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Fastfood Professional • December 2022 and January 2023 December 2022 and January 2023 • Fastfood Professional 1 ISSN 2514-989X PieminsterLive & Eat Pies Pan’Artisan Pantastic! Excelling at the Excel The Best of the Best! A Plaice in the Sun! British Chips at Night Santa’s Delight
Fish & Chips & Fast Food Magazine) The Nations Favourite Takeaway Magazine, Now entering our 33rd Year

We started the year with high hopes following on from Covid, but the world has been turned on its head by the evil invasion of Ukraine which has infected the world with both energy and foods being weaponised by Russia as well as the destruction of a neighbouring country in Europe. It hasn’t quite worked out as we had all hoped for the markets to open up.

The much-awaited Autumn statement did little to help small businesses with no obvious plan for growth, a raising of minimum wage from £9.50 to £10.42 from April 2023, no lowering of the VAT rate and an announcement of a review of energy support for businesses by the end of the year.

There was also a failure to recognise the chronic staff shortage in hospitality, which could be easily remedied by a relaxation of immigration rules which currently restrict employment and stifle growth.

Having three different Prime Ministers in the UK has certainly not helped our situation at home with the Truss/ Kwarteng “mini budget” debacle spooking the world finance markets and causing all of us even more hardship. Someone once told me that in these cases the level of pay-off was in direct proportion to the size of the cock-up, so I hope they don’t see a great reward for this.

Speaking with small business operators in our sector, I know many are very concerned about how they will survive if something major is not done to support them when energy deals end or caps increase. I think a miracle is called for or we will see many independent shops close. I would like to thank all of our advertisers and contributors who have continued to support Fast Food Professional through this difficult year and we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and our very best wishes for 2023

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In Every Issue 40 New Forest Ice Cream reveals 2022 Christmas line-up 41 Carpigiani launches delicious Ifi Dessert Station 42 Pantastic! Pan’Artisan innovation from the grain 44 Jestic help you get the Edge over the Competition 45 Closing the door on energy wastage - Fri-Jado introduces doors to MDD range 46 Heinz Professional Mayonnaise and Giraffe join forces to uncover in-house talent 47 Nortech Foods Extends ‘A Plaice in The Sun’ Holiday Giveaway For Chip Shop Owners 48 Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo 50 Flexeserve demonstrate untapped potential for hot-holding at expo 52 Creams Cafe celebrates summer of success with launch of one-of-a-kind training centre 53 Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto 54 JJ Foodservice celebrates record sales of £270 million 55 Merrychef Highlights Importance of Customer Support with Appointment of Neil Tiley 55 Russia Grain - a positive development 56 The Trade Directory
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Almost 9 in 10 UK diners understand the importance of sustainable seafood… …but only a quarter know what to look for in a fish and chip shop

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Top 10 Takeaway of the Year announced for National Fish and Chip Awards 2023

Ten fish and chip shops have today been named as finalists in the Takeaway of the Year category, at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023.

The top ten takeaways from across the UK, will now be judged further by an anonymous panel of industry experts, to finalise the top five, then top three, before announcing the winner at The National Fish and Chip Awards 2023.

The business shortlisted are:

Fishermans Bay, Whitley Bay

Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer

Whiteheads Fish and Chips Ltd, Hornsea Shipdeck, Trethomas

The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey

The Fish Bank, Sherburn in Elmet Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill

The Oyster Shell, Bath Auckley Friery, Doncaster

The Fish Works, Largs

Hosted by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), the ceremony will take place on the 28th of February 2023 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

The Takeaway of the Year category is sponsored by Pukka Pies, McWhinneys, Smales, VA Whitley, Friars Pride, Henry Colbecks and B D Signs.

Andrew Crook, President at the NFFF, comments “It was a tricky job whittling down the top twenty to the top ten, but the chosen takeaways have demonstrated a clear reason as to why they are deserving of this accolade. All finalists should be extremely proud and our judges are looking forward to getting stuck into the next set of judging!”

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Top 5 shortlisted for National Fish & Chip Awards ‘Restaurant of the Year’

Five fish and chip shops from around the UK have been shortlisted for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023, ‘Restaurant of the Year’ category.

The top five, located across Nottingham, Norfolk, Northern Ireland and Gloucestershire, has been whittled down following the top ten announcement, last month.

Chosen based on their expert industry knowledge and outstanding customer service, alongside strong environmental standards and ability to observe sustainability best practice, the restaurants shortlisted are:

The Cod’s Scallops, West Bridgford

Eric’s Fish and Chips, Thornham

Fish City, Belfast

Henry’s of Hunstanton, Hunstanton

Malt and Anchor, Cirencester

The Restaurant of the Year category is sponsored by Seafood from Iceland.

The winner will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards, hosted by the The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), on the 28th of February 2023 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

For further information on the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023, please visit:

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They’re coming home - global flavours with Lamb Weston!

Football featured large in our lives in the run up to the festive season and the World Cup will have influenced dishes to feature flavours from around the world

Now is the time for fast food operators to up their fries game, experiment with global flavours and cash in on profits to help offset the New Year lull which follows Christmas. Anticipating the economic challenges this winter, simple serves that maximise margin will be the key to success.

Fries are a true treasure to fast food operations and a food item with significant mark-up potential when you compare the cost per portion with the potential sales value of each. For example, Lamb Weston fries are vegan-friendly which is another way to max your margins - a recent Lumina Menu Tracker study (March 2022) found the sales price of vegan chips was 17% higher vs regular chips – instant uplift!

For World Cup flavours and menu inspiration, look to Lamb Weston with its reputation for top quality and versatility, offering a world-class range of potato solutions for every operator. Their extensive range of potato products provide the perfect base ingredient to craft sensational, high-margin menus from.

Inspired by the local flavours and cuisines of some of the participating countries, please your customers with tasty and trendy recipes using Lamb Weston fries and wedges, paired with ingredients that can be easily adapted by any back of house fast food operation.

From England, Lamb Weston’s 100% British skin-on Dukes of Chippingdom, loaded with braised beef, melted English cheddar cheese, generously drizzled with Cambridgeshire beetroot and horseradish mayo, and finished with fresh chives.

From Wales, what could be better than serving up Lamb Weston’s Ziggy Fries, topped with Welsh Rarebit – add locally sourced cider chutney to raise the game.

Feed in the flavours of the US and use Lamb Weston’s CrissCuts drizzled in Tennessee smoked BBQ sauce with marinated sticky chicken wings, finished with spring onion. Or go upmarket with Lamb Weston CrissCuts and serve with lollipop chicken thighs, marinated and cooked in Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.

Get inspired by flavours and ingredients from Iran – how about Lamb Weston Wedges or Stealth Fries coated in a Persian dry rub (Turmeric, Cardamon, and Coriander Garlic) and drizzled with a spiced yoghurt? Or top with a Persian yoghurt and Babaganoush dip, finish with aubergine crisps, pomegranate and mint?

“Our top tip would be to offer a ‘build your own fries’ menu – give customers a choice of sauces, toppers and extras that can change regularly, to offer something fresh and new, but all built around world-class quality fries!” says Pete Evans, Lamb Weston’s UK Marketing Manager.

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McCain SureCrisp™ fries put to the test at the Restaurant & Takeaway Expo

It’s not every day brands put their money where their mouth is, so we were excited when we visited the McCain stand at the Restaurant & Takeaway Expo.

McCain claim that their SureCrisp™ fries stay crispy for 20 minutes in a closed delivery bag and this was put to the test by simulating the delivery experience from operator to customer. McCain SureCrisp™ fries were

cooked up alongside private label, uncoated fries, put into paper bags and then into a typical insulated courier delivery bag. Once cooked, a big timer was set, and the fries sat there idly for 20 minutes.

Operators attending the show were asked to

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judge the results by blind testing the two products side by side and guessing which ones were McCain SureCrisp™ fries. A whopping 98% of operators guessed correctly. Operators were also asked to rate each of the fries they were tasting on how happy they made them feel as well as the crispiness of the fries. It was an overwhelming response for SureCrisp™, with 85% of testers saying they were happy with the crispiness of the SureCrisp™ fries and preferred them to the private label, uncoated fries. The SureCrisp™ fries were very easy to pick out for their superior quality and retaining their crispiness, unlike the uncoated fries which were soggy and disappointing.

With the delivery & takeaway industry still on the rise and forecasted to be valued at £13.3bn* for the UK in 2022, getting your fries right is

crucial. Fries are always a firm favourite and the test showed McCain’s SureCrisp™ range certainly live up to its 20-minute crispy claim and are not afraid to show it off!

The proof is always in the pudding or, in this case, the ‘crispiness’. Favorite Fried chicken, who has over 90 outlets in the UK and overseas too, have found the impact on using SureCrisp™ has had a positive effect on their deliveries.

Alison Lawton, Favorite Fried Chicken said: ‘Since changing our fries to McCain SureCrisp™, we’ve seen an increase in orders through delivery, this is due to the fries staying crispier for longer.’

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“Since we changed our fries to McCain SureCrisp™, we’ve seen an increase in orders through delivery, this is due to the fries staying crispier for longer.”

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Much-loved Great British Chippy will get first bite at Pukka’s new Chip Shop Chicken Curry recipe in January

Already appealing to over two thirds of pie-eaters , the new launch will be accompanied by a marketing support plan which includes limited-edition POS and digital assets

1st December 2022: Pukka, the nation’s no.1 pie brand, is celebrating 60 years of serving its bestselling pies in Britain’s chip shops with the launch of a limitededition pie, inspired by another of the nation’s chip shop favourites: Pukka Chip Shop Chicken Curry pie. Blending two of the best-loved dishes on chippy menus across the UK – The People’s Pie and curry sauce – the recipe is set to win over new customers, and drive frequency of purchase with existing Pukka fans.

Working with top industry experts to secure the seal of approval from those at the heart of the industry, Pukka’s Chip Shop Chicken Curry pie has been expertly baked to capture the iconic flavour of chip shop curry sauce.

“This new launch is all about paying homage to the Great British Chippy, and that’s exactly why we took our time to perfect the flavour profile – calling on the industry to help us make sure that we got the recipe just right,” says Isaac Fisher, Managing Director at Pukka.

