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Catering equipment pros make light work of London-Paris cycling mission

Catering equipment pros make light work of London-Paris cycling mission

A team of catering equipment professionals has raised thousands of pounds for industry charity Springboard after cycling 250 miles from London to Paris. The ‘Team CESA’ group, which comprised Crystaltech’s Derek Maher, Williams’ Malcolm Harling, MCS Tech’s Vince Wetherall, Smeg’s Phil Coulstock and JLA’s Tony Thomas, were taking part in the Springboard Team Velo Challenge.

National Trust tackles ‘free-from’ menu challenge across its 350 kitchens

The National Trust – which operates in excess of 350 kitchens nationwide – has declared its intention to find ways of making ‘free-from’ options more accessible to customers even though the scale of its business creates significant menu challenges. The charity has added gluten-free and vegan options to its menus in recent years, but it

Casual dining chain raises £50,000 for foundation inspired by industry legend

Leading Italian casual dining group Gusto has raised more than £50,000 for the foundation set up in honour of industry legend Tim Bacon. The group’s 19 restaurants collected donations from diners across January with all the funds going to the Tim Bacon Foundation. Mr Bacon was the co-founder and chairman of Living Ventures, the renowned restaurant group

Testo Burkart Knospe CEO 60 Years

Testo sets employee challenge after reaching business milestone

Food safety and testing equipment manufacturer Testo has toasted 60 years of business with a gala dinner event and worldwide charity challenge. The test and measurement application specialist marked the anniversary with a special ceremony for its 1,300 employees, retirees, international guests and VIPs, and took on a worldwide charity challenge, with the aim of getting

EXCLUSIVE: Catering sales contribute £71m to the National Trust’s income

The National Trust made sales of almost £71m from catering and foodservice last year, FEJ can reveal. Catering is now the third largest generator of revenue for the National Trust, behind enterprise and renewables and membership. Food is on course to become the second biggest contributor to the organisation next year if it maintains its current

Hobart warewash man to tackle 230-mile cross-Channel bike ride

Hobart Warewash’s marketing manager, Chris Birch, is tackling Springboard Charity’s 230-mile Team Velo London to Paris Cycle Challenge for the fourth time in a bid to raise money for charity. Birch (left), a veteran of the hospitality industry and keen cyclist, has raised hundreds of pounds for Springboard during previous events and hopes to net

Ryan Giggs backs restaurant ‘meal for a meal’ initiative

A Manchester social enterprise backed by footballer Ryan Giggs is calling on restaurants to ‘donate a plate’ and serve up meals for the homeless. Foodinate, which aims to create a sustainable impact on food poverty, is asking restaurant owners across the country to offer a meal-for-a-meal deal to help the homeless. When a customer chooses