Alan Cruite of Trinity Purchasing, part of the Avendra Group was elected Chair of IFSA 2021 - 2023 at the Annual General Meeting held on Monday 29th November. He will be assisted by Conrad Greene of Stephen's Catering Equipment who will act as Vice-Chair. Alan will succeed Patrick Clement who held the position of IFSA Chair since 2019. Speaking following the AGM, Alan said:
"It is an honour for me to accept the Chair today but a hard act to follow as Patrick and the Team did such a great job over the last 2 years in very difficult times.
Intuitive Software And Exceptional Customer Service Cements CBE's 18 Year Partnership with Ballygarry Estate, Hotel & Spa
Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa (formerly Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa) is a luxurious four-star country house hotel, set on 80 acres of land in Tralee, Co. Kerry. Famed for its charm, warmth and homely welcome, the hotel has been in the McGillicuddy family for 3 generations and boasts countryside views overlooking the Sliabh Mish Mountains. Ranked in TripAdvisor’s top five hotels in Ireland, the hotel has a busy F&B offering across its restaurants and bar, alongside a spa and a bustling wedding business thanks to its breath-taking destination for signature, boutique, and unique wedding celebrations.
Sodexo UK&I sets ambitious new target to be carbon neutral by 2025 and lays out its roadmap to net zero by 2045
In line with the Paris Agreement, the organisation previously set a goal of cutting its carbon footprint by 34% by 2025, however – having exceeded that target already this year – workplace services provider Sodexo has laid out its comprehensive roadmap to net zero and decarbonisation of its UK and Ireland business
Sodexo has announced a comprehensive roadmap to net zero and decarbonisation of the business in the UK and Ireland. The organisation, which provides a diverse range of services to large business and public sector clients, has been working with international experts, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), to ensure that its net zero strategy is thorough, impactful and transparent.
PEL is an Irish owned innovative manufacturer of waste reduction equipment. PEL supplies waste reduction solutions to a broad spectrum of clients, which exceed expectations in quality, cost and delivery. The Hospitality Sector is an important industry in which PEL focuses its attention on reducing waste volume.
Through the development of a patented range of JAWS Bottle Crushers, PEL can significantly reduce waste glass volume with it is under the counter or back of house volume fed units. This range reduces waste glass volume by up to 88%. The JAWS range helps reduce the number of disposal collections required, therefore generating savings on space, time and money.
Secure new hygiene standards with no compromise on sustainability with Tork Clarity Foam Soap, formulated using 99% natural-based ingredients, with low impact on aquatic life.
Its biodegradable formula guarantees 35% lower water consumption, compared to standard formulations.
Try for yourself together with Tork Skincare dispensers, for time-saving maintenance and high-quality hand hygiene.
Caterboss supplies premium brand kitchenware and catering equipment for commercial use to the food service and hospitality industry including supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, cafes, take-aways, bars and pubs. The company’s clients range from small independent cafes ordering single items to the supply and fit of full hotel size kitchens.
Or perhaps you are a job seeker looking for an exciting new role within the hospitality industry? If so, Excel are here to find the right fit for you.
As the hospitality industry moves into its busiest season of the year, Excel is ready to find the perfect candidate for your business. No matter what level you are looking to hire, whether it be a new head chef, a kitchen porter, a general manager, or anything in between, we are here to assist with all of your hospitality staffing needs.
All operators in the foodservice supply chain should be aware of the Unfair Trading Practices (UTP) Regulations: S.I. No. 198/2021 - European Union (Unfair Trading Practices in the agricultural and food supply chain) Regulations 2021, which were signed into law earlier this year by Charlie McConalogue TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The Regulations apply to buyers with an annual turnover over €2 million and aims to afford protection along the entire agri-food supply chain to weaker suppliers from unfair trading practices of stronger buyers and provides that complaints can be made within certain categories according to the annual turnover of a supplier compared to a buyer.
Kelsius are Ireland’s only manufacturer and provider of Digital HACCP and Automated Temperature Monitoring systems suppling Food Businesses and Life Sciences Industries nationwide. They are the 2021 winners of sustainability themed IFSA Awards in the category ‘Best Foodservice Technology Product – Back of House’ with their FoodCheck 2.0 system.
FoodCheck 2.0 is an automated solution that digitises HACCP requirements and removes paper from food safety management. Manual temperature checks are replaced with this digital monitoring system that complies with industry best practices.