop! It’s an honour

should all be eating as part of a balanced diet. Fish and

to take home such a prestigious title, especially being up

chip shops and restaurants cater to a diverse range of

against the country’s top establishments. Our experience

lifestyle and health choices by providing small portion

in The National Fish & Chip Awards has been an incredible

size choices, gluten free options and various types of fish

journey and we’ve loved every minute of it. It’s a brilliant

species. Innovation is key for many businesses, with fish

achievement for the team at The Cod’s Scallops and we are

and chip shops constantly evolving and adding varied and

so proud of everyone for their efforts.

interesting options to their menus.

“Entering the awards has taught us so much about our business as well as the fish and chip industry and we would encourage other operators to get involved. We want 8

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Outstanding Achievement Award: Richard Ord, Colmans - South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Inge Halstensen - “And the Winner is...”

NFFF Quality Award Champion: The Real Food Café, Tydrum, Stirlingshire

Full list of winners are as follows:

About The National Fish & Chip Awards

Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award:

Awards have continuously grown in scale and stature

The Cod’s Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Celebrating 32 years of success, The National Fish & Chip since their formation in 1988, and are now recognised

Best Fish and Chip Restaurant Award:

as one of the most prominent and respected seafood

Trenchers Restaurant, Spanish City, Whitley Bay

industry events in the UK.

Best Newcomer Award: Lewis’s Fish & Grill, Maidstone, Kent

NFFF Quality Award Champion: The Real Food Café, Tydrum, Stirlingshire

They celebrate the British tradition of fish and chips, showcasing the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses through 16 different award categories. The flagship Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

Best Seafood Week Campaign Award:

is one of the highest industry honours to receive as a

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Aberdare

fish and chip business and previous winners have gone

Best Foodservice Operator Award:

on to great success, with many winners reporting sales

Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery, Hartlepool, County Durham

increases of up to 100%.

Menu Development and Innovation Award: Fish City Belfast, Belfast

Sponsorship

Marketing Innovation Award:

Sponsors of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year category

Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith

From Field to Frier Award: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

Good Catch Award:

are AAK, Elite Shopfitters, Florigo, Friars Pride, Henry Colbeck, Henry Jones, J F K, National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), Norwegian Seafood Council, P&G Professional, VA Whitley. Other Category Award sponsors include: Drywite, Frymax,

Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

Goldensheaf, Isle of Ely Produce, James T Blakeman

Staff Training and Development Award:

& Son, JJ Foodservice, Marine Conservation Society,

The Wetherby Whaler, Yorkshire

Marine Stewardship Council, Middleton Food Products,

Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year:

Pukka, Scottish Seafood Association, Scottish White Fish

Charlie Collins, Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire

Best Mobile Operator Award: The English Indian, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Processors Association and the Seafood Training Academy. Supporters of the Awards include, Enjoy Fish & Chips, Frozen At Sea Fillets Association (FASFA), HGEM Mystery Dining, Keejays, National Edible Oil Distributors’

Best Multiple Operator Award:

Association (NEODA), Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS),

Sutton & Sons, London

Russum’s, Seafood Week, and The Fishermen’s Mission.

Seasonal UK Seafood Award: Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne

Outstanding Achievement Award: Richard Ord, Colmans of South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2021 awards. Please contact: Nikki Hawkins, Trade Events Manager, Seafish on nikki.hawkins@seafish.co.uk. February and March 2020 • Fastfood Professional

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Lewis’s Fish & Grill, Maidstone, Kent Best Newcomer Award

SPONSORED BY

Lewis’s Fish & Grill, Maidstone, Kent, has been crowned winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020.

the industry. Sustainability and responsible sourcing of

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luck for the future.”

ingredients also plays a huge part in the future of fish and chips and Lewis’s Fish & Grill has demonstrated excellence in all areas. We have no doubt the business will continue to thrive and we wish them the very best of

he National Fish & Chip Awards is a UK-wide

Andrew Marriott, UK Brand and Marketing Manager

competition celebrating true excellence in the fish

for award sponsor Frymax, added: “The future of our

and chip industry organised by Seafish, the public

industry relies on top-quality, highly-motivated fish and

body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry. The

chip businesses, like Lewis’s Fish and Grill. We’re always

Best Newcomer Award category recognises business

looking for unique approaches to fish and chips, so it’s

owners and operators with less than one year’s

really rewarding to be a sponsor of this award category

experience in the industry, providing an opportunity

which celebrates the new, talented businesses that are

for new businesses to get valuable feedback which can

passionately driven and producing great tasting fish and

help them to achieve successful business growth and

chips for their customers.”

development

A portion of fish and chips can also contribute towards

The worthy winners battled it out with two other

one of the recommended five a day portions of fruit and

shortlisted finalists to take home the prestigious title.

vegetables if mushy peas are included. It can also be one

Lewis’s Fish & Grill were appraised across a variety

of the recommended two portions of fish a week that we

of judging criteria including how owners and staff

should all be eating as part of a balanced diet. Fish and

approached running a new fish and chip shop as well

chip shops and restaurants cater to a diverse range of

as their promotional activities and responsible sourcing

lifestyle and health choices by providing small portion

practices for key ingredients. They also received mystery

size choices, gluten free options and various types of fish

judging assessments by industry experts to evaluate

species. Innovation is key for many businesses, with fish

product quality and customer service levels.

and chip shops constantly evolving and adding varied

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said:

and interesting options to their menus.

“Congratulations to the team at Lewis’s Fish & Grill on being named the best new fish and chip shop in the UK.

To view the full list of winners visit: www.seafish.org/

The future of the fish and chip trade is reliant on new

article/finalists-and-winners

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Frymax is Committed to and Supports Sustainability. SUSTAINABILITY For several years Frymax has been made only from fully segregated certified sustainable palm fruit oil. This means that both palm oil and palm kernel oil are produced by palm oil plantations which have been independently audited and certified. The certification is provided by the official body, RSPO which has developed a set of environmental and social criteria member companies must comply with. Fundamental to this, is that no primary forests which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity, fragile ecosystems, or areas which are vital in meeting basic or cultural needs, can be cleared. This seeks to eradicate the threat of unsustainable palm oil plantations which damage both the regional and global environment and that of indigenous wildlife. Both Olenex and ADM, manufacturers of Frymax, support the global sustainability movement and RSPO. Olenex also has an additional supply chain policy which requires Frymax palm oil producers to respect the core sustainability principles of, no deforestation of high carbon stock forests, no development on peatland and no exploitation of communities.

PROJECT MARIPOSA Frymax sources the majority of its palm oil from Latin American countries and has undertaken to support producers by providing them with the tools and expertise to produce fully sustainable palm oil. The vehicle to do this is through a new initiative called Mariposa.

support thousands of families with the means to develop, improve and maintain their sustainable production practices.

In the past three years Mariposa has undertaken three very successful Smallholder programmes to support sustainability. Frymax carries the Mariposa logo on its packaging and it is hoped and expected that Mariposa will get increased exposure over time. Says Andrew Marriott, Brand and Marketing Manager of Frymax “We are determined to promote sustainability in any way we can and support those who produce the oils for our product. Our involvement in Project Mariposa demonstrates our commitment to achieve these aims.”

Mariposa is about enabling growers to manage their palm trees sustainably. The aim is to

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Shap Chippy in Shap, Penrith Marketing Innovation Award

SPONSORED BY

Shap Chippy in Shap, Penrith has won

fish and chip lovers through the door, and the quality of

the Marketing Innovation Award, as

product and service on offer ensures they continue to visit

part of the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020

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time and time again. The business is a true inspiration and a worthy winner of this award category.” Isaac Fisher, General Manager at award sponsor Pukka, said: “Ever since we first started making and baking pies in

he National Fish & Chip Awards is a UK-wide

1963, fish and chip shops have been – and always will be –

competition celebrating true excellence in the fish

at the heart of our story. The quality of their marketing and

and chip industry organised by Seafish, the public

promotional activity is key to growth and we’re thrilled to

body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry. The

have the opportunity to support an award that recognises

Marketing Innovation Award celebrates fish and chip

fish and chip businesses that lead the way in creativity and

businesses that showcase exceptional skills in marketing,

innovation, setting a high standard for their industry peers

promotion and campaign delivery.

to aspire to. Well done to Snap Chippy for taking home the

The worthy winners beat off strong competition from

Marketing Innovation Award this year.”

two other shortlisted finalists to bag the award. To

A portion of fish and chips can also contribute towards

take home the title, Shap Chippy was assessed against

one of the recommended five a day portions of fruit and

a wide variety of judging criteria, including audience

vegetables if mushy peas are included. It can also be one

segmentation, promotional budget allocation, planning

of the recommended two portions of fish a week that

and implementation of marketing campaigns and results

we should all be eating as part of a balanced diet. Fish

achieved over the past year.

and chip shops and restaurants cater to a diverse range

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “With

of lifestyle and health choices by providing small portion

competition across all areas of the food service industry

size choices, gluten free options and various types of fish

increasing year on year, effective marketing campaigns

species. Innovation is key for many businesses, with fish

have never been more important to a business operating

and chip shops constantly evolving and adding varied and

in this sector. Shap Chippy has shown great creativity

interesting options to their menus.

in promoting their business and the positive impact the marketing efforts have had on driving sales is great to see. “Shap Chippy’s marketing ensures a constant stream of 12

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Wetherby Whaler - Wakefield, West Yorkshire Staff Training & Development Award

SPONSORED BY

SINCE 1953

Wetherby Whaler of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, has today (23 January 2020) been crowned winner of the Staff Training and Development Award at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020.

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Whaler are excelling in this area. This award recognises business that go above and beyond to provide high quality training, acknowledging the importance of employee progression. Wetherby Whaler invested in staff training and development to the highest level and they truly deserve to take home the crown.”

he National Fish & Chip Awards is a UK-wide

Philip Blakeman, Managing Director at award sponsor

competition celebrating true excellence in the fish

James T. Blakeman & Co Ltd, said: “As a family business

and chip industry organised by Seafish, the public

with over 60 years’ experience, staff training has always

body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry.

been an important part of our success. The owners of fish

The Staff Training and Development Award recognises

frying establishments cannot overlook the importance

businesses that have exceeded expectations by providing

of quality training for young staff members. As a proud

great staff training opportunities and apprenticeships for

sponsor of The National Fish & Chip Awards, this category

their employees - the people who make and serve up the

showcases businesses that are a credit to the industry.

nation’s favourite takeaway.

We would like to congratulate Wetherby Whaler on their

Wetherby Whaler battled it out with two other shortlisted

success in the competition.”

finalist businesses to take home the prestigious Staff

A portion of fish and chips can also contribute towards

Training and Development Award. They were assessed

one of the recommended five a day portions of fruit and

against a wide variety of judging criteria, including internal

vegetables if mushy peas are included. It can also be one

training policies and procedures, training support and

of the recommended two portions of fish a week that

forward plans for staff development. Judges also visited

we should all be eating as part of a balanced diet. Fish

the business unannounced to undertake full a review of

and chip shops and restaurants cater to a diverse range

staff training and development practices. They were also

of lifestyle and health choices by providing small portion

evaluated on the quality of the fish and chips and the level

size choices, gluten free options and various types of fish

of customer service provided.

species. Innovation is key for many businesses, with fish

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “Huge congratulations to the team at Wetherby Whaler for winning this award. An effective staff training programme is essential for the development of any fish and chip business and it’s fantastic to see how Wetherby 14

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The English Indian from Lichfield, Staffordshire Top Mobile Fish & Chip Business The English Indian from Lichfield, Staffordshire has today been crowned the UK’s top mobile fish and chip business as part

SPONSORED BY

of The National Fish & Chip Awards 2020.

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contribution these businesses make in promoting the

he National Fish & Chip Awards is a UK-wide

nation’s favourite dish, fish and chips.

competition celebrating true excellence in the fish

The English Indian is a worthy winner, triumphing over

and chip industry organised by Seafish, the public

two other shortlisted finalists to take home the Best

body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry. The

Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award. Businesses faced

Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator award celebrates

mystery dining inspections and were judged against

mobile businesses that have exceeded expectations

a wide range of criteria including sustainable sourcing

in providing both great service and delicious fish and

policies, staff training processes, marketing activity and

chips to their customers and recognises the significant

the quality of product served to customers.

Fish City, Belfast, Northern Ireland

SPONSORED BY

Menu Development and Innovation Award Fish City, Belfast, Northern Ireland has been crowned winner of the Menu Development and Innovation Award category at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020

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and healthy eating choices and the nutritional values of fish and chips. Worthy winners Fish City battled it out with two other shortlisted finalist businesses to take home the prestigious Menu Development and Innovation Award.

he National Fish & Chip Awards is a UK-wide

Judges looked for evidence of menu development and

competition celebrating true excellence in the

innovation when promoting healthier options as well

fish and chip industry organised by Seafish,

as assessing customer health awareness methods and

the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood

employee training procedures focusing on dietary

industry. The Menu Development and Innovation Award

requirements, ‘free from’ products, allergens and

acknowledges fish and chip businesses that excel in

ingredients knowledge. A final round of judging also

educating and informing their customers on dietary

scrutinised front and back-of-house practices.

Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery in Hartlepool UK’s Top Foodservice Operator Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery in Hartlepool, County Durham has been named as the UK’s top foodservice operator, as part of the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020

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including pubs, restaurants, leisure outlets, cafes and hotels, where fish and chips is included on the menu but isn’t the core offering. Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery beat off stiff competition

he National Fish & Chip Awards is a UK-wide

from two other shortlisted finalists to take home the

competition celebrating true excellence in the fish

title. During the competition they were assessed against

and chip industry organised by Seafish, the public

a wide variety of judging criteria including responsible

body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry. The

sourcing policies, preparation and cooking techniques,

Best Foodservice Operator category was open to outlets

promotional activity and menu innovation.

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The People’s Pie Returns To Screens Nationwide

Pukka unveils second wave of award-winning TV advertising campaign to help drive footfall into the Great British chippy Campaign is backed by new recipes to cement Pukka’s position as the nation’s favourite fish and chip shop pie brand and shine a spotlight on Pukka’s successful award-winning Veggie Cheese, Leek & Potato pie

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ukka, the nation’s favourite fish and chip shop pie

Steak – now made and baked with 100 per cent beef brisket

brand, is returning to screens nationwide with The

– and Minced Beef & Onion, now filled with more onions

People’s Pie advertising campaign to urge viewers

and a darker, richer gravy.

to visit their local chippy.

“We’ve been making and baking pies for over 55 years

From 5th February 2020, The People’s Pie will run across

and they continue to be a takeaway favourite, with

TV and VOD and “reach 26.5 million adults nationwide,”

research showing half of all people enjoy pie and chips

explains Pukka’s General Manager, Isaac Fisher. “Following

from their local fish and chip shop at least once a year, and

our award-winning campaign launch last year , we received

of those who do, the average number of times they buy pie

an overwhelming response from the fish and chip industry,

and chips is 14 per year - compared with 16 times for fish

so it was an easy decision to kick-start 2020 with another

and chips ,” adds Fisher.

burst of advertising.”

“We continuously listen to feedback to give chip shop

“We’ve also timed the second wave of the campaign with

customers what they want and are confident they will

the busy February half-term period, which we know is key

continue to enjoy tucking into our new recipes – be it in the

for fish and chip shops as families want quick and tasty

chippy, at home, or out and about.”

takeaway options which are great value and high quality,

The People’s Pie TV advert will return to screens across

as well as British Pie Week in March. Our award-winning

TV and VOD and point of sale materials are available from

Veggie Cheese, Leek & Potato pie ticks all these boxes and

the trade section of https://www.pukkapies.co.uk. Pukka’s

we shine a spotlight on this firm favourite in the advert.”

new recipes are rolling into fish and chip shops nationwide

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Granit puts food on the table at National Fish & Chip Awards The Norwegian family-owned fishing company Halstensen founded in 1897 in Bekkjarvik, a small community on Norway’s west coast - is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in Norway

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oday, Halstensen owns a fleet of vessels including the state-of-the-art Granit, which provided all the MSC cod for the main course at this year’s National Fish & Chip Awards.

Inge Halstensen, Chief Executive Officer of Granit Seafood

spoke at the National Fish and Chip Awards in London, whilst also presenting the ten finalists in the Fish and Chip Granit Heads To Sea From Bergen

Shop of the Year category with their award plaques. Unique Seafood are the long-established exclusive UK distributor for Granit Frozen-at-Sea Norwegian Cod and Haddock; certified as a sustainable source by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and available from Unique Seafood 52 weeks of the year. Unique Seafood CEO, Harald Nissen said, “The introduction of the new Granit vessel has meant that Halstensen’s Barents Sea and North Atlantic fish procurement is being carried-out more efficiently using the very latest hygienic processing

Granit’s professionally branded Frozen at Sea Packaging

technology. The quality of the fish is superb, being filleted and frozen within a few hours of being caught to lock-in the fresh taste whilst ensuring the white fish is beautifully presented. Fish and chip friers who use Granit-caught cod and haddock can build their reputations for consistent quality for years to come, knowing they can depend on our Unique partnership with Granit supplying direct to the UK market. Inge Halstensen added, “It was a pleasure to address the 600+ guests at the National Fish and Chip Awards Ceremony and to have the opportunity to assure them of the continuity of supply of Granit quality seafood from Norway. The UK is an important market for Halstensen and is was especially pleasing to provide the cod for the Awards dinner for guests to enjoy first-hand and I received many compliments during the day on the fresh taste and presentation quality of the fish, which we pride ourselves on.”

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CEASE THE GREASE P&G Professional Uncovers What it Takes to Keep Fish and Chips Top of the Take Outs One in four Brits believe fish and chips are still king when it comes to a takeaway, with a third enjoying a fish supper monthly Over half of Brits will choose a Fish and Chip shop on quality of hygiene The kitchen is judged to be the area of a Fish and Chip shop Brits would most likely scrutinise for cleanliness A new poll of 2,000 adults has revealed one in fiveBritons still visit their local Fish and Chip shop once a week, contributing to an impressive £1.2 billion revenue each year for the industry. The average person will travel almost 4 miles to get their hands on a decent fish supper. When P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter and Gamble, asked Brits what tickles their taste buds about the Fish and Chip shop they choose to visit, food quality of course came out top (82%). However, good food was closely followed by an establishment’s hygiene rating. In fact, over half of those surveyed stated hygiene was more important than convenience, value, and even customer service. In addition, two in five would be put off visiting a Fish and Chip shop by dirty or sticky tables, and over a quarter are unlikely to return if the table tops and counter surfaces aren’t clean. In a bid to keep Fish and Chip shops in tip top shape, P&G Professional has partnered with Krispies- winners of the prestigious 2019 SeaFish National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award. Together, they are on a mission to educate Fish and Chip shop owners on the importance of hygiene and cleanliness, with an ambition to ensure Fish and Chips remains the UK’s favourite takeaway. Armed with P&G Professional research that unveiled three key factors affecting business results, Krispies owners, Tim and Kelly Barnes, visited three London Fish and Chip shops to check out their winning attributes, and offer practical advice. 20

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The poll unveiled three key findings: 1. Almost 60%of customers agree the most important area of hygiene in the shop is the kitchen 2. One in threewould post a bad hygiene review online 3. Almost 41% would avoid a Fish and Chip shop with a hygiene rating below 4 Almost half of those surveyedconsider Fish and Chips to be a British Institution, but over 80% of customers polled agreed that cleanliness is an important factor when choosing whether to return to a Fish and Chip shop. Greg Elmore, UK & Ireland Country Sales Manager at P&G Professional, comments: “It’s clear that in order for this national industry to continue to thrive, Fish and Chip shop owners must maintain the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. “Our research found that whilst Fish and Chips is

Young’s Foodservice Rolls Out New Shareable Popcorn Scampi Bites Young’s Foodservice has launched Popcorn

perceived as the most quintessentially British dish, one

Scampi Bites, mouth-watering scampi and

in five would post a bad hygiene rating online. Given

whitefish bites wrapped in Young’s signature

its impact on the bottom line, cleaning should be a key business strategy for chip shop owners. P&G Professional is committed to educating restaurants on achieving a spotless clean, and help restaurants cease the grease!” Kelly Barnes, co-founder of Krispies, adds: “The process

crispy golden breadcrumbs. Each moreish piece is made from sustainable wild caught, handpeeled scampi (sourced from the coastal waters of Great Britain and Ireland), and delicious Wild

which creates our crispy and golden, battered national

Alaska Pollock.

treasures also develops grease, and other elements our

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customers wouldn’t want to experience. “Keeping Krispies grease free is important to maintain a high standard of hygiene and uphold our reputation for delicious food in a clean environment. We have switched to cleaning products from P&G Professional, which are safe to use, trusted brands we use at home, yet formulated for our professional environment. Tools like these help our team at Krispies complete cleaning tasks impeccably, first time, every time.” As for what we want to find in our newspaper, Brits voted battered fish with chips, with salt and vinegar as the quintessential fish and chip shop combination. Battered fish was six times as popular as battered sausages, whilst 8% would choose a fish cake. With the accompaniments; Three in five Brits douse their meal in salt and vinegar

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he new Popcorn Scampi Bites tap into snacking and sharing trends that are ideal for restaurant, pub and university menus. With no artificial colours, flavours or

preservatives, and taking just minutes to oven bake or deep fry from frozen, the bites are a convenient option for any sector and usage occasion. A versatile addition to menus, the scampi bites can also be served with a variety of accompaniments, such as a zesty lemon and herb aioli, classic homemade tartare sauce, or simply with a fresh wedge of lemon or lime. Adrian

Greaves,

Foodservice

Director

at

Young’s

Foodservice is delighted to expand the company’s scampi offering: “We’ve been proudly serving Britain’s favourite Scampi since Young’s created it in 1946. This new format is perfect for any occasion, either as a delicious main meal or as the perfect sharing platter. Quick and convenient for both the operator and consumer, they deliver a contemporary and moreish take on a classic.” Young’s Popcorn Scampi Bites is available in cases of 5 x 1kg bags. For more information please visit www.youngsfoodservice. co.uk or call 0800 132 096. February and March 2020 • Fastfood Professional

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We’re Back! Last year, National Fish and Chip Day was a day like no other, with everyone talking about the nation’s favourite dish from first thing in the morning until late at night!

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eople across the country came together to celebrate

delighted to be once again selling our t-shirts, available

their love of fish and chips.

The PR campaign

in S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL in red, white, blue and new

around the day led to shops reporting their highest

for 2020 - black (pics attached) and caps which will be

footfall of the year…even higher than Good Fryday in many

available again in black or red. These t shirts are undated

cases. 62 million people would have seen, heard or read

so can be used again and again.

about National Fish and Chip Day and we almost broke

online at the National Fish and Chip Day website www.

Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with 156 million reach on

nationalfishandchipday.org.uk and we will also have stock

Twitter alone!

available to buy at What’s Cooking on 9th February on

Friday 5th June 2020 looks set to be even bigger and better as the most popular awareness day of the

They can be ordered

stand number 23 and Fry I.T. on 23rd February on stand number 69.

year returns for the 5th year running. From fish & chip

Once NEODA’s brand new and exciting website launches

shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers and hotels, to the

in the New Year, there will be downloadable posters to

fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and

print and display, plus logos, social media headers, a press

natural ingredients used to create it, the nation will be

release template for you to add details to and circulate to

enjoying this iconic family favourite.

your local press and an updated Campaign Toolkit packed

Following the huge demand for our range of super National Fish and Chip Day merchandise, we are

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running competitions in the build up to the day in your shop

Brits their favourite traditional takeaway. We want to bring

and on social media streams, running an offer “free side

the whole industry together to celebrate and showcase the

with every fish and chip meal” on the day, or a competition

great British institution that is Fish and Chips.”

to help customers celebrate National Fish and Chip Day.

The Fishermen’s Mission charity is a beneficiary of

You can decorate your shop with balloons or bunting and

many fundraising events run on National Fish and Chip

create a real buzz on the day. It really is very simple to

Day, receiving £1000 from the sale of merchandise alone.

get involved and it doesn’t have to be costly. You can do

They say, “National Fish and Chip day is a fantastic event

as much or as little as you are able to – but whatever you

which brings together the very best of the industry. Fishing

do, you will be part of a huge, nationwide celebration of the

continues to be the most dangerous peacetime occupation

UK’s favourite dish!

with a one in fourteen chance of being killed at work, the

This event is championed by trade organisation, The

funds generated through National Fish & Chip day allow

National Edible Oil Distributors Association (NEODA). NEODA

the Fishermen’s Mission to continue to provide Welfare and

represents all the major refiners, key packers and distributors

Emergency services to our Fishermen and their families, so

of edible oils as well as suppliers of non-oil products (such

on behalf of the Fishermen’s Mission team, and on behalf

as batter mix, sausages, packaging, range manufacturers

of all our beneficiaries, thank you from the bottom of our

and potato preservatives) in the UK. NEODA President, Ryan

hearts for all your incredible support during this event.”

Baker, comments, “National Fish and Chip Day has become

What are you waiting for?! Come and join us in celebrating

more successful each year and in 2020 we want it to be even

the nation’s favourite dish on Friday 5th June - National

bigger. It’s a celebration of the stars who work hard to bring

Fish and Chip Day 2020!

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Unique Service Helps Norwich Business Open Early! A Norwich business has been able to open its doors earlier than planned thanks to a unique service offered by another local company!

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oyall’s Fish and Chips, situated on Castle Meadow in

Julian were looking for a lot of commercial equipment

the heart of the city, sells locally sourced cod and

including, a chipper, potato peeler, dishwasher, bain marie,

haddock alongside Whitby scampi, homemade pies,

microwave and glass fronted fridge.

fishcakes and sausages – all served with traditional

thick-cut chips. Starting the business from scratch Rianna Royall and

“With any new start-up business cash is tight so we came up with an attractive rental option which I am delighted to say they accepted and now everything has been installed.

her partner Julian Richards were facing some pretty hefty

“Overall, we are seeing an increasing demand in renting

expenditure as they needed to install a long list of catering

equipment, over outright purchase, because it offers

equipment before they could open.

so many advantages for businesses, such as managing

“We needed to spend £20,000 on our main range, but

cash flow and taking the worry out of anything going

almost as much again on other vital equipment,” said

wrong, plus for most it is 100 per cent tax deductible.

Rianna Royall.

There can also be flexibility over the length of the rental

“Visiting the Hughes Electrical store on Hall Road in

agreement.”