“As The People’s Pie, we always aim to give the nation what they want. With our new recipe – which features tender pieces of chicken in a distinctive, tasty chip shop curry sauce, all wrapped up in Pukka’s signature, flaky puff pastry – we’re confident that’s exactly what we’ve delivered.”

Paying tribute to its longstanding relationship with the Great British chippy, Pukka is giving this well-loved industry at the core of many communities first bite, before wider retail rollout from February 2023. Plus, for a limited-time only, chippy owners can take advantage of a special launch offer.

“Chip shops are – and have always been – our heartland, ever since we started making and baking pies in 1963,” says Fisher. “And what better way to commemorate this than by creating a recipe in honour of the Great British Chippy, baked especially for their regulars to enjoy.

“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes at our bakery, in collaboration with chip shop industry experts, to ensure that our limited-edition Chip Shop Chicken Curry pie delivers on our full on flavour Pukka promise – and it’s safe to say it’s hit the mark. It’s already come up trumps in taste tests – with almost three quarters (71%) of our core buyers saying they’d be likely to buy it – which assures us that it will fly off chip shop counters.”

Supported by a trade communications programme and advertising across Pukka’s direct delivery app, as well as across its website and foodservice packaging, the launch of Pukka’s Chip Shop Chicken Curry will also be accompanied by brand-new POS material and digital assets – including newlook window posters and fresh social assets – to help chippy owners maximise both engagement and sales. In addition, Pukka will be raising awareness of the limited-edition pie nationally through social media and PR activity.

Pukka’s Chip Shop Chicken Curry pie will be available to order in cases of 12 x frozen baked and individuallywrapped pies from January 2023. Stock up now to take advantage of the limited-edition promotion by contacting your representative or calling Pukka directly on 0116 026 4000.

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CHIP CHIP HOORAY! We’re celebrating the Great British Chippy with our brand new Chip Shop inspired pie AVAILABLE FROM JAN Bespoke POS available. Stock up now to take advantage of a limited time launch offer through your Pukka representative, wholesaler or by calling 0116 026 4000

‘Tis the Season(ing)’!

Caterers looking to incorporate global flavour profiles into their menus will love the Gluten Free Chip Seasoning range from leading manufacturer of foodservice and bakery premixes, Middleton Foods. With a choice of three popular flavours to choose from – Piri Piri, Smokey, and Chinese Salt & Chilli – the innovative collection of seasonings offers the perfect way for foodservice operators to add a little something to menus, with a taste for everyone to enjoy!

Suitable for use with any meat and vegetables, as well as traditionally with chips and wedges, Middleton Foods Gluten Free Chip Seasonings are easy-to-use products which allow caterers to conveniently add flavours from around the world to their offerings – like the Piri Piri Gluten Free Chip Seasoning. Carefully blended salts and spices deliver an authentic Portuguese taste.

As its name suggests, the range is gluten free; so suitable for people with coeliac disease. With demand for gluten free foods continuing to grow, by choosing to use products made by Middleton Foods caterers can be assured of their dedication and commitment to food quality, safety and responsibility as they cater for an increasing number of consumers who have specific dietary requirements. All seasonings are made in the UK at Middleton Foods’ gluten free production facility. Each product is certified by Coeliac UK.

Free from GM materials and artificial colours, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the Middleton Foods Gluten Free Chip Seasoning range is a fantastic way for

caterers to tap into global food trends without having to commit to a dedicated menu of a particular cuisine; using the seasonings to transform dishes and create a more exciting and varied menu.

Full of flavour, the seasonings are a great way to add excitement to simple sides. Get inspired by the loaded fries trend and use the seasonings to add a bespoke twist to chips, which customers will love. Similarly, the seasonings can also be used as ingredients. Use the Smokey Gluten Free Chip Seasoning to add flavour to burgers. With dirty burgers having mass appeal, incorporate the Smokey seasoning into the making of the patties and experiment with limited edition offerings – a fantastic way to showcase new flavours and tastes, and build better burgers which will leave customers coming back for more!

Pre-blended to ensure quality and consistency, these simple-to-use tubs of seasonings are a great way for any of the kitchen team to liven up menus. Piri Piri Gluten Free Chip Seasoning is available in a 2kg tub, with both the Smokey and Chinese Salt & Chilli Gluten Free Chip Seasonings available in 2.5kg tubs.

Middleton Foods is a family owned and operated business. To find out more and to discover its comprehensive range of mixes, glazes, seasonings, batters, gravies and coatings; please call +44 (0)1902 608122 or visit www.

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Pi g s in B l an k e t s

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Make the most of your Christmas trade by offering the most moreish festive side there is. Batter and fry them straight from the freezer for a super quick serve with no waste, no mess and no fuss.

As British as Piri Piri Chicken

Nothing hits the spot quite like some delicious Southern Fried Chicken. Moist chicken coated in our delicious Southern Fried Breading with a touch of lemon pepper, or some hot and flaky wings. Except, maybe, some Spicy grilled Piri Piri Chicken, marinated overnight in our special marinade. Grilled to perfection whilst being generously brushed with one of our five basting sauces, lemon and Herb, Mild, Hot, Extra Hot ( only for the brave) and Mango and Lime. Serve as a quarter, half or whole chicken, or grill some Piri Piri chicken fillets to serve in burgers or wraps with lashings of your favourite Piri Piri sauce and crunchy salad. Choose from five delicious bottled sauces, great for dolloping over grilled or fried chicken.

Piri Piri Chicken may have started its journey to the UK in Mozambique, enjoyed a bit of a holiday in Portugal and then taken a small detour via South Africa, but now it’s as British as bangers and mash or Chicken Tikka. Across the UK, Piri Piri Chicken is a family favourite and choosing Piri Piri ingredients from Southern Fried Chicken will ensure that your Piri Piri Chicken has the fiery taste that consumers demand. Layers of flavour with the marinade, the baste and finally our exceptional pouring sources in five great flavours will have your customer’s taste buds

dancing the fandango and coming back for more.

Excited, or hungry for more information? Then contact our team of Piri Piri enthusiasts on 01189441100 or email sales@fast-food-systems. or visit your local wholesaler

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At Kerrymaid we deliver the very best of dairy specially designed for your professional kitchen. Discover our range of luxurious dairy based products that are finely tuned so all you have to worry about is getting creative with dishes for your customers and with Kerrymaid you can be confident they will love them every time.

Whatever your needs, whether you are prepping meals for school children, adapting dishes for residents in a care home or catering for a crowd we have a range of products to help you make the very best version of your dishes.

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We know that using fresh cream can be challenging in the kitchen, our rich & creamy Double is the perfect alternative to fresh double cream offering great taste, functionality and consistent performance. It never splits, whips up to 3 times its volume and it holds firm for longer.



Our delicious velvety Angelito Ice Cream Mix is the perfect base to any dessert, guaranteed to delight your customers and provides the highest cone yield per case.


Delivering a rich and creamy taste every time, our Kerrymaid Slices are the perfect topping to your burgers, sandwiches and paninis, they are easy peel and they melt consistently to make your lives easier in the kitchen!


We have used all our expertise and skill from our original slice to deliver a vegan slice that is exceptional. With Kerrymaid Vegan slices everyone, including those following a vegan diet can also enjoy great taste, texture, melt and cohesion associated with a dairy processed slice.

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Supreme Champions at the 2022 British Pie Awards You should pop some Pieminister Pies

Customers want something sustainable _and_ delicious with their chips and Pieminister delivers both. With an award-winning selection of premium pies offering everything from British steak & ale and free-range British chicken & mushroom to ‘that’ winning Mooless recipe, crowned the ‘Pie of Pies’ at this year’s British Pie Awards, there’s something for everyone in the range.

As well as their core range of meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free pies, available all year round; Pieminister’s limited edition specials keep menus fresh and exciting as they change throughout the seasons. For winter 2022 this means the return of Pieminister’s four festive pies:

Mistlemoo: a British beef steak, free range British bacon & port pie

Christingle: a honeyed parsnip, chestnut, Cheddar & leek pie

Elf: a vegan ‘turkey’, cranberry, port & thyme pie

Cracker: a free range British turkey, free range British ham, cranberry, parsnip & sherry pie

Regular winners in the Great Taste Awards, their return each winter is hotly anticipated by Pieminister’s wholesale and restaurant customers alike.

Tristan Hogg says, “We’ve been perfecting our piemaking skills for the last twenty years, bringing the best, great tasting sustainable ingredients together in every delicious recipe. One of our newest recipes, made with deforestation-free jackfruit ‘steak’ was judged against some of the UK’s best beef pies and was still crowned Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards, so we know sustainable-eating can be every bit as indulgent and delicious. We know you wouldn’t settle for less when sourcing fish for the fryer, so why not stock a superior range of pies to match?”

“As the UK’s premium hot pie brand, our logo is a mark that consumers know, love and trust and the quality and consistency of our pies is second to none. Our strict procurement standards ensure the ingredients we use are responsibly sourced - for example, the beef is always British and farm assured and the chicken and pork, free range. And by making the pies in our custom-made reusable pie

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tins, we take the burden of waste away from stockists and consumers; another example of our commitment to be a truly sustainable food business”.

Simple to heat and serve, the pies come in easy-torecycle packaging with an 8-to-12-day fresh shelf life. They can be frozen on delivery for six months. And with a minimum order of 36 pies, which can be a mixed box of flavours, the pies are a versatile and low risk addition to your menu.

To find out more and request samples, call Kate or Steve on 0117 911 1502 or email

McWhinney’s Sausages to give away £125,000 of sausage suppers to mark 125th Anniversary

McWhinney’s Sausages will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2023 and we are going to mark the occasion with a year of giveaways! Teaming up with our distributors and award-winning chip shops, McWhinney’s will be giving away £125,000 worth of sausage suppers across the UK. Customers ordering a fish supper will be offered a completely free sausage supper while stocks last.

The company, renowned for our uncompromising attention to consistently high quality, wanted to use the occasion to recognise the importance of the customers who have made our 125 years of business possible. We feel, with the cost of living crisis being as staple of the news cycle, a bit of good news for customers would be most welcomed.

