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Frozen food can help decrease our professional food waste

Frozen food can help decrease our professional food waste

With (literal) mountains of food going to waste each year in the United Kingdom, and having touched upon the amount of food waste that is occurring in our own homes and supermarkets, we as caterers need to take stock in a bid to curb this wastage, whilst saving ourselves money.

The UK frozen food industry is worth an estimated £8 billion, not only can we save money by using more frozen foods, but we can also bolster another British industry.

But why aren’t we using more frozen food within the service industry? …continue reading Frozen food can help decrease our professional food waste

National Cupcake Week 2016

national cupcake week 2016

For those of us with a sweet-tooth this is one of the best but relatively unknown weeks of the year!

We’re helping to raise awareness of what we think should be one of the sweetest weeks of the year for all involved, and of course that is National Cupcake Week!

There has never been a better time to get into cupcakes!

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The importance of allergen awareness

The importance of allergen awareness

An increase in food allergies and awareness of food allergies has changed the way that we as a food industry have to approach our products, services and business.

It’s important to understand what allergens can cause and how to prevent cross-contamination to protect consumers from encountering problems and health issues that could even cause legal proceedings against us as business owners.

But what about confusing dietary requirements? What foods should we be aware of and what changes can we make?

…continue reading The importance of allergen awareness

Red Tractor Week 2016: Supporting the best of British

Red Tractor Week 2016 - Supporting the best of British

From the 12th to the 18th of September Red Tractor Week is a celebration of all things British, from vegetables to meats, to the very people who grow the fine produce that adorns our plates day-in and day-out.

Organised by the UK’s farming union– the NFU – the scheme has been developed to get more people aware of the quality British products available at our supermarkets.

It’s a celebration of of the best of British, and what could be better than that?

…continue reading Red Tractor Week 2016: Supporting the best of British

Robot serving staff: Waiters of the future

Robot serving staff - Waiters of the future

Food innovation is coming in many guises, with 3D printers providing meals, being able to order everything from our smartphone and even drones being used for delivery. We just need to take a closer look to see how technology can completely change the food service industry.

Whilst we haven’t quite reached the age of robots, a Pizza Hut chain in Japan, is looking to change that with a robotic waiting experiment.

Pepper the robot is set to change the way we see waiters.

…continue reading Robot serving staff: Waiters of the future

Good food hygiene is good for your business

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Having good hygiene is a great way to show customers and potential customers your eatery is a good choice for them to eat at. Plus it’s the law!

A prominent good food hygiene rating gives people peace of mind when they order from you. So make sure you shout about it!

It’s not even difficult to up your cleaning efforts, especially if you could reap the financial rewards of increasing or sustaining your Food Hygiene rating.

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Come and join our team as a Customer Service Co-Ordinator!

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We are very excited to announce that we are looking for yet another member of our team to join our super cool Customer Service team!

If you want to be part of a ever-growing, yet tight-knit team then we would like to hear from you!

Based in Sherburn in Elmet, just a stone’s throw from Leeds, CS Catering is perfectly positioned to help you develop as a person and a professional.

…continue reading Come and join our team as a Customer Service Co-Ordinator!

Can edible packaging solve our waste problem?

Can edible packaging solve our waste problem

Unfortunately as a species we produce too much waste.

Our food production methods can be very intensive and put a strain on our local environment and the planet. Climate change is a real problem and we as caterers need to try and help alleviate the climate strain.

Then what if we could rid ourselves of packaging entirely? What about if it was edible? …continue reading Can edible packaging solve our waste problem?

Organic September: 1-30th 2016

organic september

September is upon us! That means the nights are drawing in, and the weather will slowly (we hope) start to change.

It also means that Organic September is here! The celebration of all things organic has been organised by the Soil Association for several years, and is a way of highlighting the growing organic produce market, that has grown over 4% in the last year alone!

For the whole month, we are being encourage to ‘go organic’ and help protect our wildlife, reduce our exposure to potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals, and support local produce growers.

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Cooking with a microwave: Quick and easy

cooking with a microwave

The world of catering can be a cruel mistress, and there are many pitfalls and issues that you will encounter or not be aware of when you first open your catering business.

What method of cooking can be a minefield, unfortunately for customers at least, not every cooking method is created equal. Time is an issue in the service industry, and utilising time-saving methods can be a big part of your business.

Well a microwave can be an excellent addition to your cooking arsenal, and we are not talking about ready-meals or even simply reheating food. …continue reading Cooking with a microwave: Quick and easy