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How does a rice cooker work and why do I need one?

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 20th April 2018

The rice cooker is an unknown entity for many caterers, they tend to overlook the convenience of perfect fluffy rice because ‘real’ pros cook rice ‘properly’ – and to perfection – every time.

But why go to all that effort, if you can make rice quickly, easily and without needing constant attention? It all seems baffling!

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The French restaurant that only serves British food

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 9th April 2018

Haute cuisine is more often than not a one way export from mainland France to our direction here in Britain.

We’ve got a bad reputation worldwide for the quality of our food, wrongly we should add, but our reputation definitely proceeds us.

But in a minor victory against our centuries-old continental neighbour, Paris has it’s very own bastion of British grub. [ Read More ]

Is our food future heavily Vegan influenced?

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 4th April 2018

Could future food businesses manage serving solely Vegan (or at least Vegetarian) dishes? Well, if one prominent American plant-based chef is to be believed, we could all be facing a plant-based future from our favourite eateries.

Whilst many are fans of meat if you have ever had the inclination to try and decrease your meat consumption and try a more plant-based diet, the health, cost and environmental benefits are abundantly clear.

But inflammatory article titles aside, the fruits of many chefs labours are actually starting to come to fruition.

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The world’s best Chocolate Orange Brownie recipe

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 21st March 2018

Fudgey, cakey, doughy and chocolatey, it’s no doubt that the brownie is a popular sweet treat and even better with a cup of tea or coffee.

After the success of CS Catering’s Time for a Cuppa event in aid of Dementia UK just a few short weeks ago, this author has decided to share their own recipe, sort of like a little ego-boost after the recipe was met with wave upon wave of compliments…💁‍♂️

So because, after all, an ego stroke is always nice; here’s a recipe for chocolate orange brownies so you too can wow at the next charity bake sale.

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How Netflix’s Ugly Delicious poses catering a huge question

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 9th March 2018

David Chang, “Ugly Delicious”, Netflix

A new breakout show from the American web-media mega company, Netflix’s Ugly Delicious popularity actually poses quite a few key questions of caterers across the globe.

The crux of the argument brought forward by the show is: ‘Is the original always the best?’

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What is the difference between grills, griddles and chargrills?

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 2nd March 2018

When you think of grilling there are some preconceptions that are wrong in many ways.

One key thing that separates grills, griddles and chargrills from almost all other kitchen appliance: the lack of requirement for needing anything else to get started.

Almost all other kitchen appliance needs an accessory to get going, with a griddle you’re good to go before you even fire it up.

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Airplane catering and how they do it

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 21st February 2018

The traditional holiday season is very slowly becoming a myth – at least for those without kids! – you can travel the world for relatively cheap nowadays thanks to the neverending online booking deal sites available instantly.

If you’re travelling long haul, then often you’ll get an in-flight meal included, it’s pretty much par for the course at this point in time.

But how does airplane catering work? You’ll be surprised at how the whole operation works for airlines all over the world. [ Read More ]

What’s the deal with drainage?

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 12th February 2018

In businesses as well as homes we need to make sure that we are careful with how we dispose of fats, oils and grease.

The last thing you want in a busy kitchen environment is the potential for expensive blockages and kitchen downtime.

So what’s the deal with drainage? How do we get the balance right and eliminate the potential problems with drain blockages? [ Read More ]

Pancake Day 2018

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 8th February 2018

Make your business the cream of the crepe with our help this Pancake Day.

The event that signifies the traditional start of Lent shows no signs of slowing down, as we gorge on batter-based goodness for yet another year.

With more and more people looking to indulge their sweet (and sometimes savoury) tooth, a crepe maker can create cash without too much effort.

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National Pizza Day 2018

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 7th February 2018

Easily one of the most anticipated food days in our office calendar, National Pizza Day celebrates all things pizza.

And because we are all closet Italians, we want to give you that little bit extra if you were thinking of investing in a quality Cuppone oven from our online catalogue.

A range of our most popular pizza-making accessories are available at 10% off the RRP with any qualifying Cuppone oven purchase.

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