Norwich for some personal items we noticed a trade

Hughes Trade is the B2B division of Hughes Electrical,

department so approached them about our requirements.

specialising in the supply of a wide range of electrical

“Not only could Hughes Trade supply everything we

products to trade and businesses across the UK. Products

needed but crucially they offered us the option of renting

range from the latest cutting-edge audio visual and IT

it, rather than having to purchase it outright. This meant

technology to essential kitchen appliances and everything

we did not have to tie up precious capital meaning we

in-between.

could open earlier than we originally thought!” Royall’s Fish and Chips was looked after by Nick Thorby a rental specialist at Hughes Trade who said; “Rianna and 24

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Central Foods unveils new Moroccan-style Cauliflower Bites for foodservice Frozen food distributor Central Foods has added to its buffet, starter and tapas range for foodservice with the launch of vegan-friendly, gluten-free Moroccan-style Cauliflower Bites

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erfect for caterers working across the foodservice

is currently a foodie favourite – we’re seeing it served as

sector, the KaterVeg! Moroccan-style Cauliflower

cauli steaks, en-croute, as ‘rice’ and in other formats – and

Bites are delicious cauliflower florets coated in

it has a host of health and nutritional benefits too. Middle

gluten-free and vegan Moroccan-style spiced quinoa

Eastern and Persian flavours are also on trend, so this

breadcrumbs. Serve as a sharing platter, a tapas dish, a starter or

product really does tick all the boxes for what’s hot and happening right now in foodservice.”

accompaniment – or add them to any buffet menu for a

Oven bake or deep fry the KaterVeg! Moroccan-style

tasty treat that’s sure to go down well with all diners, not

Cauliflower Bites from frozen in as little as just 4 minutes.

just those with dietary requirements.

As natural products, the florets range in size/weight from

Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs, the

approximately 15-35g each.

KaterVeg! Moroccan-style Cauliflower Bites are part

Northamptonshire-based Central Foods supplies more

of the growing range of free-from products supplied

than 400 different lines into foodservice, ranging from

by Central Foods, one of the UK’s leading frozen food

vegetarian and free-from items, meat products, bakery

distributors.

items and canapés through to buffet products, desserts and

MD Gordon Lauder said: “We are seeing a growing demand

puddings. It currently sells to more than 240 independent

for great quality, free-from products for foodservice

wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional

across all day parts and all serving occasions. Increasingly,

wholesalers, and foodservice caterers across the entire

operators are looking for items that will suit a variety of

foodservice industry including schools, universities, pubs,

dietary needs, as it helps to avoid menu proliferation.

bars, restaurants, hotels, leisure centres, garden centres,

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Golden Valley Foods gluten-free chicken flies off the shelves The appetite for gluten-free chicken products supplied by Golden Valley Foods has soared

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ales of the range increased by an average of 155%

visited chicken shops in 2019 and 72% of them said this

during 2019 compared to the previous year. The

was because burger and chicken restaurants are offering

best seller – Golden Valley Foods gluten-free plain

more healthy options than a year ago.

breaded chicken goujons – grew by almost 200%,

reports Central Foods, which operates the brand.

“The Golden Valley Foods range of gluten-free chicken is not only extremely versatile – in that it is suitable for all, not

Wholesaler Brakes has recently listed three of the Golden

just those requiring a gluten-free option - but the products

Valley Foods gluten-free chicken products – chicken fillets-

are made from prime breast meat and, most importantly,

Italiano, plain breaded goujons and Southern-fried goujons

taste really great, just like the entire Golden Valley Foods

– so the company is expecting that with an even wider

poultry range! They are good quality, consistent, versatile

distribution sales will continue to expand during 2020.

and even though they cost slightly more because they

“There are a couple of key trends that we’re seeing at

are gluten free and have Crossed Grain accreditation for

the moment in the food service sector when it comes to

reassurance and to demonstrate integrity, there’s strong

poultry,” explains Gordon Lauder, managing director of

appetite for the products because caterers and consumers

frozen food distributor Central Foods.

are willing to pay more for quality, consistency and flavour.

“The first is the growing demand for gluten-free chicken

“Our full Golden Valley Foods range sales are also up, some

products, which has led to this three-figure increase in sales

9.6% in 2019 over 2018. This is linked to the growth in the

of the Golden Valley Foods gluten-free range. Gluten-free

home delivery market by organisations such as Deliveroo

awareness has grown considerably over the past few years.

and Uber Eats. Almost four in ten (37%) consumers are

According to Coeliac UK, around one in 100 people are

ordering more food for home delivery from burger and

believed to have Coeliac Disease, an autoimmune condition

chicken outlets and restaurants than they did a year ago,

caused by a reaction to gluten. Alongside this, there are

when the figure was 25%, according to the Mintel survey.”

others who actively decide to avoid gluten, as a lifestyle

Northamptonshire-based Central Foods is one of the UK’s

choice. As a leading frozen food distributor in the UK,

leading frozen food distributors, supplying more than 400

Central Foods has certainly seen a significant increase in

different lines into foodservice, including the Golden Valley

demand for free-from items generally, and this is reflected

Foods range of poultry products which are particularly

in demand for the Golden Valley Foods gluten-free products

popular in the fast food sector. It currently sells to more than

too.

240 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and

“The second key trend links into the first because we’re

regional wholesalers, and foodservice caterers across the

finding that good quality chicken is proving popular.

entire foodservice industry.

Research by Mintel showed that 45% of affluent Brits

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Edible Fish & Chip Bouquet Back By Popular Demand For Valentine’s Day Special Roses are red,

Set to lure any fish fan to take the bait, the foodie arrangement is the work of Development Chef and founder

Violets are blue,

of Simpsons Fish and Chips, Bonny Ritchie: “Everyone knows

If your Valentine likes fish & chips

so we’re bringing back our twist on the traditional bouquet

This bouquet is for you

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the real way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, of a dozen red roses with our entirely edible offering. What better way to reel in your Valentine than with this tasty treat?”

WARD-WINNING SIMPSONS FISH AND CHIPS

Voted the UK’s best fish and chip shop in 2016, the

in Cheltenham is giving customers the chance

family-run chippy in Gloucestershire is inviting customers

to say it with flowers of a different kind by

to pre-order the fishy floral treats ready for the big day.

bringing back its bespoke fish and chips

Each bouquet consists of a dozen handcrafted potato roses

bouquet for one day only. Created specifically for Valentine’s Day, the fish and chip

with leaf shaped foliage made from fish goujons, ideal for sharing with the perfect catch.

bouquet consists of a dozen potato roses and accompanying

The chippy bouquet is priced at £15 and will be available

fish goujons, hand-tied and beautifully presented in

to purchase for one day only on Fry-day 14th February,

traditional newspaper for a tasty gift to remember; the

subject to availability.

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The DUKES -

royally British chips for first class fast food! There’s one thing that defines being British more than any other – yes, it’s a love of chips! hips, wedges and fries make up 60% of potato servings out of home, accounting for the lion’s share of both value and volume. Most are sold through fast food outlets and pub restaurants. [ADHB UK FoodServiceReview nov 2019] So in fast food, QSR outlets or pub restaurants, chips are king!

the preferred serving option. A huge 72% are willing to pay a bit more in a pub for a British sourced product. The most important attributes of a chip, according to consumers, are: crispiness outside, cut size (thick), fluffiness

And not just any old chips will do. For this discerning nation of connoisseurs, the chips have to be tip-top! Well now there’s a way to reliably keep customers in awe

inside, a hand-cut appearance, decent portion size and served up hot.^ Bring on The DUKES!

of your chip offering, to keep them coming back for more,

Brought to you by innovative global leader Lamb Weston,

pledging allegiance and spreading the hot and tasty news

The DUKES are set to take this chip nation by storm! Super

across the land.

tasty, naturally thick cut and distinctive in character. With

Bring on The DUKES! This month sees the exquisitely exciting launch of the perfect chip!

gloriously golden edges, and a richly rewarding taste, DUKES grace every plate with a guarantee of quality.

Introducing The Dukes of Chippingdom – proper British

These little beauties are irregular cut, with feathering and

chips. Distinctively natural, gloriously golden, royally rustic

golden edges to appear homemade and distinctive in character.

thick-cut chips – made from 100% British potatoes.

Beautifully crispy outside – even though they’re non-coated –

Provenance matters, so it’s important to proudly flag up Britishness.

and fluffy inside, available in regular and skin-on. The DUKES have already earned their place in the Craft

Some 29% of consumers agree that operators should put

Guild of Chefs’ highly esteemed Product Endorsement

a greater focus on locally sourced products. The number

gallery, with an above average rating. They are Red Tractor

of dishes that are described on menus with references to

certified, gluten free and come in 2.5kg bags.

British regions has increased.

Dishes with components

So, make way for the proper British chip.

DUKES

described as British have the largest share, with 116

– like no ordinary chips.

recorded by MCA’s Menu Tracker – up from 102 last year

quintessentially British menu item with a proud and

(autumn/winter 2018 vs autumn/winter 2017). [ADHB UK

distinguished British heritage.

FoodServiceReview nov 2019] Billed as the perfect pub chip, The DUKES add instantly recognisable class and quality to any fast food or QSR operation, or indeed any pub. Amongst the greatest chips fans are pub customers.

They are the ultimate

Remarkably reliable, fabulously fry-able, marvellously moreish and British through and through. Chippingdom’s finest creation are proper chips, cut from British potatoes. With chips this tantalisingly tasty, one can see why the British started queuing!

More than half (56.2%) of pub dinner occasions include

* LW research 2019 & MCA Eating Out Panel 2018

chips, fries or wedges as a side. Chunky, thick-cut chips are

^ Consumer survey, 9th September 2019, London. 42kg of

the most ordered potato product in pubs.*

chips sampled with 310 consumers

In a consumer test, almost 40% declared their love of

For innovative ideas, recipes and potato inspiration, head

chips as a side, more than 60% said they prefer skin-on in

over to www.lambweston.eu/uk , call 0800 963962 or email

a pub. And 35% prefer them plain, while for 26% loaded is

us at salesUK@lambweston.eu

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80% Of Takeaways In Profit Versus 65% Of Restaurants Thanks To Delivery

Insights from McCain SureCrispTM Future of Delivery Report

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ith Britons now spending £4.2 billion a

Pizza Hut’s partnership with Accenture and Visa to create

year on takeaway and delivery – up 73%

an in-car, voice activated pizza ordering system and

in the past 10 years – and growth of the

minimising food waste through apps such as ‘Too Good

category expected to comprise 11% of

to Go’ which links customers to the food that restaurants

the total hospitality market by 2022, McCain SureCrisp™

would otherwise throw away at the end of each day.

has launched ‘The Future Delivered’ report to provide

Megan Cornelius, Product Manager, McCain Foodservice

operators with invaluable insight into trends and consumer

Solutions commented: “This report shows how delivery is

behaviour – and the ways in which operators can future-

fast changing the landscape in and out of home. Delivery

proof their business.

and collection now account for 24% of all out of home

Compellingly, the report highlights how 80 of the top 100 UK takeaways were profitable last year, compared to

visits, so it’s vital that operators have access to products that stand up to this process.

just 65 of the top 100 restaurant groups, as consumers

“65% of consumers say that a bad chip will negatively

opted for convenience and affordability. As the most

affect their overall view of an operator – making them

frequent consumers of food prepared outside the home

less likely to order again. With that in mind, McCain has

(30%), Gen Z and Millennials’ use of technology – from

pro-actively invested and created a global proposition to

delivery aggregator apps to voice-activated ordering and

enable operators to engage and participate within this

soon drone deliveries – is driving this consumer trend. The report reveals key trends that will further grow

growing and profitable occasion; SureCrisp™ is the game-changing clear coat fry that allows operators

the delivery sector, whilst changing the tech landscape,

to offer a consistently crispy fry across delivery, takeaway

including more environmentally friendly and efficient

and on-premise channels.”

ways to deliver food to customers, such as miniature

To review ‘The Future of Delivery’ report in full, download

robots, ordering through emojis, as recently demonstrated

at: https://www.mccainfoodservice.co.uk/campaign/

by pizza giant Domino’s, ordering from your car, akin to

surecrisp/about-delivery/

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How the ‘Blue Planet effect’ is changing our eating habits Climate change is one of the biggest stories on the news agenda, and with more Brits than ever being increasingly aware of their impact on the environment, there has been a rise in the number of businesses trying to become more sustainable and innovative to offset their carbon footprint

O

ne of the most impacted sectors following the ‘Blue

modified, and 34% prefer to serve organic and natural

Planet effect’ is the food and agriculture industry,

foods to their family.

which has seen the biggest shake-up in recent years.

The data also found that one in five (21%) adults are

As part of its Environmental Innovations series,

avoiding palm oil, a product known to be a major cause of

which examines the way British businesses and consumers

the devastation of the rainforest and threat to the world’s

are adapting to become more environmentally friendly,

orangutan population.

innovation specialist MPA considers the biggest factors that are overhauling the industry. With a recent scientific study claiming that avoiding meat and dairy is ‘the biggest way to reduce your environmental impact’, it’s no surprise that there has been an increase in the number of Brits choosing an animal-free diet. Research by MPA, conducted through YouGov Profiles, found that one in 7 (14%) would class themselves as flexitarian, eating a reduced meat diet, 4% as a vegetarian and 3% pescatarian. Although only 1% of the respondents classed themselves as vegan, the research also found that one in 20 (5%) say they are likely or somewhat likely to go vegan in next 12 months.

