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FOOD WASTE: WHY ARE WE PRODUCING FOOD FOR THE BIN?

FOOD WASTE: WHY ARE WE PRODUCING FOOD FOR THE BIN?

I have been a Chef for over 2 decades and worked in a range of venues; from cafes on the seafront on the Costa Del Sol to Michelin kitchens, to huge banqueting venues (which generate some of the most waste I have ever encountered). I worked...

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST FROM GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST FROM GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS

The vast array of gluten-free products is such a positive development for those with Coeliac disease. There’s nothing worse than looking at a menu and finding there’s nothing suitable for your dietary requirement. No longer a restricted option, diving into a delicious...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MANDATORY CALORIE LABELLING

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MANDATORY CALORIE LABELLING

Following a government consultation on calorie labelling in 2018, it has been confirmed that Mandatory Calorie Labelling aimed at “tackling obesity” is set to be enforced on 6th April 2022. And we’re here to explain what that means, and how Erudus can help businesses...

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5 RECIPES TO MAKE FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

5 RECIPES TO MAKE FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

Irish or not, the world goes green on St Patrick’s Day. And this year, we expect it to shine even brighter after the lockdowns of 2021, which forced hospitality to close. The Irish don’t need much of an excuse to party, but it does help that this year St Patrick’s Day...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLASTIC TAX

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLASTIC TAX

Over the past few years, the government has slowly introduced a number of rules and regulations to help reduce the amount of single-use plastic in the food and drink industry. And in a couple of months, restrictions are about to get even tighter.  On the 1st April...

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MAKE THE MOST OF PANCAKE DAY

MAKE THE MOST OF PANCAKE DAY

It’s almost that time of year again. Where for one day, it’s acceptable to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Piled high, sprinkled with sugar and a squeeze of lemon – or maybe you prefer them drenched in maple syrup and served with crispy bacon. It is, of...

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6 INSPIRING RECIPES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

6 INSPIRING RECIPES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sure there are lots of excited guests, hungry to see what special menu you’re going to put together. It may not be the most favoured ‘holiday’ of the year but it’s still one that’s celebrated by many, and is sure to...

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HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE VALENTINE’S DAY OFFERING

HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE VALENTINE’S DAY OFFERING

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it can also be a very lucrative one for the hospitality industry, thanks to Valentine’s Day. Whether you like it or not, the day has enormous sales potential. You just have to think outside of the box. The 14th of...

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HOW TO BOOST BUSINESS IN JANUARY

HOW TO BOOST BUSINESS IN JANUARY

People always overindulge at Christmas. It’s just so hard to resist that extra pig in blanket, ball of stuffing, or tasting a bit of every dessert on the table. And why not, it only happens once a year. The trouble is, come January, everyone immediately decides they...

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5 DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS SIDE DISHES

5 DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS SIDE DISHES

Christmas is coming around fast, and before we know it, streets will be filled with twinkling lights, houses with Christmas trees, and the radio will be playing all our favourite festive songs. By now, most people have probably already had their first mince pie,...

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5 RISOTTO DISHES FOR WINTER

5 RISOTTO DISHES FOR WINTER

Risotto is such a wonderful dish. So versatile, easy to make, and relatively cheap too – depending on which ingredients you use. The basic risotto recipe is relatively simple, but once mastered, it can be elevated in so many ways: colourful vegetables, cheeses, meats,...

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11 PRO FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS

11 PRO FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS

Create a mood for the festive season with your own photography, just follow our handy tips for your food and environment pictures. FESTIVE ROOMS AND EXTERIORS Consider using the available light in your room (so no flash), fixing your camera to a tripod or still...

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