Page 38

Stir it up magazine March 2015

“...we have so many big names to dazzle and Golden line-up of chefs Adam Handling set to dazzle at IFE >> Everyone from the winner of MasterChef: The Professionals to the former personal chef of legendary composer Baron Andrew Lloyd-Webber is set to take part in The Skillery at the International Food & Drink Event (IFE) later this month. The Skillery – at London’s ExCeL from March 22-25 – will also feature live demonstrations from The National Chef of the Year 2014, Russell Bateman, and chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs, Christopher Basten, who will be preparing a selection of his own ‘golden dishes’ to mark the association’s 50th anniversary next year. The Skillery, organised by the Craft Guild, ultimately aims to enlighten IFE visitors with ways to improve their culinary skills, hone menu creation expertise, increase profit margins and reduce waste. Martin Bates, chief executive of the Guild, said: “The skillery is always a key attraction at IFE and this year, we have so many big names to dazzle and inspire visitors, whether they are chefs themselves, run a foodservice operation that wants to set itself apart or are in charge of product procurement,” he said. “Bringing together so many great chefs at IFE will also be particularly poignant as the Guild will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, a milestone which gives us a huge amount of pride.” FOOD & INDUSTRY Heatwave blamed for olive oil price hike >> Bad harvests across Europe, driven by excessively hot weather conditions, have driven the cost of olive oil to a five-year high. A lack of rainfall in the summer months, which is essential for the growth of the olives, has been the major contributing factor. Spain, the world’s largest producer, has seen production fall by over 50% with similar issues across Italy, Morocco and Tunisia. Demand is expected to stay strong for olive oil and as such any stocks and reserves will also become depleted. Raw material prices have seen increases of anything from 40-50% since the beginning of 2014. Producers will be hoping for better growing conditions for the summer of 2015.

 38 MARCH 2015 Simon Jenkins Alan Bird Steven Edwards inspire visitors...” Market Report 3.00 2.80 2.60 2.40 2.20 2.00 1.80 1.60 2014 2015 EUR/kg 1 0022 Olive oil ex-virgin Jaen ES Full terms and conditions available at www.pritchitts.com Closing date: 30/06/2015 Only open to bona fi de caterers resident in the UK and Ireland. Snip and save to collect our Millac Farmyard Friends! Each product in the Millac Cream Family has its own benefi ts, but what they all have in common is that they: • Are very stable and easy to work with • Have a long ambient shelf life – saving valuable refrigeration space & reducing waste • Provide great value for money Whether you need cream for whipping, cooking or pouring, the Millac Cream Family offers the perfect solution for all your cream requirements. Collect 24 bottom coded pack corners from any of our Millac Cream Family range, to redeem the Farmyard Friend pillow of your choice. Just go online at www.pritchitts.com/farmyard-friends - print your claim form, then post your corners and completed form to the FREEPOST address detailed. Millac product codes (bottom coded corners): 1006829/B* - Millac Gold Double 1003017/A - Millac Gold Single 1006830/B* - Millac Roselle Supreme 1006835/B* - Millac Dairy Single Cream 1006834/C* - Millac Dairy Whipping Cream *Both old & new look pack designs (and any letter at the end of code) accepted Visit www.pritchitts.com for more information and to start collecting for your Millac Farmyard Friend pillows! NEW FARM PILLOW RANGE! Open pillow: 67cm x 47cm PRIT8454-v3.indd 1 13/01/2015 15:47


Stir it up magazine March 2015
To see the actual publication please follow the link above