Meanwhile, nearly half (47%) of respondents say they don’t mind paying more for goods that don’t contain artificial additives. The research revealed the food ingredients most avoided by Brits as: 1. Palm oil - 21% 2. Preservatives - 12% 3. GMOs - 10% 4. Polyunsaturated fats - 8% 5. = Stabilising agents - 5% 5. = MSG - 5% The pressure to provide products free from artificial

It seems that Brits also want businesses to keep up with

ingredients isn’t only felt by manufacturers, but also

the growing trend, with 45% agreeing that restaurants

at the beginning of the process - almost half (45%) of

should offer more vegan or vegetarian options and a fifth

respondents believe farmers shouldn’t be allowed to feed

(20%) in favour of fast-food restaurants serving meatless

cattle GM food.

substitutes. As McDonald’s launch the PLT, a plant-based

Stuart Bentley, Delivery Manager at MPA said: “The food

version of its classic burger menu staple, and KFC introduce

and drink industry is one of the most affected following

its Original Recipe Vegan Burger it seems even the biggest

the nation’s incredible reaction to Blue Planet. From the

corporations are overhauling their practices.

hospitality industry, right through to the farmers producing

A diet free from unnecessary ingredients and additives

the crops, businesses have needed to adapt to create a

is also an increasing trend among consumers. A rising

more sustainable business model and react to customer

global population and depletion of resources means that

demand - and the industry will need to constantly evolve

companies are continuously looking for alternative ways

to keep up.”

to produce items with similar nutritional value. However,

To find out more about the British businesses that

the research found that the nation is shunning modified

are using innovation to drive the food and drink industry

food for a more ‘natural’ diet. Over a third (36%) of those

forward, visit: https://mpa.co.uk/innovating-to-stay-ahead-

surveyed say they don’t buy food that is genetically

of-the-game-in-the-food-and-drink-industry/

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panini in 50 seconds or a pizza in 140 seconds, the new Merrychef eikon® e1s is the ideal way for independent operators to cook, reheat, toast and bake a wide range of fresh or frozen food items to expand menus at the touch of a button.” Featuring easyTouch® technology with an icon driven touch screen, the Merrychef eikon® e1s is extremely simple to operate, allowing staff of any skill level to produce professional food results without the need for excessive training; overcoming any language barriers, limiting

Get Ready to Evolve

operating errors and potential food wastage. Arriving with

Welbilt helps independent operators expand their hot food options with the launch of Merrychef eikon® e1s

locations. A standby noise level of just 52dBA, means that

pre-programmed menus ranging from paninis, French Fries, pastries and more, the Merrychef eikon® e1s allows operators to cook a wide variety of popular menu items at the touch of an icon. Enclosed within a small footprint (500mm countertop depth and 400mm wide), the Merrychef eikon® e1s features a sleek and modern black exterior, with soft edge design, making it perfect for front-of-house it is unobtrusive in your environment, whilst low power consumption using less than 0.7 kwh makes it highly efficient from an energy perspective as well. A truly ‘plug and play’ easy to install cooking solution, the Merrychef eikon® e1s can be used with a standard domestic 3-pin plug. In addition, no water connection,

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uildford, UK – January 2020 – Welbilt UK is

drain or hood is required and the unit has a built-in

set to help independent operators expand

catalytic converter for fully ventless cooking. Thanks to

their hot food menus with ease thanks to the

a ‘cool to the touch’ exterior it can be situated in a tight

nation-wide roll out of the Merrychef eikon®

gap without the need for additional space on the sides or

e1s – a compact ‘all-in-one’ cooking solution which enables

back of the unit.

independent operators to easily adapt to changing

For more information about the new Merrychef eikon®

customer and business needs, along with evolving menus

e1s or other models in the Merrychef portfolio, please visit

and hot food trends.

www.merrychef.com or call 01483 464900.

Filling the gap in the market for an entry-level high-speed oven, the eikon® e1s,

opens

up a world of new menu opportunities thanks to its combination

of

technologies: tuned

three

heat

convection,

impingement

and

microwave which allows for cooking times up to 10x faster than conventional ovens as Steve Hemsil, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Welbilt, enthuses: “Whether it’s a bagel cooked in 36

30

seconds,

a

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Royal Fisheries Launches ‘Click and Collect’ Service Royal Fisheries, the award-winning fish and chip restaurant and takeaway on Baxtergate, Whitby, has launched a digital ‘click and collect’ service for customers via a new app.

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wner of Royal Fisheries, Fusco’s of Whitby, the

Suitable for use on most smart devices, the new Royal

family business behind four of Yorkshire’s top fish

Fisheries ‘click & collect’ app is available to download

and chips restaurants and takeaways, developed

through the App Store or Google Play by searching Royal

and launched the bespoke app to allow customers

Fisheries Ordering.

to click and collect their order at their chosen time and offer a quicker service during busier days.

Fusco’s of Whitby is a multi-national award-winning business with fish and chip outlets in Whitby and Robin

The app enables customers to pre-order a range of

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

meals from the Royal Fisheries takeaway menu including

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

fish, chips, meal deal boxes and locally made pies, and

Whitby Fish and Chips catering trailer.

choose a pick-up time to suit them.

Royal Fisheries and Fusco’s of Whitby marked 50

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

years in business in 2018. The company is managed by

a family business we know how busy it can be juggling

two generations of the Fusco family, with Carol working

everyday life. Work days are getting longer and the kids

alongside her three sons, Adrian, Stuart and Raymond and

often have after-school activities which shortens the

daughter, Maria.

evenings even more, so we invested in a new app to reduce

To find out more about Royal Fisheries, including

waiting times at the shop and give our customers the

restaurant and takeaway opening times and to view a

chance to save some precious time and beat the queues.

sample of the menu, visit: www.royalfisherieswhitby.co.uk.

The app is really easy to use and, as customers can pay by

For information about Fusco’s of Whitby or to find out

card and choose a collection time to suit, there’s no waiting

more about its restaurants and takeaways, visit: http://

around when they call in to pick up their order too.”

www.whitbyfishandchips.com/.

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Portuguese flame-grilled Piri-Piri chicken hits multi billion pound industry in the UK – why not join in its success? When the Portuguese landed in Mozambique they discovered the malagueta pepper and so they brought some of those chilies, and the recipes, back to Portugal with them and even brought the chili to other parts of the world, including India.

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then steam your chicken for 18 minutes in a combination oven; second stage use our range of bastings to add flavor and chili heat to the chicken whilst on the grill. Finishing sauce for a customer choice of Lemon and Herb, Mango and Lime, Mild or even Hot Piri Piri. Our Range of ingredients are Halal and do not contain genetic modified ingredients. We are offering complimentary training days at our test

n an ever-changing market on the high street, and

kitchen in Reading where we will show you how to produce

growing trends such as vegan and plant-based foods,

the best tasting chicken with our unique recipes.

chicken is still 83 % of the meat consumed in the UK.

As a part of our service we also offer a full kitchen

Lip Licking Ingredients, part of the FFS brands Group,

planning service to not only show you how to use our

a Creation of Arthur Withers in the 1970’s, have specialised

ingredients, but show you what equipment you will need

in the creation and development of unique tastes in the fast

and the best ergonomic use of the kitchen.

casual and quick service industry for more than 50 years,

In another part of our company we produce our own

including the well-known Southern Fried Chicken and the

unique range of cooking and holding equipment called

Grilled Piri Piri Chicken, a healthy non-fried alternative.

Vizu, specifically for our industry.

I joined my father’s business in the 1980’s and over the 40 years in the company I have tried many chicken brands, and none have the full flavour of our chicken, often lacking taste all the way through, and sometimes dry as it has not been cooked or held correctly. When I saw my father work with Nando’s in planning and designing the kitchen layout for the first location in Ealing in 1992, I never imagined what a huge success it would become.

Andrew Withers, Chairman FFS Brands Group

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CVap® 7-Series is number one at the Product Excellence Awards

T

he Winston CVap® 7-Series Cook & Hold cabinet has scooped the top prize in the Ancillary Cooking Equipment

category

at

The

Caterer

Product

Excellence Awards.

The judges were keen to praise the flexibility offered by

the CVap 7-Series, commenting that: “This year’s winner is a piece of kit using technology that can prove, roast, bake, poach and braise to hold the product for perfect presentation.” Michael Eyre, Culinary Director at Jestic Foodservice Equipment said: “We are absolutely delighted that the Winston CVap® 7-Series has won a prestigious Product

technology allows the user to safely cook high risk meat

Excellence Award. Globally the CVap® 7-Series is proving

products like the ‘pink burger’ before holding them

very popular with a wide variety of operators including

in accordance with the FSA 6-log 10 cook times and

fine dining restaurants, hotels and QSR chains, as it gives

temperatures.

chefs precise control over a food’s temperature,

The new CVap® 7-Series Cook & Hold cabinets

The unique CVap®

include a number of technological enhancements

technology offers tremendous versatility, helps

giving the user even greater control. A smart new

to improve speed of service, whilst decreasing

digital control panel is simple and straightforward

wastage and provides a significant increase in

to use and features capacitive-touch controls

yields.”

with HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control

moisture and texture.

CVap®, stands for ‘Controlled Vapour’ which produces a vapour laden environment with the

points) data download capability for temperature monitoring.

exact amount of moisture needed to prevent even the most delicate of ingredients from drying

The touch-sensitive user interface comes with

out or overcooking. Once the food reaches the

eight programmable channels, complete with USB

desired state of cooking, the CVap® technology

connectivity for updates and menu development,

meaning

especially useful for chains and groups looking to maintain

ingredients can be held at the perfect condition until they

consistency across an entire estate. The CVap® 7-Series

are ready to be served.

also features near-field communication (NFC) allowing

automatically

switches

to

a

‘hold

cycle’

The CVap® 7-Series has the versatility to roast, braise,

the user to set the cook cycle via a smart phone with the

poach, or low temperature steam and can also be used

new CVap programming app. Operators can even plug

in sous-vide mode for increased precision. The CVap®

their phone in to the audio port to play music through the 7-Series. The CVap® 7-Series is available in three configurations. The countertop model can fit on a standard countertop thanks to its shallow 672m depth. It can also be fitted with 1” wheels for under counter use. The half-sized models are stackable for increased versatility, whilst the fullsized models offer maximum capacity for high volume operators.

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TV Exposure Boosts Preston Firm’s Pizza Oven Sales Preston-based Valoriani UK, suppliers of Italy’s finest wood-fired and gas-fired pizza ovens, is enjoying the benefits of mass media TV exposure, with orders having spiked in the last six weeks due to various pieces of TV footage.

A

Valoriani Igloo 140 wood oven is currently featuring

Lewis TV advert for Christmas 2019, which not features

in a TV advert for Boundary Mill, the long-established

Excitable Edgar, but also a chef baking bread with a real

shopping haven in Colne, which can boast being the

flame, in a wood oven.

UK’s number one mill store.

Valoriani UK’s Andrew Manciocchi says: “Our prestigious

The oven is at the heart of the operation in Bumbellinis

ovens always catch the eye and create food theatre, so

– the new pizzeria at Boundary Mill that is now making the

it comes as no surprise to find video and film directors

outlet as much a destination for pizza as it is for shopping.

including them in their story boards. This carries a strong

Since being fitted around three months ago, the striking

message for restaurant owners who are looking for new

yellow oven is now not just catching the eye but also

ways of attracting custom, because if TV adverts are finding

generating interaction, with children able to make their

our ovens such a must-have within their footage, that visual

own pizza and watch as it is cooked.

impact will not be lost on potential customers either.

New CEO of Boundary Mill, Ben Bannister, says the

“Boundary Mill is a classic example of a venue that has

oven has “transformed Boundary Mill and Bumbellinis is

seen a massive uplift in custom from foodies and pizza lovers,

constantly packed with people specifically visiting us for

since it fitted our oven. Those same benefits are experienced

the pizza.” Now more potential customers have seen the

by every eatery we supply. Given the amazing longevity of

TV advert, this is likely to increase further.

our superbly crafted Tuscan ovens and the quality materials

But this is not the only TV advert boosting demand for Valoriani UK’s wood fired ovens. Payment terminal supplier,

used in their build, eateries can be enjoying the benefits of great food sales for at least ten years or more.”

Square, has included footage of the Valoriani IGLOO180

Those wishing to see the visual appeal of the ovens

oven at London-based restaurant Yamabahce in action.

for themselves, can visit the Valoriani UK showroom in

This oven was fitted in 2016, by the Valoriani UK team.

Preston by appointment. Call 01772 250000 or visit www.

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Chicago Town Delivers Plant Power with New Vegan Pizza With the meat-free market set to reach £658 million by 2021 , Dr. Oetker Professional has added a plant-based pizza to Chicago Town’s popular ‘Takeaway’ range, supporting operators during Veganuary and beyond.

V

egan fast-food has become the biggest

new addition to Chicago Town’s ‘Takeaway’ range opens

growing takeaway option with orders rising

up a wider audience for operators, providing a golden

by 388% in the last three years2. The arrival

opportunity to boost profits – especially as pizza already

of Chicago Town’s Stuffed Crust Sticky BBQ

accounts for nearly a quarter of all casual dining visits4.

Jackfruit Pizza will enable operators to start profiting from

Richard adds;

the growing demand for vegan ‘dirty’ food.

