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ur front cover for this issue features Central Foods of Collingtree, Northamptonshire, who are one of our key trading partners and contributors. Family run by Gordon and Alison Lauder, we caught up with Gordon recently to find out his views on a number of topics and you can read his thoughts later in the issue. They have recently been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation for fulfilling the process whereby all staff – whether employed directly or contracted – will receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.20 in London and £8.75 elsewhere in the UK. After the hot summer recess, we are now back into the expo season with a number of exhibitions around the UK during this month including Lunch 2018 and the Restaurant and Takeaway Expo 2018 including Street Food Live at ExCel in London. These events are great opportunities to network and meet new contacts and to get fresh ideas on what is now available and what others are doing to grow their businesses. We can all find reasons not to go, but we can all learn so much from what we see in the exhibitions or even by taking time to walk around cities and towns and see what others are doing. Just one fresh idea may be the big idea that changes the way that you go about your own business. You are never too old and should never be too proud to think that you cannot learn new tricks. One big change that you will notice in this issue is that we now only include our comprehensive Trade Directory in our digital issue which can be found on our website This allows us to include even more news in the print issue. Happy trading, Athol

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The National Fish & Chip Awards See page 10






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


Developing a taste for success - Central Foods new product development kitchen


Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Top 10 Short-list


The Malt & Anchor uses Frymax in Winning National Award


Whatever Happens Hot & Crispy Fries


Lincolnshire Chip Shop Celebrates 30 Years


McWhinney’s Get on Board for the Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge!


A beefcake, a frying pan and a bake-off


Not just for Christmas Blakeman’s quality savoury snacks


A look into the future: how technology is shaping the takeaway sector


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Central Foods unveils new Japanese dumplings for foodservice


Cutting a bigger slice of cake: growth in the catering industry


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Jestic ‘Edge’ ahead with new 1830 oven launch

Money Matters


A little of what you fancy - Carpigiani


British Takeaway Campaign responds to Quarterly Migration Report

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Share your Chef Hacks with Aviko to win £500


New white paper: how to stop allergens falling off the agenda


Living Wage Employer title for Central Foods

Food for the Future - Cafés and Restaurants Can Lower UK Obesity Levels

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un by Gordon and Alison Lauder, Central Foods supplies fast food professionals across the UK with a wide range of products, including the well-known Golden Valley Foods poultry range which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Here, managing director Gordon Lauder tells us more

about the business and his personal likes. 1. Was there a light bulb moment that led you to the food industry? When I left school, I started working at a local supermarket, initially in the warehouse, then on the shop floor before becoming a manager and then regional manager. Later, I became a buyer and moved into product development…so you could say I’ve always been in the food industry in one form or another. Alison and I met at work, both working for the same food sector company. We have complementary skills and it has really helped us to develop Central Foods into the business it is today, along with the great team we have in place. 2. Biggest industry achievement/recognition to-date? Alison and I are very proud that Central Foods has Managing Director of Central Foods, Gordon Lauder.

Developing a taste for success Frozen food distributor Central Foods has just unveiled a new product development kitchen to help develop and showcase menu items for foodservice operators

achieved BRC accreditation – it’s a worldwide recognised accreditation and means a lot to us. It’s just been renewed, and we are delighted to say that we achieved accreditation at the highest grade – double AA. On a day to day basis, we’re also very proud to be helping so many fast food outlets and takeaways across the UK to serve great-tasting food. We love developing new products for menus and take immense satisfaction from hearing positive feedback from our customers, and indeed their customers! 3. What do you do to wind down outside of work? I’m pretty busy during the working week, but at weekends I like to run. It clears the mind and is the perfect time to think. 4. What has been the biggest change for your business over the last 5 years? The potential impact of Brexit has hung over us and has added to the uncertainty. It makes it very difficult to plan, when no-one seems to know what is happening. Technology has brought many positive changes for the business from the direct communication and marketing we can do via social media to the way we interact and support customers. There’s also been rapid growth in the development of new products for foodservice to take advantage of the latest food trends. For example, there are now many more gluten-free products available to make it easier for fast food professionals and takeaway outlets to serve really good quality items for those who need to


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avoid gluten in their diets. We’ve recently launched three

11. What do you regard as your biggest threat,

new gluten-free chicken products that are superb.

opportunity or challenge for the next 12 months? Again, it has to be Brexit. Who knows what is going to

5. Have you got a favourite food memory from your


childhood? My mum used to make rice pudding a lot at home, and

12. What do you predict to be the next big food trend/fad and where from?

I still love it.

The demand for vegan food has been increasing for a 6. What do you regard as being the most important

while and I believe this will continue. Much like gluten-

factors for success in your business?

free food has now become mainstream, I think plant-

We spend a lot of time keeping up with food trends and

based options will become more popular. Fortunately,

trying to be one step ahead. We listen to our customers

food producers have really risen to the challenge to

and really try to understand what they need to run a

create some great-tasting vegan products that can be

successful foodservice outlet,

easily served in fast food

rather than imposing what

outlets and takeaways to

we think they want. We value

cater for this demand.





and 13. Tea or coffee?



Plus, we supply some excellent products




quality and easy to serve.

14. What is your favourite

Underpinning all this is the


committed and talented team

I’m very partial to puddings

we have at Central Foods, who

and fond of most sweet

all contribute to making the

treats, but rice pudding is my

business the success it is today.


7. How would you describe

15. What is your favourite

your desk?

fish and how do you like it cooked?

Mine is immaculate. Very neat and ordered. Alison’s is what

I’m fond of scallops. If

you’d describe as ‘busy’ but

we’re talking fish and chip

she’s very organised and knows

shop fish, it’s difficult to beat

exactly where everything is.

a beautifully cooked piece of







challenge to face from Brexit 16. Coke or Pepsi? Coke

for Central Foods Ltd? The uncertainty of Brexit has been the biggest challenge.

17. What is your favourite

We usually plan quite a long

Fast Food branding?

way ahead, but we’ve not been able to do that for some

Am I allowed to choose Golden Valley Foods – our

areas of the business. Plus, we have some clients in the

own brand, which this year celebrates its 20th birthday


and which is really popular with fast food outlets and takeaways?

9. Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman? Probably Batman. Like him, I don’t have any super powers, but I reckon I share some of his characteristics. I don’t have a butler named Arthur though, nor a hotline to

18. Where is your favourite worldwide holiday destination? Barbados, with its sunshine, laid-back vibe and no

the police commissioner!


10. What do you always carry with you?

19. Dogs or Cats?

My phone. I couldn’t be without it. 9

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Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Top 10 Shortlist The UK’s top young fish friers have been revealed as part of the annual National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.


ollowing initial judging, 10 young fish friers have been

These 10 up-and-coming young friers will now progress to

shortlisted for the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year

the next judging round in the competition, in their quest to be

Competition – one of 14 categories in the 2019 National

crowned the UK’s ‘best young fish frier’.

Fish & Chip Awards. The shortlisted young friers are (in alphabetical order by surname):

Over the coming weeks, the 10 shortlisted candidates will be subjected to further judging appraisal as they receive a skills based assessment which includes chipping potatoes,

Charlie Collins, Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire George Ellinas, Golden Carp Chippy, Redditch, Worcestershire Adam Hutton, The Wetherby Whaler, Wetherby, West Yorkshire Maria Magdalena Ganea, Papas Fish & Chips, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Katie Gray, Lows Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire Lauren Kellaway, Kellaway’s Fish and Chips, Truro, Cornwall Sam Parry, Top Chippy, Llanrwst, Conwy Alex Walker, Lows Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

making batter, frying fish and undergo a personal interview during a comprehensive judging day at the headquarters of the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Training School in Leeds, West Yorkshire. This stage of judging will whittle down the shortlist to five finalists. The Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award was developed to encourage the fish and chip industry’s younger generation to nurture and expand their skills to become expert friers and positive role models for the next generation. Entrants to this year’s competition must be under 25 years at 31 December 2018 and have a minimum of 6 months’ fish frying experience to be able to enter. The eventual overall winner of the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Competition will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31stanniversary ceremony in London on 24 January 2019.

Iona Wilson, Lows Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire James Workman, Millers Fish & Chips, Haxby, North Yorkshire


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UK’S 20 Top Fish & Chip Shops Named The UK’s 20 best fish and chip shops have been revealed making up the shortlist for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, one of 14 categories in the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards.


rganised by Seafish, the annual National Fish &

and chip businesses across the country. Each of the Top 20

Chip Awards is a prestigious competition which

shops have demonstrated real commitment to quality in a

recognises true excellence in the fish and chip

number of areas, not just food, and have worked extremely

industry. These top 20 shops represent the best in the UK and will now compete in two further rounds of judging in their quest to become the nation’s number one.

hard to earn their place on this list. “There’s a tremendous amount of talent to be seen across the Top 20, and we wish them all the best in the next

As part of the judging process, each shop is carefully assessed on a variety of elements including: sustainable

round of judging as we know how much this competition means to all of them.”

sourcing policies, menu development and innovation, staff

The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

training policies and processes and wider marketing and

will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31st

promotional activity and techniques – and of course the

anniversary ceremony in London on 24 January 2019.

quality of fish and chips on offer and the levels of customer service provided by staff.

To keep up to date with news of forthcoming judges stages and results visit:

Over the coming weeks the shops will undergo a further

or follow: @FishNChipAwards #FishnChipAwards.

phase of mystery diner judging inspections in order to

20 businesses are shortlisted across 10 judging regions:

whittle the Top 20 down to a Top 10 shortlist, before the

Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North East England,

final stage of judging held in London in January 2019.

North West England, Midlands, Eastern England, London

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish, said: “This flagship award category showcases the leading fish

& South East England, Central & Southern England and South West England.

