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Hotelympia Preview

24th April 2014

Hotelympia returns next week (28 April - 1 May) with the revitalised biennial event undergoing more changes in a single rotation than ever before.

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Canned Food Week 2014 (14-20 April)

14th April 2014

In an era when the pressure is on to cater with fresh, fresh, fresh, Canned Food UK intends to redress the balance by reminding us that canned food not only has a phenomenally long shelf life, but that it is also nutritious, quick and easy to use.

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Record-breaking attendance at The London Coffee Festival 2014

8th April 2014

More than 22,000 visitors (8034 industry / 14,598 consumer) attended The London Coffee Festival from 03-06 April at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

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We Are Eating More Burgers Than Ever For Breakfast

2nd April 2014

Foodservice industry figures from the NPD Group (www.npd.com) show that burgers are fast becoming a British breakfast staple out of home.

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3,500 Jobseekers Gain Work Through New Training Scheme

31st March 2014

A programme designed to help jobseekers into work has succeeded in finding jobs for more than 3,500 people and saving more than £17.5m of public money.1

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School caterer flexes her mussels to win School Bake off Competition

28th March 2014

The Bestway Batleys Big School Bake Off reached its climax recently as six school chefs displayed their bakery skills to be crowned Bake Off Champion of the Year.

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Consumers urged to 'Switch the Salt'

10th March 2014

The campaign slogan for this year's Salt Awareness Week (10-16 March) - 'Switch the Salt' - places the spotlight firmly on reduced-sodium alternatives to regular salt.

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St David's Day - Looking at Welsh Food and Drink

1st March 2014

If you fancy a bit of first-hand experience of Welsh food and drink over the next few weeks, visit either Northern Restaurant and Bar Show or Food & Drink Expo (see below for details) where around 40 of the country's producers will be exhibiting

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Getting ready for Pancake Day - Tuesday 4 March

27th February 2014

This tasty recipe for Smoked Wild Alaska Pollock and Prawn Pancakes, courtesy of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, makes a great start to a pancake-themed meal before you head on to the sweet stuff.

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Misplaced management priorities fuel sickie culture

21st February 2014

Over half of retail, catering and leisure workers feel their employer doesn't care about their health and wellbeing.

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New Healthy and Sustainable Catering Guidance published by PHE

12th February 2014

<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/healthier-and-more-sustainable-catering-a-toolkit-for-serving-food-to-adults" target="_blank">New catering guidance</a>, published today (Wed 12th Feb) by Public Healt

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Essentially Catering range relaunched

15th January 2014

Essentially Catering, the flagship catering own-label brand of the Bestway Group, is being relaunched with a total brand refresh across the entire range of core catering products.

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Bestway Batleys expands new world wine range

14th January 2014

Bestway Batleys Foodservice is expanding its wine range to caterers and licensees with the launch of three exclusive new wine ranges; Dos Condores from Chile, Marin Hills from the United States and The Old Courthouse from Australia.

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Graduation lunch celebrates 'Can't Cook, Will Cook' charity success

6th December 2013

Eight homeless people graduated from a 10 week culinary training course at a grand celebration lunch at St Mungo's Head Office in Hammersmith last week.

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Call for Christmas catering volunteers to help homeless people

2nd December 2013

Specialist volunteers - including kitchen staff - are invited to join Crisis at Christmas to help provide homeless people with much needed services over the festive season, running from Monday 23 December through to Sunday 29 December.

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