Bunzl Catering Supplies is excited to be the Headline Sponsor for Footprint News’ pioneering waste2zero Awards, to be held on 6 December 2017 at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The awards will showcase the excellent work achieved by the foodservice packaging industry to reduce waste, promote recycling and encourage environmentally responsible end-of-life solutions for disposable packaging products.
Bunzl Catering Supplies, the leading supplier of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to UK foodservice operators, has released its exclusive 2017 Christmas & New Year catalogue. The comprehensive, 33-page brochure features a huge range of crackers and matching napkins, including a luxury Champagne design and brand-new Christmas lines created specifically for kids.
On the 9th March 26 volunteers from the hospitality industry will begin a once in a lifetime challenge and community trek to Nepal. An annual event, run by The Springboard Charity, and now in its 6th year – the participants will experience an off the beaten track adventure which includes five days trekking in the spectacular Mahalangur mountains and three days working with a local community school, to help rectify some of the damage caused by the destructive earthquake the region experienced in 2015.
Pro2Pac is the UK’s only food & drink packaging event. Together with Waste-Works and IFE, it covers the full circle from Farm to Fork to Fertiliser and Fuel – three must-attend events all under one roof.
Taking place at ExCel London between 20-22 March, the event features a fantastic line-up of exhibitors and speakers.
The ‘Outside the box’ programme of speakers includes a large number of industry thought-leaders, including our Head of Sustainability, Jo Gilroy.
On Thursday 2 March, our Head of Sustainability, Jo Gilroy will be speaking at Packaging Innovations exhibition in Birmingham. Presenting in the Ecopack Theatre at 2.50pm, Jo will be talking around the topic of ‘making the consumer integral in the recycling process’.
Ecopack, along with Contact Pack, is part of the Packaging Innovations exhibition and co-located with Empack and Label&Print. As a group, these exhibitions form the only UK event to cover the whole packaging supply chain.
This April, charity group Hubbub, in partnership with Simply Cups will begin the Square Mile Challenge, a project to collect and recycle disposable paper cups in the City of London. During the event, Hubbub aims to collect over half a million disposable cups in just one month. Once collected the cups will be sent to a specialist recycling facility where they will be transformed into a special resin. This resin will be used create new products such as pencils or park benches and donated to local schools and community groups.
Bunzl Catering Supplies’ annual conference sees Managing Directors interviewed by famous presenter Naga Munchetty and prestigious supplier accolade awarded to Anson Food Packaging.
If there’s one time of the year when you need to make your dining tables extra special, it’s Christmas. Creating a table with the wow factor sets the tone for the entire Christmas dinner. Often during the festive season, groups of friends, family and colleagues gather together to enjoy a few drinks and a delicious meal. Your diners expect tables that will fit every member of their group together, but also enough room on the table for each individual to sit comfortably, and be able to move their arms when using cutlery. Festive bookings will be made for both lunch and dinner as your customers arrange suitable times that their dining group can meet.
As experts in non-food consumables, we’ve been helping our customers prepare for the busy Christmas season and wanted to share with you the top 10 Christmas products that catering operators need to think about to be ready for the festive season. The shopping list includes essential seasonal items including hot food packaging, Christmas design hot cups, Christmas crackers, atmospheric tableware and much more.
Finding the perfect decorations and tableware to suit the décor in your establishment can be hard. At Christmas time there are numerous colour schemes to choose from; should you go traditional with reds and greens or luxurious with golds, silvers and even purples? This year why not try adding some rustic charm to bring the feel of the outdoors indoors.
With the bitter winter air tapping at the door, your customers are looking for somewhere cosy and comforting to enjoy festive food with their loved ones and experience the joy of winter, without the cold.
With autumn taking hold and cooler weather on the way, it’s time for operators to begin the launch of their winter menus and be ready for the big freeze. An important part of any cosy winter menu is the hot drink options, especially coffee, tea and hot chocolate. But with consumers becoming more adventurous with their food and drink choices, traditional drinks are often cast aside in favour of modern twists.
It may only be August, but it’s very important for catering and hospitality business to plan ahead and decide on their festive menu items for one of the busiest times of the year. Preparation however does not stop there, Christmas colour schemes need to be decided so tableware and decorations can be chosen, and food and drink packaging will need to be ordered to display and present festive dishes in the best possible way.
As the season for outdoor festivals and BBQs comes into full swing, customers are looking to let their hair down and enjoy a refreshing drink in the sunshine. For outdoor caterers it is imperative to serve a variety of drinks to keep customers hydrated and provide a special experience.
Customers expect a choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, from beer through to smoothies and juices. At an outdoor event it is important for drinks to be served in a lightweight, crack-resistant cup which can easily be disposed after use.
Fire up the grill, gather some coal, it’s National BBQ Week. Now in its 20th year, National BBQ Week falls over the May half term, giving operators the chance to entice customers into the garden for a treat.
On its 24th consecutive year, National Vegetarian Week takes place between 16th and 22th May. The week aims to promote the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle through events, sharing healthy recipes and encouraging foodservice operators to add new dishes to their menus.
Nutrition and Hydration Week runs this week, focusing on the importance of staying hydrated and eating the right foods to keep your body running smoothly.
Many people know that hydration is important, but do you really know how to stay properly hydrated throughout the day and what happens when you are dehydrated?
We are proud to share that we have been awarded the National Distributor of the Year award at the recent Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) Awards. The awards ceremony, which was held on Thursday 10th March at The Grand Hotel in Brighton, was attended by 460 FPA members and their guests, and hosted by comedian and broadcaster Paul Sinha.
From 7th until 14th March many restaurants and foodservice operators are celebrating British Pie Week by serving award winning, limited addition and customer favourite pie dishes.
On Friday 22nd January at the annual Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division conference, over 500 delegates from Bunzl Catering Supplies gathered for an informative and engaging day of business presentations, culminating in a show-stopping supplier experience.
On Friday 16th October, Bunzl Catering Supplies were delighted to sponsor two categories at the Foodservice Catey awards. The awards, launched by The Caterer in 2013, feature 19 categories to celebrate foodservice employees across the UK. This year the awards were held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel. Over 500 guests attended from the foodservice and wider hospitality industry.
On September 18th the eight ever Rugby World Cup takes place in venues across England and Wales. This is the first time that England has hosted the Cup since 1999 and it’s sure to increase spending in the catering and hospitality sector, especially in pubs and bars showing live coverage of the games. Reports have predicted the Rugby World Cup to be worth 2.1 billion overall to the British economy.
Bunzl Catering Supplies’ key partner suppliers will be exhibiting at the Catering Equipment Expo, the UK’s largest dedicated catering equipment show, at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 16th September.
National Waiters Day is the brainchild of Fred Sirieix and is designed to celebrate all front of house staff – whether a waiter in a fine dining restaurant like Galvin at Windows or Rhubard in Edinburgh; a shaker in Ed’s Easy Diner; a mixologist in Salvatore’s cocktail bar; or a barista in Benugo.