The potential champion fish and chip shops are: Lows Traditional Fish & Chip Shop, Westhill, Aberdeenshire The Fish Hoose, Thornton, Fife Shillingfords, Neath, West Glamorgan The Crispy Cod, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone Silverfin’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Newry, County Armagh Mister C’s, Selby, North Yorkshire Papa’s Fish and Chips, Hull, East Yorkshire Angel Lane Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria; Frydays of Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria Golden Carp Chippy, Redditch, Worcestershire; Winyates Chippy, Redditch, Worcestershire Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire; Papa’s Fish and Chips, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire Olley’s Fish Experience, Herne Hill, London; Poppies Fish & Chips, Soho, London Captain’s Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire Sidney and Sons Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall and Krispies Fish & Chips, Exmouth, Devon


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The Malt & Anchor uses Frymax in Winning National Award. Dan Afford knows a thing or two about the UK Fish and Chip market. The business entrepreneur spent four years studying and consulting before opening the Malt and Anchor a Fish Restaurant with a difference, in Cirencester in February 2017. The , restaurant is beautifully and lavishly decked out with a real nautical theme. And the food? Alongside traditional favourites such as cod and chips, Dan has introduced an extravaganza of fine eating with squid, monkfish, mackerel and crab also on the menu.

All these can be served with the accompaniment of a fine local beer or a glass of prosecco, creating a novel and different eating experience from the traditional fish and chip shop.

This is in the vital choice of cooking medium and from day one Dan has used Frymax. “It is additive free, contains no hydrogenated oil and less than 1%, so it is the perfect partner for the quality food we produce” says Dan. “Frymax is failsafe and guarantees great tasting, consistently good results with no deterioration in quality. No doubt, Frymax has been a major contributor to our prestigious award”

The Fryers’ Favourite For Over 60 Years.

Research, good training, hard work and a creative and innovative outlook are all quoted by Dan as to why the Malt and Anchor has performed so well. It has an excellent reputation amongst customers with an overall five star “excellent” rating. So much so that the Malt and Anchor was the worthy winner of the UK’s Best Newcomer award in the recent Seafish sponsored 2018 National Fish and Chip awards, for which Dan is suitably proud. The Malt and Anchor sources locally where appropriate in the search for high quality produce. Whilst the restaurant embraces modernity there is one area where tradition and only the best will do.


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The UK’s “Best Newcomer” Fish & Chip Restaurant /Takeaway

always fries in Opened in February 2017 the Malt and Anchor is already a firm favourite with the residents of Cirencester. Why? Because it is much more than just a traditional fish and chip outlet. The brainchild of Dan Lafford an experienced restaurant entrepreneur and four years in the making, the restaurant boasts an innovative style both terms of décor and choice of high quality menu items. Initiatives such as infused salts, squid, calamari and crab dishes, fish and fizz prosecco combinations and healthy eating options, have caught the imagination and kept customers coming back for more. Research, training and dedication have been the architects of the Malt and Anchor’s title winning success. Says Dan Lafford “All our hard work has paid off. Winning Best UK Newcomer is special. I like to think we bring something different to the industry.” Local sourcing and attention to detail have resulted in food of the highest quality. Here, the Malt and Anchor had no hesitation in choosing Frymax as their frying medium. It is additive free, contains no hydrogenated oil and less than 1% trans - fat. Frymax guarantees consistently good, delicious results and long lasting performance without deterioration in quality. “Frymax has long been established as the best cooking oil in the market”says Dan “Top quality food needs a top quality frying medium and there is none better than Frymax. It certainly contributed to our winning this prestigious award” .


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Whatever Happens Hot & Crispy Fries Lamb Weston set to revolutionise the food delivery market with brand new fries concept


ne of the world’s leading brands in high

Customers want hot and crispy fries with their meal and

quality potato products – Lamb Weston

Hot2Home™ is the first overall solution for delivering fries

is launching a brand new fries concept,

with the guarantee that fries stay in optimal condition for



up to 20 minutes. Our research team has been listening to

delivered hot and crispy to the consumer at




both our customers and their consumers and we know the

home, every time. A stunning combination of product and

size of the challenge. The team spent months developing

packaging innovation, Hot2Home™ is set to boost repeat

and testing both the fries and the packaging until we knew

sales from happy consumers and in turn drive profits for

it would ‘deliver’! Lamb Weston’s Hot2Home™ is truly the

operators across the industry.

end to soggy fries.”

From fully loaded dirty fries to single portioned sides,

In addition, the disposable Hot2Home™ fry packaging

fries are one of the most popular additions to any casual

has been created with sustainability in mind. The wood

dining menu, but with the UK home delivery market

used for the carton board is harvested under the Forest

growing 10 times faster than the total eating out market,

Stewardship Council (FSC) and the greaseproof coating

services such as Deliveroo and Just Eat are increasingly

on the cardboard is also fully recyclable, enabling the

looking to improve consumer reviews, particularly with

consumer to dispose of the packaging at home.

regard to fries.


Be sure to visit the Lamb Weston stand at the

Outlets who offer home-delivery have come to accept

Restaurant and Takeaway Innovation at ExCel on the 25th

that the temperature and crispiness of fries deteriorates

and 26th September. Stop by stand 1634 to meet the team

rapidly after an order leaves the kitchen, and that

and taste the revolution of the home delivery store2door

consumers never really receive the quality they deserve.

concept that is Hot2Home.

However, with Hot2Home™ there’s no need to let your instore standards slip. The unique concept deals with the two main problems that make fries cold and soggy during delivery. It introduces a revolutionary type of fry and specially developed packaging, with the combination of the two innovations creating fries that can be delivered to the consumer in the best possible condition. Andrea Deutschmanek, Country Marketeer UK & ROI at Lamb Weston says, “At Lamb Weston, we understand the potential disappointment facing consumers when ordering fries for delivery and we know chefs want to stay proud of the dishes they create. With many businesses delivering within miles from their premises, there are a number of factors that can produce the delays, such as traffic jams, or even consumers living on the top floor of a block of flats. 15

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Lincolnshire Chip Shop Celebrates 30 Years The Elite Fish & Chip Company, which has outlets in Lincoln, Sleaford and Ruskington, is celebrating 30 years in business in Lincolnshire this weekend – and you’re invited!


his Saturday 8th September the award-

In honour of the company’s 30th anniversary, the

winning fish and chip chain, which is owned

Tweedale family have pledged to raise £30,000 to be

and managed by the Tweedale family, is

divided equally across three charities including: the RAF

celebrating 30 years since the opening of its

Association, the RNLI and Sleaford Dementia Support.

first restaurant and takeaway in Ruskington,

To mark three decades in business in the county, the

near Sleaford. Co-founders David and Freda Tweedale opened the first

Elite in the village of Ruskington in September 1988, after moving to Lincolnshire from Huddersfield.


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Elite Fish & Chip Company is holding celebrations at all three of its locations and is encouraging everyone to come along. Adrian Tweedale, Director at The Elite Fish & Chip

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Company, said: “It’s 30 years since we set up our first

birthday and a few extra surprises in store, it’ll be far from

Elite in Ruskington and we are thanking all of our loyal

any ordinary Saturday.”

customers with celebrations across all three of our shops.


Customers can expect a day of fun and will have the

Company’s fundraising efforts throughout the year, follow

chance to win free fish and chips!”

its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds or visit: www.

The company is also giving customers the chance to win

To find out more about The Elite Fish & Chip

£88 worth of Amazon vouchers on its Facebook page, in honour of the first Elite opening in 1988. “We’re running a competition on our Facebook page where customers have to guess the number of balloons inside the car. We’ve had lots of interest already, but there’s still time for people to enter as we’ll be announcing the winner on Friday 7th September,” said Adrian. Rachel Tweedale, Director at The Elite Fish & Chip Company, said: “We’ve all been counting down to this month since the start of the year! “Thirty years is traditionally known as the pearl anniversary and we’ve incorporated pearl-themed ideas and events into our celebrations. We’ll be open as normal at all three shops, but with the added buzz of our 30th 17

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McWhinney’s Get on Board for the

McWhinney’s Sausages has been announced as the title sponsor of the Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge. Pictured celebrating the announcement: Kevin McWhinney, alongside Alan Hanna, Pit Stop Fast Food, Kilkeel and Malachy Mallon, Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon. The intrepid chippy owners aim to raise funds for the Fishermen’s Mission by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to set up the highest pop-up chippy in the world in September 2018! 18

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Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge! Two of Northern Ireland’s top chippy owners have joined forces to undertake an ambitious, ‘high frying’ charity challenge – and it’ll be a world first!


he Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge, sponsored

Alan Hanna said, ‘We are absolutely delighted with the

by McWhinney’s Sausages, will be undertaken

response to our recent call for sponsorship and we are

in September by award-winning duo, Alan

proud to announce McWhinney’s Sausages as our title

Hanna, owner of the Pit Stop Fast Food,

sponsor for the Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge. Our sincere

Kilkeel and Malachy Mallon, owner of the

thanks and praise also go out to all our category sponsors

Dolphin Takeway, Dungannon. Not only will they attempt

so far, including Kerry Foods, Florigo Frying Equipment,

to scale Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in

Unique Seafood and we are hoping to have a few more big

the world, but they plan to set-up the world’s highest pop-

names on board in the next few weeks.

up fish & chip shop. Together, Alan and Malachy will fry

Malachy Mallon added, “It is our aim to raise lots of

and serve award-winning fish and chips and McWhinney’s

money for charity but we also wish to showcase the

sausages at Kilmanjaro’s Barafu Camp – a dizzying 4650

passion and unity of the UK Fish & Chip industry and

metres above sea level.

promote fish & chips as healthier takeaway option. The

Malachy and Alan’s unique mission in September aims

Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge is the perfect way to do all

to be a world first in a bid to net much-needed funds for

that in record-breaking style, on top of a world stage, and

the Fishermen’s Mission UK Charity.

we are looking forward to the challenge!”

