The Death of Lunch

According to a number of food trend consultants to the ‘Posh People’s Supermarkets’, the big trend to watch is the blurring of meal times for busy people. Cities, in particular, where many people do not take time off from their desks for lunch, the trend for healthy snack food is a growth area that supermarket … Read more…

Health & Ethics Matter by Stella West- Harling

According to an extended report recently commissioned and published by Nestle, as a result of 63% of the UK population being overweight or obese , money is to be made promoting and supplying healthy food options, both in hospitality and in retail. Consumers want to improve their health and research by Footprint Intelligence revealed that … Read more…

Organic Market Growth Continues

Organic The Soil Association’s 2017 Organic Market Report reveals that the UK organic market has grown for its fifth successive year, boosted by a 19.1% increase in organic in the foodservice sector, which is now worth £76.6 million. There has been a 66% increase in sales of organic through the Food for Life Catering Mark. … Read more…

‘Naked’ pop-up restaurant to come to London

We noticed this Telegraph article this week and are pleased to report that we wrote about this two months ago in our newsletter – just goes to show ICSA members have their fingers on the foodie pulse. A pop-up restaurant that will encourage diners to eat in the nude is set to launch in London … Read more…

The Beet goes on…

This month our focus is on the humble beetroot. We have recently seen it appearing in a number of colours – yellow, white, orange and it’s traditional beetroot red.  There have been teeny-weeny ones on micro-meals in posh restaurants with a few tiny stalks left on, baby ones in all colours which have been boiled … Read more…

Game of dips

  According to trend gurus Baum and Whiteman, the very latest king of foods crowned in the US is the humble pot of hummus. Once a niche product, eaten primarily by Arab and Israeli immigrants and a champion of veggies, hummus is now an everyday item for many families. According to Google it has now … Read more…

Jamie’s Food Education Campaign update

Just in case you missed this on May 15th when Jamie Oliver launched a new food education campaign covered comprehensively by The Caterer, and you can even enjoy Ed Sherrin, Jamie and others rapping the Food Revolution song on YouTube. There may be an opportunity for ICSA to lead the way on teacher training in … Read more…

Chef’s Tables, Barbeque Food & Small-Plate Menus

Chef’s Tables, barbeque food and small-plate menus are all predicted to be the new dining trends next year, according to Michelin Guide editor Rebecca Burr.  The latest list highlights new stars ‘Barrafina’ and ‘Kitchen Table.’ Bubbledogs says  “There will be more places like Barrafina, combining tapas and small plates with a seriously-run approach.” Rebecca also highlighted what she … Read more…

The Nordic Diet

The New Nordic Diet is everywhere once you know how to read the signs. Like following a nature trail of cellared vegetables, twigs and shells used as serving pieces, garden left overs such as turnip tails and nastutium pods are swept onto plates with steaming fish as if blown straight from the Norwegian shores.  This … Read more…