Interviews: Foodservice professionals

Interviews with the key industry professionals, business leaders, researchers and thinkers in the UK foodservice industries

You Can Lead A Horse To Water……..

However innovative disposables manufacturers are in producing bio-degradable and recyclable solutions for packaging, they cannot control whether the consumer uses the appropriate waste stream if, indeed, said waste stream exists. John Young, Foodservice Sales & Marketing Director of food packaging and disposables giant Huhtamaki, talks to Kathy Bowry about the problems faced. There seems to…
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Tea Time in Kenya

Andrew Kobia Ethuru, a Cafédirect grower director at the Michimikuru tea factory in Kenya, talks to Footprint about the realities of climate change in that country and its impact on tea planters. Whilst we in the UK might not feel the effects of climate shifts, growers in far-flung corners of the world such as Kenya…
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House Style: Interview with Caroline Fry from Charlton House

Footprint’s Charles Miers caught up with Charlton House Managing Director Caroline Fry following the recent brand re-launch of this highly successful contract caterer. Q: Charlton House is transforming corporate staff restaurants into vibrant and colourful foodie environments with displays of fresh produce and the use of natural materials such as wood, glass, wicker and slate.…
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Embedding CSR

If any operation has sustainability built into its DNA, it’s Sodexo. Phil Hooper explains the company’s strategy to Foodservice Footprint It has been said that sustainability runs through the DNA of Sodexo. Arguably, the company is the absolute ‘pin up’ in this area with its own approach to corporate citizenship and the Better Tomorrow Plan…
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INTERVIEW with Lord Carter of Coles

    The European Union Committee of the House of Lords considers EU documents and other matters relating to the EU in advance of decisions being taken on them in Brussels. It does this in order to influence the Government’s position in negotiations, and to hold them to account for their actions at EU level.…
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INTERVIEW with David Field

Q. You are clearly proud of of what Nestlé Professional has achieved over the past few years and refer to the way the company has embedded CSR in its ‘end-to-end’ processes.   “We believe that the principles of long term sustainable development are fundamental to our business. And, we’ve learned that it truly is a…
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INTERVIEW with Jim Paice MP

Q. You will have been heavily involved in the Conservative Party’s ‘Honest Food’ campaign to stop meat products originating from another country being processed in the UK and subsequently sold as British produce. This has progressed to a Parliamentary Bill requiring meat and meat products labelled as British or carrying the Union flag to be…
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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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INTERVIEW with Cyrus Todiwala

  Q. Cyrus, I find your knowledge and passion inspiring. Where does your drive on sustainable issues come from?   Flattery will get you nowhere! However, I have to say that my concern with sustainability and sustainable issues stems from a passion acquired during childhood in India, growing up in an environment that never had…
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INTERVIEW with Mike Berthet

Q. Mike, you are somebody admired by Footprint for the enormous amounts of work you do in the cause of sustainability. Tell us what has driven you in your relentless work?   Because of our responsibility as leaders of the industry, we do take it very seriously. My overriding desire is that chefs of the…
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