The intrepid duo will arrive in Tanzania on 1st September

The final word comes from Kevin McWhinney himself,

2018 and will climb for eight consecutive days, before

“Alan and Malachy will be serving McWhinney’s sausages,

setting-up shop at 15,255ft to delight hungry climbers

including our Bigfoot range, at their world’s highest chippy

with the world highest chippy. They also plan to cook fish

and what a proud moment it will be when they ‘fry high’ on

& chips and a few additional UK chippy favourites for the

Mount Kilimanjaro.

local orphanage before their record attempt. Fortune Kids

“This is an absolutely inspirational challenge and

and Education Foundation Orphanage Center is located

McWhinney’s is delighted to help take it the top. We wish

under the slope of Mount Meru in Nshupu Village. It

them every success with their fundraising for the very

was established in February 2016 and cares for children

worthy Fishermen’s Mission charity.”

under five years old. A donation will also be made to the orphanage to help support their good work. The official fundraising campaign was recently launched with the help of the Fishermen’s Mission at Kilkeel Harbour, County Down.

How to become a Sponsor: Sponsorship Opportunities - please email:

Calls for donations are

now being made on

How to Donate and Follow the Story:

KilimanjaroChippyChallenge and the fundraising will be

supported by news and updates on Facebook & Twitter &

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: ChippyChallenge


Hashtags: #ChippyChallenge #WorldFirst #FryingHigh


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A beefcake, a frying pan and a bake-off The World’s Strongest Man showcased his amazing power at a Family Fun Day organised by a company which has backed his rise to international fame


ddie Hall delighted fans by signing autographs and

by the firm as he climbed the tough ladder to success.

posing for photographs at the event which was

Managers described the fun day as a huge success and

staged by James T. Blakeman and Co Ltd to say a

revealed that around £1,150 was raised which will go into

big “thank you” to their workers for their efforts during

a pot being collected throughout the year for the Douglas

the last year.

Macmillan Hospice.

As well as mingling with fans, Eddie also flexed his muscles by bending a frying pan into a metallic cube. Part of the special event also included a “Blakemans’ Bake Off Challenge” which involved staff or their loved ones showing off their culinary skills by conjuring up a cake. A decorated sponge by Karen Johnson was declared the winner. The company hosted the occasion – its second – at Newcastle Town Football Club at the weekend.

It was nominated by Blakemans’ as the focus for all of their charitable efforts during this special year which is the 65th anniversary of one of the best-known family businesses in North Staffordshire. Managing Director Phil Blakeman and his sister Susan Cope, the Finance Director, have offered to match the funds raised at the event taking the final total to around £2,300. James Morris, Head of Business Development at the Newcastle-under-Lyme based firm, said: “It was

As well as the baking challenge, other activities included

a fantastic day and it brings all parts of our business

a football match, entertainment for children, fund-raising

together in celebration of what we have achieved during

activities and also a barbecue.

the last year which included winning the Staffordshire

But the biggest attraction by far – literally – was local lad

Chambers of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year title.

Eddie Hall, who powered to glory by winning the strongest

“We get the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ for everyone’s

man title in Botswana. He is an ambassador for Blakemans and has been sponsored


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efforts because without our staff the business would not be what it is today.”

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Not just for


With the festive period just around the corner Blakeman’s have produced some quality savoury additions for the catering trade, to help boost throughput of meals during this very busy period. We use only the finest ingredients at our Stoke-on-Trent production facility which boasts a reputation for consistently high quality products. James T. Blakeman (Services) Ltd is recognised as a leading supplier of cooked sausage and meat products to the ready meal and contract cooking markets. 22

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The Gastro Range

Premier Cooked Pigs In Blankets

Introducing the Gastro Range, a selection of top quality

To sit alongside our (increasingly popular) premier raw pigs

pre-cooked and individually quick frozen products, made

in blankets, we have introduced a cooked option. All the

using only UK pork, developed to meet demand for premium

quality and flavour of the raw product, but with even more

convenience products. All of the products in the range are

convenience. They can be regenerated in either the oven or

designed to be regenerated from frozen, in either the oven

the microwave and come in 10 x 1kg bags per box

or microwave; providing consistency, quality, flavour and speed of service with no waste.

Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls

The range consists of the perfectly seasoned pork

New to the pre-cooked, IQF range is the sage and onion

sausage and the pork sausage infused with aromatic herbs,

stuffing balls. The 20g stuffing balls make a perfect addition

both contain 80% pork and are in a natural skin. There is

to meals with none of the hassle.

the delicious Pork, onion and sage stuffing ball, with a hint

Individually quick frozen, for ease of portioning, they can

of Sicilian cloudy lemon juice. The final addition to the

be regenerated in a matter of minutes. Available in 10 x 1kg

range is the incredibly versatile steam cooked, gourmet hot

bags per box...

dog, containing 85% pork. This range is a caterer’s delight and is ideal for fast moving gastro pubs, hotels and quick turnaround catering establishments.


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...So why wait until Christmas!

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A look into the

future: how technology

is shaping the takeaway sector The British public love a good old takeaway, don’t we? Whether it’s a pizza, a Chinese, or fish and chips, we all appreciate indulging in our favourite cuisine in the comfort of our own home. Thankfully, the UK has an abundance of takeaways from which to choose from.


One such service is the extremely popular Just Eat. In a recent survey, the takeaway company found that 39% of restaurants had noticed an increase in orders outside of the regular mealtimes, with 72% of businesses claiming apps had been a positive addition for their business. For many restaurants, their app is allowing them to reach an audience they previously wouldn’t have been able to attract. By allowing customers to rate the service

ere, we take a look at how technology is changing

and food, your business may rank highly outside of your

the takeaway industry, including deliveries, and

immediate area, meaning more consumers from further

how the sector is continuing to go from strength

afield would be willing to give your service a try.

to strength.

Apps to help you order your food

Advertising Gone are the days when word of mouth would suffice.

The takeaway now represents an eighth of the whole food

Nowadays, without a functioning website, you are running

services sector and apps can take a lot of the credit for

a huge risk of your business faltering. Customers want

this boom. There are currently over 36,000 dedicated

to know what they’re getting without leaving the house

takeaways and in 2016 alone we spent £9.9 billion as a

and a quick search on the internet should give them this

nation on takeaway food; up 34% since 2009. This figure

opportunity. Similarly to the app, having a well-presented

is expected to keep rising, with the projected size of the

website will provide your audience with a platform to make

takeaway sector by 2021 being £11.2 billion.

a well-informed decision. If they are able to do this, then

The invention of apps has meant that, while we used to

they are likely to gain confidence in your service.

have to ring up or physically call in to the establishment to

A strong social media presence can also go a long way

place an order, we can now use a number applications to

in getting your name out there. By having a good product

speed up and simplify the process.

that’s regularly in the public eye, your company should be


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Ford Testing Self-Driving Food Delivery

constantly gaining new customers. It’s a cheap (free if you

cold. The vehicle would automatically send users a text

don’t promote your posts) and productive tool which will

on arrival and you’d need to type in a unique code to be

help you advertise your product and any offers you may

granted access. It also helps to avoid payment issues,

have. However, be sure to use it correctly as any misuse

with Just Eat noting that nearly half of all in-person

can have the opposite effect and be detrimental to your

payments are now contactless.


It’s clear that technology can benefit any industry, but it seems like the takeaway sector has fully embraced the

Delivery service

advances. Alongside all the benefits for the customer

The death of the delivery driver – metaphorically

and advertising, larger businesses can take advantage

speaking – may be near. The Ford Transit Connect has

of facilities, such as scheduling the workforce and it

excellent storage space and the automotive manufacturer

appears that the sector is only going to continue to grow.

is planning on cashing in on this by creating an automatic delivery service that will drop off your ordered food and


drink — and it is closer than you think! s3/2215/0045/3682/TAKEAWAY_ECONOMY_ REPORT_2017.pdf

Ford intends to deploy a fully self-driving delivery service by 2021 in which your coffee or takeaway meal would be delivered directly to your door by a driverless vehicle. The service, in conjunction with Deliveroo-style food courier service Postmates, is set to be trialed in the United States, but could be a game changer if it’s a success. By utilising all of a van’s space in a similar fashion to your supermarket deliveries, a company can install heated containers which would mean the vehicle could be out for longer without the risk of the order getting 25

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supplier ranges such as Daewoo, Samsung, Sharp, Buffalo,

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Burco, Rational, Pitco to name but a few. However, many

set to continue with big expansion plans for 2019.

