There are many great ways to serve ice cream – curled on top of a wafer cone with a chocolate flake on top, scooped into an ice-cream sundae dish with fruit and cream, or even blended into a milkshake to be slurped through a straw. In 2017 these traditional ice-cream servings have been joined by a new creamy delight – rolled ice cream.
There’s absolutely no doubt that the rise of the coffee bar culture has changed customers’ expectations when it comes to the style of cup they want their hot beverage to be served in.
Those looking for a contemporary, sleek style solution with superb insulation to cater for the latest coffee culture trend need look no further than the Black Impresso Double Wall cups from Huhtamaki; Ideal for serving frothy cappuccinos, tempting lattes and luxurious hot chocolates.
When cooking dishes for your customers there are two main priorities – the first is that the food is safe for consumption and the second is that the food is cooked to specification.
Food safety is essential in all foodservice environments; measures must be in place to prevent cross-contamination, monitor the freshness of food and ensure that it is cooked to a safe temperature.
Humble jam jars – with their delightfully old-school-chic, bohemian appeal, are increasingly being used in hotels, restaurants and bars to serve food and drink. From breakfast oats to layered salads, cocktails and milkshakes – jar cuisine is massively on-trend.
In the past, the image of preserving food in jars had a utilitarian, make-do-and-mend vibe, food eaten from jars is comforting because it evokes a feeling of the home-made – of traditional comfort food. The new approach with jars is to hone in on this eco-chic feel – whilst offering fantastic flavours and great style.
Take a look on the grab n’ go shelves of coffee shops and supermarkets and what were once unimaginative combinations of sandwiches, bags of high saturated crisps and pots of pre-chopped fruit are now an ever-evolving selection of seasonal recipes, Asian-influenced dishes and mix and match snacks and nibbles.
In a new series of blogs for 2017 we’re bringing food operators the latest trends for the on-the-go food market. From Acai bowls and Poke, to Bao burgers and rolled ice-cream – we’ll be taking a close look at the must-have dishes essential for any 2017 take-out menu; and we’ll be exploring why these dishes have risen to popularity so quickly.
Forget suppers of heat-and-eat pizza washed down with a glass or two of red wine. In 2017 we’ll be snacking on Hawaiian raw fish salad – says a report conducted by Waitrose. Sushi is being elbowed aside by Polynesian food – notably Hawaiian Poke, a raw fish salad marinated with lime, soy and sesame.
Snacking consumption has been on the rise for a few years now, but the most significant growth has come in the past two years. The proportion of consumers snacking everyday grew from 76% in 2014 to 83% in 2016, according to the Technomic “2016 Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report”.
Forget quality food, good service and a great atmosphere, when it comes to choosing where to eat, consumers think that hygiene is the most important factor.
New research* has revealed that more than two-thirds of people put hygiene first when it comes to choosing where they dine, and a further 84% wouldn’t eat somewhere if they heard it had bad hygiene ratings. As awareness of the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating scheme grows – 86% of people now recognise the rating – operators are being encouraged to think not only how critical kitchen cleanliness is for their establishment, but also how important food hygiene ratings are to customers.
When Costa Coffee asked us for an alternative means of placing orders, we developed a custom online ordering system to help Costa baristas optimise their time serving customers during busy periods.
Back-of-house food safety labels are essential in all professional kitchens. They are an excellent way to monitor proper food rotation and ensure First In First Out (FIFO) protocol.
Ensuring food freshness is an integral part to any food safety plan, and the most inexpensive and efficient way to ensure the freshness and safety of food is a simple food safety labelling system.
Cleaning chemicals are essential for any area where food is prepared or consumed. They are needed to remove soiling from surfaces and stop harmful bacteria from spreading. When you’re short on space, it can be difficult to find the room to safely store all of your crucial kitchen items, including those all-important chemicals.
PVA Hygiene markets an innovative means of dosing and controlling cleaning products by providing chemicals in powder form encapsulated in a water soluble sachet. The revolutionary capsules are measured out in the correct dosage for different application areas to offer convenience with effective, reliable performance.
Slips are one of the largest causes of accidents in the UK, with over 50% of reported accidents happening to members of the public when visiting workplaces and 33% of all personal injury claims caused by slips. This costs society billions per year, but the costs to individual businesses can also be huge: the average claim is £14,000 which in most cases comes directly from the bottom line.
Wrap Film Systems – makers of the award winning Wrapmaster range – has introduced a new ‘Easy Start’ feature to its cling film to give professionals a seamless start and a perfect tangle-free cut every time.
When the pressure is on in the kitchen, the innovative ‘Easy Start’ roll back removes the hassle associated with using a new roll of cling film making the Wrapmaster range even easier to use and allowing professionals to go about their service without the headache of a tangled start to a roll of cling film.
Biotech: The first ‘Biologically Active Toilet Tissue’ which actively cleans, sanitises and unblocks pipes, septic tanks and sewerage systems.
The phrase ‘Dirty Money’ may have different meanings for different people, but as far as microbiology is concerned have you ever thought about what else you are getting back along with your change when shopping?
Consumers in the modern age have increasingly busy lives, full of daily tasks and responsibilities, requiring them to fit their food around their lives, and not their lives around their food. This increase of time-poor consumers has changed the need for the traditional meal concept into the need for fast, easy and filling ‘mini-meals’.
Our exclusive brand Label 2 Go has just launched a fantastic new range of food packaging labels to cater for the expanding free-from sector. The labels currently come in three designs covering the most common free-from food options provided in restaurants, cafes and shops. Designs include Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegetarian and are colour-coded to help customers easily identify suitable products.
Commercial fryers and grills are tough to clean and can be hard to reach too, causing many kitchens to resort to creating their own makeshift tools.
Hot ‘n’ Crispy bags, from our partner supplier Smith Anderson, use revolutionary technology to ensure that hot food is packaged and presented to the customer in the best possible way. Now widely used in markets from quick service restaurants to forecourt convenience stores and bakeries.
September 23rd marked the official first day of autumn for 2015 and the new season is full of prospects for food and beverage operators; drink menus become influenced by pumpkin and gingerbread and food offerings start to align with the cooler weather.
Running for your train no longer has to come at the cost of your coffee thanks to the Optima® Reclosable lid from Dart Products Europe. Made exclusively to be used with their paper hot cups, Optima means that clothes and hands remain free from leaked coffee. The Optima Reclosable lid is unique to the market and a perfect match for on–the-go drinkers with an active lifestyle.
Chicopee, the leading brand of speciality cleaning materials has launched Chicopee Microfibre Light, a cleaning cloth with a unique splittable 100% Microfibre structure that delivers superior cleaning performance.
Around the clock, housekeepers and back-of-house staff work diligently to maintain a neat and clean appearance in guest facilities. This ensures guests and visitors experience the comfort and cleanliness they expect at all times.
BUNZL CATERING SUPPLIES CLOSES THE LOOP ON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR OPERATORS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIPS
Bunzl Catering Supplies, the leading distributor of catering disposables to the UK hospitality sector has today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Closed Loop Environmental Solutions (CLES) and Simply Waste Solutions (SWS).