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Baxters will be launching its new food service division at the show with cookery demonstrations using the company’s new range of fruit purées and compotes developed specifically for the catering industry. The purées are available in four flavours: strawberry, mango, raspberry and blackcurrant; and the compotes in three: country berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, cherries and blackberries); raspberry and blackcurrant; and strawberry. Neither purées nor compotes contain artificial preservatives, and both have an ambient shelf-life of six months.

Stand H39

Tel: 01343 820393


Rollover will be showing its branded hot-dog counter system for selling 90g German smoked sausages in 12in baguettes. The machine costs £375 and sausages are supplied in jars of eight or tins of 10 with a 12- to 18-month shelf-life. Rollover also manufactures a range of sauces and relishes, provides branded bags and napkins for serving and a full range of point-of-sale material.

Stand A12

Tel: 0181-741 5212

Birds Eye Wall’s

Visitors to the stand will be able to taste the new Birds Eye Wall’s Carte d’Or range of 20 ice-creams and eight sorbets. The ice-creams come in five-litre tubs and include such flavours as coconut, fruits of the forest, and apricot. The 2.5-litre tubs of sorbet are available in raspberry, melon, pink grapefruit and passion fruit.

Stand E58

Tel: 01932 263000

British Meat

Visitors to the British Meat stand will be able to see cookery demonstrations using British beef, lamb and pork and a demonstration of seam butchery techniques.

Stand G58

Tel: 01908 677577

The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys

A new range of individually wrapped muffins and flapjacks will be on display at the show, together with two- and three-tier display units with metal mesh trays and header boards.

Stand J54

Tel: 01993 777444


Master chef Werner Seeberg will be demonstrating canapé serving suggestions using a range of German foods from 14 producers, all of which are available in the UK. Other products on display will include premium beers, spirits, confectionery, sauces, baking ingredients and frozen breads.

Stand E49

Tel: 0181-944 0484


This small company, based in the Lake District, will be displaying two new varieties of home-made mango chutneys – mild, and hot and spicy – made to a traditional Sri Lankan recipe.

Stand N35

Tel: 01229 861012

The Handmade Cake Company

The Handmade Cake Company will be launching two new varieties: a ginger and lemon slice which consists of a ginger sponge cake topped with lemon icing; and a tropical fudge slice, an orange base with coconut and a white chocolate topping.

Stand HH28A

Tel: 01732 353825

Kernals Snacks

Kernals Snacks, which supplies products in bulk, in customised packets, or in branded jars, will be exhibiting its two new popcorn varieties, sweet and savoury.

Stand B35

Tel: 01132 489955

Catering Services (Supplies)

The complete Jaffajet range of breakfast buffet equipment for hotels, including the new cereal dispenser and milk urn, will be on show with prices starting at £90.

Stand L29

Tel: 0141-633 3293

Marlow Foods

A variety of new Quorn products will be launched at the show. Quorn fillets with a garlic and herb breadcrumb coating (left), a burger weighing 42g aimed at the school meals sector and a new mince will be available for sampling. Cookery demonstrations using Quorn products will take place at regular intervals throughout each day.

Stand G40

Tel: 01642 717176

Crowson & Sons

New product launches planned for the show include French and Italian cheeses, a fruit purée and a Cognac-flavoured chocolate sauce.

Stand JJ14

Tel: 0171-242 9471

Pin-It Pastry

Ready-made puff pastry available in blocks, rolls or pre-cut plain or lattice sheets will be on display and the company’s executive chef will be demonstrating serving ideas.

Stand B38

Tel: 01656 722423

Saarlander (UK)

Saarlander will be exhibiting a new range of sauces and vacuum-packed German sausages suitable for hot dogs. The products have a one-year shelf-life without refrigeration.