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they have the latest technology and always looking at new

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products, eCatering also recognise that ‘cooler’ and more

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eCatering in 2019. Improving working conditions, controlling

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Manitowoc introduces

Indigo NXT: the next generation ice machine

Guildford, UK. – Manitowoc, a leading brand in commercial ice makers, has launched its next generation of ice machines, the Indigo® NXT (NEXT) which offers a whole new level of simplicity, sanitation, energy efficiency and reliability, never before seen in modular ice machines


ndigo NXT simplifies the process of owning and

front facing evaporator allows foodzone access without

operating an ice machine thanks to the introduction

removing the top or side panels. The inside can be easily

of a 2.8-inch icon based easyTouch® display which

wiped clean thanks to smooth rounded corners, whilst all

gives one touch access to asset information, service

the food-zone parts that require sanitising can be removed

menus, reminders and alerts, thereby taking the guess

without tools. Indigo NXT offers the industry’s only fully

work out of owning and operating an ice machine. Owner-

integrated advanced sanitation solution through the

operators will be made aware of the operating status of

optional built-in LuminIce II device, which boasts a status

their ice machine thanks to full colour status indicators

icon in the display to provide peace of mind that the system

on the display, whilst a new startup wizard will help to

is working correctly. By keeping the food-zone cleaner for

simplify installation and set-up. By being able to program

longer, LuminIce® II, reduces the need for cleaning, saving

the ice machine to close down during peak energy times,

you time and money on cleaning costs over the lifetime

operators will also benefit from lower running costs, and

of the machine. Visual and audible indicators quickly alert

this can be achieved as simply as setting an alarm on a

the operator to when servicing is required.

mobile phone. Other features include; auto detection of

Indigo NXT models are among the most efficient cuber ice

key accessories, water usage settings, a one touch icon

machines on the market today, providing improved energy

to locate a service provider and a display lock feature to

efficiency of up to 27% and lower water consumption

prevent unwanted tampering.

of up to 21%. At the same time daily ice production has

Indigo NXT also provides the next level in sanitation

been increased by up to 65%. Using R-410A or R290

due to a hinged front door that swings open and which

refrigerants, Indigo NXT ice machines have also been

does not need to be removed to access the foodzone. A

designed to meet the EU refrigerant standards, effective from January 2020. All Indigo NXT models are certified by the AHRI (AirConditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) to ASHRAE standards, to assure customers that the Indigo NXT ice machines perform according to published specifications. More than a half a million hours of testing went into the development of the next generation ice machine to give customers the assurance of even greater reliability. Key component parts were also rigorously tested through HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) to help ensure Indigo NXT ice machines will provide years of outstanding service. To complement the Indigo NXT Ice Machine range, Manitowoc has also introduced a new range of Ice Bins. The new D-Series bins have side grips moulded into the bin door to allow for easy access to the ice. No matter where


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the operator stands, at the front, right or left side of the

the amount of ice that can be stored inside the bin.

bin, they can easily open the bin door with one hand. The

The new D-Bin features a built-in scoop holder that

door is also self-latching so it stays in the open position

keeps the ice scoop handle above the ice line and free

when accessing the ice.

from contamination. For areas, where the ice scoop must

Wrapped in DuraTech™, a unique aluminum alloy that

be stored outside the bin, Manitowoc has developed an

combines the aesthetic appeal of stainless steel with a

optional external scoop holder. The external scoop holder

higher corrosion resistance metal, each D-Bin features an

can be configured in seven different ways for maximum

artic blue polyurethane liner with foam insulation, along

installation flexibility.

with a foamed door to reduce sweating and to maintain

Each D-Bin is shipped with a new ergonomic NSF

the ice longer in the bin. Angled at 53 degrees, the ergo

approved sanitary ice scoop which features a knuckle

dynamic door allows for easier access to the ice in the bin,

and thumb guard design to help prevent hand contact

especially when scooping from the bottom.

with the ice.

Manitowoc ice storage bins are also certified by the AHRI,


For more information about Manitowoc Indigo

a non-partisan independent trade group that validates the

NXT and Manitowoc Ice D-Bin Series, please visit www.

bin volume capacity is measured correctly for calculating


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Lucky with Klucky

Meadow Vale customer wins cash prize from on-pack promotion Klucky


uhail Javaid, Owner of Village Spice Kebab

way to reward loyal Meadow Vale customers and meet them

House in Newcastle-under-Lyme is the June

face to face. We are always striving to supply trend driven,

winner of Klucky’s £250 monthly cash prize.

innovative products to support our loyal customers, like

This fantastic prize is one of many that can

Suhail, in the takeaway industry” Meadow Vale’s Managing

be found in Klucky’s prize barn with the grand

Director Nigel O’Donnell commented.

prize of a delivery scooter coming up later this year. “I was delighted to hear the news that I had won the £250


For more information on the promotion, visit Klucky

in his prize barn at

Klucky prize” said Suhail. “I have been entering various prize draws for a few months now and kept checking back to the winner’s page to see who had won” he added. Points are collected by redeeming unique codes which are found on the back of 18 of Meadow Vale’s products. “We currently use Meadow Vale’s chicken nuggets, crispy hot wings and hot & spicy fillets and have been doing so since we began trading over 10 years ago” Suhail said. “The quality and consistency of Meadow Vale products is fantastic our customers love them.” Suhail finished by saying. Klucky has recently undergone a revamp which has seen more Meadow Vale customers than ever sign up for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. “Suhail is the perfect example of why we started the Klucky promotion, it’s a great 30

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Sip Smarter! I

Aramark launches campaign to reduce single-use plastic n an effort to reduce plastic waste, Aramark, the

Frank Gleeson, Region President, Northern Europe said;

global leader in food and facilities management, has

“We are absolutely committed to reducing single-

committed to significantly reducing the use of single-

use plastic wherever possible. The world is changing

use disposable plastics across its global operations by

at a rapid rate and urgent actions are required to meet


the sustainability challenges we are facing. We want to

Starting in September, Aramark will implement changes

promote best practice and by responding and acting

across 19 countries, including the UK and Ireland where it

quickly to remove plastic straws and containers from all of

serves over 110 million meals a year in over 1,100 workplaces,

our restaurants, I believe we can make a difference in the

sports and leisure venues, hospitals, universities and

use of unnecessary plastic and make the restaurant and

more. Aramark’s size and reach provide an opportunity to

hospitality industry more sustainable and environmentally

minimise environmental impact in hundreds of locations


and communities across the UK and Ireland. The announcement is part of a holistic strategy to

Lawerence Shirazian, Managing Director Food Services Ireland explained;

address single-use plastics overall, starting with the most

“By working hand-in-hand with our customers, we can

visible category of straws, cups and soup containers

make significant progress in limiting the consumption of

offering reusable products and encouraging consumers to

single-use plastics by reducing waste before it happens.

consider biodegradable alternatives.

This action provides an opportunity to make meaningful

Already Aramark has removed over 410,000 straws

achievements in minimising our environmental impact,

from UK sites and is in the process of removing 418,000

while continuing to deliver experiences that enrich and

straws from client locations in Ireland by December

nourish lives”.

2018. Similarly, it has replaced approximately 5 million plastic lined coffee cups and soup containers with a fully compostable product. Beyond this, it plans to reduce the use of any single-use plastics such as bags, forks, and knives and expand offerings with reusable containers and bags.


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Central Foods unveils new Japanese dumplings for foodservice Y




21 st






Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched three new authentic Japanese dumpling products for foodservice to help tap into the trends for street food, sharing platters and tapas


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he new gyoza are available in duck, chicken, as

edamame beans, carrots, white radishes and soy sauce in

well as vegetable to suit the growing demand

a spinach dumpling pastry for a pop of colour and flavour.

for vegetarian and vegan options.

The products are supplied pre-steamed, rather than

Perfect for Asian food outlets, tapas





pre-fried (like most other products in the market place),


and therefore can be reheated by deep frying or further

foodservice venues wishing to capitalise on the street food

steaming, for a healthier option. They are available in

trend, the gyoza are produced by Ajinomoto – the number

packs of 30.

one brand in Japan for gyoza.

Central Foods has been supplying frozen food to the

They are currently available exclusively through leading frozen food supplier Central Foods.

foodservice sector for more than 21 years. It currently supplies more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as

Central Foods managing director Gordon Lauder said:

larger national and regional wholesalers, and foodservice

“Street food, Asian food and sharing platters are all

caterers across the entire foodservice industry including

popular trends in the UK, and Central Foods is delighted

schools, universities, pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels,

to be bringing these authentic gyoza products to the UK

leisure centres, garden centres, care homes and many

foodservice market. Ajinomoto is the biggest brand in

other outlets.

Japan for gyoza, and we are very pleased to be offering

Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector,

such a great product, which is truly authentic in terms of

Northamptonshire-based Central Foods sources products

how it looks and tastes.”

from around the world and the UK, supplying more than







400 different lines, ranging from vegetarian and free-

approximately 20g each in size. The duck variety features

from items, bakery items and canapés through to buffet

a duck, vegetable and hoisin sauce filling, while the chicken

products, desserts and puddings.

version features a chicken, vegetable and soy sauce filling. The five-vegetable green gyoza contains cabbage, peas, 33

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Cutting a bigger slice of cake: The catering industry is thriving in the UK. According to data from IBISWorld — a specialist in business information and market research — revenue for the catering services market sits at £1 billion and it has experienced an annual growth of 1% since 2013, with a current workforce of approximately 28,600. Considering the economic uncertainty of recent times, this market size, growth rate, and employment number is impressive — but how has the sector developed and what lies ahead? 34

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Within this article, we will explore the current state of the UK catering industry and look at survey responses regarding what catering industry professionals think about their sector in 2018…

Catering industry obstacles From catering appliances to workforce size, there are various concerns about the future of catering. But what do industry professionals believe will impact the success

The reasons behind the growth

and growth of the sector in the months and years to come?