Scott McWhinney, Sales and Marketing Director for McWhinney’s said: “It’s great to be able to mark this huge milestone in a way that gives back to all our loyal customers who have supported us through the years, especially at a time when finances are at the front of everyone’s mind. With the price of fish being what it is at the moment, with seemingly no sign of breaking back, we are confident that the structure of our giveaway will help the industry and customer alike.

“The reaction to the giveaway has been overwhelming with most slots until March filling instantly. We are looking forward to getting the celebrations underway and want to thank everyone who is taking part. It is a privilege to have

joined the company this year and to be able to coordinate the promotion with our amazing customers.”

Participating shops will receive 10 free boxes of sausages to run the promotion for the week and then, as a thank you for participating, a further 10 boxes at the end of the week. They will also benefit from target social media posts aimed at driving footfall to the shop during the promotional week.

The McWhinney family have been making their awardwinning Irish pork sausages since 1898 and is now in on its sixth generation in the business. Scott McWhinney, son of MD Kevin, joined the company this year and has spent the time travelling to meet customers UK wide.

Do you run an award winning shop that uses McWhinney’s and want to take part in the celebration? If so, we’d love to hear from you – email us at

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The Class of ’22

The Class of ’22 number around 10,500 Fish and Chip shops in the UK. The last few years have proved difficult with increasing competition, Covid restrictions and inflation in energy and food prices. Nevertheless, many in the industry have proved resilient with new initiatives to increase access and distribution. Fish and Chips still remain the Nation’s favourite meal and exceptionally good value. Frymax remains the brand leading cooking oil in the UK, a title it has now held for over 65 years. Why ? Because we have been producing the same product without additions and modifications for all this time resulting in the same delicious results. Frymax is pure white premium palm which is additive free, contains no hydrogenated oil and less than one percent trans fats. As befits the brand leader, Frymax has recognised the need for economic fairness and is sourced from approved, certified production units and is 100% sustainable and traceable.

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Cafes that make and/or sell ice cream will be able to sign up for the new SALSA Plus Ice Cream Standard at the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show in Harrogate in February.

SALSA is a robust and effective food safety certification scheme which is appropriate for smaller food producers and suppliers such as cafes. It is a non-profit making organisation, that exists to encourage and support small and micro businesses in implementing practices and controls, ensuring food is consistently safe.

The scheme’s wide acceptance by retailers and food service providers has assisted in SALSA becoming the food safety scheme for small businesses with big ambition! Approved suppliers can demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the industry and exceed the minimum standards expected by enforcement authorities. SALSA approval is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce and supply safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard.

SALSA will be exhibiting at the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2023, 7 to 9 February at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate (you’ll find them on the ICA Stand Number 2). It will also be running a series of seminars as part of the show’s free seminar programme.

Who Can Apply?

There are a few eligibility requirements including:-

1. Are you a Small/Micro (SME) business with a turnover of less than £10 million and have less than 50 members of staff?

2. Do you operate from commercial (not domestic) premises?

3. Do you have a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan in place?

4. Have read or received the SALSA standard?

What Are the Business Benefits of SALSA Certification?

Suppliers become members of the scheme by purchasing

an annual membership package. This package covers both annual membership and their site audit by a SALSAapproved auditor.

As members, suppliers receive a range of valuable benefits including:

Access to an extensive library of tools and resources, designed specifically to assist a business in its audit preparation and meeting the SALSA Standards for food safety

Access to mentoring support from our cohort of professionally qualified and trained mentors Special membership rate for SALSA training courses

A company profile which is immediately visible to regional and national buyers through the directory Receive a food safety certification recognised by leading food buyers and retailers nationwide

Further Information

To apply for the SALSA Plus Ice Cream Certification a business must also be a member of the Ice Cream Alliance (the UK’s only ice cream sector trade association). Full information about joining the ICA and SALSA membership can be found at:

Also at the Show

The Demo Kitchen hosted by chef Steph Moon is back by popular demand and will be showcasing recipes and ideas that could be a big hit with your customers. There will also be all the major Flavour Houses, suppliers, wholesalers and equipment companies exhibiting who will entice you with the latest flavours and trends in ice cream.

The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show is the only trade show for the ice cream sector in the UK. It’s a ‘must visit’ for anyone that makes or sells ice cream.

To register to attend go to:

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The Class of ’54

Fish and Chips have long been recognised as Britain’s National dish, no more so than in the 1950’s. In the Class of ’54 there were over 30,000 Fish and Chip shops serving the Country’s only take away food. The primary fare was cod or haddock and chips, fried initially in animal fats, principally dripping and lard. The average price for a medium portion of cod and chips was one shilling (5p in today’s currency) and Friday night was the most popular night for the take away treat. In 1954 the market changed dramatically with the launch of Frymax vegetable oil. Unlike the high level of saturated fat and cholesterol in animal fats, Frymax was pure white premium palm, which had a higher smoke point, was additive free, contained no hydrogenated oil and less than one per cent trans fats. Frymax produced delicious light results and soon became the industry favourite and has remained so until today, the same product with the same consistent results.

Frymax – In a Class of its Own

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A Great Way to Change-Up Your Menu to Help with Sales Growth or Cost Savings

Flat breads and wraps are a go-to for QSR operators; fast, easy to prepare, cost effective and ideal for hot or cold food to go options. In fact, the UK market for tortilla wraps is large, with 30% of consumers now enjoying a wrap at least once a week . They offer a base for many fast-food favourites including kebabs, burritos and shawarma.

However, they also open up other day parts allowing operators to extend their offering with just a few small tweaks to the menu. Whether it is a British sausage and egg breakfast wrap, a Mexican burrito for lunch, or a Mediterranean gyro for dinner, incorporating wraps onto your menu is a sure-fire way to appeal to the masses.

In the current climate, consumers expect more for their money and are seeking premium authentic experiences where they can treat themselves to exciting new flavours and cuisines. Although budgets are tight, they are willing to pay for it, with 87% agreeing that quality has a price and 75% happy to pay for higher quality . Operators increasingly need to consider the flavour profile and appearance of your ingredients – even your carrier items like breads and wraps.

In response, Santa Maria has launched their Grill Mark Tortillas. Combining authenticity with taste, Grill Mark wraps are designed to enable operators to boost margins, through premiumising dishes to meet consumer needs, while also checking off the needs of a busy operator. The 12” format is soft and easy to fold, incorporating a delicious flame grilled flavour and appearance. With a long shelf-life, they stay fresher for longer, and can be easily frozen, without affecting flavour and ease of use.

Testing showing that operators can nearly save a minute (51 seconds) per serving. This means, a QSR serving 50 chargrilled wraps or burritos daily can add up to around 255 saved hours per year. Helping foodservice operators find new ways to overcome staffing shortages and create popular dishes with smaller inventories.

Finally, more and more people are making conscious

decisions when it comes to their eating habits, again, this extends to base items such as bread and wraps. Vegan and free from unsustainable palm oils, Santa Maria’s Grillmark Tortillas are made in a carbon neutral factory in the UK&I, supporting operators to meet consumer demand to enhance their sustainability credentials.

Attribute all comments to Nick Minchin, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland at Santa Maria UK

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Nick Minchin, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland at Santa Maria UK explains

The Class of ’88

By the late 1980’s the British public’s food tastes had become cosmopolitan with considerable growth in Indian and Chinese takeaway’s and gourmet food ranges in supermarkets. Nevertheless Fish and Chips still remained the Nation’s favourite takeaway with the Class of ‘88 numbering around 15,000 shops. They were attracting a more diverse range of customers who were paying around £1.60 - £2.00 for medium cod and chips. Greaseproof paper was introduced and newspaper for wrapping phased out on hygiene grounds. A BSE outbreak also resulted in many shops switching from animal fats to vegetable oils for frying. By 1988, Frymax was still the number one brand. It was exactly the same product as on launch with no additions or modifications and remained pure white palm which is additive free, contains no hydrogenated oil and less than 1% trans fats. Frymax guaranteed consistently good results and long lasting performance without deterioration in quality and had become firmly established as the Fryers Favourite.

Frymax – In a Class of its Own

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For information, advice,
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Central Foods launches two new vegan products ahead of Veganuary 2023

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched two new vegan products for the food service sector ahead of Veganuary 2023.

Developed primarily for the fast food sector, the KaterVeg! Battered Vegan Chicken Nuggets and the KaterVeg! Battered Vegan Chicken Burger are both made from soya and vegetable protein and coated in a light tempura batter.

The vegan chicken nuggets have been given a triangular V shape and the vegan battered chicken burgers a round shape so that they can easily be differentiated from their meat equivalents.

Both can be deep fried, or oven baked – providing fast food or casual dining operators with a tasty plant-based option for their vegan and vegetarian customers.

MD of Central Foods, Gordon Lauder, said: “The

demand for vegan friendly food continues to rise and at Central Foods we have matched this with an ever expanding range of convenient-to-use, delicious plantbased options for food service operators.

“These two new KaterVeg! products are ideal for the fast food sector, offering easy-to-cook and easy-toserve vegan options of two popular chicken products. We specifically made the nugget a ‘v’ shape, so the operator can identify it as the vegan option when cooking in the outlet and can’t mistake it for a chicken nugget. Likewise, we made the burger a round shape, to differentiate it alongside our chicken steak which is oval-shaped.

“We are very pleased to be launching the KaterVeg! Vegan Chicken Nuggets and the KaterVeg! Vegan Chicken Burger just in time for Veganuary, which is the time of the year when plant-based food really comes under the spotlight.”

The Vegan Chicken Nuggets and the Vegan Chicken

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Burger are both part of Central Foods’ KaterVeg! range which has been developed in response to customer demand and includes plant-based products and alternatives to meat-based burgers, sausages, nuggets, bakes and more. It is available exclusively from Central Foods, which is one of the UK’s leading frozen food distributors.

Northamptonshire-based Central Foods was founded more than 25 years ago and is proud to be a catering partner across the whole food service sector, supplying to the fast food sector, hotels, restaurants, bars, universities, schools, pubs, care homes, garden centres, leisure outlets and more. It currently sells to over 180 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers.


