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Essentially Catering Magazine - July 2019

        Industry News

        BBPA launches                                         The future is

        podcast series                                        FRESH says

        for beer and pub  Estrella Damm


        The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched
        the first episode of its new monthly podcast, The Beer &
        Pubcast, which will speak up for Britain’s beer and pub
        sector, exploring issues and topics that affect brewing
        and pub businesses across the UK.
          The podcast is available to listen to here on the BBPA
        website and on Soundcloud. The BBPA has plans also to
        host the podcast on iTunes in future.
          The BBPA is the leading body representing Britain’s   Estrella Damm has unveiled its latest Food & Drinks
        brewers and pub companies. Its members account for    Trends Report in collaboration with global trends
        some 90% of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around   specialist Brand Positive and 11 chefs from successful UK
        20,000 of the nation’s pubs.                          gastropubs
                                                                The report showcases a growing movement of ‘FRESH’
                                                              consumers - the next generation of customers that
                                                              restaurants should look at to help ensure success. The
                                                              acronym ‘FRESH’ describes consumers who want food that
                                                              helps them to stay healthy and fit; food that respects the
                                                              environment - from soil to farmworkers; they want to eat
                                                              seasonal and hyper-locally grown food.
                                                                “Other key trends for 2019 highlighted in the report
                                                              included the increase of low and no-alcohol drinks,
                                                              casual dining, supporting the local sourcing movement to
                                                              counteract Brexit uncertainty and the use of traditional,
                                                              classic cooking techniques,” said James Healey, UK Country
                                                              Manager for Estrella Damm.
          Life Kitchen is UK’s 1st cancer

          cookery school

          Food writer and stylist Ryan Riley has opened Life Kitchen at The Lodge in
          memory of his mother who died of small cell lung cancer in 2014 and who
          struggled with loss of taste and appetite during chemotherapy treatment.
            Located in Mowbray Park, Sunderland, the school - that was opened by Nigella
          Lawson (pictured with Riley) - offers free cooking classes for people living with
          cancer. Prior to the school’s launch, Ryan had hosted multiple pop-up cooking
          masterclasses - also at no cost for those living with cancer - at locations across                  Photo: Chris Ord
          the UK, garnering support from a host of well-known names including Hugh
          Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver, Sue Perkins and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

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