The same report by IBIS World attributes some of the

surveyed 600 UK catering industry professionals (from

credit for the growth of the catering sector to the

front-of-house staff to chefs and businesses owners),

consistency of personal events that require the service —

the main concerns for 2018 are: reduced footfall, finding

such as weddings and funerals. The latest data gathered

staff, and increased business rates and competition.

by the Office for National Statistics found that the number

Only one in ten catering professionals surveyed said that

of people aged over 65 years who got married soared

the government is doing a sufficient amount to support

46% in just a decade (2004-2014), while the trend for

the sector, while 34% have found an increase in the cost

events such as baby showers, baby gender-reveal parties,

of raw ingredients, and 22% believe there has been a

and even divorce parties could also be playing a part in an

rise in the price of labour. To counter the concern about

increased demand for catering.

finances, 46% of those asked said that they’d push up

According to Nisbets’ spring 2018 Pulse Survey, which

A report by the British Hospitality Association

prices and 25% said they’d reduce portions — both of

discovered that the contract catering market is anticipated

which may stifle growth, if customers don’t agree with

to increase 1.9% a year until 2020. Aside from personal

the changes.

events, corporate gatherings may also be boosting the

Worryingly, 18% from this survey claim that they will

revenue of the sector — but can we truly attribute credit

cut staff in a bid to absorb extra costs, and although 42%

for growth in the catering industry to the events sector?

of professionals have no difficulty with recruitment,

Perhaps. The UK events industry is worth approximately

a quarter find it hard to source and take on chefs and

£42.3 billion, with 1.3 million business events held every

nearly half have no plans to hire new staff this year.

year, according to Eventbrite. If catering companies are

These factors could all have a detrimental effect on the

tapping into the lucrative events industry and providing

growth of the catering employment rate, which will have

food and drink for luncheons, trade shows, and business

an effect when it comes to supply and demand. Making

growth in the catering industry meetings; this could also be driving up business revenue,

it more difficult for fresh talent and innovative creators

demand for workers and overall growth.

to break into the industry may impede on the industry’s

But what about reasons for growth from within the

ability to keep developing as it has been.

industry itself? Another British Hospitality Association

With the official separation of the UK from the EU

study, released in 2017 — the UK Hospitality Industry

drawing nearer, what effect is Brexit having on the

Productivity Report — found that the hospitality sector is

catering industry? Out of the 600 professionals in the

labour-intensive and not capital-intensive. This means it

survey, 61% have seen no change in footfall since Brexit

relies more on manpower than cash to operate. The sector

was confirmed. Positively, this suggests that, although

also has the highest labour productivity increase across

the future is unclear regarding the EU divorce deal, its

the UK economy and has even managed to decrease its

effect on the expansion of the catering industry has not

capital output by 10%, suggesting it is refining its use of

been too detrimental so far. Hopefully, this trend will

investment. Arguably, an efficient use of money combined

continue, and the catering sector can carry on growing

with an industrious attitude may be driving development

regardless of the outcome of the Brexit deal.

and expansion in catering, too.

Despite some worries and grievances, the outlook of

Evidently, the industry is growing for a variety of reasons,

the catering industry from a professional perspective

but will this success be hampered by future trends and events?

appears good — 73% of survey-takers have a positive


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outlook, which is a good sign for the sector’s future

industry must work together to create a clearer, more

development. However, it’s clear that practical answers to

attractive path into catering and make hiring staff easier.

the most pressing issues are still needed if the industry is

Not encouraging recruitment will make the industry less

going to grow at the same or greater rate than it has been.

able to keep up with demand and have an adverse effect

Catering in the future: solutions

on the rate of new catering companies — both harmful to growth. Apprenticeships are a great way into a career,

One of the major concerns regarding the catering

but in catering, apprenticeships starts for the 2016/17

industry’s growth to come out of Nisbets’ survey was food

period were at their lowest since 2010. By trying to get

prices. Therefore, promoting the UK agricultural industry

people into the industry using this route, we can boost the

and assisting start-up raw food businesses may help

availability of young, enthusiastic workers to avoid a dip in

catering companies source low-cost, fresh ingredients and

productivity and a gap in the workforce, as older catering

enable them to continue to prosper.

professionals start retiring.

What the government can do to help catering companies

The UK catering industry is proving successful at a time

was another question that was put to the participants in

of economic doubt and there are many positives involved

this survey. According to the 600 people who were asked;

with the industry. However, it’s clear that there are

lower business rates, lower VAT, and certainty around

potential obstacles in the way of its growth. These must be

Brexit came out top. The government must be mindful

considered and prepared for if those working in catering

of the catering industry when it’s negotiating terms and

want to keep innovating, expanding and turning a profit.

conditions with the EU regarding import taxes and other costs. From the catering industry’s perspective, it would be wise to stay up-to-date with the progression of negotiations with the EU, so that individual businesses have time to get ready if a hike in certain costs will be implemented. Lack of preparation could lead to an avoidable slowing down in growth, or even a decline. Regarding footfall, those in catering must consider their menus and how these can be improved to tap into a new type of diner. Did you know that the number of vegans has risen to 3.5 million? More than any other in the Nisbets survey, the move towards healthy eating and veganism was classed as the top trend for 2018, so it may be beneficial for companies within this industry to monitor and act on emerging trends to ensure they keep up with demand and continue to innovate for optimum progression. What about staff issues? The government and catering


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Food for the Future: How Cafés and Restaurants Can Lower Obesity Levels in the UK There’s a growing concern for the levels of people suffering from obesity in the UK. Across the country, there are countless initiatives to encourage healthy eating and activity. However, the problem remains one of the nation’s biggest issues for adults and children alike.


products cost £9.9 million in ingredients alone. Clearly, assistance is needed to create a new attitude to food, which is where catering companies can help — and boost popularity and profits along the way.

How cafés and restaurants can help lower obesity levels From tweaking recipes to reducing portion sizes, eateries across the UK can make small changes that can result in a great difference to obesity levels.

ut what can cafés and restaurants do to assist in the fight against obesity in the UK? Far from

Using seasonal fruit and vegetables

exacerbating the problem or adversely impacting

Fruit and vegetables are essential to good health and are

profits, businesses that offer healthier foods can

also reported to help maintain blood sugar levels and stave

help lower the number of overweight people living in

off hunger pangs to assist in combating overeating. Studies

the UK. From portion control to menu changes, we explore

show that eating seasonally offers us the nutrients and

how catering professionals can offer calorie-conscious

minerals that the human body needs at certain points of the

produce that boosts profits and keeps them at the cutting

year. For example, foods packed with vitamin C — including

edge of the market...

kale, apples and Brussel sprouts — all come into season during autumn and winter when we need help fighting off

The facts and ramifications of poor diets in the UK

colds and flus. If people feel fitter and healthier, they’re

The UK is now a nation of overweight people. According

more likely to take care of themselves and have the energy

to obesity statistics published by the House of Commons

for physical rather than sedentary activities — helping to

Library in March 2018, roughly 61% of adults in England are

reduce weight gain.

obese or overweight. In Wales, approximately 59% of adults

However, this type of produce isn’t always cheap all year

are obese or overweight, while in Scotland the figure is 65%

round and ensuring that fruit and veg is fresh is sometimes

and in Northern Ireland the amount reaches about 63%.

tricky for professionals in catering. So, how can the industry

The NHS states that obesity can cause a range of

help lower obesity while protecting profit margins?

conditions, including heart disease, strokes, type-2 diabetes,

Fortunately, if buying seasonally, prices for these foods

and various forms of cancer. Considering the seriousness of

are often relatively low, as they take less effort for raw

these illnesses and the strain on finances and labour that

food companies to grow. According to an Eat Seasonably

caring for people suffering from these conditions can cause

report, a basket of fruit and veg bought in the summer

the NHS, it’s no surprise that the government is creating

can be as much as a third cheaper than the same basket

initiatives to drive down obesity numbers — most recently

bought out of season. If a café or restaurant tweaks its

via the sugar tax on soft drinks.

menu every few months to reflect seasonal food, catering

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation

professionals can bulk-buy fresh, healthy produce at a

and Development, the UK has the sixth-greatest rate of

lower cost, while still producing high-quality dishes that

obesity, and in England, treating obesity via pharmaceutical

customers don’t tire of.


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with nearly a third stating that they’d avoid a restaurant if its Instagram account was poor. Business hashtags can encourage customers to upload images of their healthy meals. Restaurant and café owners can also give a member of staff the duty of sharing attractive photos of new dishes to show how good their health-conscious menu can look — enticing new customers and promoting healthy-eating at the same time.

Making recipes healthier Foods high in fat, salt and sugar are believed to influence obesity levels and cause a range of other medical issues if eaten in excess. As a catering industry professional, being

Reassessing serving sizes According to scientific reports, customers judge a food

mindful of the harm of too much fat, salt and sugar when creating product lists and menus is key to success in 2018 and beyond.

portion and how much they should eat on its label or how it’s

Forget simply reducing how many dishes are on offer,

worded on a menu. For example, an experiment showed that

there’s a way to contribute to healthier lifestyles and retain a

people ate more of a serving of pasta when it was referred

broad menu with a popular variety of choice. Instead of using

to as ‘regular’ than when it was labelled ‘double-size’. Those

salt to flavour dishes, be creative and use lemon juice, spices

working in cafés and restaurants can help reduce the risk of

and herbs instead. If a business offers desserts, alternatives

overeating and encourage the knowledge of healthy meal

to sugar-laden puddings can include fruit compote, flavoured

sizes (typically between 500 and 600 calories) by checking

jelly, sorbet or low-fat ice cream, and dishes made using low-

the calorie content of dishes and labelling portion sizes

calorie sweetener. Chefs and cooks can oven-bake instead


of deep-frying — grilled food is also a trend for 2018 — and

Reducing portion sizes, offering more small-size choices

create new, internationally-inspired dishes that focus on the

and eliminating the super-size option will not only help

use of fresh veg, white fish and seasoning rather than red

customers eat healthier amounts, but also lower the

meat, carbohydrates, pastry, and batter.

amount of ingredients needed per dish — which means less outlay on food to run a business.

