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National Chip Week 16-22 February

National Chip Week 16-22 February - Page 13

Returning for its 24th year in 2015, Chip Week will run from 16-22 February and will once again be supported by a high-profile PR campaign, across various media platforms including national and regional press and across social media platforms.










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Ethical Marks Fairtrade Fortnight 23 Feb-8 March

Ethical Marks Fairtrade Fortnight 23 Feb-8 March - Page 18

In recent years issues such as sustainability and ethical sourcing have finally been brought centre stage. Today’s consumer widely recognises marks such as Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance, with increasing numbers consciously opting for products that have been grown sustainably and resulted in fair pay for the farmers. With Fairtrade Fortnight approaching, operators’ ethical credentials will be in the spotlight.




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Meat for Mothering Sunday 15 March

Meat for Mothering Sunday 15 March - Page 29

To make the very best of Mothers’ Day (15 March) – one of the major special dining occasions on the hospitality calendar – you must not only shout out to regular and potential customers that you have special Mothers’ Day menus, but these menus must offer tasty options that will appeal to everyone, from the elderly to the very young. After all, this is primarily an occasion for families and the more you can do to accommodate this, the busier your tills will be.




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Hot Drinks

Hot Drinks - Page 34

While well-made drinks hold the key to consumer loyalty, when it comes to taking your customers into a new year, a combination of trans-seasonal serves – and good planning – will see you through to spring. Here, Matthew Algie’s head of marketing, Andrew Jack, shares his thoughts on how to get ahead









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NCASS urges SMEs to act now

Jan 2015 • Professional body, The Nationwide Caterers' Association (NCASS), has been advised by Glenis Willmott MEP, Head of the European Labour Party, to relaunch a petition they originally ran in April 2014. Read more >

NCASS urges SMEs to act now

Bake a cake for Woolly Hat Day

Jan 2015 • St Mungo's Broadway is calling on people to show their support for homeless people by taking part in Woolly Hat Day on Friday 30 January 2015. Read more >

Bake a cake for Woolly Hat Day

Wanted: Best Marmalade in Britain

Jan 2015 • A quirky British festival celebrating the glories of good marmalade will be marking its 10th anniversary year this year - and the country's hotel, B&Bs and restaurant owners are being urged to jar up their marmalade to take part. Read more >

Wanted: Best Marmalade in Britain
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Combination & Hybrid Ovens

Very few publicans can now make a serious living without a food offering of some sorts. Food has become the holy grail of the hospitality industry. We look into how venues can develop a food offering without the need for a fully equipped kitchen. Read more >

Celebrating the Great British Banger

Served at more than half a billion out-of-home meal occasions annually; sausages account for one in five of all red meat servings out of the home, the British still love their bangers. Read more >

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