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FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, sponsored by Meiko

FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, sponsored by Meiko

The Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability award, sponsored by Meiko, recognises that with pressure on businesses to act as responsibly as possible when it comes to sustainability, not to mention the rising cost of energy bills, the focus on energy efficiency in commercial kitchens has never been greater. This accolade pays tribute

THE GREEN REPORT: When will efficiency take precedence over price for kitchen owners?

There is an appreciation that operators need to be running more efficient kitchens in future, but this doesn’t always translate to sales of energy efficient models when equipment is being purchased. Is 2018 set to herald the year of change? Manufacturers have invested heavily in making their equipment more efficient in recent years. But if

Waitrose ditches all takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops

Waitrose this morning pledged its commitment to removing all takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by autumn 2018, saving more than 52 million cups a year. Members of the supermarket’s loyalty scheme, myWaitrose, will continue to have the option to enjoy a free tea or coffee from their shop’s self-serve machine as a thank

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

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 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

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

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,

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

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