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2020 Features List

25 September 2020: Hot beverages Deadline for copy and pictures: 28 August 2020

A very useful aspect of the hot beverage menu is the ‘special’ – an item that can elevate a coffee drink from its usual £2-£3 price mark to a pound or two more. More often the same is happening for tea drinks as well. The ideal formula for a 'special' on the beverage menu is something that is quick to prepare and serve, which uses items which are already in stock behind the bar and returns an appealing selling price. We invite beverage suppliers to give us their ideas.

Contact: Ian Boughton ianfboughton@gmail.com 01692 535660
02 October 2020: Vegetarian and vegan Deadline for copy and pictures: 14 August 2020

With so many ingredients and recipes from around the world to choose from, how can caterers ensure their offer hits the spot for the growing ranks of vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian diners? What are the current and future star ingredients, flavours and cuisines? And how important is transparency in the supply chain for this sector in terms of provenance, sustainability, ethics, health and nutrition?

Contact: Angela Frewin angela@acfrewin.ndonet.com
09 October 2020: Hotel products Deadline for copy and pictures: 25 September 2020

Hotel guests are seeking unique experiences – and unique products can help businesses differentiate their offer. We will be looking at the latest in in-room technology, food and beverages, and bathroom products. What will the most lavish guest rooms – and budget options – be stocked with in 2021?

16 October 2020: Water Deadline for copy and pictures: 04 September 2020

A basic principle with regard to hot and cold beverages is that poor water quality gives you poor drinks. And while we in Britain are lucky in having drinkable water on tap, the content of most of the UK's water is a hazard to brewing machines. 

Several very skilful companies are doing extremely good work in ensuring the quality of the trade’s brew water, so this feature will examine the importance of their work to the average catering business and the solutions they have on offer.

And with regard to the purity of water in a catering context, this feature will look at the current importance of bottled water to the hospitality trade.

Contact: Ian Boughton ianfboughton@gmail.com 01692 535660
23 October 2020: Care catering Deadline for copy and pictures: 11 September 2020

Catering in the care sector presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. We will be looking at new products and service styles and looking at the ways caterers ensure clients receive good levels of nutrition and hydration with flavoursome dishes and drinks

30 October 2020: Dairy Deadline for copy and pictures: 18 September 2020

Good butter is an easy way for restaurants to make a great first impression, and there are more options now than ever before. We’ll look at the best producers, what restaurants are doing with butter and how it’s made. We’ll also round out what’s interesting and new in the wider world of dairy, from milk to cheese and beyond.

Contact: Will Hawkes willhawkes1@gmail.com 07786 160248
06 November 2020: Waste management Deadline for copy and pictures: 25 October 2020

Dealing with waste – be it food, plastics, general packaging or disposables such as cups and plates – has become a major concern for hospitality operators. This feature will look at the products, equipment and technologies that are helping operators to meet – or exceed – current and imminent legislation, streamline the process of waste disposal and even save or make money at the same time. Operator case studies are welcome.

Contact: Angela Frewin angela@acfrewin.ndonet.com
13 November 2020: World foods Deadline for copy and pictures: 02 October 2020

New styles of cuisine are constantly flagged up as being The Next Big Thing. But what gives a new food style longevity in the UK market – and what drives commercial success? We will be looking at the latest food products and restaurant offerings in global cuisine as we chart our changing tastes.

Contact: John Porter john@apieandapint.com 07734 054389
20 November 2020: Patisserie and chocolate Deadline for copy and pictures: 16 October 2020

In this feature we will take a quick look at the celebratory chocolate and patisserie trends for Christmas 2020 and what lies ahead in terms of innovation, flavours and themes for chocolate and patisserie in 2021. We’d like to hear from suppliers about their healthier sweet products, hand-held treats, and, for when the need arises indulgent chocolate and patisserie products and creations to soothe the soul.

Contact: Lisa Jenkins lisa.jenkins@thecaterer.com
27 November 2020: Hot beverages round-up Deadline for copy and pictures: 20 October 2020

It is at this time of year that the hot beverage sector holds its annual shows and exhibitions, and this is when the new ideas in drinks and brewing technology appear. We shall look at the year’s most helpful developments and their prospects for the hospitality trade.

Contact: Ian Boughton ianfboughton@gmail.com 01692 535660
04 December 2020: Desserts Deadline for copy and pictures: 23 October 2020

Dessert is no longer just for afters. A spate of restaurants has opened in the last few years that only offer sweet treats, and they’re hugely popular with younger eaters. We’ll look at the phenomenon to see what they’re doing right and if it has a long-term future, and we’ll round up what’s exciting and new in the wider world of desserts.

Contact: Will Hawkes willhawkes1@gmail.com 07786 160248
11 December 2020: Hot beverages: tea Deadline for copy and pictures: 30 October 2020

In discussing the subject of ‘afternoon tea’, all the publicity generally goes to the high-end and expensive afternoon venues in London – but in the last Afternoon Tea Awards, three out-of-town venues were commended. And two of them were in-house cafés in retail stores!

It goes to show that afternoon tea, in the words of the Beverage Standards Association: “is a scaleable thing – it is impressive how many local cafés have created their own individual versions of it, to sell at anything from £10 upwards.”

We shall look at how the concept of afternoon tea can be profitable for all kinds of catering operation.

Contact: Ian Boughton ianfboughton@gmail.com 01692 535660
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