“Pizza is one of the top three dishes to enjoy out-of-home5

Richard Cooper, Senior Brand Manager, Dr. Oetker Professional (UK) explains: “With 22 million people in the UK now following a

and by serving up a plant-based version, operators can significantly increase the appeal of their menu, giving everyone the chance to enjoy a slice of pizza.”

flexitarian diet3, the appeal of plant-based dishes is

Rising in the oven for the first time to deliver a freshly-

soaring and many consumers are on the lookout for plant-

baked taste, the 10” vegan pizza joins Chicago Town’s

based versions of their favourite comfort foods from pizza

‘Takeaway’ flavours including the recently launched Cheesy

to mac ‘n’ cheese.

Stuffed Crust Loaded Cheese and Loaded Pepperoni.

“As the foodservice go-to pizza experts we’ve launched

A leading family pizza and baking business, Dr. Oetker

the Sticky BBQ Jackfruit Pizza to help operators get a slice

was founded in 1891 and has a dedicated professional range

of the plant-based action and start driving profitable sales.”

working to provide quality solutions that add excitement

Made with a unique rising dough, Chicago Town’s signature tomato stuffed crust base is fully loaded with

to menus with total ease and reassurance. VegSoc

2British Takeaway Campaign 2016 – 2018

jackfruit, covered in a sticky BBQ sauce and topped with

3Waitrose Food & Drink Report 2018/19

dairy-free mozzarella.

Pubs 2019 5MCA Eating Out in the UK 2018

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Hoshizaki introduce the industry’s first hydrocarbon crescent ice maker: the KMD-210AB-HC Since developing the industry’s first hydrocarbon ice cuber back in 2014, Hoshizaki has continued to expand its hydrocarbon ice maker range in order to encourage operators to go greener

N

ow

with

the

environmentally

launch

of

conscious

the

KMD-210AB-HC,

operators

that

are

specifically looking to serve crescent shaped ice have the perfect option as Simon Frost, Director of

Hoshizaki UK & Ireland enthuses: “With zero ozone depleting potential (ODP), negligible global warming potential (GWP), and outstanding efficiency, the brand-new KMD-210AB-HC well and truly excels when it comes to sustainability. However, it’s not just the use of hydrocarbon refrigerant that makes this crescent ice maker so impressive, but also the unit’s CycleSaver® design. This unique design allows for a high quantity of ice to be produced in approximately half as many cycles as similar competitor models, thus allowing operators to make significant energy savings – benefits which will particularly appeal to large, fast selling establishments such as nightclubs, stadiums, entertainment venues and hotels” The slender shape of crescent ice will also appeal to these very venues and more for a whole host of reasons. For example, as well as this crystal-clear ice making for an exceptionally aesthetic addition to any drink, the curved shape of this ice allows for a splash-free serving. Furthermore, this ice structure is particularly ideal for operators that wish to slot bottles into filled champagne buckets and can be blended more easily than a standard square cube. Operators of the KMD-210AB-HC will also find this ice maker exceptionally easy to maintain. In fact, the only element of manual cleaning that needs to be done with the KMD-210AB-HC is the cleaning of the machines air filters, the rest is taken care of by the unit’s double flushing system with built-in self-cleaning. This high-quality system helps to extend the life of the unit at the same time as minimising cost of maintenance calls out – costs, which together with the exceptional energy savings of the KMD-210AB-HC make this ice maker exceptionally economical. The price of the KMD-210AB-HC starts from £4720 +VAT. For more information on Hoshizaki’s hydrocarbon range, or to find out about any of the other appliances in the Hoshizaki portfolio, please visit www.hoshizaki-europe.com or call 01322 616 900. 43

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New Forest Extends Vegan Range with new Chocolate Ice Cream January 2020 - New Forest Ice Cream has extended their vegan range with a delicious new dairy-free Chocolate ice cream. Made from the finest quality ingredients, including real cocoa, the vegan Chocolate ice cream has a rich depth of flavour and a velvety smooth texture. Whether served alongside a dessert or as a lighter treat in its own right, the Chocolate ice cream delivers all the indulgence of the real deal, in a vegan format.

T

his new flavour goes alongside the already

have been a big hit with our customers, so it seemed only

established dairy-free versions of Salted

right to extend the range with the new Chocolate flavour

Caramel and Vanilla Pod to give operators

to give even greater flexibility when it comes to offering

and chefs even more choice to meet the

delicious vegan desserts on menus.”

increasing demand for vegan alternatives on menus.

New Forest Ice Cream hold an AA awarded BRC Global

With the plethora of vegan food popping up at every turn

Standard for Food Safety. All flavours in the vegan range

on the UK high street and many continuing the Veganuary

are available in 2.4ltr catering tubs. Produced in New

challenge, it is crucial to have quality alternatives available to

Forest Ice Cream’s nut-free production facility, every batch

keep up with today’s diners who are opting for vegan, either

is tested to guarantee the Chocolate ice cream is free from

through lifestyle choices or due to a lactose intolerance.

dairy, gluten and eggs.

Christina Veal, Director, New Forest Ice Cream comments:

New Forest Ice Cream also has an ever-expanding

“The increased demand for vegan options has opened

collection of over 50 flavours, including real dairy and

up a whole new world of delicious, vegan-friendly dishes

continental ranges. Alongside this, a large assortment of

appearing on menus at restaurants, pubs and fast-food

sorbets, wrapped ice cream and ice lollies and a range of

chains alike, which means that sourcing quality vegan

individual and pre-cut puddings are also available to give

ingredients can really benefit menu planning.

caterers everything they need to create an appealing

Our dairy free Vanilla Pod and Salted Caramel flavours

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Aviko Launches Food Trends Report Aviko Foodservice has released the ‘Food Trends 2020’ report to support operators in staying ahead of the latest flavours and market trends set to shape menus and consumer experiences this year.

T

he new report takes a detailed look at the evolution of the meat-free market, the profit opportunity off-premise dining provides and the latest technologies operators can use to start exceeding consumer expectations.

Mohammed Essa, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Aviko, explains; “We all know just how important the plant-based market has become and with off-premise dining covering delivery, takeaway and grab and go, this is going to be one of the top megatrends of 2020 for operators to tap into – especially as the market is set to reach a staggering £27.8 billion this year*! “The arrival of our Food Trends 2020 guide provides

operators

with

valuable

insight

to navigate the key trends they can use to give a welcomed boost to profits.” Operators can download the report by visiting www.aviko.co.uk, which along with market insight provides menu inspiration for using on-trend flavours from botanicals to fermented foods. Mohammed adds: “Taking a closer look at the emerging trends, we’ve pinpointed the key flavours operators can make the most of in 2020 and beyond. From floral extracts to kimchi and kombucha, our report is filled with top tips and inspiration for bringing these flavours to the forefront of menus and increasing consumer appeal.” As one of the biggest potato processors in the world, Aviko has been the foodservice’s dedicated potato partner for over fifty years. The launch of the Food Trends 2020 report provides convenient solutions to help operators build on the consumer food experience. With a range of chilled and frozen potato specialities made by chefs, for chefs, Aviko’s extensive range includes Hash Browns,

Premium

Fries,

Mash,

Diced Sweet Potato and much more. *NPD Group

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Upgrade success for Costa Stores from WRS Systems The effectiveness of planning for success was recently demonstrated across 259 Costa Coffee Stores nationwide, by leading Island based EPOS solutions company WRS Systems, working closely with delivery partner Celestra.

U

pgrading EPOS solutions can often be a

to Costa Coffee, supporting over 4,000 terminals

testing time, but necessary for any retail

across the Costa estate. The project was led by WRS

or hospitality business that looks to benefit

Systems IT Director Chris Jackson and Richard Hawkins,

from advances in technology and strides to

Implementation Manager with support from WRS Systems

enhance customer experience.

Operations and Logistics teams.

The requirement from Costa was to undertake the

The approach adopted by WRS Systems pre-planned

upgrade of existing terminals to new Oxhoo Indigo units

all stages, including equipment testing and ‘hot staging’

running software from Datasym UK. Importantly all

at the companies dedicated facilities on the Isle of Wight.

new terminals had to be implemented and old terminals

This enabled systems imaging and advanced system set-

decommissioned without any disruption to trading. Added

up, including store specific configuration to be completed

to this, the whole project had to be completed within a

prior to equipment being delivered to the 259 stores

reduced timeframe, at some of Costa’s busiest stores

covered under the upgrade programme. Importantly,

and in the run-up to the important festive trading period.

the team from WRS Systems worked closely and in full

The outcome was summed up by Phil Scully, Group CIO at

collaboration with Costa and Celestra throughout the

Costa who commented: “Great job, thank you so much to

project and supported installation in the field remotely,

everyone involved. Great team effort in a short timescale

through their professional technical and support service

and very well executed. This will make a massive difference

teams.

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each new terminal at each store in as little as 5-minutes. This approach, coupled with all work being undertaken outside normal trading hours eliminating any potential disruption to trading or business operations. A result reflected in the fact that up to 18 stores were upgraded each evening, with the project being completed in a little over 30 days and ahead of schedule. Martin Haverson, Head of Store Solutions at Costa added: “Many thanks to you all for completing the upgrade to the last stores this evening. It has been a truly successful project and reflects the planning and coordination from all those involved at WRS, Celestra and Costa, including the engineers in store and the store teams during their busiest period of the year. A job well done by everyone.” The new, future-proof terminals are part of Costa’s ongoing programme of investment in its stores. Improving the reliability, security and functionality of its EPOS terminals. Something that further enhances customer experience through both the accuracy and speed of each transaction, where speed of transaction is improved by as much as 50% over the terminals being replaced. Richard

Hawkins,

WRS

Systems

Implementation

Manager concludes: “WRS, Costa and Celestra worked tirelessly to achieve the successes seen with this rollout, it

Funnybones Foodservice Lead The Way With Savoury Churros With churros being one of the trending sweet treats of 2019, Funnybones Foodservice has become the first wholesaler to introduce savoury versions of the popular deep-fried Mexican snack

T

he choux pastry used to create churros is a perfect partner for cheese and when cooked provides a crispy outer shell with a deliciously melty middle. “Churros are one of those irresistible treats and

our sweet versions which include a plain and a mini chocolate

is from this hard work and commitment that we completed

filled churros, are extremely popular,” says Tom Styman-

the project ahead of schedule and ensured all stores were

Heighton, Development Chef at Funnybones Foodservice.

operating at maximum capacity in time for Christmas.

“Now we’ve used the same traditional technique to create

Something that also reflects the confidence any retail or

savoury varieties, and are launching Manchego and Chorizo

hospitality outlet can have in our abilities to deliver.”

versions of these snacks. We’ve chosen to use smoky, spicy Chorizo and Manchego cheese with its’ buttery taste as both of these products have a strong connection with Mexico where they are widely used in many dishes.” The mini savoury churros are perfect for bar snacks, starters, sharing platters and tapas style dining. They are fully cooked before freezing so require only reheating for a few minutes before serving. For best results cook from frozen, either in the deep fryer or the oven. They are delicious as they are, or serve with a spicy tomato dip.

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Pork prices – what does the future hold? Fast Food Professional asked Ivan Bond, Sales and Marketing Director for McWhinneys Sausages Ltd of

Bangor, Northern Ireland, to give us his insider knowledge on the subject and it makes for interesting reading

“A

nyone connected with the Foodservice sector

they had imposed following the arrest of an executive from the

cannot have failed to notice the steep rises in the

Chinese communications company Huawei.

price of pork and pork products, such as bacon and

sausages over the past year.

The resulting vast increase in demand from China has given pork producing factories an opportunity to considerably

The reason has been well publicised – an outbreak of African

increase their prices in the UK for manufacturing pork. Sausage

Swine Fever in China, which has resulted in the necessity to cull

manufacturers have also had to raise their prices for their

as many as 50% of the total pig population in China. This has

products which have all impacted on the cost to Fast Food

resulted in the destruction of around 250 million pigs in China

outlets and other users in our industry. Imported bacon form

alone. The disease has spread to other countries in South East

Denmark and the Netherlands have also increased steeply in

Asia and has also spread to sub-Saharan Africa. The European

price in recent months.

Food Safety Authority confirmed in its latest report (published on 30th January) that the disease had spread to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

In the longer term there will be an impact on the future of UK based sausage and bacon manufacturers. The increased cost of raw materials will cause cash flow problems and it is anticipated that there will be casualties, unless prices fall to a

African Swine Fever is a highly contagious viral infection for

more manageable level. In the longer term there will come a

which there is no vaccine. It cannot be contracted by humans,

time when China stops importing at the current level and the

but the virus can survive for several months in pig products.

pork producers will have to return to their previous customer

If discovered, it must be reported to the necessary authorities

base, which could be considerably smaller. The short-term view

and the infected farm will be quarantined and the whole pig

may not have taken this into account.

herd culled.

The immediate future looks somewhat more confusing. There

Pork has been the main meat consumed in China and

are many reports stating that the Chinese people who are

represented around 60% of the total animal protein consumed.

expected to buy the higher priced imported pork are unwilling,

The fall in domestic production has resulted in a significant

or unable to pay the high prices. In addition, the coronavirus

increase in the importation of pork from all around the world.

outbreak has resulted in the necessity to quarantine Chinese

Last December, China waived their high tariffs on the import

cities. This in turn has reduced the movement of goods within

of pork from the USA as a gesture of goodwill. In reality, their

China and has detained imports at Chinese ports.

increased demand for pork was so great that they needed the world’s third largest pork producer as a supplier. China also dropped their ban on the import of pork from Canada, which

There may be a necessity to return to existing UK users and reduce the price of pork to more realistic prices. Watch this space.”

