-The industry event that will be serving up ideas and innovation -
CATEX, Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, returns to the RDS, Dublin from Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th February 2019, and with over 11,000 visitors expected to attend, it’s one of the most eagerly anticipated industry events of the year.
A biennial event, CATEX 2019 is the prime opportunity for visitors to meet with over 200 suppliers and manufacturers, watch hundreds of chefs, baristas and drink specialists compete, and network with thousands of industry colleagues.
Sodexo, one of Ireland’s leading on-site services providers, has appointed Julie Ennis as managing director of Corporate Services, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Julie joins the company from Bank of Ireland, where she was the Head of its Mobile Sales Force for three years.
Margot Slattery, who held a dual role as head of corporate services and country president, is moving into the latter position on a full-time basis, reflecting the growth of Sodexo’s operations in Ireland. Representing Ireland on Sodexo’s UK and Ireland regional leadership committee, she oversees all its divisions here, which includes corporate, education, healthcare and government services, linking in with the Irish executive team. Margot also sits on the Board of Sodexo Ireland and will continue to steer its growth across both the public and private sector here.
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Healthy fast-food chain Freshly Chopped’s has opened its flagship outlet in Donegall Square West, with franchise owner and foodservice giant Mount Charles pledging to donate surplus food to homeless people in the city.
Mount Charles will partner with The Welcome Organisation, a Belfast-based charity that provides a range of potentially life-saving services to people affected by homelessness, to distribute unused food from Freshly Chopped every night.
Speaking as Freshly Chopped opened its doors in Donegall Square West for the first time, Head of Sales & Marketing at Mount Charles, Gavin Annon said: “As a foodservice company operating across UK & Ireland, we of course feel a big responsibility to minimise food waste wherever possible.
Every chef has their creative challenges. Have you been tasked with developing a three-course vegetarian menu? Are you looking for a crispy component to complete your dish? Do you want to give one of your most popular starters a unique twist? Then you should check out Gastronomixs.com, a totally unique and different source for culinary inspiration. Spending hours searching for the perfect recipe or dish is a thing of the past!
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With the UK coffee shop market experiencing a 7.3% increase in turnover last year (Allegra1, 2018), many hotel & restaurant businesses are quickly realising the potential in tapping into the lucrative hot beverage market. But as the market grows, so too does the competition - and businesses will need to work even harder to stand out.
The skill of the barista has ever-increasing influence on customer experience - from the perfect coffee extraction to knowledgeability on coffee sourcing.
Major upgrades to the Tork Reflex™ paper dispenser are set to provide a huge boost for kitchen cleaning efficiency. New features of the Tork Reflex dispenser include a rotating nozzle which allows the user to quickly tear off a length of paper in one fluid motion and from any angle. This is highly effective at speeding up access to paper which makes cleaning both faster and more efficient. Whilst the single-sheet dispenser can still help you achieve consumption reduction of up to 37%, reducing costs, and also presenting a major sustainability benefit.
Before launching the improved Tork Reflex dispenser, Essity staged a “kitchen flow experiment” to pinpoint those areas where logjams were likely to occur and highlight the efficiencies that can be made by installing paper products in the right places
Precious Planet FoodService Packaging, 100% compostable and produced from leaves and stems left behind from harvest. The board used can be recycled up to seven times, which offers a true, closed loop solution diverting waste from landfill and more crucially our oceans. A product that is a fully bio-based, home compostable and widely recyclable providing an environmental saving of 47% compared to FSC paper, and 29% compared to recycled paper. Precious Planet FoodService range is produced from wood fibres, and the cellulose film lining is certified to both the Forestry Stewardship Council and the Programme for the Endorsement for Forestry Certification standards.
Unilever Food Solutions launches Hellmann’s front of house condiments range to the Irish foodservice market.
The Nation’s Favourite Mayonnaise*; Hellmann’s launches a range of condiments to support its existing sachet offering. The range includes a Real Mayonnaise Squeezy 8x430ml, Tomato Ketchup Squeezy 8x430ml, Smokey BBQ Sauce Squeezy 8x430ml and American-Style Yellow Mustard Squeezy 8x250ml. The range is made of quality ingredients including sustainable tomatoes, free range eggs and we are committed to using sustainable oils.
“Kingspan has more than 60 years’ experience of manufacturing grease solutions. We provide a total Grease Management solution, including installation and retro-fitting by our expert team, aftercare & technical support as well as service & maintenance packages to ensure your solutions continue to work at their optimum level.
Robot-Coupe, inventor and leading manufacturer of commercial food preparation equipment, has been serving chefs and providing food preparation solutions since 1960. Its wide range of machines adapts to the needs of each professional in restaurants, institutions, delicatessens and caterers, and is available in 130 countries through its network of distributors.
Robot-Coupe’s distribution partners guarantee sales, installation and after-sales customer service and its dedicated sales team can provide direct assistance to chefs in selecting the best solution for their kitchens.
Robot-Coupe offers free, no obligation demonstrations in end users’ kitchens, with training and after-sales support for all its products including vegetable preparation machines, vertical and table top cutter mixers, food processors (combined cutters/vegetable preparation machines), Blixers, power mixers and juicers.