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Kraft Heinz Foodservice and Chiquito shake up the hot sauce foodservice industry with Kumana

Whether it’s a tabasco variety, jalapeno based, sweet, extra spicy or otherwise, the demand for hot sauce continues to heat up, with a surge in demand for high-quality sauces and condiments increasing by 110% over the past six months

Following the successful launch of Kumana in retail, available in Ocado since 2021, and recently listed in Waitrose, Kraft Heinz Foodservice joined forces with The Restaurant Group’s casual dining chain Chiquito to bring the UK’s first avocado hot sauce to out-of-home customers.

What have they been cooking up?

Perfectly balancing avocado and jalapeno, with mango and habanero chilli, Kumana – pronounced ‘ku-mah-na’ - delivers sweetness and additional punches of heat.

The Venezuelan-inspired avocado hot sauce, its thick consistency and creamy texture not usually associated in its category, has versatile culinary prowess. 100% vegan, gluten free and HFSS approved, Kumana is perfect for all-day occasions, as can attest Chiquito.

Kumana has launched exclusively at Chiquito’s 22 nationwide restaurants, with its journey to tabletops as exciting as the sauce itself.

While on a Miami food tour in early 2022, Lawrence Ager, Culinary Sales Manager at The Kraft Heinz Company, and Chiquito Executive Food & Drink Development Chef Simon Xavier, were devouring a hot sauce-drenched Cuban sandwich when Lawrence sparked an idea.

He recalls: “Kraft Heinz US had previously met two Venezuelan brothers who started producing their own Guasacaca – a traditional sauce made from avocado and jalapenos, along with other variations - after failing to find anything in LA that resembled the flavours they missed from home. They named the brand Kumana in homage to the city they grew up in.”

Kraft Heinz partnered with Kumana and started producing the sauce in the UK for the freshest taste possible and believed with some tweaks the sauce would be a hit. It was the Cuban sandwich lunch that got the wheels in motion.

Following the reformulation of the sauce it was road-tested at this year’s Street Food Championships. Simon says: “The competition was a litmus test of sorts ahead of the table-top

launch and as the only branded sauce to reach the final and impress as much as it did is testament to its quality and unique flavour profile.”

Heinz launches Battle of the Burger competition offering £5,000 prize to restaurant serving up Britain’s best

More than just a hot sauce

Lawrence explains Kumana’s versatility sets it apart: “Kumana is not what you would expect a hot sauce to be – its avocado base can be spicy or cooling, and used in cooked dishes, cold straight from the jar, or as a marinade or dressing. Unlike a lot of other hot sauces that are sugar or vinegar based and tend to be used on the side of the plate, Kumana offers multiple applications for chefs and operators.”

Heinz is call ing the nation’s independent burger houses to bring on the bunfight create the ultimate burger using a Heinz sauce for a chance to be crowned country’s best and win a marketing package worth £5,000

Whether it’s a meaty masterpiece or plant based patty of perfection , chefs the boundaries of their creativity to come up with a unique and delicious menu that uses at least one Heinz sauce in its original form

Simon adds: “The PH balance of Kumana means it can be a salt and lime substitute for ceviche or poured on to salmon or monkfish and roasted for a beautiful glaze, colour and taste. It’s also great for tinga tacos - an incredible Mexican dish from Puebla made from shredded chicken cooked in a smoky and slightly spicy tomato-based sauce.”

Entries will be judged on overall appearance, creativity and quality and the restaurant will receive a marketing support package to the value of £5,000 to burger special as a limited time offer with the brand.

Charlotte Crane, Junior Brand Manager at Kraft Heinz Foodservice, says: “The a nation of burger lovers eating 2.5 billion burgers per year. And we all know to a burger’s success is that final flourish of sauce.

“We wanted to encourage independent burger restaurants to get creative winning yet versatile combination. It is an opportunity for chefs to showcase with flavour using the nation’s best loved sauces from Heinz

Whether it’s our classic Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise or one of our more adventurous members of the Heinz sauce portfolio , Smokey Baconnaise, we’re excited to see what our country’s talented kitchens up.”

The power of two Bringing Kumana to the table with a partnership approach is a step in the right direction to engage both customers and chefs.

Independent restaurants who want to be in the running need to register their via email before Monday 5 September. Each will receive a Heinz Starter featuring a selection of six Heinz sauces and to help inspire their burger special*.

Lawrence continues: “By working collaboratively, Kraft Heinz Foodservice has positioned the product within the South American OOH food sector, with the support of Chiquito, already well established there and doing an exceptional job in delivering what guests want to eat – it’s going to create a tidal wave within the market.”

How to Enter:

• Step 1: Register your restaurant’s interest in entering the competition emailing before Monday 5 September

Simon added: “We’re showing diners what authentic Latin and Mexican food is all about, with traditional options such as el pastor, tinga and pilbil on the Chiquito menu. New recipes featuring Kumana sauce are in the process of being developed for 2023. Whenever our new menus launch, we are always doing something that no other restaurant is.”

Bold, daring, game changing. Kumana is certainly serving something extraordinary.

For more information on Kumana and for the chance to receive a sample, please contact Chloé Schiltz, Brand Manager at Kraft Heinz Foodservice at

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Aviko Paves the way with Sustainability Report

Preserving the planet has never been so prevalent in the minds of foodservice businesses and consumers alike. With the importance placed on the practices we take and the people within this community, Aviko has shared their Sustainability Report to show their commitment to the planet, the steps they’ve already taken and their plans for the future.

The report details Aviko’s targets, such as their goal to achieve 100% recyclable packaging by 2025, and 50% reduced Co2 emissions by 2030. Each ambition is aligned to one of three main principles, Aviko shares that a better world in their opinion, is one that is more plant-based, transparent and circular. With their vision being ‘joy for everyone, now and in the future’, they ensure that each action positively affects one of three pillars, those being Proud Farmers, Healthy Earth and Happy People.

Mohammed Essa, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Aviko, explains;

“Our mission is, and always has been to ‘bring joy to tables all over the world’, and with the release of our Sustainability Report we can show how we put this mission into practice. Our way of doing this is by connecting people, cultures and varying tastes across the globe. We maintain a ‘field to fork’ mentality, whereby each link in this fantastic chain is a focus point for our business. It’s important that there is joy in what we do, for the growers, suppliers, customers, end-users, consumers, colleagues and of course – the planet.”

Aviko believes in the power of connection and cooperation throughout the full chain, from field to fork. The report

highlights the steps that Aviko has already taken, by first improving the quality of soil that the potatoes are grown in, to paving the way with their cold store in Steenderen, Netherlands, which is proudly BREEAM certified and is the most sustainable in the world. To read the full report, go to https://www.aviko. id=jellybean

Mohammed continues:

‘With so many changes afoot - such as ecosystems deteriorating, climate change and the growing population – revaluating our commitments has been essential. With our positive attitude and international presence, it’s our goal to play a leading role in creating a sustainable, futureproof chain. It’s not just about today, we’re looking out for tomorrow.’

Aviko has been the resolute potato partner for foodservice for over fifty years bringing quality and smart solutions to menus all over the world. With a range of chilled and frozen potato specialities made by chefs, for chefs, Aviko’s extensive range includes Hash Browns, Premium Fries, Mash, Appetisers and much more.

For more information on Aviko’s extensive range visit

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Aviko Foodservice, market leaders of potato processing, has released its first Sustainability Report, showing their commitments to the planet and the steps they’re taking for the future.

Funnybones’ New Buffalo Wing Sauce Set to Fly Off Shelves

Operators will no longer have to wing it with unreliable sauces, thanks to the launch of Funnybones Foodservice’s New Rio Pacific Buffalo Wing Sauce.

deal for dipping, dunking, or glazing, the sauce can be served cold or hot – though we recommend hot for maximum flavour! The addition of butter balances the hot cayenne pepper base, resulting in a creamy and luxurious texture. Simply toss cooked wings in the Buffalo sauce, and serve for a sizzling appetiser.

Funnybones Development Chef, Tom Styman-Heighton, is excited about the new addition to Funnybones’ extensive sauce range;

“Buffalo sauce is an absolute must-have when it comes to serving wings. We’ve spent a long time coming up with our own unique recipe to get it just right – balancing full bodied heat with a really smooth, moreish finish – and we’re delighted with the results.

“With many operators looking to simplify menus due to supply chain issues, we expect to see more of a reliance on sauces to quickly add a pop of flavour to meals. The new

Buffalo sauce lends itself perfectly to operators interested in ‘Glocal’ products; globally inspired flavours, produced locally. Since we make our authentic sauces here in the UK, we’re better positioned to handle supply chain issues, making sure pubs and restaurants have enough stock to meet demand.”

The Buffalo Wing sauce joins Rio Pacific’s other latest addition to Funnybones’ extensive range of sauces –Korean BBQ Marinade. This punchy newcomer delivers all the sticky sweet goodness of a classic BBQ sauce, with the spicy twist of the Far East. Versatile enough to be used across the board, this marinade works particularly well with the smoky charr of a flaming grill.

Operators interested in mixing up their menu with mouthwatering Caribbean, Mexican, or Americana flavours can utilise Funnybones’ innovative range of sauces, rubs, and marinades to create the perfect offering.

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Try our Tennessee Bourbon Glaze smothered over succulent ribs, or chicken skewers imbued with Chipotle BBQ Chilli Glaze, and the classic all American burger tastes so much better slathered in tangy Rio Pacific Burger Relish.


While many consumers are still making the most of the final days of summer, behind the scenes of the hospitality industry, festive menu planning is well underway. Whether operators are preparing for the big day, hosting Christmas parties or just simply adding a festive twist to menus, Christmas celebrations would not be complete without the latest seasonal ice cream flavours.

Whether served as an accompaniment, a lighter dessert, an amuse-bouche or even a palate cleanser between courses, New Forest Ice Cream’s Festive selection has a full range of flavours and types to cater for every occasion and every course.

