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Stir it up magazine SEPTEMBER 2017

Favourites 04 READERS’ LIVES COOKS CALENDAR 28-29 MELTING POT Christmas Planning 31 ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS - General Data Protection Regulation 32,33 COUNTRY CLUB - Win a 3-in-1 Pizza Oven, Finlay’s Tea Case JULY 2017 Ingredients Stand out from the crowd Find your unique selling point Features 05 CUSTOMER PROFILE - Changing the Standard of School Food Offering 9 SPECIAL FEATURE - Launch of the 2017/18 Country Range Student Chef competition 10-11 CATEGORY FOCUS - Forward Planning for the Festive Season 13 EDUCATION - Brilliant Bakers 15 HOSPITALITY - Rise in Employment and insight technology 19 HEALTH & WELFARE - NACC Nostalgia for dementia sufferers 21 RAISE THE BAR - Time for Red Wine! 25 MCA - The Price Has to be Right 39, 40 FOOD & INDUSTRY 45 SPECIAL FEATURE - British Food Fortnight Visit our websit e f or lo t s more advice, inspirat ion and recipes! SEPTEMBER 2017 3 We’ve got lots o f tips and advice this month t o help you make a start on your ‘Christmas List’. For starters... Contact us... EDITOR Janine Nelson editor@stiritupmagazine.co.uk WRITERS Sarah Rigg, Amy Grace SUBSCRIPTIONS Telephone: 0845 209 3777 subscriptions@stiritupmagazine.co.uk DESIGN & PRINT Eclipse Creative FRONT COVER Photographed by David Loftus Our editorial partners... THE COUNTRY RANGE GROUP MAGAZINE FOR CATERERS Shell Out and Scale New Heights how to net profits from Seafood As part of our environmental policy this magazine is printed using vegetable oil based ink and is produced to high environmental standards, including EMAS, ISO14001 and FSC® certification. Food 6-7 NEW FROM COUNTRY RANGE 16, 17 THE MARKETPLACE 23 FIVE WAYS TO USE - Country Range Frozen Puff Pastry 27 SIGNATURE DISH with Pippa Middleton 37 DICKSON’S DIARY 42 ON THE RANGE with Jill Swift, Canklow Woods Primary School Rotherham 47 FOOD FOR THOUGHT - Inspirational ideas for Autumn recipes @stiritupmag www.stiritupmagazine.co.uk As we wave a fond farewell to the summer, September is a time to look forward and turn our attention to the rest of the year. For caterers, that of course heralds the run up to the festive season, and, as many will testify, it’s never too soon to start planning your Christmas menus! Getting your Yuletide offering on budget and on trend is crucial whatever sector of foodservice you work in, and we’ve got lots of tips and advice this month to help you make a start on your ‘Christmas List’. Also make sure you check out our festive pullout, which is packed with inspirational products to guarantee Christmas 2017 is a cracker! Our cover star, newlywed socialite Pippa Middleton, shares her heart-healthy cod recipe on page 27. She’s penned a cookbook in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of nutritious food. September also signals ‘Back to School’ time and our Customer Profile feature looks at the wonderful catering operation at Malvern St James Girls’ School. Country Range development chef Paul Dickson shares some interesting ideas for school cooks to try on page 37 too. Wishing you a fantastic and productive September. Keep creating a stir!


Stir it up magazine SEPTEMBER 2017
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