As we finalise this issue of Stir it up, we can see some light at the end of the tunnel with the Prime Minister’s announcements of his ‘roadmap’ for England which includes the reopening of schools for all ages of 8th March and the relaxation of restrictions across April, May and June. We’re awaiting further details regarding the other areas of the UK and Ireland.
We’re hoping as you’re reading this issue that the world is a brighter place for us all.
This month we’re honoured to have the great Ken Hom gracing our cover. Over on pages 32-33 we have our interview with Ken where he shares his top tips, the recipe for his Signature Dish as well as his thoughts on how the global cuisine trend will evolve in 2021 and beyond.
In keeping with the global cuisine theme, this issue’s Melting Pot feature (pages 36-38) is dedicated to providing recipe and menu ideas from chefs and industry experts from all corners of the foodservice marketplace, specifically focusing on taking inspiration from various cuisines around the world.
Ahead of the day when hospitality caterers can open their doors once again, we have a whole host of advice and inspiration for chefs and operators in this sector.
Looking to coffee shops and cafés specifically, our Category Focus takes a look at everything that is ‘brewing’ for this type of operator in 2021, from premiumisation to conscious consuming.
In the care sector, we have coverage from the NACC’s Care Chef of the Year competition on page 15 and are delighted to have the winner, Tim Ware, as our Leading Light for this issue. It’s truly inspirational and so important that we highlight the fantastic talent we have in our industry.