Q3 Sales Soar by 14% at JJ Foodservice National wholesaler JJ Foodservice Limited recently released audited results for the year ended 31 March 2019, showing that turnover increased by less than 0.4% when compared with the previous financial year

H

owever, JJ Foodservice is now defying economic uncertainty with a 14% boost in turnover from April 2019 to December 2019, compared with the

same period in the previous year. Orders have increased by 13% and the number of cases sold is up by 10%.

improve service and maintain high availability.” New delivery alerts launched last summer have helped to dramatically improve service by notifying customers when their order has been dispatched and when it is just minutes away. Meanwhile, product choice has been improved with the

The performance contrasts with the UK foodservice

addition of an extended range of fresh fruit and vegetables,

wholesale market which has experienced minimal growth over

fresh poultry, MSC-certified fish and seafood, and eco-

the past 12 months and is expected to grow by just 1.2% by

packaging lines.

2023 (IGD 2019 Research). Chief Finance Officer for JJ Foodservice, Edward Lanham, said “Our focus has been on investing in technology to 48

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MONEY MATTERS

Panasonic cites exciting times ahead for the Pro-cooking Division anasonic’s Justin Burnell, Head of New Business

award-winning SCV-2 Speed Convection Oven. The win

Development, has eluded to some exciting news

was deemed a success due to the level of support given

to come in the New Year for the Company’s

to Nero as part of their menu development process

commercial catering equipment division. Burnell said; “While we want to wish the very best of luck

and throughout the installation and ongoing roll-out nationwide.

Burnell adds; “This is a great example of

to Iain Phillips who is leaving us after a 20 year tenure with

how we will be moving forwards, working closely with end

Panasonic, it comes at a time when we will be announcing

users’ food development teams and offering our expertise

some new developments of our own in the early part of

to develop kit to suit their exact needs.”

2020 for the pro-cooking division. In addition, we are

Panasonic has launched a range of award-winning items

enhancing our team with new members; this additional

for the professional kitchen in recent years and been first

resource will ensure that we continue to offer support

to market with a number of ground-breaking products.

across our wholesale and distributor network and maintain

It’s direction took a broader path this year with the

the direct customer relations that we have forged over the

introduction of its commercial rice cooker, the first non-

years.”

oven item.

One of those direct customers, Caffe Nero, validated

To find out more about Panasonic’s range of commercial

Panasonic’s position as the leading commercial microwave

microwave ovens, call 01344 862444, email commercial.

manufacturer in the UK in 2019 when it scooped the

ovens@eu.panasonic.com or go to panasonic.co.uk/pro-

opportunity to supply all of Caffe Nero’s outlets with the

cooking.

Iain Phillips to join Regale Microwave Ovens after 20 years at Panasonic Regale Microwave Ovens has announced that Iain Philips, previously Sales and Marketing Manager at Panasonic UK Ltd, is to join the Company as Deputy Managing Director

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hillips takes up his new role on 3rd February. It comes after 20 years with Panasonic, the last nine as Sales and Marketing Manager, looking

after its commercial catering equipment arm. He was instrumental in the design and last year’s successful launch of the world’s first all metal door microwave with inverter technology and during his time at Panasonic, the pro-cooking division tripled in size. Pat Bray, Managing Director, Regale Microwave Ovens

combining our experience to take Regale to the next level.” To find out more about Regale, call 01329 285518 or go to www.regale.co.uk

Flavour Survey

T

he Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2020 asked UK parlours what their best-selling flavours were. Vanilla came

Ltd; “We are delighted that Iain is going to be joining

1st(84%), Mint Chocolate

our team as we have ambitious plans for future growth,

Chip 2nd (20%) &

especially around our unique Microsave Cavity Protection

Chocolate 3rd(18%).

Liner. Iain has considerable experience in this field, and

If you make or sell ice

we have worked together successfully for many years, for

cream it’s a must attend

the last nine years as Panasonic’s number one commercial

event. It’s free. Pre-

microwave wholesaler. We are now looking forward to

register at https://bit.

further enhancing our relationship with Panasonic and

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UK’s Most Popular

Ice Cream Flavours

Source: The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2020

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The Rebel Whopper – Why Burger King’s Targeting Of Mainstream Consumers, Rather Than Plant-Based Converts, Will Change How We Eat

B

urger King have launched their new Rebel Whopper,

Whopper is a gateway product, a way of demonstrating

a product aimed at flexitarians and those who are

that even the biggest fast food giants have something

looking to reduce their meat consumption. It has

to offer consumers when it comes to making positive

had some backlash based on the fact that the product is

dietary choices, without making a compromise. And this is

cooked on the same griddle as its meat patties and that the

relevant across all categories. To illicit the greatest uptake,

mayonnaise is not vegan friendly.

sustainability can’t come as a compromise. It can’t be a

Burger King has been accused of jumping on the bandwagon and ‘purpose wash’ but we see this as a great move for the brand, customers and the planet. They have launched a new product that is not preaching to the plant-based choir, it is aimed squarely at people who are thinking about reducing their meat intake but don’t

‘worse’ choice for consumers, even if the choice is better for the world. The real risk for Burger King is less that the product isn’t suitable for vegetarians or vegans and more that they don’t have the basics sorted in their current business model. McDonald’s have been far more

transparent

in

want to compromise on

their

the flavour or quality of

commitment to British

their favourite products.

beef – ensuring welfare

It is an innovation based

standards and reducing

on

an

established

and

fundamental brand benefit – the great ‘flame grilled’ flavour of Burger King burgers. The negative response to the seemingly counter-intuitive idea that this is a non-

sourcing,

their

the air miles of the supply chain. Burger King’s lack of a position on these important factors undermines this launch and makes the brand more vulnerable to attack from critics.

vegetarian friendly plant-based burger will actually build

If we simply look at this through the lens of behaviour

on the message around an unwillingness to compromise on

change, it is very exciting. This is a gateway product and

flavour.

Burger King has a huge opportunity to help to change

This is aimed at a consumer group brands don’t usually

behaviour amongst it’s millions of customers.

It will

talk to: the product, by its own admission, is not aimed at

be interesting to see how the product is marketed and

vegans; it’s aimed at meat-reducers; and there are few

positioned. If the brand makes the pricing accessible, the

products specifically going after this ‘middle market’; we

positioning accessible (as good as a Whopper,) despite the

should be lauding Burger King for speaking directly to this

risk that this will cannibalise a core product, this could be

group when so many other brands are just going straight

revolutionary for the chain and the beginning of a journey

for the vegan consumer. Any mass behaviour change - i.e.

towards a more sustainable, and equally popular, suite of

changing the way society eats - is going to be staged and

products. The percentage of people who will opt for a fully

messy, and Burger King are acknowledging that reality

vegan diet will always be dwarfed by the percentage of

and speaking to people who are still figuring out their own

people who want to make some easy everyday choices to

dietary rules.

live a bit better. And it’s those kind of simple switches that

This is a critical concept for people to get their heads

we need to do more of because they can deliver huge impact

around if we are to encourage behaviour change and make

when they happen at scale. In the 20’s, brands making it

sustainability more accessible to more people. The Rebel

easy for a mainstream consumer to do that will win.

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Synergy Grill Technology has prepared for yet another surge in production demand by appointing Ady Gilbert as their Production Manager

T

his new appointment comes shortly after the Cambridge based brand announced that they had

MONEY MONEY MATTERS MATTERS

Synergy Grill Technology appoint Production Manager to support soaring demand

Ady is likewise excited to be joining Synergy Grill Technology:

increased production from 10 grills a week to 10

“I am thrilled to be undertaking the role of Production

grills a day – a staggering increase that newly appointed

Manager with Synergy Grill Technology and such a

Ady will be at the forefront of.

team. As well as the role being suited to my professional

Stepping into this role with a wealth of product

background, the sustainable ethos of the equipment

management experience, with one key career highlight

perfectly suits my personal passion for innovative and

being with Dart Europe where he managed a 120-strong

pioneering technology.”

team that produced an impressive 2 million paper cups

Unlike conventional chargrills, the Carbon Trust Accredited

per day, it’s safe to say that Ady is no stranger to the

Synergy Grill atomises any fat produced during the cooking

manufacturing industry and will play a pivotal role in the

process, leaving only dust to be vacuumed or brushed away

Synergy Grill Technology team as they continue to grow.

the morning after service. Not only does this eliminate the

Justin Cadbury, Chairman and CEO of Synergy Grill Technology comments: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Ady to the Synergy Grill Technology team in this exciting stage of the company’s life. With a natural flair for leadership and a thorough

need to spend hours cleaning fat trays, it also reduces an operator’s contribution to environmental damage caused by fat and grease disposal such as blocked sewers. Furthermore, the Synergy Grill uses 59% less gas and saves over 11 tonnes of CO2 when compared to a commercial gas grill of a similar size.

understanding of the production process for our

For more information on Synergy Grill technology, visit

equipment, he made for a natural choice for this new

www.synergygrill.com, call 01480 811000 or email info@

management position.”

synergygrill.com.

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Bain Marie Liners Easy Liners Easy Liners Ltd, Unit 14, Chester Park, Alfreton Road, Derby, DE21 4AS T: 01332 412273 or 07447 146512 E: info@easyliners.co.uk W: www.easyliners.co.uk

Easy Bags Ltd Enterprise Road, Millennium Business Park Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG19 7JX T: 01623 423423 E: customerservice@easybags.net W: www.easybags.net Daymark-Supplies Ltd www.daymark-supplies.co.uk 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 www.sirane.com Sirane Ltd, European Development Centre, Stafford Park 6, Telford, TF3 3AT 01952 230055

GM Packaging Ltd www.gmpackaging.co.uk 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: Julian.warner@kerry.com W: www.kerry-foodservice.co.uk

Henry Jones Kerry Foodservice, Bristol T: 0800 138 1938 E: Julian.warner@kerry.com W: www.kerry-foodservice.co.uk

Henry Colbeck

Fryers Mate

Seventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate,  Gateshead,  Tyne and Wear, NE11 0HG sales@colbeck.co.uk 0191 482 4242

www.fryersmate.com Unit 3, Great Northern Way, Great Northern Terrace, Lincoln LN5 8XF 01522 542054

Weston Catering Supplies

www.falconfoodservice.com Wallace View, Hillfoots Road, Stirling, FK9 5PY info@falconfoodservice.co.uk 01786 455200

www.westoncateringsupplies.com Unit S4, Mendip Business Park, Rooksbridge, Somerset BS26 2U westcatering@hotmail.com 01934 750367 

Business and Property Sales Rosens Business Transfer Agency www.rosens.co.uk Unit 3, Alexander Charles House, Station Passage, South Woodford, London, E18 1JL info@rosens.co.uk 0208 539 6426

Fish Friers- Part of the Altius Group www.fishfriers.co.uk 7b Edward 7th Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF info@fishfriers.co.uk 0844 248 8257

Business Buyers.com - Part of the Altius Group

Regional shops throughout the UK or on-line www.nisbets.com Fourth Way, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 8T sales@nisbets.co.uk 0845 140 5555 or 0117 316 5000

Hopkins Catering www.hopkins.biz Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF info@hopkins.biz 0113 257 7934

www.bluesealequipment.co.uk Unit 67, Gravelly Industrial Park, Gravelly Park, Birmingham, B24 8TQ 0121 327 5575

www.emfgroup.com 3 Cornhill, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1DW info@emfgroup.com 01404 813762

Catering Equipment Suppliers/ Spares Shop Equip Park View, North Street, Langwith, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9BN T: 0845 400 1044 E: sales@shop-equip.com W: www.shop-equip.com

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

Middleton Food Products Ltd,

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www.marfast.co.uk 30 Broughton Street, Manchester, M8 8NN pani@marfast.co.uk 0161 833 0024

MCS Technical Products Ltd

Seriously Good Gluten Free

www.middletonfoods.com 655 Willenhall Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 3LH sales@middletonfoods.com 01902 608122 or 08453 706 550

Marfast

www.altiusgroup.co.uk Business Buyers.co.uk Incorporating Bruce & Co Redwoods Dowling Kerr Kings Business contact@businessbuyers.co.uk 01772 775776

E: info@totalqsr.co.uk

Ceres | Pure Food Innovation

Falcon Foodservice Equipment

www.fast-food-systems.co.uk Unit 1, Headley Park 9, Headley Road East Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4SQ sales@ffsbrands.co.uk 01189 441100 www.chippersandpeelers.com Grange Farm, Braithwell Road, Ravenfield, Rotherham , South Yorks., S65 4LP carltoncatering@sky.com 01709 540004

www.mcstechproducts.co.uk Building 2, Westmead Drive, Swindon, SN5 7YT sales@mcstechproduct.co.uk 01793 5383908

Blue Seal

Restaurant Supply Store www.restaurantsupplystore.co.uk Unit 7, Hatton Close, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex, RM16 6RP sales@restaurantsupplystore.co.uk 01375 651 600

Velox Grills www.veloxgrills.com Manor Farm, Manor Road Wantage, Oxon., OX12 8NE sales@veloxgrills.com 01235 770133

