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What to Look for in Catering Equipment

The equipment you choose as a catering professional will help you to produce the right results for your clients, delivering delicious food every time. If you have a good stock of equipment that you can take with you to your catering events, or you cook from your own kitchen, then you will be prepared for all situations and menus. These are the most important points for... Read More


Working in a Commercial Kitchen

Caterers and chefs will often have to work in commercial kitchens, working around other members of kitchen staff and using the equipment that is available there. This can pose significant challenges, even affecting the quality of your work if you find yourself without the means of cooking and preparing food in the way you would like. It might be a good plan to have lots... Read More


Training for a Career in Cookery

Years ago, cookery used to mean baking cakes and perhaps diversifying to cook a few savoury dishes as well. You can now do so much more than that, learning about anything from being a chef in a busy pub kitchen to high-end patisserie. If cooking is your passion, why not make it into your career as well? The easiest first step is to go to a catering or cooking college, where... Read More


How Mainstream has Veganism Become?

The vegan diet has been growing in popularity for quite some time. More and more people are choosing to adopt a plant-based diet, whether it is for health reasons or ethical reasons. Whilst it used to be a highly uncommon diet, it can now be much harder to avoid providing a good vegan menu. Has veganism become mainstream? There are now lots of restaurants that are offering a... Read More


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