The monthly online
magazine for all
catering professionals
Essentially Catering Magazine

Catering news - For this month's news - View magazine »

Eating out rises 4% says Horizons' consumer survey

6th August 2014

Consumers are eating out more often this summer than they did this time last year, with 71% of respondents to a new Horizons' survey saying they had eaten out in the past two weeks, a clear sign that confidence is returning to the sector.

Eating out rises 4% says Horizons' consumer surveyRead more »

Collio wine region - small but mighty

15th July 2014

As Italy went crashing out of the World Cup last month, a tiny wine-producing area in the north-east of the country was celebrating its brand's 50th anniversary and embarking on phase two for global recognition.

Collio wine region - small but mightyRead more »

'Just for the halibut!' - Innovative Recruitment Drive

10th July 2014

George's Fish and Chip Kitchen in Nottingham is thinking outside the box and operating a recruitment drive with a difference.

'Just for the halibut!' - Innovative Recruitment DriveRead more »

Enterprise publicans 'BBQ to beat cancer' this summer

3rd July 2014

Enterprise and its publicans are supporting BBQ for Cancer Research UK, the charity's new fundraising campaign. The campaign encourages people all over the UK to become 'BBQ heroes' and raise money to help beat cancer sooner.

Enterprise publicans 'BBQ to beat cancer' this summerRead more »

AVA explores the future of vending

30th June 2014

Implement cashless systems or risk excluding 54 per cent of consumers. That was the forecast for the future of cash and payments in vending following a series of seminars hosted at the Automatic Vending Association's Business Day last week (26 June).

AVA explores the future of vendingRead more »

Theo Paphitis encourages hospitality businesses to prepare for Independents' Day on 4 July

25th June 2014

With less than a month to go until Independents' Day 2014, Theo Paphitis, long time star of the BBC's Dragons' Den, has thrown his weight behind the campaign.

Theo Paphitis encourages hospitality businesses to prepare for Independents' Day on 4 JulyRead more »

Kathrine Larsen Crowned Moët UK Sommelier of the Year

13th June 2014

Kathrine Larsen MS has become the Academy of Food & Wine Service's Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 following a closely fought final at London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel yesterday, 12 June.

Kathrine Larsen Crowned Moët UK Sommelier of the YearRead more »

Forum encourages employers to plan ahead of World Cup mania

6th June 2014

With the start of the World Cup just around the corner and the country set to be gripped by football mania, employers need to keep an eye out for staff absences caused by the need to watch the game, warns the Forum of Private Business.

Forum encourages employers to plan ahead of World Cup maniaRead more »

Pub Chef is Tilda Chef of the Year 2014

28th May 2014

The head chef at a popular West London pub has proved his culinary expertise and flair for world cuisine to be crowned Tilda Chef of the Year 2014 - a bi-annual culinary initiative run in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Pub Chef is Tilda Chef of the Year 2014Read more »

Team UK qualify for Bocuse D'Or 2014 at Stockholm's GastroNord

23rd May 2014

Adam Bennett, UK candidate, his commis chef Josh Allen, culinary arts student at University College Birmingham & coach Idris Caldora from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts were awarded 6th place in the Bocuse d'Or Europe in Stockholm

Team UK qualify for Bocuse D'Or 2014 at Stockholm's GastroNordRead more »

More diagnosed with Coeliac Disease

12th May 2014

Coeliac UK, the national charity for coeliac disease announces today, 12th May 2014, new research from the University of Nottingham that has found a fourfold increase in the rate of diagnosed cases of coeliac disease in the UK over the past two decades.

More diagnosed with Coeliac DiseaseRead more »

Allergy Awareness Week 28 April-4 May

28th April 2014

National small business group, the Forum of Private Business, is using Allergy Awareness Week to remind small food businesses of the need to prepare for the changes to food labelling from the end of this year.

Allergy Awareness Week 28 April-4 MayRead more »

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.

Hotelympia PreviewRead more »

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.

Canned Food Week 2014 (14-20 April)Read more »

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.

Record-breaking attendance at The London Coffee Festival 2014Read more »
Important: Your feedback is important to us, please comment any time. Leave feedback »

Previous issues - For latest news & articles view this month's magazine »

Inside this issue

Sign up for more

Sign up today and get Essentially
Catering Magazine delivered every
month to your inbox.

You’ll also get:

  • Weekly news updates
  • Exclusive catering product offers
Sign up »
Advertisement BB Foodservice
Follow Essentially Catering Magazine on Twitter

Essentially Catering @MagazineEC 29 NOV

RT @foodgov: Accurate information about the #14Allergens is your legal right. So, if you don’t get this information when you ask for it rep…

Essentially Catering @MagazineEC 28 NOV

RT @TUCOltd: Dining throughout the day continues to be a strong trend reflecting shifting consumer behaviour. No longer governed by conven…

Follow Essentially Catering Magazine on Facebook

Article Archive

Christmas presence

With the festive season nearly upon us, now is the time to check that all is planned and ready both to embrace and benefit from this particularly busy time of year. Read more >

Soft Drinks

Britvic’s 2017 research into the importance of soft drinks at Christmas revealed that almost half of consumers (45%) were set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas and over a fifth (21%) planned to drink less alcohol. Read more >

View previous articles > 187
Advertisement Cooking oil offer