Caterparts Limited www.caterparts.com The Engine Shed, Top Station Road, Brackley, Bucks., NN13 7UG sales@caterparts.com 0845 130 8060

Vmotouk www.vmoto-uk.com 29 Shand Street London E1 2ES info@vmoto-uk.com 0800 133 7304

King Edward www.kingedward.co.uk Unit 1A, Porthouse Ind. Estate, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4NS oven@kingedward.co.uk

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www.sweetheat.co.uk 16 Millwater Avenue Dewsbury, West Yorks. WF12 9QN sales@sweet nheat.co.uk 01924 488619

Mitchell and Cooper Ltd www.bonzer.co.uk 136-140 Framfield Road Uckfield East Sussex, TN22 5AU sales@mitchellcooper.co.uk 0845 0177 488

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

Comark Instruments www.comarkinstruments.com 52 Hurricane Way,Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6JB sales@comarkinstruments.com 0207 942 0712

Cook Co Nottingham Ltd www.cookco.ltd.uk 99 Manvers Street, Nottingham, NG2 4NU sale@cookco.ltd.uk 0115 912 1188

No-Fli Limited www.no-fli.com Building C, Knaresborough Technology Park, Manse Lane, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, HG5 8LF hello@no-fi.com 01423 855600

Electronic Temperature instruments Ltd www.etiltd.com Easting Close, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8HQ sales@etiltd.com 01903 202151

Lowe Rental Ltd www.lowerental.co.uk Unit J, Knockmore Ind. Estate, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT28 2EJ mail@lowerental.com 028 9260 4619

Alliance On-line www.allianceonline.co.uk Alliance House, Marshfield Bank, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8UY hello@allianceonline.co.uk 0844 499 4300

Chicken Coaters & Marinades Chicken Train Kerry Foodservice, Birstol,  T: 0800 138 1938 E: julian.warner@kerry.com W: www.kerry-foodservice.co.uk Dibs Distribution www.dibsdistribution.co.uk 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6DT sales@dibs.uk.com 0208 568 6668

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Chicken Frying and Cooking Equipment Jestic Foodservice Equipment www.jestic.co.uk Units 3 & 4, Dana Estate, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6UU info@jestic.co.uk 01892 831960

Kuroma www.premier1filtration.co.uk Kiln Head Spring, Kneeton Lane, Barton, DL10 6NB info@premier1filtration.com 01325 377189

Hopkins Catering www.hopkins.biz Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF info@hopkins.biz 0113 257 7934

PD Catering International www.pizzadirect.co.uk MFG Group Nile Street Bolton, Lancs. BL3 6BW info@pizzadirect.co.uk 01284 382800

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

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Storeys Bar Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5TQ sales@mammothcleaningsupplies.co.uk 0800 432 0224

Cold Drinks and Slush Us 4 Slush Limited www.us4slush.com 4 Middle Road. Bailie Gate Industrial Estate, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. BH21 4DB sales@us4slush.com 01202 666922

Longo & Co www.mrwhippy.biz Unit 5A, Steps Industrial Estate Magdale, Honley West Yorkshire, HD9 6RA info@slushmachines.co.uk 01484 606352

SnowShock Ltd Snowshock.com Unit 43 Invincible Drive, Armstrong Industrial Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7HX sales@snowshock.com 0330 053 6132

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

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

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

Williams Catering Products www.williamspotatoes.co.uk Exeworthy Farm, Staplake Lane, Starcross, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8QT info@williamspotatoes.co.uk 01626 890871

www.saltydog-grrr.com Salty Towers PO Box 766 Chesham Bucks., HP5 3YD info@saltydog-grrr.com 01494 774422

Curry and Gravy Mixes Dinaclass Kerry Food Service, Bristol, T: 0800 138 1938 E: julian.warner@kerry.com W: www.kerry-foodservice.co.uk

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Delivery Bikes Justebikes www.justebikes.co.uk 216 Hinckley Road Leicester, LE3 0TH info@justebikes.co.uk 0116 3666 980

Free Go Electric Bikes www.freegoelectricbikes.com 3 St Denys Road, Portswood, Southampton Hampshire, SO17 2GN enquiries@freegoelectricbikes.com 0800 077 8711

Digital Menu Systems Lashbrookes.com Ltd Limerick Works, Limerick Road, Dormanstown, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 5JU T: 01642 482629 E: lashbrookuk@hotmail.co.uk W: www.lashbrooks.com

Harlequin Printing and Packaging Harlequin House, Coed Cae Lane,  Pontyclun,  South Wales,  CF72 9EW T: 01443 222219 E: info@harlequinprintgroup.co.uk W: www.harlequinprintgroup.co.uk

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07725 434173 Standard and Premium Box listings available

CKC in association with KLS 8 Austin Fields Kings Lynn PE30 1PH T: 01553 886101 / 07766 747405 W: www.ckconline.biz E: sales@ckconline.biz

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: info@de-duct.co.uk W: www.de-duct.co.uk

Media Screen Solutions www.mediascreensolutions.com Cleveland House 116 Cleveland Street Wirral Merseyside, CH41 3RB enquiries@mediascreensolutions.com 0800 515690

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

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www.itslolly.com Crystal Gate 28-30 Worship Street London EC2A 2AH 0800 038 5389

Ethnic foods Shana Foods www.martinsolveig.fr/rubicon/ Unit 5 Second Way, Wembley Middlesex, HA9 0YJ info@shanafoods.com 0208 8782 3200

Wing Yip www.wingyip.com 375 Nechells Park Road Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5NT enquiries@wingyip.com 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: www.vandermoortele.com

Olenex Trading (UK) Ltd www.olenex-uk.com ADM Trading (UK) Limited, Church Manorway, Erith, Kent, DA8 1DL

E: ukinfo@adm.com T: 01322 444836

Just Filters www.justfilters.co.uk Omega House, Unit 7, Sarbir Industrial Park, Cambridge Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2EU info@justfilters.co.uk 01279 420289

Network Hygiene www.networkhygiene.com Knowledge Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3BY ian@networkhygiene.com 0333 577 6384

EPOS Systems

BD Signs Nottingham www.bdsignsnottingham.co.uk Unit 18, Bailey Brook Industrial Estate, Amber Langley Drive, Langley Mill, Nottingham, NG16 4BE info@bdsignsnottingham.co.uk 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: geoff@integeruk.com Scotland: jim@integeruk.com• W: www.integeruk.com

Kepos Systems Ltd www.kepos.co.uk 10 Gunton Road, London, SW17 9EL sales@kepos.co.uk 07939 927624

Revel Systems London Office www.revelsystems.com Moorgate 1 Fore Street London, EC2Y 5EJ info@revelsystems.com 0203 8081 036

W: www.olinex-uk.com The

Fryers’ Favourite For Over 60 Years.

Nortech Foods Limited

www.nortechfoods.co.uk For information, advice, or customer support material pleas Olenex Trading (UK) Limited. Tel: 01322 444836 e-mail: ukinfo@olenex.com Ings Road, Doncaster,  South Yorkshire, DN5 9TL  info@nortechfoods.co.uk 01302 390880

Arrow Oils Limited www.arrowoils.co.uk Glebe Street, Shaw, Oldham Lancashire, OL2 7SF collections@arrowoils.co.uk 01706 880796

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

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: info@johnsonreed.co.uk W: www.johnsonreed.co.uk

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Royal Greenland Ltd

www.gloverhowe.co.uk 4 St Peters Court, St Peters Street, Colchester, Essex, CO11 1WD insurance@gloverhowe.co.uk 0845 602 3866

www.royalgreenland.com Gateway House, Styal Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5WY 0161 490 4249

Unique Seafood

Fish Suppliers Collins Seafoods Ltd

www.uniqueseafood.co.uk 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: sales@collinsseafoods.co.uk W: www.collinsseafoods.co.uk Smales www.smales.co.uk 30 West Dock Street, Hull, HU3 4HL 01482 324997

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

Wraggs Seafoods Ltd www.wraggsseafoods.co.uk Unit 2, Park 2000, Heighington Lane Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 6AR sales@wraggsseafood.co.uk 01132 498832

J Sykes & Sons Ltd www.sykesseafoods.co.uk New Smithfield Market, New Smithfield House, Whitworth Street East, Manchester, M11 2WP hello@sykesseafoods.co.uk 0161 223 9311

Amanda Seafoods A/S www.amanda-seaffods.dk/en Constatiavej 29, DK-9900, Frederikshavn info@amanda-seafoods.dk +45 96 22 15 00

Mannin Fish Ltd www.manninfish.co.uk 3 Sterling Court, Stevenage, Herts., SG1 2JY 01438 359444

Xpress Fish www.xpressfish.net 351 South Boulevard, Hessle Road, Hull, HU3 4DY info@xpressfish.net 01482 633550

Whitby Seafoods Ltd www.whitby-seafoods.com Fairfield Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PU 01947 606101

Young’s Foodservice www.youngsfoodservice.co.uk Ross House, Wickham Road, Grimsby, DN31 3SW care@youngsseafood.co.uk 0800 132 096

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Fish & Chip Shop Suppliers VA Whitley & Co Ltd Milward House Fir Street Heywood OL10 1NW T: 01706 364211 E: sales@vahitley.co.uk W: www.vawhitley.co.uk

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

JJ Food Service Innova Park, 7 Solar Way, Enfield, EN3 7XY T: General 08433 090991 T: Paul Brailsford – 07880 176015 E: info@jjfoodservice.com E: Paul.brailsford@jjfooodervice.com W: www.jjfooodservice.com Henry Colbeck Seventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate,  Gateshead,  Tyne and Wear,  NE11 0HG sales@colbeck.co.uk 0191 482 4242

T Quality www.tquality.co.uk Westmead Industrial Estate, Westlea, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7YY customercare@tquality.co.uk 01793 648900

Wilsons Seasonings Ltd www.americanchipspice.co.uk Stagenhoe Bottom Farm, Whitwell, Hertfordshire, SG4 8JN ew@americanchipspice.co.uk 01438 871967

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

T: 01223 941450 E: info@checkit.net W: www.checkit.net

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) www.cieh.org Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ info@cieh.org 0207 928 6006

Frozen Food Suppliers Central Foods Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB T: 01604 858 522 E: info@centralfoods.co.uk W: www.centralfoods.co.uk

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

Frying Ranges KFE Ltd Unit A-B, Bentley Business Park, Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8LD, sales@kfeltd.co.uk www.kfeltd.co.uk 01778 380 448

Frank Ford Limerick Road, Dormanstown, Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

T: 01642 489868 E: amanda.barker@me-ff.com W: www.me-ff.com

Martyn Edwards Ltd Limerick Road, Dormanstown, Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

T: 01642489868 E: amanda.barker@me-ff.com W: www.me-ff.com

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

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: www.klsonline.co.uk E: sales@klsonline.co.uk Florigo www.florigo.co.uk 4 Centech Park, Fringe Meadow Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, B98 9NR info@florigo.co.uk 01527 592000

Hewigo (UK)Ltd www.hewigo.com Bateman House, Little Fields Way, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2BT sales@hewigo.com 0121 544 9120 February and March 2020 • Fastfood Professional

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Glover & Howe Insurance Services


TRADE DIRECTORY

Henry Nuttall Ltd www.henrynuttall.co.uk Manor Drive, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 3QU sales@henrynuttall.co.uk 01909 560808

Preston & Thomas Frying Ranges Ltd www.prestonandthomas.co.uk PO Box 728, Fareham, Hants, PO14 9QU info@prestonandthomas.co.uk 01732 757636

Mallinsons of Oldham Ltd www.mallinsonsofoldham.co.uk Trent Industrial Estate, Duchess St, Shaw Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 7UT mallinsons.sales@btconnect.com 01706 299000

Valentine Equipment Limited www.valentinefryers.com 4 Trafford Road, Reading, Berks., RG1 8JS info@valentinefryers.com 0118 957 1344

Frying Range Engineers KLS Frying Ranges Service 8 Austin Fields Kings Lynn PE30 1P

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: www.klsonline.co.uk E: sales@klsonline.co.uk

Gazebos/Mobile Units Instant Promotion (UK) Ltd

Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4LU 0115 929 1101

info@logicvending.co.uk 0808 278 3327

Adams Fast Food Supplies

Fracino

www.adamsfastfoods.com Various UK Depots 01274 492044 Ask for local depot number

www.fracino.com 18-22 Birch Road East, Birmingham, B6 7DB sasles@fracino.com 0121 328 5757

Marfast www.marfast.co.uk 30 Broughton Street, Manchester, M8 8NN pani@marfast.co.uk 0161 833 0024

Grease Traps Oli Environmental Services

Caterlink Limited

www.greasemanagement.co.uk Eaton Works, Allthorpe Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU 01926 432030

www.caterlink.co.uk Units 7-8, Bodmin Business Park, Launceston Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2RJ sales@caterlink.co.uk 01208 78844

Hog Roast Machines and Barbecues

Beechdean Dairies Limited

The Hogg Boss www.thehoggboss.com Peake Products, Unit 4, Walton New Road Ind. Estate, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Leics., LE17 5RD sales@thehpggboss.com 0116 247 8500

Tasty Trotter

Cinders Barbecues

Promart Manufacturing Ltd www.promart.co.uk Unit 2B Caddick Road, Knowsley Industrial Park South, Merseyside, L34 9HP sales@promart.co.uk 0151 546 4666

www.cindersbarbecues.co.uk High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7NB Karen@cindersbarbecues.co.uk 01524 262900

