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...


Healthy Dishes vs Dude Food

As the dining out sector keeps up with contemporary movements, a battle of the two strong food-service trends unfolds before us. The war of nutrition is well and truly underway as the ‘good’ of...


Microwaves: small, versatile and affordable

Forget about soggy sausage rolls and watery vegetables, modern microwaves are the caterers best friend, as they are hard-working and packed with helpful features. The key is for caterers to make sure...


Know Your Catering Chopping Boards...

Give Yourself The Chop With The Right Chopping Board Stuck between a rock and a hard place when choosing your restaurant kitchen’s chopping boards? Let Alliance online help you choose the right one...


How To Create A Buzzing Takeaway Business

If you're reading this the chances are you've been toying with the idea of offering a takeaway business from your restaurant and there are plenty of advantages in doing this. Let Alliance talk you...


How to Keep A Meticulously Clean Commercial Kitchen

For obvious reasons, a spotless kitchen is imperative for any food related business but despite its importance it's amazing how many restaurants and cafes ignore the basic rules and are subsequently...


Food safety and storage advice for commercial kitchens

Caterers and cooks have a legal responsibility when it comes to food hygiene, but preparing and storing food properly isn't just about preventing upset stomachs: it can help you reduce costs, save...


Which Kitchen Knives Should Be Used For Food Preparation?

Without superior quality kitchen knives it is next to impossible to prepare food perfectly.  Part of cookery school is to learn which utensils and equipment should be used for each task and it's...