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Gather & Gather shuns plastic straws in a first for contract catering

Gather & Gather shuns plastic straws in a first for contract catering

Gather & Gather has planted a flag in the sand and declared its intention to champion a war on straws by leaving single-use plastic straws out in the cold. The UK and Ireland-wide contract caterer said yesterday that it has banned plastic straws from all 276 catering sites that it currently manages across its business.

JD Wetherspoon champions ‘green energy’ with food waste blitz across its pubs

More than 11,500 tonnes of annual food waste from JD Wetherspoon’s kitchens and pubs will avoid landfill in future after the pub chain inked a deal to outsource its management to a third party.  The company has appointed resource management firm Veolia to improve its recycling and divert all of its waste from landfill. Following successful

Catering firm cooks up sales of £30m as it admits ‘stars aligned’ for business last year

Contract catering provider Wilson Vale has grown its turnover to in excess of £30m for the first time in its history. Audited results for the year to December 2017 reveal the company’s sales grew 20% year-on-year after it added eight major contracts to its portfolio and extended several others. The company is one of the

Star creates dedicated food offer for pub managers on profit share scheme

UK-based Star Pubs & Bars has added an enhanced package of support for its ‘Just Add Talent’ operators, a year after launching the turnover and profit share agreement. The company, which runs 1,000 pubs across the UK, has confirmed it is introducing additional support for the manager-operator model, which it set up as an incentive for individuals to kick-start

Caprice Holdings equips its legendary members club with four bespoke kitchens

Caprice Holdings has taken receipt of four new bespoke kitchens at its legendary members club Annabel’s in Mayfair.     The four kitchens span the Main House Grade One listed building in Berkeley Square and Hays Mews building from basement to third floor and include a preparation and laboratory area in the annexed vaulted cellars in

Induced Energy turns up the power for unique show kitchen project

Induced Energy has demonstrated the true power of induction after its involvement in a project to design a state-of-the-art cooking and keep-hot station for food manufacturer Apetito’s new show kitchen. Having spent time at Induced Energy’s Northamptonshire factor exploring the options available to it, the Apetito team instructed it to come up with a design

US operator FAT Brands confirms first projects for Scotland

FAT Brands, the parent company of Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express, has signed an international development deal with FB Scotland Ltd to open three co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurants across Scotland in the next five years. The first branch created as a result of the partnership is scheduled for Dundee. Executing on its renewed focus on international expansion, the Scotland deal is