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5 January 2018: Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is always a riot of colour, excitement and, most importantly of all, excellent food. How can you capture this excitement – on and off the plate – and offer it to your customers? What’s hot in modern Chinese cooking, and which flavours are particularly appropriate for the upcoming Year of the Dog celebrations? We’ll speak to some of the UK’s finest Chinese chefs and caterers to find out how it’s done.

All content suggestions will be considered, but they must hit the brief and be engaging.

Contact: Will Hawkes, willhawkes1@gmail.com
DEADLINE for copy and pictures: 30 November 2017

12 January: Hotelympia products

Your chance to shout about the new food and drink products you will be exhibiting at Hotelympia 2018.

Contact:  Lisa Jenkins, 0207 881 4816 lisa.jenkins@thecaterer.com
DEADLINE for copy and pictures: 1 December 2017

19 January: Tableware

This feature will investigate what shapes, colours, patterns and materials of tableware are offering caterers style and/or hard-wearing practicality.

All content suggestions will be considered but they must hit the brief and be engaging.

Contact: Angela Frewin on angela@acfrewin.demon.co.uk
DEADLINE for copy and pictures: 8 December 2017

26 January: Pancakes

Pancakes may be most associated with Pancake Day – Shrove Tuesday, which falls on 13 February this year. But that’s not to say diners won’t enjoy them all year round. From sugar and lemon to cheesy Breton buckwheat galettes and crêpes suzette or even American buttermilk stacks, pancakes can make the perfect breakfast brunch or pudding. So, what are suppliers’ top tips when it comes to offering pancakes on the menu?

All content suggestions will be considered but they must hit the brief and be engaging.

Contact: Anne Bruce, 07931 521309 annefbruce@gmail.com
DEADLINE for copy and pictures: 3 January 2018

9 February: Casual dining

The number of branded restaurants has soared by 55% in a decade, but what does the future hold? In such a competitive market, what new concepts, cuisines and service styles are operators exploring?

The Caterer will be taking an in-depth look at this dining phenomenon and would like to hear from established operators, new launches and independents to find out how they are refreshing their offer – or forging new opportunities. What makes them stand out and how is customer loyalty generated?

All content suggestions will be considered but they must hit the brief and be engaging.

Contact: Richard McComb on richard@richardmccomb.com
DEADLINE for copy and pictures: 5 January 2018

23 February: Beverage equipment

With beverages, much comes down to what you use to prepare and serve your liquid refreshments. So, what are the latest trends in coffee machines, tea makers, smoothie processors and another beverage equipment? What innovative pieces of equipment have come onto the market? Are sales of capsule coffee machines still in growth? How is preparation equipment evolving?

Contact: Anne Bruce, 07931 521309 annefbruce@gmail.com
DEADLINE for copy and pictures: 19 January 2018

9 March:  Hot Beverages – Coffee

Good coffee is now a staple of British city life. From Bristol to Edinburgh and beyond, it’s become easy to find a good Flat White. This rising quality means it’s harder than ever to stand out, though – so, how can you be special in a market that is increasingly crowded? We’ll look at everything from beans to refillable cups, and talk to the country’s most impressive operators, to find out.

Contact:  Will Hawkes, willhawkes1@gmail.com
DEADLINE For copy and pictures:  26 January 2018

16 March 2018: Soft Drinks, Mixers and Juices

With the sugar tax on soft drinks due to come into effect in April 2018, it’s an opportune time for caterers to review their overall soft drinks offer. This feature will look at:
• The sugar tax: How have suppliers and operators responded?
•  A healthier range: What are the latest options for operators in offering a range of healthier soft drinks?
•  Adult soft drinks and mocktails: How can operators appeal to customers looking for sophisticated soft drink choices?
•  Premium mixers: As the craft spirits and cocktail market booms, operators have an increasing range of premium and artisan mixers to choose from. What are the essentials of a modern mixer range?
•  New products: The latest products from soft drinks suppliers.

All content suggestions will be considered but they must hit the brief and be engaging.

Contact: John Porter, john@apieandapint.com, 07734 054389
DEADLINE FOR COPY AND PICTURES: 2 February 2018

23 March: BBQ Equipment

How practical is it to cater an indoor barbecue?  The concept is not an entirely new one, but still BBQs are thought of as a summer catering event.  They are not – they can be all-weather and all-season. But how is it done?
And whether you are catering indoors or out, what makes up a creative BBQ menu, that will stand apart from the obvious traditional offerings?  What will make your client look at your menu and chose your business.
All content suggestions will be considered but they must hit the brief and be engaging.

Contact: Ian Boughton, ianfboughton@gmail.com, 01692 535660
DEADLINE FOR COPY AND PICTURES: 9 February 2018

30 March: Refrigeration

What is ‘more creative refrigeration’, and what are ‘trendy front-of-house fridges’?  Both concepts show that catering refrigeration is not a standard square-box subject which you just have to put up with… it is something you can make work for you.  We shall be looking at the clever use of modern fridges.

All content suggestions will be considered but they must hit the brief and be engaging.

Contact: Ian Boughton, ianfboughton@gmail.com, 01692 535660
DEADLINE FOR COPY AND PICTURES: 16 February 2018

6 April:  Warewashing Equipment

We look at a whole range of ware washers from under counter, through hood-type models to massive rack conveyor machines. We will be focusing on the ones that minimise water, fuel and chemical use, saving operators money while still performing excellently. What are the latest innovations in this sector and what does the future hold?

Contact:  Anne Bruce, 07931 521309, annefbruce@gmail.com
DEADLINE for copy and pictures:  23 February 2018

CONTACTS

For display and recruitment advertising:
Rob Adam, Head of sales
rob.adam@thecaterer.com
+44 (0)20 7881 4817

For classified advertising:
advertising@thecaterer.com
+44 (0)20 7881 4833

For editorial enquiries:
Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor
lisa.jenkins@thecaterer.com
+44 (0) 20 7881 4816

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