From rich flavours like Chocolate Orange Ice Cream, through to dairy free options such as Redcurrant sorbet, as well as warming favourites including Mince Pie Ice Cream, New Forest has a variety to excite this festive period. And, for those looking to add dazzle and sophistication to a menu, celebratory Champagne sorbet and Gin & Pink Grapefruit sorbet are sure to do just that. Each of the flavours in the festive range is made from a traditional family recipe and produced in a nut-free environment.

Chocolate Orange – Provide the taste of everyone’s favourite stocking filler with a rich, creamy and smooth chocolate orange dairy ice cream base that is interlaced with a vibrant ripple of zesty orange delight.

Redcurrant Sorbet – Dairy-free diners won’t feel left out with Redcurrant sorbet available on menus. Bursting with the sweet and tart flavours of the red berries, it is as ideal as an accompaniment to a dessert as it is as a lighter dessert option.

Mince Pie - Mince Pies signify the heart of British

Christmas time. The ice cream features a brandy base combined with real pieces of shortcake pastry and mincemeat, giving that warming winter feel coupled with the indulgent taste of double cream.

Gin and Pink Grapefruit sorbet – Made using Twisted Nose Gin, which is distilled locally in Winchester, this sorbet is another that’s perfect to mark a celebration. The gin base is cut with a subtle pink grapefruit flavour for a refreshing yet energising sorbet.

Champagne Sorbet - A sweet yet sophisticated sorbet made with real champagne.

Vanilla Pod – Made with double cream, this classic vanilla ice cream with Madagascan Vanilla Pod Seeds perfectly complements rich Christmas desserts.

Christina Veal, Director, New Forest Ice Cream comments:

“To continue those sizzling summer sales, it is crucial for operators to have a successful festive period. There is a huge amount of pressure at Christmas and some of this can be relieved by simply sourcing special ingredients that can really add the wow factor. With so much preparation to think about, it can save valuable time by having key products to hand to complete a dessert menu. A scoop of rich ice cream or a delicate sorbet is such a simple way to transform a dessert into a real Christmas treat.”

For further information on the 2022 Christmas Range or to find out more about the other flavours from New Forest Ice Cream please visit or call 01590 647611.

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Carpigiani UK announces the launch of the new IFI Dessert Station, the perfect partner for any dessert. This stylish counter seamlessly holds dessert and soft serve toppings, including sauces, allowing a new level to be brought to sweet theatrics that customers will love.

Paul Ingram, Managing Director at Carpigiani UK explains more,

“Toppings are an essential part of the dessert experience and our new IFI Dessert Station delivers a fun, stylish way to enhance the gelato or soft serve experience! Our fully kitted out Dessert Station is the perfect partner to a Carpigiani soft serve machine and will bring some theatre to creating your desserts. Take your soft serve and add to it your favourite toppings such as sprinkles or choc chips, with two bain-marie wells you also have the opportunity to offer indulgent melted chocolate or perhaps salted caramel sauces - with selections all on show, this is a simple way of upselling and increasing profits. The new IFI Dessert Station can also be fully customised to fit your theme or brand. We’ve already had so much interest in this product from a wide range of establishments from national chain restaurants to independent cafés. There is so much potential to be had with this unit and it’s the perfect thing to top off your customers desserts.”

The high-capacity IFI Dessert Station is ideal for taking desserts to the next level, with its multi-temperature counter and ventilated refrigeration features, the opportunity of topping choices is endless. The counter itself is equipped to hold 12x cold refrigerated pans, 6x nonrefrigerated pans, 2x large bain-marie heated containers, as well as having two doors at the back for easy access to the main refrigeration area. Why not entertain customers

with the ability to dip their soft serve in some melted chocolate or add some fruit or sprinkles, all possible with the new IFI Dessert Station.

For more information on the Carpigiani Dessert Station or for details of the Carpigiani Gelato University training courses, please visit or call 01432 346018

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It’s easy to understand the popularity of pizza; a self-contained dish that’s perfect for dine in, on-the-go or sharing, an easily customisable menu choice providing a solution to all dietary needs, a quick to prepare, affordable offer for both caterers and customers alike and simply a family favourite that’s super tasty!

Statistics from GlobalData* cited Italian and pizza & pasta as the most preferred cuisine type in the UK in 2021, accounting for 23.7% of total full-service restaurants, with burgers taking top choice and pizza second in the quick-service restaurant sector.

Increased interest in the origin of food, along with the authenticity and quality of ingredients is driving demand for premium pizza choices. Bidfood’s latest trend predictions** highlight pizza as a ‘concept that allows for

lots of creativity’ following a surge of innovative products on the market and excitement around emerging trends, such as Detroit pizza and New York style pizza.

Pan’Artisan offers a core product range focused on savoury dough-based products, with particular expertise in pizza bases, dough balls and speciality breads made using authentic Italian processes.

The demand for an authentic Italian-style pizza is met with Pan’Artisan’s handcrafted Italiano range. The Company’s premium Italian Wood Fired pizza base comes

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ready topped with tomato sauce, assisting caterers with a great quality, quick to serve and convenient option. The bases are made using 24 hour fermented dough, which delivers a depth of flavour. They are hand-shaped and part-baked in a wood-burning oven before being cooled, topped with sauce and quick frozen to lock in the flavours. Pizza connoisseurs will delight in the thin, crisp, light base with a traditional thicker-edged crust and authentic, Italian flavour.

Italian Wood Fired Pizza Bases are available in 23cm, 10 per case and 29cm, 12 per case.

Chris Dickinson, Pan’Artisan’s Business Development Director, draws on a wealth of experience and skill to provide full product support and training to customers wanting to achieve the very best from Pan’Artisan’s premium quality dough range: “Pizza remains a very popular consumer choice with a prolific number of pizzerias operating in a very competitive market so it pays to adopt high standards of practice and makes sense to offer the best quality product that has been professionally prepared, to grow and retain custom.

“We provide training to a multitude of customers, from independents to high street chains and high-end restaurants, and during summer provided training at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for their pizzeria offering.

“We offer a full training programme, that covers the handling of the dough from defrost through to the final

product out of the oven, including serving. In depth instruction is given regarding the stages of defrosting and proving to ensure that the yeast provides the perfect “oven spring” to the crust and that the proving results in the desired fermented flavour. We also teach how to get the preferred pizza crust, demonstrating different stretching techniques to achieve either flat to the rim or leaving the edge to form a much higher crust for an open crumb structure, such as when using Pan’Artisan’s HiCrust dough balls.

“Pan’Artisan’s training is fully comprehensive, with demonstrations and instruction in how to get the dough into the oven, whether using a traditional pizza peel or a carrier such as a pizza board, to slide the pizza onto the peel. Care over presentation is also important and we encourage operators to have pride in the finished product and offer suggestions in how adding a range of toppings after baking can enhance the product’s flavour and appearance. We also produce step-by-step picture guides to support the training given and can carry out follow up visits to customers, ensuring new colleagues are taught to the same standards and existing staff maintain their skills.”

*GlobalData ‘UK – The Future of Foodservice to 2026’ July 2022

**Bidfood – 2023 Food & Drink Trends

For more information on the Pan’Artisan range of products call 01730 811490 or visit

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Jestic help you get the Edge over the Competition

‘’At Jestic Foodservice Solutions we are proud to offer an extensive range of pizza ovens for any type of business and for any pizza enthusiast who wants to create an authentic pizza.

The award-winning Edge conveyor ovens not only offer the latest technology, but they are designed and built with energy efficiency, affordability, simplicity, and quality in mind – features ideal for any fast-food business.

No matter the size of the business, the EDGE ovens are available in a variety of sizes and options to cater different type of businesses. The smallest 18x30 Inch Conveyor Oven is ideal for small output pizza operations and mixed menu kitchens, the innovative gas valve and burner system, combined with EDGE’s market-leading heat retention technology, has enabled them to develop one of the most energy-efficient ovens on the market. Precisely controlling energy usage and retaining heat in your oven, saving you money & keeping your store cool.

On the other hand, the EDGE60 range is available in four belt widths offering great flexibility for medium to high output stores. With a 60” bake chamber single, and the choice of a double or triple configuration allowing for future expansion, the EDGE60 ovens offer the highest output of any oven range on the market. For higher volume kitchens, the newest of the EDGE conveyor oven ranges, the EDGE70, might be the perfect solution.

All EDGE ovens are powered by an inverter driven,

direct drive main blower fan, offering quieter operation compared with the traditional belt-driven fan systems used by other manufacturers, which ensures more comfortable working conditions for the entire team. Plus, through their integrated G2 touch screens, every EDGE oven delivers an unrivalled amount of information and control, enabling customers to change temperature and bake time, set the main fan speed, add advanced recipe creation and much more. Detailed technical data can also be downloaded and sent via the EDGE phone app, for analysis offsite by your local EDGE service technician.

Our award-winning Jestic Training and Culinary Team fully supports our customers with a 360-degree approach from start to finish, offering tailored training sessions on the equipment we supply, hosted in our development kitchens, or delivered on-site. The sessions ensure our customers get the most from the equipment, and we offer help with the principles of a style of cooking or developing on their menu too.’’

For more information on any of the ranges supplied by Jestic Foodservice Solutions, please visit www.jestic. or call 01892 831960.

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Director, Jestic Foodservice Solutions
By Michael Eyre, Culinary

Closing the door on energy wastage

Understanding the pressure on operators when it comes to reducing energy consumption, leading hot and cold display equipment manufacturer, FriJado, has launched a range of bespoke doors for the innovative MDD range.

Real-world tests carried out by Fri-Jado engineers at the company’s manufacturing site in the Netherlands have previously demonstrated that the appliances in the MDD range use as little as 16KWh per day to run, up to 50%* less than other commercial display solutions available on the market. This remarkable efficiency is achieved because of the patented hot air blanket technology that Fri-Jado implements into its hot holding equipment. The addition of the new optional doors can save a further 25% of the daily energy consumed by the unit, based upon the same set point – delivering remarkable savings throughout the life of the unit.

Designed to reduce energy consumption by minimising wastage, the optional doors, which can be retrofitted to existing units, preserve the temperature and humidity inside the display cabinet. Constructed from a single pane of glass, the doors have been designed specifically for the unit and to not obstruct a customer’s view of the food held within.