Stand E49

Tel: 01268 561291


A demonstration of fish filleting, a range of menu ideas, serving suggestions and opportunities to sample products will be on offer at the Larderfresh stand. A number of suppliers will be present at the stand, including Thomas Morel Foods, which will be launching three new dishes: Green Thai Curry; Red Beijing Duck; and Chicken Supreme filled with leek, smoked bacon and cheese. The new dishes are available either chilled or frozen in individual portions costing from £2.49 for a 400g portion.

Stand D25

Tel: 0121-480 2000

Major International

Mediterranean vegetable, containing sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, red peppers, celeriac, artichoke, garlic and Mediterranean herbs and spices; and game, made from venison, duck and pheasant, are two new varieties of stock base making their debut at the show. A team from the World Master Chefs’ Society will be demonstrating uses for the new stock bases in addition to Major’s existing range of 12 stock and two cheese bases. Free samples and recipe leaflets will be available at the stand.

Stand D34

Tel: 01933 440711


Visitors to the Kellogg’s stand will be able to try the new Rice Krispies squares recently launched in the UK. The product consists of a 30g bar of rice grains covered in marshmallow. Also to be sampled will be the Nutri-Grain cereal bars, launched in May last year.

Stand D42

Tel: 0161-869 2000

USA Rice Federation

Representing the US rice industry, the Federation will be providing information on US long-grain and easy-cook rice and is sponsoring a cookery demonstration of Cajun and creole cuisine in the Food Demonstration Theatre at 12.30pm on 12 February.

Stand A39

Tel: 0181-767 7818

Italbrokers Foodservice

Visitors to the ItalBrokers stand will see a range of Mediterranean-style ingredients including char- grilled vegetables, black and white truffle paste, olive oils, sun-dried products and stincotto, a 21oz leg of pork with a shelf- life of 18 months. An Italian celebrity chef will be demonstrating Italbrokers’ products every day of the show.

Stand F48

Tel: 0171-708 8000

FOX’S BISCUITS Fox’s will be giving away samples of Caramel Rocky, a milk chocolate-covered biscuit with a caramel centre, and showing point-of-sale counter display units for the product.

Stand A16

Tel: 01924 233289

Breadwinner Foods

Breadwinners will be relaunching its Breadlines range of 18 budget sandwiches at the exhibition. Several poorer-selling sandwiches are being replaced by sandwiches from the company’s Classic range containing gourmet fillings, and Breadwinners says each sandwich will contain an improved recipe filling.

Stand D33

Tel: 0181-961 9404

Van den Bergh

A new vegetarian product, seven new soups, a new stock and four new desserts will be exhibited on the stand and will be the focus of live cookery demonstrations throughout each day.

Stand F49

Tel: 01293 648825

M&J Seafoods

M&J Seafoods will be launching four new products at the show. King prawn en papillote (right) is a 50g serving of king prawns marinated in soy sauce and placed on a julienne of sweet corn, asparagus, green pepper, coconut, tomato, lemon grass, ginger and parsley for steaming or microwave cooking. Haddock with a Champagne sauce consists of a skinless Scottish haddock fillet, filled with a Champagne sauce and white and red grapes, and coated in breadcrumbs ready to oven-bake or fry. A range of four Far Eastern prawn recipes in filo pastry make up the Oriental king prawn platter, and 70g portions of skinless and boneless cod or hake in a crispy coating are aimed as an alternative to fishcakes and fish fingers for children.

Stand H58

Tel: 01296 395255

Delice de France

Boule Surprise is a new 170g farmhouse-style bread intended to take the place of a bowl to hold hot or cold fillings including soups, mixed salads and casserole-style dishes. Also new are two panini breads garnished with either a lightly spiced, Mexican-style tomato sauce or a tarragon sauce béarnaise, and an oval-shaped panini garnished with sesame and Oriental nigella seeds.

