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Posted by Lockhart Catering on Wednesday 07 June 2017

Will It Blend? Our Five Favourite Videos From Blendtec's Youtube Channel
Category: Education  Restaurants  Uncategorized 

In the world of YouTube, there’s an enormous appetite for destruction – whether that’s crushing everything from fidget spinners to pieces of fruit with a hydraulic press, or putting bricks into running washing machines just for fun (and for views, of course).

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Wednesday 07 September 2016

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A Real Mouthful: How to Write Your Restaurant Menu
Category: Hints & Tips  Restaurants  Uncategorized 
You’ve spent endless hours in the kitchen, tasting, testing and re-trying your restaurant’s dishes to ensure that they’re just right. Now they’re ready to serve to your customers, but there’s just one problem: they have to be motivated to order them from your menu first.

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Wednesday 31 August 2016

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A Taste of the Secrets and Science of Flavour Pairing
Category: Education  Hints & Tips  Industry Trends  Uncategorized 
Enhancing everything fudgy brownies and ice cream through to quirky crisps and even healthy green tea, salted caramel is a flavour that we all now know and love. Yet it wasn’t all that long ago that salt and sweet, sticky caramel was considered to be a daring and unusual flavour pairing that you’d only find on the most experimental and indulgent restaurant menus; salted caramel is one example of effective flavour pairing that has, for all intents and purposes, become a flavour in itself.

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Wednesday 24 August 2016

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Emerging Cuisines: Newcomers to the UK Restaurant Scene
Category: Industry Trends  Restaurants  Surveys  Uncategorized 
According to recent research from Mintel, consumers are becoming more adventurous with the cuisines that they cook at home. This is no surprise when you consider the exciting newcomers to the UK restaurant scene that have introduced food lovers to emerging cuisines, and broadened their horizons – and their palates.

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Tuesday 19 July 2016

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Sushi: 2016's Unexpected Takeaway Food Trend
Category: Industry Trends  Restaurants  Uncategorized 
A mainstay of Japanese cuisine from the 8th century, sushi was virtually unheard of in the UK until the 70s when the first Japanese restaurant opened in London. Still, it didn’t fully find its feet as a mainstream dish until much later, well after the business meetings of the 80s where it featured in trendy buffets.

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Thursday 30 June 2016

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National Chef of the Year 2017: The Finalists Revealed
Category: Chefs  Competitions  Events  Uncategorized 
As one of the most prestigious chef competitions in the UK, and as a proud sponsor, we always look forward to the announcement of the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year finalists. This year’s crop of chefs is without a doubt the most exciting to date, with chefs from several esteemed Michelin star restaurants, and the final of the competition is going to be tough – but who will we be seeing battle it out for the title at this year’s The Restaurant Show?

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Monday 13 June 2016

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Beer Day Britain: Say ‘Cheers to Beer’ with Our Exclusive Beer Glasses Collections
Category: Events  Industry Trends  New Products  Uncategorized 
Britain is a truly beer loving nation, with 15,000 pints of beer believed to be consumed EVERY MINUTE – that’s 247 pints a second. With such an unquenchable thirst for beer, it’s no wonder that we now have our own annual national beer day in the UK: Beer Day Britain, which celebrates our adopted national alcoholic drink and is urging everyone to say ‘Cheers to Beer’ on June 15th.

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Friday 10 June 2016

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Who Were the Winners at the 2016 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards?
Category: Chefs  Competitions  Events  Industry News  Uncategorized 
Often referred to as the ‘Chefs Oscars’, the annual Craft Guild of Chefs Awards recognises and rewards the most outstanding talent in the culinary industry. With 17 awards in total covering a broad range of industry sectors, the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are one of the most significant events in the industry calendar, and this year’s awards took place on 1st June at the elegant Lancaster Hotel in London.

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Tuesday 31 May 2016

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Grate Britain: The Origins and Future of British Cheeses [INFOGRAPHIC]
Category: Industry Trends  Infographics  Uncategorized 
Cheese is a favourite foodstuff that never goes out of fashion; it merely evolves over time. It can be a meal in itself, or complement a starter, main course or pudding. It’s also guaranteed to fuel a foodie conversation, with most people having a favourite cheese alongside a strong regional loyalty.

Posted by Lockhart Catering on Wednesday 18 May 2016

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Are We Reaching the End of the Restaurant Discount Culture?
Category: Hints & Tips  Industry News  Industry Trends  Restaurants  Uncategorized 
It’s true that we Brits love a bargain. And when the recession hit in 2007, many brands turned to discounting and vouchers to appeal to our thrifty natures, and keep customers coming through the doors even when the purse strings were less than slack.