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Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate Desserts - Page 15

According to recent research commissioned by Belgian chocolate maker Callebaut, the UK is a nation of chocolate lovers with 66% of consumers wanting restaurants to offer more chocolate options on their menus. Interestingly, 70% of 18-34-year-olds – an important age group for out-of-home spending – are happy to pay more for their favourite chocolate dessert. The writing is on the wall: alongside your mince pies and Christmas puddings, operators should include chocolate desserts or run the risk of missing out on a dessert order.

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Hot Festive Drinks

Hot Festive Drinks - Page 19

When it comes to Christmas, a seasonal drinks menu is just one part of the sales story. To truly take advantage of the festive season – and keep customers happy – suppliers can serve up a selection of tempting treats. Matthew Algie’s head of marketing, Andrew Jack, shares his ideas on how to wrap up Christmas.

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Cold Storage

Cold Storage - Page 21

Refrigeration plays a vital role in the catering industry but it is expensive, costing UK food operators and retailers millions every year. However the implementation of a few innovative energy-saving technologies can significantly reduce energy consumption, running costs and carbon emissions by enabling refrigeration and cold store room facilities to operate at their optimum settings, says Shaun Evers, managing director at Stonegate Instruments.

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Ultimate Roast Potatoes  

Ultimate Roast Potatoes   - Page 31

Achieving the perfect roast potato is a goal that eludes many. However, the combination of the correct type of potato and optimum cooking conditions will ensure perfection time after time. Here, Potato Council advises on how to achieve the very best roasties.

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Give the gift of a selfie this Christmas

Dec 2014 • Strike a pose, take a selfie and help Maggi Real Chefs raise money for Hospitality Action this Christmas. Read more >

Give the gift of a selfie this Christmas

New allergen regulations: communication is key to success

Dec 2014 • 13 December 2014 has arrived and everything should now be in place to ensure that all food service providers comply with the new EU Allergen Regulations. Read more >

New allergen regulations: communication is key to success

Excellence in the UK Curry industry honoured at 10th anniversary British Curry Awards

Dec 2014 • One of the UK's favourite cuisines was celebrated at the milestone, tenth-anniversary British Curry Awards, in association with Just Eat on Monday 1 December. Read more >

Excellence in the UK Curry industry honoured at 10th anniversary British Curry Awards
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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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