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Stir it up magazine October 2014

For starters... >> October signals the end of British summertime and I can’t help but feel a little sad as we say goodbye to the (occasionally) warm, sunny weather and lengthy daylight hours. But, as the nights and colder weather draw in, what better way to warm your cockles than with a spicy curry? As one of the nation’s favourite cuisines when eating out, curry is hot news in all sectors of the foodservice industry and is the focus of our Melting Pot feature this issue. Find out how you can curry favour with your diners on page 30. The end of British summertime also signals the countdown to Christmas – a source of excitement for many, and more than a little trepidation for Ingredients... 7 NEW FROM COUNTRY RANGE 09 FIVE WAYS TO USE CHICKPEAS 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. 11 THE MARKETPLACE 24 ON THE RANGE with Country Range customer Vincent Duffy 34 @stiritupmag SIGNATURE DISH by multi-talented actress Wendi Peters 43 FOOD FOR THOUGHT 05 CUSTOMER PROFILE AA Rosette chef Andy Collier from Miller’s at the Tors Hotel, Lynmouth 15 CATEGORY FOCUS Christmas planning 19 EDUCATION The importance of on-site uni catering Menu-check service launched by CFT 20 HEALTH & WELFARE – Taking action on food waste 22 HOSPITALITY Britain’s hottest dining trends Pricing conundrums 36 FOOD & INDUSTRY NEWS Public attitudes to food safety Top chef honours Allergen legislation Mintec on apricots 04 COOKS CALENDAR SAY CHEESE! 29 COUNTRY CLUB 30 THE MELTING POT Curry favour with your diners 39 ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS Making the most of vending 40 LEADING LIGHT Great British Menu winner Lisa Allen 42 BAUMANN’S BLOG FOCUS ON FROZEN Food Features Favourites 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 James Kennedy @JKPimage COUNTRY RANGE PHOTOGRAPHY www.barrymellorphotography.co.uk www.countryrange.co.uk/stir-it-up Our editorial partners... caterers in anticipation of a frantic festive season. Forward planning and good organisation are key to surviving the Yuletide chaos – whilst imagination and creativity will set you apart from the competition. To make your Christmas 2014 a cracker, take a look at our Category Focus on page 15. Happy October! OCTOBER 2014 03


Stir it up magazine October 2014
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