Recent Posts by Kathy Bowry

CHR – Champion of Sustainability

CHR Equipment roared over the finishing line at the CEDA Grand Prix Awards, taking the laurels for its sustainable kitchen installation. Kathy Bowry reports.   Catering equipment distributors are the frontline of fit-for-purpose commercial kitchen design. These guys don’t just sell kit, they specify and project-manage complete installations from the smallest restaurant to multi-million pound…
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Festival fare

It takes an army of casual workers to make the Glastonbury Festival tick and a special woman in charge to make sure the battalions are fed and watered in a sustainable manner. Footprint finds out how it is done. Glastonbury Festival, the iconic music jamboree, even though sadly Bono-less this year as Footprint goes to…
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The Potato: the backbone of foodservice

The humble potato is the backbone of the British diet: whether mashed, boiled or chipped we can’t get enough of it. Kathy Bowry visited a potato farm in Nottinghamshire and discovered that spuds have to be grown in a sustainable manner – or the industry will ‘have had its chips’, literally.   We Brits get…
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Harvest Government Windfalls

Operators upgrading to more sustainable equipment are being showered with Government cash in the form of tax breaks and interest free loans   Caterers who want to buy new energy efficient equipment but are watching the pennies in the recession can heave a sigh of relief because help is at hand: there is an abundance…
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Unsustainable Expectations

Footprint puts an equipment distributor and a major manufacturer on the spot to ask whether they think the UK foodservice industry is really prepared to go the sustainable route when new kit is specified.     Nick Howe, MD of London- based distributor Court Catering Equipment, and Bill Downie MD of eco friendly commercial warewashing…
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Setting The Green Standard

                  The state of the art training facility HMS Collingwood is claimed to be the most sustainable catering operation in the UK.   VT Flagship Training, under the umbrella of parent company VT Education and Skills, has a unique partnering agreement with the Royal Navy to deliver…
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Putting in a Little Less Energy

Equipment specifiers, suppliers and installers are all pulling together under the banner of the Catering for a Sustainable Future Group to ensure that low carbon, energy efficient commercial kitchens are in place long before the Government’s initial 2020 target.   Nobody can accuse the movers and shakers in the catering equipment industry of sitting on…
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