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Farm shop sets itself up for years to come with energy efficient kitchen project

Farm shop sets itself up for years to come with energy efficient kitchen project

A hugely popular Leicestershire farm shop has expanded its culinary proposition through a new tea shop, having received consultancy advice and catering equipment from Daventry-based Euro Catering. The Attfield’s Farm Shop, which has a heritage stretching back to the 1960s, and which prides itself on the quality of its local produce, has long been encouraged

Star Pubs installs new drinks equipment after major category review

Star Pubs & Bars is installing new dispense equipment in its pubs as part of a move to ramp up soft drinks support for its licensees. The company has also appointed its first dedicated soft drinks buyer, is making Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) its official category partner and will provide licensees with new promotional materials.

Sodexo extends contract with leading chef for a second year

Sodexo has confirmed that its corporate services business will continue to work with leading chef and restaurateur Adam Handling for another year. Mr Handling will continue to support Sodexo’s corporate services culinary teams, inspiring its chefs through masterclasses and providing the company’s clients with exquisite hospitality at special events and functions. He will also help

£3.3m contract with The Royal College of Anaesthetists is just the medicine for growing caterer

Contract caterer Kudos has been appointed as the new exclusive caterer at The Royal College of Anaesthetists in a five-year deal worth £3.3m, as part of a larger framework launched by LUPC (London Universities Purchase Consortium). Taking over from Mayfair Ltd, the previous caterer, Kudos claims that its services will provide a more flexible, modern

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

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