Available across the MDD portfolio, including the three, four and five-level appliances, a choice of widths and the stand-alone or pass-through design, the introduction of the doors has the potential to deliver significant ongoing

savings for operators at a time when it is needed most.

On the introduction of the doors to the MDD range, Gary Thacker, Sales Director at Fri-Jado UK adds:

“There is not a day that goes past without the cost of energy hitting the headlines across the country. Although much of the focus has been on the costs for consumers, businesses, especially those in the retail and foodservice sectors, are being hit harder than most.

At Fri-Jado, we’re committed to supporting our customers, helping them to save money, reduce energy consumption and ultimately, drive a profitable business. The introduction of the doors to our pioneering MDD range is an example of this. Exclusively designed to reduce energy wastage and consumption, the doors also help to preserve the wider conditions in a front-of-house environment. Tests have shown the energy savings are approximately 25% on an MDD with doors, compared to the same unit without doors. This is on top of the potential 50% savings compared to other similar units available on the market.”

Working in conjunction with Fri-Jado’s innovative ‘Hot Blanket’ technology, a system that uses hot air recirculation and conduction to maintain precise conditions, the doors have been shown to achieve significant cost savings over the life of an appliance.

To find out more about the MDD range and the optional doors from Fri-Jado, please visit or call +44 (0)189 527 2227.

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Heinz Professional Mayonnaise and Giraffe join forces to uncover in-house talent

At a time when nearly forty per cent of hospitality businesses are faced with skilled worker shortages and studies indicate a potential 13m to 14m talent gap over the next five years , Heinz Professional Mayonnaise is working with operators to bring morale-boosting recognition to their hardworking teams.

In its latest operator partnership, Heinz Foodservice joined forces with Boparan Restaurant Group’s casual dining chain, Giraffe to launch a cooking competition for the chance to secure three coveted spots on its nationwide menus in 2023.

In a zestful cook-off finale held on Wednesday 19th October 2022, ten shortlisted chefs battled it out in front of a panel of industry judges at Giraffe’s Birmingham Grand Central site.

The final showdown followed a month-long selection process in which chefs of all levels at Giraffe were challenged to stick their necks out on the creativity front and whip up their own unique breakfast, small plate or main dish using Craft Guild of Chefs accredited Heinz Professional Mayonnaise as the hero ingredient.

Head Chef, Raf Zielinski from Giraffe, London Victoria,

Sous Chef Adam Adour from Birmingham, and Chef de Partie, Safia Stewart also from Birmingham, were crowned the winners for their innovative use of Heinz Professional Mayonnaise to create: Spicy Chicken Brunch Muffin, Truffalo Loaded Fries and Brisket Filled Dumpling, Chloé Schiltz, Brand Manager at Kraft Heinz Foodservice was on the judging panel, and she stated that, “it was an absolute pleasure to partner with the Giraffe team. I’ve been genuinely impressed by the creativity and skills the chefs have demonstrated. Seeing them championing the Heinz Professional Mayonnaise is another testament to the quality and versatility of our product to elevate classics and create innovative dishes.”

Giraffe will be unveiling the three new dishes at all eight restaurants in 2023 as a special edition launch.

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Nortech Foods

Extends ‘A Plaice in The Sun’ Holiday Giveaway For Chip Shop Owners

Nortech Foods Ltd has extended its holiday giveaway, aptly titled “A Plaice in the Sun” after the last two prizes remain unclaimed. The competition will now run until 31st December 2022 –to give fish and chip shop owners the chance to find the remaining prizes

The giveaway was originally launched in Summer 2022 to show support for fish and chip shops across the UK by giving three businesses the chance to win a holiday after what has been a challenging few years for the industry.

Nortech hid three separate tickets – bronze, silver, and gold – in boxes of Superior Frying Fat, their popular refined and deodorised beef dripping product. Each ticket is tied to a special holiday prize, with entitles the finder to a TUI holiday of the value printed on the ticket.

Whilst one lucky business has claimed the silver winning ticket for a £1000 holiday, two remain unclaimed, including the £2000 golden ticket. Nortech Foods hopes that by extending the competition, the winners will come forward.

Commenting on the decision, Leanne Green, Sales and Commercial Manager at Nortech Foods said:

“We are passionate about supporting the fish and chip industry – and A Plaice in the Sun is the perfect way to give back to the businesses that have and continue to work through difficult times.”

We’re determined to find more winners, so we’re urging all of our customers who have purchased boxes of Superior Frying Fat to thoroughly check the packaging for the remaining tickets. If by the end of the year they haven’t made an appearance, we will make sure they don’t go to

waste by using them for something else. Watch this space!”

A Plaice in the Sun will now run until 31st December 2022. Superior customers should check inside the box to see whether they have been successful. Each ticket will contain information about the prize, including details on how to claim it.

Full terms and conditions can be found at https://www.

Recognised for its premium quality and performance, Superior Frying Fat is one of Nortech’s best-known brands. Made from 100% natural British beef dripping, Superior has the advantages of being low in trans fats and nonhydrogenated, which enables fryers to quickly and easily serve up great tasting food that hasn’t been compromised by the substance it is cooked in.

With years of experience in the industry, Nortech understands its customer’s needs in delivering quality products, services and value and is a company associated with trust and reliability. The company has also invested heavily in its vegetable oil packing facilities and increasing its portfolio of sustainable palm, HPKO, Sustainable Shortening and Coconut Fats.

To find out more about Nortech Foods Ltd and Superior Frying Fat, please visit: Nortech Foods

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Restaurant & Takeaway

The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo took over the ExCeL London on the 19th & 20th of October 2022. It gathered together an incredible line-up of keynote speakers and exhibitors that were there to help boost profits for restaurant and takeaway owners.

Over the two days, the show saw 15,384 visitors, which included well established companies such as, Too Good To Go, Foodhub, Just Eat, Tripadvisor, Cake, Vegware… and the list goes on! The visitors were rushing around the packed stands to gather the latest tools and equipment to make their business soar in 2022.

The visitors came to see the unrivalled line-up of keynote speakers, from the likes of McDonalds, Oowee, Just Eat, Chopstix, Gusto Italian, Krispy Kreme, Franco Manca, KFC and many more, who all took to the stage and gave phenomenal sessions. The event had around 1000 innovative suppliers and 500 speakers who joined the show to meet delegates and introduce their products and services to a wider market. The stands were busy, and the exhibitors were buzzing as the visitors filtered their way through the show floor.

KFP Total IT Solutions

“The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo 2022 comes to a close. Firstly, thank you to the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo for hosting the event. It was a pleasure

to exhibit again, make new connections and gain more knowledge about the restaurant and takeaway sector.”

Just Eat

“After months of hard work and leading the execution, it was amazing to see the vision come together and to speak to lots of great Restaurant Partners and businesses over the two days. Shout out to everyone who helped out - there’s far too many to mention - but it wouldn’t have been the same without you!”


“Cooperation with Hop.City is an opportunity for customers from food delivery companies to get unique solutions#vehicles, #system, #analytics, #charginginfrastructure, #courierapp and more.“


A very busy and exciting couple of days at The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo!! The fidomoney team want to extend our gratitude to everyone we spoke to and to the new business opportunities that arose. We look forward to continue discussions with our new partners and clients”

The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo wanted to show appreciation and celebrate companies that are pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovation and driving change in this demanding industry. That’s why they created

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Innovation Expo

four prestigious awards, Delivery Award, Sustainability Award, Enterprise Award and Innovation Award.

And this year’s winners were…

Sustainability Award - WINNER: CAKE 0 emission Innovation Award - WINNER: Oil Chef Delivery Award - WINNER: Deliver-E Enterprise Award - WINNER: Ambl

Now, just because 2022 was such a great year for the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo, that doesn’t mean that it’s going to rest for a year and coast on this year’s unbelievable experience. The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo Team are already working hard to make sure that 2023’s show is going to be even better! Bigger, busier and even more mind-blowing than ever before.

The show is coming back to you at the ExCeL London on the 10th and 11th October 2023!! What are you waiting for? Book your hotel in advance, and register to attend here. See you next year!! Get Involved with the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo 2023Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities 0117 929 6080

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Flexeserve demonstrate untapped potential for

The Queen’s Award-winning innovator in hot-holding will bring its unrivalled equipment and expertise to the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo. The event at ExCel London is an opportunity for operators to discover how Flexeserve can transform their hot food.

Flexeserve exhibited at the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo at Excel, London in October, sharing its industry-leading units and foodservice expertise to a market that has so much to gain from hot-holding.

This will be The Home of Hot-holding’s first appearance at the show and a chance to see how its innovative hotholding can drive kitchen efficiency, reduce food waste and enhance satisfaction for food delivery customers.

Flexeserve Director of Customer Experience, Warwick Wakefield, said: “We’re very excited to be exhibiting at the expo for the first time. It’s going to be an amazing opportunity for operators to explore our unique technology and tap into the knowledge of our expert team.”

Expertise that makes all the difference

Flexeserve’s unique team of the world’s leading hot-holding specialists were on hand at Stand J24 to field questions on culinary, packaging, technical and in-store operations. These are all vital for an optimised hot-holding operation

and are covered by the industry’s only all-encompassing hot-holding service, Flexeserve Solution.

Attending members of the Flexeserve team include Operational Support & Development Manager – Dirk Wissmann, Director of Customer Experience – Warwick Wakefield, UK & Ireland Sales Manager – Billy Eatenton and Key Account Manager – Kristian Ward.

They demonstrated how true hot-holding can optimise your operations whilst helping you to sell more (and waste less) hot food.

Warwick continued: “With our equipment and expertise, we’ve helped many major brands and independents to change their game – transforming the way they make and serve hot food.

“Visitors will get hands-on experience of what our hotholding can deliver, both front and back-of-house. Our mission is to advance the world of hot food-to-go and we believe this area of the market has yet to fully tap into the potential of hot-holding.”

Achieve excellence in the kitchen

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A range of food Flexeserve can help you hot-hold

Flexeserve’s team of hot-holding experts brought two of its ‘showstopping’ units – the industry-leading, Queen’s Award-winning Flexeserve Zone, and the front and backof-house gamechanger, Flexeserve Hub.

