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Putting Together a Menu – What to Consider

Putting together a menu is a tricky thing to do. It’s hard to please everyone and you will need to get a good balance of dishes. Here are some tips for creating that perfect menu: Have some variety. There will be dishes you want to showcase and that you are brilliant at cooking, but they just won’t suit everybody. Make sure you have enough variety in your... Read More

Are you Competitive Enough to be a Chef?

Working as a chef is one of the most aspirational careers in the catering and food industry. It is a career choice that is made by many highly competitive, driven and talented cooks who want to share their passion and skills with the world. If may be rewarding but it is certainly going to be difficult. Having a catering of cooking qualification will help in your ambitions to... Read More

How to Host a Dinner Party

A dinner party is a good occasion to meet with friends, enjoy good food and drink and catch up with each other. If you are hosting, it might seem like quite a stressful experience, as there is a lot to prepare and cook. Here are some tips to dinner party success: Create a varied menu. Not all of your guests will like the same thing. Make sure you cater for different tastes... Read More

Selecting a Menu for the Christmas Party

If you haven’t already planned the office Christmas party, you need to act fast. All the most popular venues will already be getting booked up so you need to find somewhere quickly. The other most important thing to decide on is the food of course – a good party always has good food. You can have some great fun choosing the menu. Spend some time with the caterers... Read More

Food Hygiene as a Caterer

As a catering professional, you will already know all about food hygiene. It’s so important in all aspects of catering, including the transportation and serving of food as well as the preparation. Although you will know the rules inside out from your training as a caterer, it never hurts to take some time to remember them as you can begin to rush through tasks once you know... Read More