Capitalising on emerging health trends According to Nisbets’ spring 2018 Pulse Survey, which involved 600 UK catering industry professionals including chefs, front-of-house employees and businesses owners; a quarter of those asked said that healthy eating, such as veganism and vegetarianism, was going to be greatest trend in the industry throughout 2018. So, make eating healthily as easy as possible for diners by stocking up on takeaway supplies and capitalising on the ‘onthe-go-food’ trend. With the number of people who claim to be vegans rising to 3.5 million in the UK, take advantage of the ‘plant-based-diet’ niche in the market — which has been found to lower BMI and be an effective tool for weight loss — to drive up profits. Eatery owners can even combine the two trends and offer healthy, plant-based dishes pre-packaged and ready for customers to pick up and take away. Use the surge in social media to enhance reach and influence when it comes to healthy eating. According to restaurant chain Zizzi, 18-35-year-olds spend five days

There’s plenty that the catering industry can do to help fight obesity levels in the UK. Not only will re-evaluating produce and menu help businesses develop, but employing health-conscious trends and reducing portion sizes will also help cafes and restaurants innovate and cut costs.

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Jestic ‘Edge’ ahead with new 1830 oven launch Having extended its portfolio of catering equipment with the introduction of American conveyor oven manufacturer, Edge, earlier this year, Jestic has announced the launch of the new Edge 1830 series in the UK market.


he optimum size for a high-street restaurant operator, the Edge 1830 features a 30” cooking chamber and a 18” belt width, allowing multiple dishes to be cooked at once, while the option of single, double or

triple stacked decks gives increased capacity to meet demand during peak trading periods. Offering enhanced functionality, the Edge 1830 delivers a consistent cook on a range of the most popular dishes, including freshly made pizza. As with all the appliances in the Edge range, the new


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1830 ovens are built using outstanding knowledge,

the combination of the unrivalled build quality, remarkable

experience and the very best materials. Fully formed and

energy efficiency and impressive capacity that make Edge

welded from high-grade stainless steel, rather than bent

ovens the choice for many of the leading high-street

and heavily riveted like many of the conveyor ovens on

brands and chains in the UK.

the market, the Edge ovens are designed to work under

“We’re delighted to be bringing the Edge 1830 to market

extreme temperatures and in demanding environments

following the announcement of our exclusive distribution

for many years. What’s more, Edge designs its ovens to be

agreement in the UK. The ideal size for an addition to

simple and serviceable, doing away with complex controls

existing restaurants looking to add pizza, this latest oven

in favour of a user-friendly layout and operation. This

combines an 18” belt width, with the unique Edge iHeat

combination of top quality components and simple setup

burner, to achieve a uniform bake and remarkable capacity.

means that the ovens are more reliable and should an

Constructed using the very best materials and a simple,

issue occur, extremely easy to fix. The 1830 range also features Edge Oven’s patented iHeat burner and ignition system, allowing the operator to precisely control both gas and combustion air to preserve efficiency. This unique system delivers just the right

yet ergonomic design, the Edge 1830 is not only a joy to work with, but is also quick and easy to service and maintain throughout its lifetime.” Steve Morris, Sales Director at Jestic Foodservice Equipment

amount of gas to create the perfect, uniform bake, whilst

So confident is Jestic with the build quality and materials

helping to maintain energy efficiency and reduce running

on the Edge 1830, the ovens come with a comprehensive

costs over the life of the unit. To achieve a near silent

five-year parts and one-year labour warranty as standard.

operation, the 1830 also features an inverter controlled,


For further information on the Edge 1830 range

direct drive fan, while an innovative design ensures the

or any of the other equipment distributed by Jestic

front fascia on the oven remains cool to touch, protecting

Foodservice Equipment, please call 01892 831 960 or

those working in a busy kitchen environment.


Available in a choice of sizes, the Edge oven range is able to offer a capacity from 25 pizzas per hour



300 pizzas per hour


on the configuration. It is


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a little of what you



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- By Scott Duncan, Sales Director at Carpigiani UK:


ustomers have shown that they are

What’s more, the unique design of the 161 range means a

prepared to pay a premium for freshly-

footprint of just 300mm x 630mm x 850 mm (w/d/h).

made treats, so opting for a soft serve

The new 161 range uses air cooled technology,

ice cream machine can be an easy way

generating flow through a removable air filter at the base

to add fresh ice cream to your offering,

of the unit, channelling hot air exiting at the top. This not

maximising trade by ensuring your menu

only improves efficiency, but also allows the

appeals to a wide range of customers. Quick and

unit to be positioned directly next to another

simple to produce and available in a choice of

appliance, for even greater space efficiency on

flavours, freshly produced, soft serve ice cream

a limited countertop.

commands an excellent profit margin, and can

A contemporary stainless-steel counter top

really help to grow a business’s revenue and

design, complete with multifunctional display,

maximise profits through impulse sales.

standard 13-amp plug-and-go operation (never

Carpigiani is a global leader in the manufacture

before available for a self-pasteurising model)

of ice cream equipment, offering a wide-ranging

and the ability to be connected to our wireless

number of both floor standing and countertop

Teorema software gives operators the choice

soft serve machines which are simple to operate

of using our unique remote monitoring and

and maintain, and will produce wonderfully

diagnostic software, means an easy to use

smooth and indulgent soft ice cream. In addition,

appliance, with an impressive hourly output of

as all Carpigiani soft serve models are fitted

up to 15kg.

with a unique tank agitator which prevents the

Staff will also enjoy using the 161 G SP model as

risk of separation of the mix and ensures an

it comes with an automatic self-pasteurisation

exceptional product consistency, operators can

function, which is capable of achieving an

also add on-trend, fat free frozen yoghurt to

extraordinary 42 day cleaning cycle. A heated

their menus.

cylinder function quickly defrosts the chamber

The new Carpigiani 161 series of soft serve

to further speed up the process of manual

models is the perfect choice for venues where space is

cleaning when required.”

at a premium. Offering a real breakthrough in soft serve


ice cream technology, the 161 combines state-of the art

expert advice and knowledge of soft ice cream, frozen

technology with features usually reserved for larger, floor

yogurt, cream whipping and thick shake machines; as

standing models, including a self-pasteurising model.

well as the Carpigiani Gelato University training courses,

For more information on the Carpigiani 161 or for

please call Carpigiani UK on 01432 346018 or visit


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British Takeaway Campaign responds to Quarterly Migration Report The British Takeaway Campaign, an umbrella group representing those involved in the supply and preparation of the nation’s favourite foods, today (Monday) commented on the Quarterly Migration Report, which shows a fall in EU net migration


esponding to the latest migration figures, Ibrahim

group, championing those involved in the supply and

Dogus, Chair of the British Takeaway Campaign,

preparation of takeaway food. The group brings together


15 organisations representing the breadth of the industry,

“From speaking to takeaway restaurants across different

cuisines up and down the country, we know that the sector

from curry and kebab houses to fish and chip shops, Chinese restaurants and pizzerias.

is suffering from severe skills shortages. Today’s statistics,

According to independent research by the BTC, the

showing a further drop in EU net migration, reinforce what

takeaway sector supports 231,000 jobs and takeaways

we are seeing on the ground – that takeaway restaurants

themselves directly contributed £4.5bn in gross value

are struggling to recruit the skills they need to support

added (GVA) contributions to UK GDP in 2016, rising

their business.

to £9.4 billion when factoring in the multiplier effect of

“With over a third of takeaway restaurants experiencing

supply-chain and employee spending – equivalent to 0.5%

skills shortages, particularly for chefs in specialist

of GDP.

cuisines, and more than a third saying Brexit will make it

The BTC’s members are:

more difficult to recruit staff, it’s vital that the immigration system enables the sector to access the skills it needs from both inside and outside the EU. “That’s why the British Takeaway Campaign is calling for the development of a long-term immigration system that does not discriminate between EU and non-EU migrants, and instead prioritises areas of skills shortage – helping to support thousands of takeaway restaurants.

Just Eat British Kebab Awards Foodservice Packaging Association K10 Restaurants Curry Life Magazine QuickBite Magazine

We are also urging the Government to address the absurd

Night Time Industries Association

anomaly in the Shortage Occupation List, which allows

UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry

for the recruitment of specialist chefs for restaurants,

National Federation of Fish Friers

but, bizarrely, not for those working in takeaways. This

Bangladesh Caterers Association

needs to go hand in hand with investment in high-quality vocational training in order to build a pipeline of home grown talent, which it is why it is critical the new Catering

Nationwide Caterers Association SeeWoo UK

and Hospitality Technical Level is designed in collaboration

Catering Equipment Suppliers Association

with industry.”

Westmill Foods

The measures the BTC is calling for include:


An immigration system that does not discriminate between EU and non-EU migrants.

The BTC also works in collaboration with the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association.

A fairer immigration system based not on country of origin or skill level, but upon areas of skills shortage. An amendment of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), a list of occupations for which there are not enough British workers to fill vacancies, to make it fairer and more functional. The British Takeaway Campaign (BTC) is an umbrella 46

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Share your Chef Hacks with Aviko to win £500 Aviko is on the hunt to find the nation’s best Chef Hack and is calling on chefs and caterers to share their top tips and recipes for making life easier in the professional kitchen.


o celebrate the new Chef Hacks series – which

public vote and the winning Chef Hack will be announced

provides recipe inspiration for tapping into the

on Friday 7th December 2018.

latest taste trends – Aviko is now turning to

Alongside the chance to win £500 and a month’s supply

UK chefs and caterers encouraging them to share their

of all the Aviko products featured in the new Chef Hacks

own hacks for the chance to win £500, the ultimate

series, the prize also includes a chef’s toolkit comprising

chef’s toolkit worth £350 plus a month’s supply of Aviko

of an Oliver Harvey Chef’s Jacket, Naifu five-piece


professional knife set and a selection of kitchen essentials.

Mohammed Essa, Commercial Director UK and Ireland, Aviko, explains:

Mohammed Essa adds: “As we are searching for the nation’s best chef hack, it

“Throughout the summer we shared our Chef Hacks

is only fitting to reward the winner with a carefully crafted

showing how to make the most of the latest consumer

toolkit that will make their life that much easier in the

trends from innovative vegan and vegetarian options to

kitchen. We are looking forward to seeing the hacks on

re-imagining comfort food classics and now it’s your turn!