Flexeserve Hub is a revolutionary, high capacity hotholding unit perfect for both busy kitchens and operators with food models such as delivery, pickup, takeaway and drive-thru. With the ability to hot-hold a range of hot food at volume, Hub is transforming product quality and operational efficiency.

Warwick said: “With our latest innovation, Flexeserve Hub, and the advice we deliver through Flexeserve Solution, you can improve efficiency and food quality – to the benefit of your customers, your team and you!

“We’re delighted to also be able to relieve pressure on the kitchen. Hub can function as a hot staging area for cooked ingredients, as well as hot-holding ready-to-go products and entire food orders. This means your team can cook more outside peak service times.”

Joining Hub was Flexeserve Zone, winner of the

Queen’s Award for Innovation 2022. Flexeserve Zone is unique in its ability to accurately hot-hold food at different temperatures within the same unit. This has driven the evolution of the UK hot food-to-go market for several years, embraced by many well-recognised brands, from Pret to Sainsburys.

Don’t miss Flexeserve at Stand J24!

Warwick said: “Talk to us at Flexeserve.”. Whether you run a pizza delivery business, a dine-in grilled chicken restaurant or a grab-and-go noodle bar, Flexeserve can help you to sell more, waste less and achieve new levels of efficiency.”

“Flexeserve has transformed hot food-to-go for an impressive list of customers, including Pret, Amazon, Gregg’s, Circle K, Sainsbury’s and M&S. We can do the same for your kitchen and delivery operations.”

For more information, contact [t] +44 (0) 1455 638300


hot-holding to restaurants and takeaways at expo

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Members of the Flexeserve team attending the expo Flexeserve Hub transforming a kitchen Kristian Ward Billy Eatenton Dirk Wissmann

Creams Cafe celebrates summer of success with launch of one-of-a-kind training centre

International dessert parlour brand, Creams Cafe, is celebrating a summer of unquestionable success as no fewer than four new locations open their doors in key markets across the UK. Alongside an exciting relaunch of the Nottingham location, a brand-new training academy and Centre of Excellence

This specialist facility, which sits within the same unit as the brand’s northern flagship Nottingham restaurant, welcomed location owners to undertake their training for the first time in early September. Offering world-class initial training and ongoing development for partners and restaurant management teams, this Centre of Excellence acts as a hub for those new to Creams and those with established businesses.

“Having grown as quickly as we have in recent years, it’s imperative that we unify our network by delivering consistent training to both our location owners and to the teams that work in their locations. Demand for our business model in the north of the nation has increased post-pandemic, with the appeal of our high-quality desserts and impeccable customer service establishing us as the nation’s most-loved dessert parlour. We’re proud to have launched this new facility and reopened the adjoining restaurant after months of renovations. This is the sign of things to come for Creams Cafe in the north and further afield,” explained Othman Shoukat, Managing Director.

The latest franchise partner to invest in Creams’ quick service restaurant business model is Guneet Madhang. At just 23 years old, Guneet has taken over operations of the existing restaurant in Guildford – and he has his sights set on expanding throughout the region in the nottoo-distant future.

“I first enquired about the Creams investment opportunity during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst other business owners were hunkering down in fear of financial ruin,

I was adamant that an investment in the recession-proof food service industry would be the perfect addition to my existing retail business portfolio. At the time, the territory I wanted to invest in wasn’t available. But earlier this year the existing Guildford restaurant came up for sale and, with the benefits of an active, loyal customer base, I jumped at the chance.

“I’m so committed to the Creams Cafe business model and the stellar support provided by the head office team that I’m already making the initial steps towards becoming a multiunit operator. As a young entrepreneur, I’m looking forward to seeing where the next decade with Creams will take me. Five years from now, I’d like multiple restaurants and plan to expand internationally too. There’s no limit to what I can achieve as a Creams Cafe restaurant owner, and that’s very exciting for me,” explained Guneet.

Alongside the launch of Guneet’s new venture, over the course of the busy summer period, franchise partner-operated locations have opened in New Haw and Hammersmith. Boosted by national marketing campaigns, such as sundae giveaways during National Ice Cream Week in July, and reaching audiences of over 47 million, additional customers were driven to in-store purchases and online orders.

With over 30 multi-unit franchise partners operating an estate of around 100 locations across the length and breadth of the UK, Creams is primed to reach its target of 500 stores globally in the next five years. For more information about investment opportunities with Creams Cafe, visit https://

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Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto

KTC Edibles Ltd, Britain’s largest manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, has further demonstrated its commitment to sustainable palm oil by becoming the first UK company to sign the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto.

Launched by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA), and the IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative) – the new manifesto was the result of the fourth Sustainable Palm Oil dialogue which took place in October 2022.

By signing the document, KTC is strengthening its promise to source sustainable palm, while endorsing and implementing the four key aims of the manifesto across its operations. These four aims address issues relating to sourcing, engagement in governance, sustainable production from smallholders and strengthening communication on sustainable palm oil to increase awareness amongst consumers.

The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto aims to dispel the myths surrounding palm and highlight the benefits that the sourcing and use of sustainable palm can bring to the planet and its people. Other organisations signing the pledge include leading organisations, charities and food companies from across the globe including Efeca, Ferrero, Henkel, Daabon, MVO, Alliance for the Preservation of Forests and WWF.

Gary Lewis, Chief Commercial Officer at KTC, said:

“We’re committed to leading the way on sustainability by continually building on our current pledges and actively

looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

“Sustainability starts at the supply chain, so we’re excited to add our name to the signatories list and collaborate with forward-thinking organisations from across the globe to make sustainable palm the standard across our industry.”

Signing the pledge is the latest milestone in KTC Edibles’ extensive sustainability programme. In September 2022, the company announced that it had achieved its ambitious target to offer only 100% segregated certified sustainable palm oil to customers as part of a promise to RSPO Shared Responsibility Initiative.

They also recently became a member of The Sustainable Coconut and Coconut Oil Roundtable and signed the Sustainable Coconut Charter - a voluntary framework which sets a global benchmark for sustainable coconut origins.

The company holds several industry accreditations and certifications, including The Soil Association, The Vegan Society and RSPO (The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).

Founded in 1972, KTC Edibles employs more than 400 people across two UK sites in Wednesbury and Liverpool. The company supplies more than 250m litres of cooking oils to customers of all sizes across the UK food industry each year.

Additional information about KTC Edibles and other high-performance frying oils from KTC can be found at

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JJ Foodservice celebrates record sales of £270 million

National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has reported sales of £270m for the year ended March 31st, 2022, up 22.5% on the previous year.

The foodservice wholesaler attributes growth to several factors including the re-opening of the hospitality sector after the coronavirus pandemic and the retention of new consumers gained. In addition, an increase in JJ own brand sales and working closely with suppliers to maintain stock levels, despite supply chain disruptions, contributed to the positive figures.

Same great taste, better value Chief Finance Officer at JJ, Edward Lanham said, “Our customers have recognised the savings they can make by shopping own brand. We have more than 600 private label products, which offer high quality, great value alternatives to many leading brands.”

In the financial year ending March 31, 2022, 36% of total sales came from JJ own-brand products, an increase of 20% for the same period, the previous year.

The own-brand range offers JJ a better gross profit margin, even after passing on some of the savings to customers, thereby contributing significantly to turnover and profits.

Popular own-brand lines include Super Crisp chips, Letsdough bakery and VIVAT water.

Warmer for Longer Chips ¬– part of the Super Crisp chips’ family – were launched at the height of the pandemic to help the buoyant delivery market to keep chips hot in transit. Meanwhile, a host of new lines were added during last year’s supply chain disruptions, including new takeaway boxes and microwaveable containers.

Product availability remained at a robust 98.7% despite the disruptions.

The wholesaler has launched a new own brand page on its website to make it easier for customers to find quality, affordable options during the cost-of-living crisis.

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Merrychef Highlights Importance of Customer Support with Global Appointment Neil Tiley Joins Leadership Team as Aftersales Director

GUILDFORD, UK – Merrychef announces a new role within the leadership team that puts the customer firmly at the heart of its business. Neil Tiley joins the team as Aftersales Director and brings over 20 years of experience in global service roles. Working across different industries from Semiconductors to Medical Devices, Neil’s experience in the field of customer service covers large accounts as well as field sales and channel partners.

Colin Lacey, VP and Managing Director of Merrychef is delighted to welcome Neil to the Merrychef Team, “The experience that Neil will bring to our aftersales service is extraordinary and we have already started to integrate his learnings into our business model. His mission is clear, we want our customers to have the absolute best-in-class support over the lifetime of their Merrychef equipment, and Neil’s knowledge and capability in this field will allow our company to further elevate the customer service experience.”

A new position to the Merrychef Team, this role will see Neil taking responsibility for Merrychef’s aftersales support on a global basis and he will be working directly with the engineering and operations teams who are UK

based whilst also overseeing Merrychef’s regional service teams.

Having already made a start to his new role, Neil comments, “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the team at Merrychef, my first few weeks have been spent learning about the business and how we operate as well as meeting everyone across the different departments. I’ve had the most amazing welcome from everybody in the company and across the wider Welbilt group too, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to advance our customer service experience further.”

For further information on Merrychef, please visit,

Russia Grain - a positive development

Commenting on Russia agreeing for grain exports to resume through the Black Sea, Mark Lynch, Partner at corporate finance house to the consumer industries, Oghma Partners, said: “This is clearly a positive development for grain users and consumers which will please the food industry and provide some reassurances as prices should ease. We do however envisage that some risk premium is likely to be sustained due to the fragile nature of the agreement and the ongoing war in Ukraine.”

