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FCSI sustainability award 2017

FCSI crowns Adande refrigeration cabinet as sustainability king

FCSI crowns Adande refrigeration cabinet as sustainability king

One of Adande Refrigeration’s latest models has won the top spot in the FCSI UK & Ireland’s Sustainable Catering Equipment Awards. The Aircell open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet was announced as the winner at a gala dinner this month, during this year’s Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) Annual Conference held at the

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Operators face new margin crisis from imminent changes to energy tariffs

Operators have been warned that imminent energy price rises driven by changes in UK regulations is set to slash margins by as much as 0.5%. Foodservice outlets are already under pressure from rates increases and higher operating costs, but the financial challenges could toughen further due to new environmental taxes and changes to the charging

Darwin & Wallace

Darwin & Wallace bar group snaps up coveted three star rating from SRA

An independent neighbourhood bar group has bolstered its business by garnering a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The five-strong chain Darwin & Wallace, which has sites in Battersea. Clapham, Chelsea, Richmond and Chiswick, secured the converted rating for its commitment to “serving great quality food.” The SRA examines activity across three

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Gram Superior Plus K72G wins 2017 Footprint Award

The Gram Superior Plus K72G has won yet another accolade at this year’s Footprint Awards, coming up tops and bringing home the Energy Efficiency award. Since its inception in November 2010, Footprint Awards has been the barometer for sustainability and responsible business practice in the foodservice sector. The ceremony took place at The Royal Institute

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SPECIAL REPORT: How green is your kitchen?

No operator wants to see their profits swallowed up by soaring energy bills. But failure to get a grip on production processes and manage equipment efficiently can impact margins tremendously. So what factors do operators really need to bear in mind to ensure their kitchens are green and sustainable? FEJ, in association with Induced Energy,

Henry Unwin, sustainability manager

Nando’s trials uncover the secrets to creating sustainable kitchens

With 400 sites in the UK, serving thousands of chickens a day, Nando’s energy usage and menu impact is massive. In fact, 25% of its entire carbon footprint is a result of its chicken consumption and there is no escaping the environmental impact the business has. But the chain has long realised its responsibility as a major

Henry Unwin, sustainability manager

Nando’s reveals strongest energy and cost saving kitchen modifications

Nando’s has revealed that its heat recovery panels and new sanitising solution are some of the most effective equipment changes which have helped to push the brand for sustainability. Its new sustainability test restaurant in Cambridge is using heat recovery panels behind grills, which Nando’s has used increasingly since 2009 and has found to be

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Kitchen grill to heat water for first Nando’s ‘next-gen eco concept’

A new grill system heating the majority of water is amongst a host of high-tech features part of the first Nando’s Next Generation restaurant concept, which opened last week in Cambridge. The restaurant chain’s first ever 100% eco-friendly site (not pictured) has employed a number of new design features front- and back-of-house to improve sustainability. Further

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Merrychef oven recognised for ‘exceptional sustainability’

The Merrychef eikon e2s has been awarded one of the Green Good Design Awards, helping it to further its stake as one of the ‘greenest’ ovens on the market. The oven, which is one of the smallest high speed ovens with the largest cavity to footprint ratios, was awarded the accolade which recognises an exceptional

Bunzl and Lords volunteers, plastic cups initiative

Bunzl Catering Supplies knocks recycling target for six

Bunzl Catering Supplies has announced the results of phase two of its recycling initiative with Lord’s Cricket Ground, in conjunction with Simply Waste Solutions (SWS) and Closed Loop Environmental Services (CLES). Phase two of the recycling initiative found that in excess of 80% of its single-use plastic cups were collected for recycling by positive picking,