Twitter with #ChefHacks and are excited to see who the

“Whether you have a recipe tip that saves valuable

public will crown as the winner – good luck to all!”

time in the kitchen or a tried and tested way for ensuring

Aviko has been the foodservice’s dedicated potato

perfectly poached eggs every time, we want to hear your

partner for over fifty years. As one of the biggest potato

hacks. We know our UK chefs and caterers are a fountain

processors in the world, Aviko offers a range of chilled

of knowledge, always finding the best solutions and this

and frozen potato specialities made by chefs, for chefs

competition is a fantastic way to share this wisdom with

including Hash Browns and innovative Hash Brown Bites,

each other.”

Premium Fries, Mash, Diced Sweet Potato and much more.

To enter the competition, caterers and chefs simply need to share their hacks on Twitter with #ChefHacks and


For more information on the Chef Hacks visit

@avikouk before midnight on Friday 26th October 2018 to


be in with a chance to win. Throughout November, Aviko’s

range call 0800 633 5611 or visit

five favourite hacks will be pitted against each other in a

For everything Aviko visit:

For more product information on Aviko’s extensive

UK estimated to have spent nearly £350 million on takeaway as England beat Columbia UK football fans drank an average of 15 bottles of beer on match day! £350 million match day boost to the economy as England progressed The vast majority (83%) will have watched the football

showed that the majority of fans watched the matches

at home, with fewer than 1 in 10 going to see England

at home with their family or friends and a quarter (25%)

take on Columbia in a pub or restaurant.

said they ordered takeaway pizza on match days and 65%

Three-quarters of men will have drunk beer or cider during the game, while women prefer soft drinks.


household[1] - or almost £350m[2] for the UK economy per match day.

new survey by Shopmium revealed that World Cup

Male football fans saw the World Cup as an opportunity

match days saw a £350 million boost to the economy

to watch top class sport with 38% unwilling to miss a single

as football fans order in their food and beer! The survey 47

drank beer or cider. This adds up to more than £50 per

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game. With 29% watching it on their own. For women on

44% ordering salad and/or sushi versus just 31% of men.

the other hand, it’s a social occasion. 74% say they watched

As a result, women are less likely to order burgers and

the World Cup with family (versus 41% of men), while only

sandwiches (50% compared to 60% of men).

8% say they watched it alone.

1 in 3 use the World Cup as an excuse to order takeaway The majority of fans use the World Cup as a chance to take a break from their diets and mealtime routines. 59% say they will eat differently on match days, with almost a third

Beer is cemented as the male football fan’s drink of choice, with three in four (78%) saying they’ll drink lager, ale or cider during the game. Brits will buy an average of 15 cans or bottles per game though a significant minority (8%) will get through 30 or more. Of this group, a hardy 29% say this is the same or even less than usual!

(30%) ordering takeaway meals and 15% buying ready

Attitudes and interest

meals so they can stay focussed on the games. The change

Women are twice as likely to give the World Cup a miss,

in habits is confined to the home, however. Only 6% plan to

with a third (33%) saying they’re not into football versus

go out to eat in a pub or restaurant.

14% of men. However, the remaining two thirds of women

Pizza is the UK’s favourite match day meal with 70%

are just as keen to see their team play as male football

saying it will factor in their game day diet, with 55% also

fans: 47% say they’ll tune in when their favourites are in

buying in snacks. Women plan to eat more healthily, with

action (for men it’s 46%).

Industry experts publish new white paper: how to stop allergens falling off the agenda For over 30 years STS has been at the forefront of food safety and recognise that there is a need to share expertise across the food industry.


hey recently hosted a Food Safety Round Table

focus and care at all times. This white paper looks at the

Event at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, with

common difficulties experienced across the industry and

an expert panel made up of key industry figures

provides best practice advice, using the expertise of the

with a depth of knowledge and experience in the fields of

STS food safety panel.

hospitality and supply chain. With Brexit looming on the

“This is the first of three white papers which will be

horizon and high-profile food safety concerns regularly

published free of charge, by way of giving something back

in the headlines, STS feel strongly that a united voice is

to an industry that is worth over £73bn per annum to the

needed from within the food industry to help shape the

UK economy.

future of food safety in the UK.

The STS Food Safety Panel was made up of:

Mike Williams, Director of STS, says: “There are many

Lisa Cobb - Select Service Partner (SSP) Ltd

great brands in the hospitality sector, yet all too often

Tracey Colbert - Wagamama

there is little sharing of great practice to help improve

Sarah Delaney - IKEA

food safety standards across all UK businesses. At STS

Seth Gulliver - Just Eat

we believe in leading from the front. The white paper we

Robert Kitchen - Nandos

are issuing today looks at the challenges that allergens

Kirsten Lawton - Pret A Manger

present to food businesses and consumers, as well as

Tony Lewis - CIEH

the steps that need to be taken to ensure that focus on

Jacqui McPeake - Allergen Accreditation

allergens does not drop off the agenda.

Sheila Miles - ISS

“There has been a steady increase in the number

Mike Wilson - Cascade Associates

of allergen sufferers in the UK, and careful control of

The white paper can be downloaded from the site below

allergenic ingredients is essential. Many controls are

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simple but it’s important that food businesses maintain



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Frozen food distributor Central Foods has officially become a Living Wage Employer



Living Wage Employer title for Central Foods he Northamptonshire-based company has joined

as well as larger national and regional wholesalers, and

thousands of UK businesses who have gained

foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry

accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.

including schools, universities, pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels,

Central Foods MD Gordon Lauder said: “We believe

that staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work and are delighted to have completed the official process to be recognised as a Living Wage Employer.

leisure centres, garden centres, care homes and many other outlets.

Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector, Central Foods sources products from around the world and the

“As a responsible employer of more than 21 years standing,

UK, supplying more than 400 different lines, ranging from

it seemed only right and proper for Central Foods to

vegetarian and free-from items, bakery items and canapés

examine our wages policy, ensure that it was fair, and go one

through to buffet products, desserts and puddings.

step further and actually gain official accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.”

The Real Living Wage is based on what people need to live, and is £8.75 an hour across the UK, or £10.20 an hour in

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working

London. Paying it is voluntary, unlike the Minimum Wage or

at Central Foods, regardless of whether they are direct

the National Living Wage, which are both minimum wages

employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum

set by the government (£7.38 for those over 21 and £7.83 for

hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both

over 25s).

rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

For more information about Central Foods, visit www.

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living. Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Central Foods to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. “Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living. “We are a movement of over 3700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. “These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Central Foods join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.” The firm, based at Collingtree near Northampton, supplies frozen food to more than 220 independent wholesalers, 49

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Nisbets selects Sabio to support critical customer engagement technology Sabio to work with the UK’s largest catering equipment supplier to help optimise customer contact technology and enable Nisbet’s digital engagement strategy


ONDON – Customer experience solutions expert

delivery. Engaging Sabio as our specialist partner will

Sabio has won a major three-year contract from

give Nisbets the support we need to take our customer

Bristol-based Nisbets, the UK’s largest supplier of

experience to the next level.

catering equipment, to support and develop its customer contact technology infrastructure.

“Using Sabio’s proven customer engagement technology support capabilities – backed by real advances such as the

Under the contract Sabio will upgrade Nisbets’ contact

company’s innovative Monitoring-as-a-Service proposition

centre platform and will also offer full support for the

– we’re looking forward to making engaging with Nisbets

company’s critical communications and workforce optimisation

even easier for our customers. Sabio’s experience will be

technologies across the UK and wider EMEA region.

critical here,” he added.

Nisbets is committed to best practice customer

“We’re delighted that an award-winning contact centre

engagement, and the company recently secured the Best

operation like Nisbets has chosen Sabio as trusted support

Use of Technology and People Engagement categories at

partner for its customer engagement infrastructure,”

this year’s South West Contact Centre Awards. As part of

added Russell Sheldon, Sabio’s Chief Commercial Officer.

the contract, Sabio will also serve as Nisbets’ customer

“Customer service is a key differentiator for Nisbets, and

engagement technology partner – working closely with

we’re confident that our combination of proven Avaya

the Nisbets IT and Contact Centre teams to evolve the

& Verint partner accreditation as well as real service

company customer engagement infrastructure and digital

innovation will deliver for Nisbets. Additionally, our

customer service strategy.

expertise around digital customer engagement will be a

“At Nisbets we’re committed to putting our worldwide customers at the heart of everything we do, and we’re

powerful resource for Nisbets as it works to create a next generation Digital Front Door for its customers.”

determined to keep on innovating in order to improve the

Sabio has held the highest-level Avaya and Verint partner

quality of service we provide,” commented Jaskaranjeet

accreditation for some 15 years, and is recognised for its

Nagra, Sales and Service Manager for Nisbets. “Winning at

ability to manage end-to-end contact centre and digital

the South West Contact Centre Awards showed how we’re

transformation solutions. In addition to winning Avaya’s

setting the standard in terms of optimising contact centre

Contact Centre partner of the Year award in the UK and

performance with capabilities such as speech analytics,

Spain, Sabio was also recently awarded Avaya’s Project of

but we’re also determined to underpin our customer

the Year for its successful deployment of a major Avaya

engagement with the highest levels of support and digital

Oceana project for one of Europe’s largest retailers.

Have you considered a career as a catering equipment service engineer? The chefs of Britain need YOU – apprenticeships provide path to fulfilling, challenging career


he life of a catering equipment service engineer

take up apprenticeships as catering equipment service

is busy and fulfilling with every day presenting


a new challenge – that’s according to the men

and women currently doing the job.

Perks of the Job, the first video in the Catering Service

The Catering

Providers Series, features an assortment of apprentices,

Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has launched

engineers and senior staff talking about the rewards of

a video series designed to encourage individuals to

their chosen career path.