About Oghma Partners

Based in London, Oghma Partners is an independent corporate

finance advisory firm providing acquisition, divestment, fundraising and strategy advice to European consumer-focused companies and investors. A ten-strong team, offering a combined track record of over 100 successfully completed deals and award-winning industry research expertise, Oghma Partners is ideally positioned to ensure companies and investors meet their corporate goals. The team includes members with extensive investment banking experienced gained in senior roles at leading global investment banks. Oghma Partners combines the tool kits of the big banks with an old-fashioned focus on the client. For more information please visit

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Bain Marie Liners

Easy Liners

Easy Liners Ltd, Unit 14, Chester Park, Alfreton Road, Derby, DE21 4AS

T: 01332 412273 or 07447 146512

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Easy Bags Ltd

Enterprise Road, Millennium Business Park Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG19 7JX

T: 01623 423423

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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


Kerry Foodservice, Bristol

T: 0800 138 1938

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Henry Jones

Kerry Foodservice, Bristol

T: 0800 138 1938



Ceres | Pure Food Innovation

Seriously Good Gluten Free

T: 0845 3711 522




Middleton Food Products Ltd, 655 Willenhall Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 3LH 01902 608122 or 08453 706 550

Henry Colbeck

Seventh Avenue,

Team Valley Trading Estate,  Gateshead,  Tyne and Wear, NE11 0HG 0191 482 4242

Weston Catering Supplies Unit S4, Mendip Business Park, Rooksbridge, Somerset BS26 2U  01934 750367

Business and Property Sales

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

Fish Friers- Part of the Altius Group

7b Edward 7th Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF 0844 248 8257

Business - Part of the Altius Group Business Incorporating Bruce & Co Redwoods Dowling Kerr Kings Business 01772 775776

Everett, Masson & Furby 3 Cornhill, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1DW 01404 813762

Catering Equipment Suppliers/ Spares

Shop Equip

Park View, North Street, Langwith, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9BN

T: 0845 400 1044

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Total QSR Ltd

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

T: 01225 791848

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Fast Food Systems Limited Unit 1, Headley Park 9, Headley Road East Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4SQ 01189 441100

Carlton Catering Equipment

Grange Farm, Braithwell Road, Ravenfield, Rotherham , South Yorks., S65 4LP 01709 540004

Fryers Mate Unit 3, Great Northern Way, Great Northern Terrace, Lincoln LN5 8XF 01522 542054

Falcon Foodservice Equipment Wallace View, Hillfoots Road, Stirling, FK9 5PY 01786 455200

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

Nisbets Plc

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

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

MCS Technical Products Ltd Building 2, Westmead Drive, Swindon, SN5 7YT 01793 5383908

Blue Seal Unit 67, Gravelly Industrial Park, Gravelly Park, Birmingham, B24 8TQ 0121 327 5575

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

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

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

Vmotouk 29 Shand Street London E1 2ES 0800 133 7304

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

E&R Moffat Bonnybridge FK4 2BS 01324 812272

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Sweetheat 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

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

Ecolab UK Various UK locations Central: 0 02920 852000 Pattersons Winterstoke Road Bristol, BS3 2NS 0117 934 1270

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 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:

Kerry Foodservice Thorpe Lea Manor, Thorpe Lea Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 8HY 01784 430777

Deep Premises Cleaning

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

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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

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Harlequin Printing and Packaging

Harlequin House,  Coed Cae Lane,  Pontyclun,  South Wales,  CF72 9EW T: 01443 222219

E: W:

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

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

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

Duct Cleaning and servicing Specialists

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CKC in association with KLS

8 Austin Fields Kings Lynn PE30 1PH T: 01553 886101 / 07766 747405 W: E:

De-Duct Cleaning Service

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

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

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

EPOS Systems


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

It’s Lolly ltd Crystal Gate 28-30 Worship Street London EC2A 2AH 0800 038 5389

Ethnic foods

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

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

Fats and Oils


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:


Trading (UK) Ltd ADM Trading (UK) Limited, Church Manorway, Erith, Kent, DA8 1DL E: T: 01322 444836 W:

The Fryers’ Favourite

For Over 60 Years. Nortech Foods Limited Ings Road, Doncaster,  South Yorkshire, DN5 9TL 01302 390880

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

Finance, Leasing & Insurance

Complete Leasing Solutions Ltd

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

Corporate Asset Solutions

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

Johnson Reed

Bridge House, Newbridge Lane, Stockport, SK1 2NA

T: 0161 429 6949

E: W:

Glover & Howe Insurance Services 4 St Peters Court, St Peters Street, Colchester, Essex, CO11 1WD 0845 602 3866

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For information, advice, or customer support material please Olenex
Trading (UK) Limited. Tel: 01322 444836

Fish Suppliers

Collins Seafoods Ltd

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

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

Royal Greenland Ltd Gateway House, Styal Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5WY 0161 490 4249

Unique Seafood 2 Floor, Grabbex Business Park, Murray Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3QY 0203 260 3580

Fish & Chip Shop Suppliers

VA Whitley & Co Ltd

Milward House Fir Street Heywood OL10 1NW

T: 01706 364211

E: W:

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:

Henry Colbeck

Seventh Avenue,

Team Valley Trading Estate,  Gateshead,  Tyne and Wear,  NE11 0HG 0191 482 4242

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

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

Food Safety & Hygiene

Checkit Limited

Broers Building

JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge, CB3 0FA

T: 01223 941450

E: W:

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ 0207 928 6006

Frozen Food Suppliers

Central Foods

Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB

T: 01604 858 522

E: W:

Golden Valley Foods

Maple Court, Ash Lane, Colling Tree, Northampton, NN4 0NB T: 01604 858522

E: W: www.central Brands/goldenvalleyfoods.aspx

Frying Ranges

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

Frank Ford

Limerick Road, Dormanstown, Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU T: 01642 489868 E: W:

Martyn Edwards Ltd

Limerick Road, Dormanstown, 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:

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

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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 Kings Lynn PE30 1P

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: E:

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 E:


Brakes UK wide 0345 6069090

Bidvest Foodservice 814 Leigh Road, Slough, SL1 4BD 01494 555900

Hopwells Ltd Head Office, Glaisdale Drive, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4LU 0115 929 1101

Adams Fast Food Supplies 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 6 Chapel Lane, North Luffenham, Oakham, LE15 8JP 01780 720679

GMG Ltd Eaton Works, Allthorpe Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU 01926 432030

Hog Roast Machines and Barbecues

The Hogg Boss 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

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

Logic Vending The Maltings Business Centre, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HG 0808 278 3327

Fracino 18-22 Birch Road East, Birmingham, B6 7DB 0121 328 5757

Scanomat UK 0800 032 7581

Ice Cream

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

Caterlink Limited Units 7-8, Bodmin Business Park, Launceston Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2RJ 01208 78844

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:

Istanbul Meats 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

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

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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


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)

7 Stephenson Close Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 8RF Tel 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


Pukka Pies Ltd

The Halcroft, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LD T: 0116 264 4004 E: W:

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

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

Pizza & Pasta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Potato Treating & Equipment

Potato White Company

Unit 7B Bessingby Industrial Estate Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO16 4SJ T: 01262 228286 E: W:

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

Poultry Suppliers

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

Riverside Food Services

Units 1-4, The Stables, Sutton Farm, West Felton, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4HX T: 01691 839288 E: W:

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

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


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

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2 The Technology Centre London Road, Swanley,Kent, BR8 7AG

E: Hoshizaki - uksales@

E: Gram -



T: Hoshizaki - 0845 456 0585

T: Gram - 01322 616 900

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

Williams Refrigeration 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

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

Pukka Pies Ltd

The Halcroft, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LD T: 0116 264 4004 E: W:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shopfitters & Fabricators

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

Elite Shopfitters Leeds Ltd. 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

Promart Manufacturing Ltd Unit 2B Caddick Road, Knowsley Industrial Park South, Merseyside, L34 9HP 0151 546 4666

Trade Bodies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Asian Catering Federation London Pall Mall 100 Pall Mall St James London, SW1Y 5NQ

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Training & Consultancy

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


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Carpigiani Gelato University UK

Carpigiani House Coldnose Rd Rotherwas Industrial Estate Hereford, HR2 6JL 01432 346 018


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


Utility Helpline

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

T: 01432 378690

E: W:

Web Design

Pro Web Design 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

Central Foods

Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB

T: 01604 858 522 E: W:

Booker Limited Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1LT 01933 371000

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

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

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

Franchise Opportunities

Banger Bros

Chicken Cottage

Chop & Wok


Chozen Noodle

Doner Kebab German Doner Kebab

Empire Dogs

Flamin’ Chicken

Gallones Ice Cream Parlours

Harry Ramsden’s

London Fish and Chips


Muffin Break

Papa John’s

Pepe’s Piri Piri

Peri Peri Original

Pita Pit UK

Pizza Time


Sam’s Chicken

Subway www,

Waffle Delight

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Jestic help you get the Edge over the Competition

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Pantastic! Pan’Artisan innovation from the grain article cover image

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Kraft Heinz Foodservice and Chiquito shake up the hot sauce with Kumana article cover image

Kraft Heinz Foodservice and Chiquito shake up the hot sauce with Kumana

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New Forest Ice Cream reveals 2022 Christmas line-up article cover image

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Aviko Paves the way with Sustainability Report article cover image

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Central Foods launches two new vegan products ahead of Veganuary 2023 article cover image

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Funnybones’ New Buffalo Wing Sauce Set to Fly Off Shelves article cover image

Funnybones’ New Buffalo Wing Sauce Set to Fly Off Shelves

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A Great Way to Change-Up Your Menu to Help with Sales Growth or Cost Savings article cover image

A Great Way to Change-Up Your Menu to Help with Sales Growth or Cost Savings

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They’re coming home - global flavours with Lamb Weston article cover image

They’re coming home - global flavours with Lamb Weston

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You should pop some Pieminister Pies in your Range article cover image

You should pop some Pieminister Pies in your Range

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‘Tis the Season(ing)’! With Rooster article cover image

‘Tis the Season(ing)’! With Rooster

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Top 5 shortlisted for National Fish & Chip Awards ‘Restaurant of the Year’ article cover image

Top 5 shortlisted for National Fish & Chip Awards ‘Restaurant of the Year’

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Find out about salsa certification at the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2023 article cover image

Find out about salsa certification at the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2023

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As British as Piri Piri Chicken article cover image

As British as Piri Piri Chicken

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McCain SureCrisp™ fries put to the test at the Restaurant & Takeaway Expo

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McWhinney’s Sausages to give away £125,000 of sausage suppers for 125th Anniversary

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