UK licensing laws: Selling alcohol in your bar or restaurant

Here in the UK, any business that plans to serve alcoholic beverages must abide by the country's licensing laws, which regulate their sale. If you want to open a pub, bar, restaurant or any other...


How to open a restaurant: The essential guide to starting a professional food business

For people who love cookery and sharing their culinary creations with others, it’s often a lifelong dream to open a restaurant. What could be better than designing a stunning venue, creating menus,...


Types of knives: A guide to kitchen knives and their uses

Preparing food is easier, faster, and safer when you have the right tools, but with so many different types of knives on the market, finding the one that suits your needs can be tricky. Without the...


How to start a catering business from home in the UK

How to start a catering business from home If you love to cook, have an entrepreneurial streak, and want to take your career in a new direction, starting your own catering business could be the...


How to create an appetite for your food on social media: Promoting your restaurant on Facebook and beyond

Dining out has always been a huge part of socialising, so it’s no wonder that food and social media go hand in hand. Because of this, restaurants and bars with a strong social media presence are...


A guide to attending a festival as a food vendor

So, you’ve followed the steps in our guide to starting your own street food business, and now you’re ready to take your business to the next level. The next step for any street food vendor is...


How to Improve Your Hotel’s Reviews on TripAdvisor & Beyond

In the digital age, online reviews can make or break your hotel. With people now using aggregator sites like TripAdvisor and booking.com to find accommodation for their next trip, your hotel's bottom...


How to design a menu that does your dishes justice

Your menu is a key ingredient in the success of your restaurant. It is vital that it tempts passers-by through your doors, and encourages diners to spend, spend, spend. When you’ve planned out all...


Why You Should Colour Code In Your Commercial Kitchen

Every commercial kitchen serves different food types and handles raw and cooked food throughout each shift. One of the first topics catering students are taught is food safety and colour coding is a...


The complete guide to starting your own street food business

Street food has seen a surge of popularity in the last few years across the UK's major cities, and it's no wonder why — it offers customers restaurant-quality meals at fast-food prices. So if you're...