Editorial Partners

Here at Stir it up, we are committed to bringing you the most relevant, inspiration-led features and up-to-date market reports and trend data . To do this we collaborate with key industry bodies to bring you the information you need to help run your business as effectively as possible.

If you have any suggestions for content for Stir it up, would like to feature within Stir it up and for all editorial opportunities please contact Janine Nelson at editor@stiritupmagazine.co.uk

The Master Chefs of Great Britain

The Master Chefs of Great Britain, a not for profit association, was formed in 1980 to promote the art of fine gastronomy and culinary skills through training and education in the workplace, colleges and schools.  The association provides a forum for the exchange of culinary ideas, organizes educational trips and seeks to promote all that is best about British cuisine and produce.  Membership is open to professional chefs who can be said to be leaders in their chosen field including hotels, restaurants, pastry, cost sector catering, outside and event catering, education or research and development.  The association runs and supports competitions and conferences throughout the UK.

Contact Sue McGeever on 01884 35104 or email masterchefs@msn.com

MCA Insight

MCA leads the way in providing valuable information to the branded UK eating and drinking out sector. We are renowned forunrivalled daily news coverage, expert analysis and market insight. Our products and services are highly-prized by diverse clients, including foodservice operators, suppliers, distributors and stakeholders.

MCA enables senior executives to keep up-to speed with the rapid evolution of the market landscape. Swapping speculation for fact, they can develop a clear strategy for success – predicting change, navigating challenges and seizing opportunities.

New Covent Garden

New Covent Garden Market is the largest fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale market in the UK. It typically has over 650 varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables available on the market at any one time and is unrivalled when it comes to sourcing of the best seasonal produce from the UK and around the world.

Located in Battersea in South West London, the market sees tonnes of exceptional quality produce pass through the site each night, finally finding its way onto the plates of diners in some of the capital’s top caterers. It is also London’s original and finest fresh food market, dating all the way back to Medieval times when it first began on its original site where Covent Garden now stands in central London.


Mintec is the principal independent source of global pricing information for commodities and raw materials. Mintec has a suite of unique procurement tools and training courses all designed to assist supply chain professionals in their daily tasks of reporting, analysing and interpreting market information. Mintec helps sales and purchasing professionals to support their commodity decisions, by improving efficiency, minimising commodity risk and ultimately gaining a commercial advantage.

Every month Mintec provides you, our readers, with up to date Market Reports in the Stir it up magazine!

M & C Allegra Foodservice

M&C Allegra Foodservice brings together two of the leading specialist information providers serving the eating and drinking out market, M&C Report and Allegra Foodservice and provides expert insight into the branded UK eating and drinking out sector. It reveals emergent opportunities for businesses and gives invaluable intelligence to improve their operations and growth strategy.

BFFF (British Frozen Food Federation)

BFFF is the UK’s frozen food trade association, with over 300 members comprising Producers, Wholesalers, Importers, Exporters, Brokers, Retailers and related Associate businesses. Membership provides an excellent opportunity for frozen food companies and associates to gain awareness at both commercial and legislative levels and also to understand how BFFF is promoting the industry.

Every other issue the BFFF provide you with a Focus on Frozen feature with up-to-date insight, trends and tips around making the most of frozen food in your establishment.

Craft Guild of Chefs

Originally established in 1885 as The Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs was created in 1965 as a division and has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.

Our members come from all aspects of the foodservice and hospitality sectors working in a wide variety of positions from students and trainees to top management. No other association boasts such a broad and experienced membership.

We are fortunate to be the only Chef association to have a Royal Patron, HRH Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO CD, and our President is the Master of the Royal Household, Vice Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt KCVO CB OBE DL