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September and October 2018 • Fastfood Professional


job satisfaction, that’s huge.” “You fix something, there

variety – on any day an engineer may visit a Michelin

on the job, and you get a really good buzz,” says Laura

star restaurant one minute, a school the next or a huge

Smiles, catering engineer with McFT.

high-street chain after that.

Kenny Grace, a service

There are a number of catering equipment service

engineer for warewasher specialist Winterhalter, says,

engineer apprenticeships available for anyone looking

“The career really stands out if you like the freedom of

for an interesting and challenging career.

working in different places.” “It’s not like a nine-to-five

happy to offer advice on next steps, and you can find

job, every day is different,” says Ruben Rahunathan,

more information at Perks of the

improver refrigeration engineer with McFT, which

Job, and the forthcoming videos in the Service Provider

maintains commercial kitchens. “The job is always fast

Series, can be found on the CESA UK Youtube channel.

paced,” says Kane Needs, technical manager at service company Marren.


The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the catering equipment

Job satisfaction is another perk. Rob Chapman is a

industry, representing over 190 companies who supply,

regional operations manager. He says, “You go into a

service and maintain all types of commercial catering

hospital kitchen and the oven’s down, you walk out and

equipment - from utensils to full kitchen schemes. For

it’s fixed so everyone can eat their lunch – in terms of

more information on CESA visit

Multi award-winning Synergy Grill, appoint TOTAL QSR Ltd as a sales and service partner for London & South


he QSR part of their name stands for Quick

smoke, noisy ventilation and aggressive chemicals in water

Service Restaurant, and it’s within this fast-moving

systems. The Synergy Grill removes all these problems and

restaurant sphere that TOTAL QSR Ltd have the

has been officially, and independently rated, by government

majority of their experience and expertise, although they

partner institutions British Standards Institution and British

are also responsible for catering equipment maintenance

Educational Suppliers Association.”

at many schools, coffee shops, service stations, public

Additional benefits of this patented chargrill - endorsed

houses, supermarkets, holiday parks, high street retailers,

by Michelin Star chefs Tom Aikens and Marco Pierre White

cafes, garden centres, breweries, construction companies

- include no fat tray, no problematic thermocouples, zero

and hospitals. They are also the trusted catering equipment

thermal shock and a reduction in gas bills of 40-60%. And,

service partner to catering outlets within 68 train stations

due to its complete lack of flavour transfer, it is also the

across the country and 15 of the UK’s largest airports.

only chargrill to be given the stamp of approval from the

TOTAL QSR Ltd are a leading exponent of many

Vegetarian Society.

disciplines of Health & Safety for the catering industry, so

Andrew Edwards, Finance & Operations Director at

it’s only natural that ethical and sound business practises

Synergy Grill, also commented on why such a large

run through their company.

percentage of their unit portfolio was entrusted to service

Because of this, they take very seriously their responsibly

specialists TOTAL QSR Ltd, “It makes perfect sense to

to educate, promote and ensure legislative catering

us (Synergy Grill) to attain the reassurance of a highly-

compliance for all of their clients. Their Sales & Marketing

respected and trustworthy catering equipment service

Manager, Steve Cartledge, tells us “This constantly

partner, as TOTAL QSR Ltd achieve an astonishing 92%

manifests itself by the proposals of new commercial catering

first-time fix rate on failed equipment - often within 4

equipment containing technology that reduces end users’


energy spend, carbon footprint or recycling costs.”


For more information about TOTAL QSR Ltd, and

He adds that the recent appointment of TOTAL QSR

the catering products and services they can offer, visit

Ltd as a preferred service partner to multi award-winning and please forward all Synergy Grill

Synergy Grill is very pleasing, in light of their effort to

sales and service enquiries to or call

promote environmentally friendly products and processes.

Steve Cartledge on 07725 275419

“This innovative chargrill is an environmental solution

TOTAL QSR Ltd possess all the accreditations expected of a

recommended for councils to promote, in order to

professional service company; Safe Contractor Approved, NICEIC

counteract the biggest problems caused by restaurants; fat

Approved Contractor, IOSH, Gas Safe, IEMA, Assured Altius

down drains, the extraction of dirty, smelly and polluting

Vendor and they are a member of the British Safety Council.”


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One of the most attractive parts of the job is its


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

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

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

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

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

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

Henry Colbeck

Fryers Mate

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

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

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

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

Nisbets Plc Regional shops throughout the UK or on-line Fourth Way, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 8T 0845 140 5555 or 0117 316 5000 Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF 0113 257 7934

MCS Technical Products Ltd

Everett, Masson & Furby Unit 67, Gravelly Industrial Park, Gravelly Park, Birmingham, B24 8TQ 0121 327 5575 Building 2, Westmead Drive, Swindon, SN5 7YT 01793 5383908

Blue Seal 3 Cornhill, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1DW 01404 813762

Restaurant Supply Store

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

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

T: 0845 3711 522 E: W: W:

Fast Food Systems Limited

Middleton Food Products Ltd,

Carlton Catering Equipment

52 30 Broughton Street, Manchester, M8 8NN 0161 833 0024 Business Incorporating Bruce & Co Redwoods Dowling Kerr Kings Business 01772 775776

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


Hopkins Catering

Business - Part of the Altius Group


Ceres | Pure Food Innovation

Falcon Foodservice Equipment Unit 1, Headley Park 9, Headley Road East Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4SQ 01189 441100 Grange Farm, Braithwell Road, Ravenfield, Rotherham , South Yorks., S65 4LP 01709 540004

Fastfood Professional • September and October l 2018 Unit 7, Hatton Close, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex, RM16 6RP 01375 651 600

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

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

Vmotouk 29 Shand Street London E1 2ES 0800 133 7304

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

E&R Moffat Bonnybridge FK4 2BS 01324 812272 September and October 2018 • Fastfood Professional

52 16 Millwater Avenue Dewsbury, West Yorks. WF12 9QN sales@sweet 01924 488619

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Mammoth Cleaning



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

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

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

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

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

Salty Dog

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ecolab UK Various UK locations Central: 0 02920 852000

Pattersons Winterstoke Road Bristol, BS3 2NS 0117 934 1270

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s Lolly ltd

Digital Media systems Crystal Gate 28-30 Worship Street London EC2A 2AH 0800 038 5389 Pressers House, 2 South Lane, Elland, West Yorks, HX5 0HG 01484 588895

Ethnic foods

Duct Cleaning and servicing Specialists

Shana Foods

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07725 434173 Standard and Premium Box listings available

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

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


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

Fats and Oils

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

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:

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

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

E: T: 01322 444836

Just Filters

W: The

Fryers’ Favourite For Over 60 Years. Omega House, Unit 7, Sarbir Industrial Park, Cambridge Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2EU 01279 420289

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

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

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

Finance, Leasing & Insurance

EPOS Systems

BD Signs Nottingham Unit 18, Bailey Brook Industrial Estate, Amber Langley Drive, Langley Mill, Nottingham, NG16 4BE 0800 195 3610 Unit 5 Second Way, Wembley Middlesex, HA9 0YJ 0208 8782 3200

Complete Leasing Solutions Ltd


Manor Farm,

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

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

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

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Chilworth Old Village, Southampton, Hants, SO16 7JP T: 023 8076 6467 E:

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

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

September and October 2018 • Fastfood Professional


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

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

Unique Seafood

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

T: 01223 941450 E: W: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

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

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

Fish & Chip Shop Suppliers Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ 0207 928 6006

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

Frozen Food Suppliers Central Foods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

T: 01225 791848

Frank Ford


Limerick Road, Dormanstown,


Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

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

T: 01642 489868 E: W:

Martyn Edwards Ltd Limerick Road, Dormanstown,

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

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

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Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

T: 01642489868 E: W:

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

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: E:

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Glover & Howe Insurance Services


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

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

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

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

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

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

Frying Range Engineers KLS Frying Ranges Service 8 Austin Fields


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

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

Adams Fast Food Supplies


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

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

Grease Traps Oli Environmental Services

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

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

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




Scanomat UK 0800 032 7581

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


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

Hog Roast Machines and Barbecues The Hogg Boss

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

Kings Lynn PE30 1P

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

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

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

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

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

Fastfood Professional • September and October l 2018

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

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

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

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

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

September and October 2018 • Fastfood Professional

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

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


Potatoes AHDB

Pukka Pies Ltd

T: 0116 264 4004 AHDB Potatoes Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TL 024 7669 2051


Fylde Fresh & Fabulous

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

The Halcroft, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LD

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

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

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


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

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

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

Potato Treating & Equipment Drywite

Pizza & Pasta The House of Lee, Park Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2RA T: 01384 569556

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

Poultry Suppliers


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

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

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

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

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

57 Leighton Lane Industrial Estate, Leighton Lane, Evercreech, Somerset, BA4 6LQ 01749 838100

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

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

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

Venice Bakery UK Ltd

Felton, Oswestry, Shropshire, Unit 2, Crown House, Queen Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4BT 0208 301 2624

SY11 4HX

T: 01691 839288 E: W:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fastfood Professional • September and October l 2018

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

September and October 2018 • Fastfood Professional



Istanbul Meats


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

Elite Shopfitters Leeds Ltd.

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

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

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

Pukka Pies Ltd

T: 0116 264 4004

Promart Manufacturing Ltd

Williams Refrigeration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Halcroft, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LD


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Utilities 107 Berrows Business Centre, Bath Street,

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(Formerly Fish & Chips & Fast Food Magazine) The Nations Favourite Takeaway Magazine Now Celebrating its 27th Year

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(Formerly Fish & Chips & Fast Food Magazine) The Nations Favourite Takeaway Magazine Now Celebrating its 27th Year