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EXCLUSIVE: Turnover from National Trust kitchens increases £5m in one year

EXCLUSIVE: Turnover from National Trust kitchens increases £5m in one year

The National Trust’s revenue from catering has grown by more than £5m in the space of a year, it can be revealed. Catering is now the second largest income generator, behind membership fees, for the charity, which runs more than 300 historic venues around the UK. A summary of the organisation’s finances, published ahead of

National Trust targets sustainable catering model as kitchen staff gather for first F&B summit

More than 300 staff from the National Trust’s F&B teams are at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire this morning for the second day of the organisation’s first ever Food and Beverage Festival. The event has been created to celebrate the achievements of the National Trust’s chefs and catering staff, recognise hard work and innovation, and share

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

National Trust chefs use special kitchen facilities to create innovative menus

The National Trust has turned to The School of Artisan Food to help its top chefs develop innovative menus using locally-sourced, seasonal and sustainable ingredients at its properties across the country. Ten top chefs from National Trust’s Food Innovation Group travelled to The School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck Estate, between Nottingham and Sheffield,

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

Commercial Kitchen gears up for opening tomorrow

Commercial Kitchen, considered the premier trade show for the UK’s catering equipment industry, returns to the NEC Birmingham this week. Doors open tomorrow at 10am, with more than 2,000 attendees expected over 6-7 June. Reflecting the show’s broad appeal, representatives from well-known brands such as Pret, EAT., Costa, Subway, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Debenhams, Pizza Hut, Nando’s,