How to hire a chef, cooks & serving staff for your restaurant

How to hire a chef, cooks & serving staff for your restaurant Even the most seasoned of restaurant owners can struggle to hire the best possible staff for their business so, if you're new to the...


Wearing the Correct Uniform in Hospitality

Just as with a uniformed workforce in other industries, a hospitality establishment equipping its staff with the proper kit is an essential priority for business owners to consider. Whether it's...


A guide to opening a coffee shop

A Guide to Opening a Coffee Shop

A guide to opening a coffee shop While Britain might have a reputation for sipping tea, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the nation is starting to wake up and smell the coffee. The average...


What is Blast Freezing?

Whereas standard freezers are kept at 0°C, blast freezing, also know as shock freezing, involves freezers kept at an air temperature of -30 to -40°C. Compared to the 6-12 hours it may take for a...


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,...


Preparing for Allergens in your Restaurant

The past several years had seen allergies to gluten and other ingredients increase with customers, making it a higher concern more than ever for restaurants. Thorough and clear communication through...


The Benefits of Using Readymade Stocks & Sauces

Consistently making stocks and sauces of the highest quality with the amount of time and skills required can be very challenging, especially when a chef has many other tasks to simultaneously manage. ...


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...


New Year...New Me? New Year...New Menu!

After Christmas and into the New Year, people often want to cut back on the junk food after over eating throughout the holiday season. We’ve all been there, right? When we go to eat out at...