Hot Drinks Equipment Franke Coffee Systems UK Ltd

Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly,

www.coffee.franke.com 6A Handley Page Way, St Albans , Hertfordshire, AL2 2DQ Sales@Frankecoffeesystems.co.uk 01923 635700

CF83 8XP

Espresso Essential

T: 029 2085 3200 • F: 029 2085 3323

E: info@petersfood.com

W: www.petersfood.com

Brakes www.brake.co.uk UK wide 0345 6069090

Bidvest Foodservice www.bidvest.co.uk 814 Leigh Road, Slough, SL1 4BD 01494 555900

Hopwells Ltd www.hopwells.com Head Office, Glaisdale Drive,

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Carpigiani UK Ltd

GMG Ltd

VTO (Vertical Take Off)

Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial

Ice Cream www.carpigiani.com Faculty House, 214 Holme Lacy Road, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6BQ 01432 346018

www.tastytrotter.com Bridge Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, S45 9NU info@tastytrotter.com 01246 866800

Peter’s Food Service

www.scanomat.co.uk sales@scanomat.co.uk 0800 032 7581

www.olienvironmentalservices.co.uk 6 Chapel Lane, North Luffenham, Oakham, LE15 8JP anthony@olienvironmentalservices.co.uk 01780 720679

www.instantpromotion.co.uk Unit 7, Liberty Industrial Park, South Liberty Lane, Bristol, BS3 2SU enquiries@instantpromotions.co.uk 0117 963 1668

General Catering Supplies

Scanomat UK

www.espressoessential.co.uk Unit 2, Oakley Green Nurseries, Westerleigh Hill Road, Westerleigh, Bristol, BS37 8QZ 0800 731 2980

Tchibo Coffee International Ltd www.tchibo-coffee.co.uk Tchibo House, 7-8 Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BE 01372 541881

Logic Vending www.logicvending.co.uk The Maltings Business Centre, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HG

www.beechdean.co.uk Old House Farm, North Dean, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4NL farmhouse@beechdean.co.uk 01494 563980

Taylor UK www.taylor-company.co.uk 106 Claydon Business Park Great Blakenham, Ipswich Suffolk, IP6 0NL sales@taylor-company.co.uk 0800 838 896

Hopkins Catering www.hopkins.biz Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF info@hopkins.biz 0113 257 7934

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

Kebab Suppliers Double A Kebabs Millennium Business Park, Mansfield Nottinghamshire, NG19 7JX T: 01623 422888 E: info@doubleakebab.co.uk W: www.doubleakebab.co.uk Istanbul Meats www.istanbulmeats.com Unit 3, First Avenue, Drum Industrial Estate, C hester le Street, Birtley, Co. Durham, DH2 1AG enquiries@istanbulmeats.com 0191 492 3909

Golden Delight Foods Ltd, www.goldendelightfoods.co.uk 26 Clayton Road, Birmingham B8 1JE 0121 327 8800

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Peter’s Food Service

Fylde Fresh & Fabulous

www.kismetkebabs.co.uk Milton House, Maldon Road, Latchingdon, Essex CM3 6LF 01621 744 055

www.petersfood.com Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8XP 029 2085 3200 info@petersfood.com

www.fyldefreshandfabulous.com Fylde Fresh & Fabulous, Stanley Villa Farm, Back Lane, Weeton, Preston, PR4 3HN sales@fyldefreshandfabulous.com 01253 836444

Paragon Quality Foods Ltd www.paragonqualityfoods.com Quadrant 3, Yorkshire Way, West Moor Park, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3FB sales@paragonqualityfoods.com 01302 834141

Oil Management

Holland’s Pies www.hollandspies.co.uk Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA enquiries@hollandspies.co.uk 01706 213591

Pizza & Pasta

Premier1 Filtration

Express Foodservice

www.premier1filtration.co.uk Kiln Head Spring, Kneeton Lane, Barton, DL10 6NB info@premier1filtration.com 01325 377189

www.express-foodservice.co.uk Unit B, Dominion Way, Rustington Trading Estate, Littlehampton, West Sussex. BN16 3HQ info@expressfoodservice.co.uk 01903 775077

Packaging

Eurilait

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

W F Denny www.wfdenny.co.uk Unit 7, Tudor Road, Altrincham Business Park, Broadheath, Cheshire, WA14 5RZ info@wfdenny.co.uk 0161 927 4949

It’s a Wrap (JR Press) www.jrpress.co.uk 3 Egerton Close, Daventry Northants, NN11 8PE sales@jrpress.co.uk 01327 301566

PlanglowLtd www.planglow.com The Quorum, Bond Street South, Bristol, BS1 3AE contactus@planglow.com 0117 317 8600

Southern Fried Chicken www.southernfriedchicken.com Unit 1, Headley Park 9, Headley Road East, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4SQ sales@southerfriedchicken.com 0118 944 1100

Pies Pukka Pies Ltd The Halcroft, Syston,

www.eurilait.co.uk Leighton Lane Industrial Estate, Leighton Lane, Evercreech, Somerset, BA4 6LQ craigbrayshaw@eurilait.co.uk 01749 838100

999 Pizza Toppings UK www.999pizzatoppings.co.uk Unit 6, Teakcroft Fairview Industrial Park Marsh Way Rainham, Essex, RM13 8UH info@999pizzatoppings.co.uk 01708 558885

Venice Bakery UK Ltd www.venicebakery.co.uk Unit 2, Crown House, Queen Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4BT adam@venicebakery.co.uk 0208 301 2624

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

www.kirenfoods.co.uk Unit 3, Smallbridge Business Park, Riverside Drive, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 2SH enquiries@kirenfoods.com 01706 526732

Stoupid Pizza UK www.stupid-pizza.co.uk 84 Holmsdale Road, Coventry, CV6 5BJ stoupid.pizza@gmail.com 02476 278102

Potatoes www.bestchips.co.uk AHDB Potatoes Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TL 024 7669 2051

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Potato White Company Unit 7B Bessingby Industrial Estate Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO16 4SJ T: 01262 228286 E: info@selectsundries.co.uk W: www.selectsundries.co.uk

Drywite www.drywite.co.uk 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: info@centralfoods.co.uk W: www.centralfoods.co.uk

Riverside Food Services Units 1-4, The Stables, Sutton Farm, West

T: 01691 839288 E: mandy@riversidefoods.co.uk W: www.riversidefoods.co.uk

AHDB

W: www.pukkapies.co.uk

Potato Treating & Equipment

Felton, Oswestry, Shropshire,

trade@pukkapies.co.uk E: trade@pukkapies.co.uk

www agrico.co.uk Castleton of Eassie, Glamis, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 1SJ  potatoes@agrico.co.uk 01307 840551

www.pizza-baguette.co.uk Genus, Hammond Close Attleborough Fields Ind. Est. Nuneaton, Warks., CV11 6RY info@pizza-baguette.co.uk 02476 254941

Leicester, LE7 1LD T: 0116 264 4004

Agrico UK Ltd.

Pizza and Baguette

Kiren Foods

TRADE DIRECTORY

Kismet Kebabs

SY11 4HX

Dibs Distribution www.dibsdistribution.co.uk 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex,TW7 6DT sales@dibs.uk.com 0208 568 6668

Nila UK Ltd www.nila.co.uk Unit 9b, Beaver Ind. Estate, Brent Road, Southall, Middx., UB2 5FB food@nila.co.uk 020 8744 7700

Refrigeration Adande Adande Refrigeration Ltd. 45 Pinbush Road, South Lowestoft Ind. Est Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 7NL sales@adande.com adanderefrigeration.com 0844 376 0023 February and March 2020 • Fastfood Professional

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TRADE DIRECTORY

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

Jestic Foodservice Equipment

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

www.jestic.co.uk Units 3 & 4, Dana Estate, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6UU info@jestic.co.uk 01892 831960

Pukka Pies Ltd

Williams Refrigeration

W: www.pukkapies.co.uk

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

Foster Fridge www.foster-fridge.com 1st Floor, The Coach House, Montpelier Mews, High Street South, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3SH info@foster-fridge.com 01582 788486

Polar Refrigeration www.polar-refrigerator.com 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: info@thecrucialsaucecompany.co.uk W: www.thecrucialsaucecompany.co.uk

BI Europe Limited www.bilimited.com Unit 21 – 22 Kernan Drive, Loughborough, Charnwood, LE11 5JF info@bilimited.com 01509 631650

The Halcroft, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LD trade@pukkapies.co.uk T: 0116 264 4004 E: trade@pukkapies.co.uk

Peter’s Food Service www.petersfood.com Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8XP 029 2085 3200 info@petersfood.com

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

Metrow Foods Limited www.metrow.co.uk Airborne Close, Leigh-on Sea Essex, SS9 4EN helpdesk@metrow.co.uk 01702 527441

Suffolk Meat Traders www.suffolkmeattraders.co.uk Grove Lane, Elmswell Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk, IP30 9HN sales@suffolkmeattraders.co.uk 01359 242 500

Holland’s Pies www.hollandspies.co.uk Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA enquiries@hollandspies.co.uk 01706 213591

Dibs Distribution www.dibsdistribution.co.uk 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6DT sales@dibs.uk.com 0208 568 6668

Keejays Limited www.keejays.com Crockatt Road, Lady Lane Ind. Estate, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6RD enquiries@keejays.com 01473 827304

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

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Rollover Limited www.rollover-uk.com Rollover House, 802 Oxford Avenue, Slough, Berks., SL1 4LN info@rollover-uk.com 01753 575558

The Franconian Sausage Company www.franconian.co.uk Unit 26, Eldon Way, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6BE info@franconian.co.uk 01892 837816

Shopfitters & Fabricators Barland Shopfitting Specialists www.barlandshopfitters.co.uk Unit 18, Honey Hall Ing, Huddersfield, West Yorks., HD2 1GP info@barlandshopfitters.co.uk 0800 043 5523

Elite Shopfitters Leeds Ltd. www.eliteshopfittersleads.co.uk 5 Wharfe Mews, Cliff Terrace, Wetherby, LS22 6LX elitshopfittersleeds@iidp.co.uk 0113 258 3324

Jephsons Shopfitters Ltd www.jephsonsshopfitters.co.uk Maun House, Maun Way, Hermitage Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5GX info@jephsonsshopfitters.co.uk 01623 645809

Promart Manufacturing Ltd www.promart.co.uk Unit 2B Caddick Road, Knowsley Industrial Park South, Merseyside, L34 9HP sales@promart.co.uk 0151 546 4666

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

Seafish www.seafish.org 18 Logie Mill Logie Green Road Edinburgh, EH7 4HS Seafish@seafish.co.uk 0131 558 3331

Seafood Scotland www.seafoodscotland.org 18 Logie Mill Logie Green Road Edinburgh, EH7 4HS enquiries@seafoodscotland.org 0131 557 9344

NEODA PO Box 1184, Bromley Kent, BR1 9XW T: 020¬ 8464 3954 E: lynda.simmons@neoda.org.uk W: www.neoda.org.uk

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

British Kebab Awards www.britishkebabawards.co.uk 8th Floor, Elizabeth House 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ, info@ceftus.org / nominationskebabawards@ gmail.com 020 7183 4272

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

Asian Catering Federation www.acfederation.org London Pall Mall 100 Pall Mall St James London, SW1Y 5NQ February and March 2020 • Fastfood Professional

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KFE School of Frying Excellence www.kfeltd.co.uk Unit A-B, Bentley Business Park, Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LD sales@kfeltd.co.uk 01778 380448

National Federation of Fish Friers www.federationoffishfriers.co.uk 4 Greenwood Mount, Leeds, LS6 4LQ mail@federationoffishfriers.co.uk 0113 230 7044

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

T: 07725 434173 Crossways E: crosswaysfc@gmail.com W: www.foodserviceconsultants.co.uk Carpigiani Gelato University UK www.gelatouniversity.com/uk Carpigiani House Coldnose Rd Rotherwas Industrial Estate Hereford, HR2 6JL janethompson@carpigiani.co.jp 01432 346 018

Uniforms United Workwear www.unitedworkwear.com The United Collection Ltd 80A Ashfield Street London, E1 2BJ info@unitedcollection.co.uk 0207 780 1746

T & T Embroidery Solutions Ltd www.allembroiderysolutions.com 98 Morley Drive, Ely Cambridgeshire tandtembroiderysolutions@gmail.com 07783 628397

Simon Jersey www.simonjersey.com Altham Accrington Lancashire, BB5 5YE sales@simonjersey.com 0370 4609 047

Best Workwear www.bestworkwear.co.uk FRS Countrywear Limited Unit 1 Building 6 Stanmore Ind. Est. Bridgnorth Shropshire, WV15 5HP sales@bestworkwear.co.uk 08454 65 66 65

Utilities

Web Design

107 Berrows Business Centre, Bath Street, Hereford, HR1 2HE

T: 01432 378690

www.gallonesfranchise.com

Pro Web Design

Harry Ramsden’s

www.prowebdesignuk.com 119 Hertford Road, London, EN3 5JF info@prowebdesignuk.com 0203 659 4745

www.harryramsdens.co.uk

Shinebright Creative www.shinebrightcreativecc.co.uk 13 University Road Leicester, LE1 7RA info@shinebrightcc.com 0116 255 3400

London Fish and Chips www.londonfish-chips.com

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Pita Pit UK www.pitapituk.com

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Empire Dogs

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