Stand J43

Tel: 0181-875 9966

Edna (UK) Frozen Food

Ready-baked German speciality loaves consisting of sourdough with various seeds added; a muesli roll containing corn, nuts and raisins; and a case of assorted baguettes including a dark granary baguette with sunflower seeds, an onion and garlic seasoned variety and a traditional white baguette are three new products from producers of frozen bakery products, Edna (UK). Visitors to the stand will be able to take advantage of promotional offers and can take part in a “mind-bending, thought-provoking quiz”.

Stand E49

Tel: 01675 464161

The British Potato Catering Advisory Service

A team of chefs will be demonstrating four new recipe ideas for potatoes (left) at stand G49. Baby Bakers are small baked potatoes with a savoury filling; Snackers are slices of baked potato grilled with various toppings; Lorritos are a crisp-fried blend of choux pastry and mashed potato; and Fritzeez are grated potatoes infused with various ingredients. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy the new Caterer’s Guide, a manual of the many different uses of British potatoes, at the reduced price of £2.

Stand G49

Tel: 01865 714455

Autobar Beverage Systems

Several products will be shown by Autobar Beverage Systems for the first time. They include the Carimali F22, an Italian-style automatic bean-to-cup espresso system with the capacity to dispense four cups of coffee in just 15-20 seconds; the Carimali F11, a smaller version of the F22; the Café Autobar 7 Combo Fresh Brew Coffee Machine, which produces fresh-brew coffee alongside soluble beverages; and the Pelican Rouge range of bean and ground coffees, which are new to the UK.

Stand F42

Tel: 01494 472323

First Choice Coffee

First Choice Coffee will be demonstrating all the key features of the Black & White Coffee Systems, which include large cappuccinos made in less than 14 seconds, modular construction, and the capability to produce more than 200 coffees per hour. The Mirage Freshbrew Coffee machines will also be on show.

Stands L28 and DD28

Tel: 01582 842300

Pasadele International

The breakfast equipment supplier will show the new five-litre dishwasher-proof juice cylinders; new cooling gel packs; and milk and juice dispensers with black or white bases and lifting knobs.

Stand J55

Tel: 0181-930 0222

Melitta Systems

Melitta Systems is introducing three new products at Hotelympia: the Viva semi-automatic espresso machine, which provides constant supplies of coffee and features a large boiler filled by a rotary pump, making it independent of water pressure; the Melitta 2000 filter coffee machine (below), which is just over half the size of similar automatic machines; and the C60 mobile coffee bar.

Stand L5

Tel: 01628 829888


An unusual range of vacuum flasks from Germany, the Emsa range, will be launched by Walley.

Stand H31

Tel: 01708 862862

General Dispensing Systems

On display at the General Dispensing Systems (GDS) stand are two fresh-brew machines from the Premium range. The Classic Combo for fresh leaf tea (right) has two additional hoppers for soluble ingredients and has a brewing cycle of less than 10 seconds. This combination means the dispenser is able to serve both freshly brewed leaf tea, instant coffee and cappuccino. The Concerto Magic also combines fresh brew with soluble ingredients and has a channel for ground coffee and two instant ingredient hoppers which makes it possible to make cappuccino, chocomilk, caffä latte and caffä macchiato.

Stand H50

Tel: 0181-681 5115

Mono and Fibracan

Sister companies Mono and Fibracan will be jointly displaying new products at their stand. From Mono will be the Cascade 7oz cup made from high-impact polystyrene for the vending and drinking cup market, and the Opercule cup in which ingredients are foil-sealed into the base. Fibracan will show a range of multi-purpose, easy-stack containers, capable of holding both hot and cold food.

Stand D31

Tel: 0191-374 0163

Red Eagle Systems

Among the products on display at the Red Eagle Systems stand will be the Turbotron II machine from D&T Products. It has fresh brew tea and fresh brew coffee along with a clock for standby purposes and for setting the coin mechanism for free vend times. There will also be the Thermos Queen 2.2 litre from Coffee Queen AB, a manual or automatic water-fill coffee brewer with an output capacity of 100 cups per hour.

Stand DD32A

Tel: 0181-449 8787

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