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Vegetarianism and veganism in education

Jonathan Harvey-Barnes is Senior Development Chef at Essential Cuisine. Having started kitchen life under the tutelage of the highly respected John Williams MBE at Claridge’s in Mayfair, he spent a further 22 years cooking in AA Rosette country house hotels until eventually swapping his whites for the blues of the north west manufacturer of class-leading…
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Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I Offers Green Energy to Pubs

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, part of AB InBev, has today announced a partnership with leading renewable energy supplier, Opus Energy, to launch an exclusive green energy tariff for pubs and bars. The deal follows the announcement that the company will brew Budweiser with 100% renewable electricity for its UK operations by the end of 2020.…
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How do consumer trends affect and shape the R&D of sustainability

Dawn Faulkner is Innovations Manager at Essential Cuisine, helping the north west manufacturer of class-leading stocks and sauces hone and develop its range of chef- favourite products. Here, she discusses how consumer trends affect and shape the R&D process, and why, when it comes to creating products for professional kitchens, less is definitely more. “Clean…
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Half of consumers want more meat-free meals

Over half (51%) of diners would like more meat-free options when eating out and over seven in ten (71%) would like more healthy options according to a new survey from Nestlé Professional®. The report, Balancing Plates: Navigating consumer dining demands in 2020 surveyed 1,000 consumers in the UK also found that the majority (58%) struggle…
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Getting young people in the kitchen is an imperative

Jonathan Harvey-Barnes is Senior Development Chef at Essential Cuisine. Having started kitchen life under the tutelage of the highly respected John Williams MBE at Claridge’s in Mayfair, he spent a further 22 years cooking in AA Rosette country house hotels until eventually swapping his whites for the blues of the north west manufacturer of class-leading…
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Breakthrough technology takes plastic from the ocean and uses it in a Coca-Cola bottle

Coca-Cola has unveiled its first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks.  Through a partnership between Ioniqa Technologies, Indorama Ventures, Mares Circulares (Circular Seas) and The Coca-Cola Company, about 300 sample bottles were made using…
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Sodexo bolsters commitment to local produce through partnership with Love British Food

Ahead of British Food Fortnight, leading global services company Sodexo is reinforcing its commitment to using locally sourced, sustainable produce through its partnership with Love British Food. Love British Food leads the national promotion of British food and encourages retailers and caterers to make British food their preferred option. The year-round campaign culminates in British…
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Did the golden era of no allergen requests and no TripAdvisor ever exist?

Jonathan Harvey-Barnes is Senior Development Chef at Essential Cuisine. Having started kitchen life under the tutelage of the highly respected John Williams MBE at Claridge’s in Mayfair, he spent a further 22 years cooking in AA Rosette country house hotels until eventually swapping his whites for the blues of the north west manufacturer of class-leading…
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